Disney, Marvel and Harley Davidson have debuted an actual photo from Avengers: Age of Ultron, which shows Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) riding Harley-Davidson's new electric motorcycle. We doubt that Captain America's shield is one of the safety features. Take a look, and then read on for the official press release.
Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Harley-Davidson® and Marvel Studios will introduce Project LiveWire™ - Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle - to fans gathered at the annual international convention. Project LiveWire, which is featured in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) played by Scarlett Johansson, in an epic scene with Captain America in the film.
The addition of Project LiveWire to Scarlett Johansson confirms months of speculation that Harley-Davidson and Marvel are, indeed, teaming up again. Harley-Davidson motorcycles - including the Harley-Davidson Street 750™ featured in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year - have appeared in a number of Marvel movies and television shows over the last several years.
Said Dino Bernacchi, Director of U.S. Marketing at Harley-Davidson Motor Company,
"Our partnership with Marvel continues to provide thrilling platforms to showcase our latest innovations to existing and new fans of the brand. Not one, but two bikes will be featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron - Project LiveWire and the all-new Street 750, which is now available at Harley-Davidson dealerships."
While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed to get insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In keeping with the company's customer-led product development approach, Harley-Davidson is taking Project LiveWire to consumers across the country. Fans in San Diego will be able to ride the bike at the San Diego Harley-Davison dealership July 25-26 and provide feedback to help shape the future of Harley-Davidson's first-ever electric motorcycle.