Harley-Electric Motorcycles

The race to please techie drivers could mean skimping on car quality... And a hog that doesn't squeal.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper with our weekly look at things with wheels in "FOX Wheels":

It's FOX Wheels.

We like the in-dash gadgets...

(Car) "Radio. Say a frequency or pre-set."

Automakers have been trying to please us with new tech but new today could be old tomorrow.

A JD Power survey suggests the rush to stay hip means less attention to other details involving engines, heating systems and paint.

The survey found a 3% jump in buyer complaints compared to a year ago with Porsche performing best -- only 74 problems per 100 vehicles.

Also good: Jaguar, Lexus, Hyundai and Toyota.

The worst performers: Fiat, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Scion and Mazda.

Ford is most improved.

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C'mon... This...

(Electric Harley)

Over the hog?

(Regular Harley)

Harley-Davidson thinks you might be up for a change - so - it's introducing it's first electric motorcycle, which sounds more like a jet engine.

The futuristic looking LiveWire model will be used by several dozen riders on a 30-city tour. Their feedback will be used to tweak the bike which might not be market-ready for several years.

With FOX Wheels, I'm Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

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