A couple weeks ago, motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announced its spinoff bicycle brand, Serial 1 Cycle Company. A first look at the new e-bike models is now here.
When you think of Harley-Davidson, you probably think of leather jackets, shiny chrome components, and that iconic V-twin engine and throaty roar. But now, Harley is shifting gears to bring a completely different type of bike to market: an e-bicycle.
In October, the brand announced it would be making e-bikes, but it didn’t give details. Now, the juicy specs for Serial 1’s first four models are finally here.
The models include the RUSH/CTY (its flagship commuter model), RUSH/CTY SPEED, RUSH/STEP-THROUGH, and MOSH/CTY.
Serial 1’s debut lineup of pedal-assist e-bikes all feature mid-mounted motors, Gates carbon drive belts, integrated batteries, integrated LED lighting, and pedal- and walk-assist features.
Serial 1 E-Bikes: First 2021 Models
The MOSH/CITY bike is Serial 1’s single-speed urban bike. It will top out at 20 mph (with assist) from the 250W motor. And the 529Wh battery will take a full charge in 4 hours and 45 minutes with an advertised range between 35 and 105 miles depending on the mode and terrain.
The RUSH/CTY is a full-featured commuter with an odometer display, storage compartment, and four-piston-caliper disc brakes and auto-shifting hub. It also tops out at 20mph assist and boasts a longer range, 115 miles, thanks to a burlier 706Wh battery (which requires 6.5 hours to fully recharge).
The RUSH/STEP-THROUGH is similar to the RUSH model, but with the smaller 529Wh battery (up to 90-mile range) and redesigned step-through frame.
And last but not least the RUSH/CTY SPEED, which, for another $500, will get you electric pedal assistance up to 28 mph (with the same 706Wh battery and no added weight). For this, Serial 1 upgraded the motor to a Brose TF Mag.
The models range in price from $3,399 for the MOSH up to $4,999 for the RUSH/CTY SPEED model (a boost from 20 to 28 mph).
The first models will ship in March 2021. Find the latest updates here.