How much does the Harley Davidson Serial 1 electric bike cost? US launch date, specs and all you need to know
Harley-Davidson's Serial 1 Cycle, the e-brand bike recently launched by the two-wheeler giant, provided new details about the upcoming lineup of battery-powered bikes. Harley-Davidson was all set to release the e-bikes as planned for spring/summer of 2020, but then with the outbreak of the Covid-19, the project was in limbo after forced to revisit their five-year plan.
There will be four bikes — MOSH/CTY, RUSH/CTY Step-Thru, RUSH/CTY, and RUSH/CTY Speed. MOSH/CITY is the most expensive at $3,399. It comes in four different frame sizes, and also includes a 529Wh removable battery. It can reach up to 20 mph in assisted mode.
The battery takes about 4.8 hours to charge and should provide between 35 and 105 miles depending on the user's what mode and terrain. According to The Verge, their bikes will be major competitors with bike maker-giants like Specialized, Giant, and Trek. Here's a quick primer about the bikes:
US launch date
The bikes will hit the US and Germany in spring 2021 for pre-orders.
There will be four bikes to start out, ranging in price from $3,399 to $4,999.
While theThe RUSH/CTY Step-Thru model has the same battery, single-speed drivetrain and top speed as the MOSH/CTY, Yahoo's Nathan Ingram says the bike misses the standard top crossbar. A 1.5inch LED screen helps the rider determine the ride mode, and also comprises an odometer, speed, headlight status, and battery indicator. The screen feature is available on all bikes except the MOSH/CITY.
The Verge also shares some details about the mid-drive motors. Brose, a 110-year-old German company created these motors that are capable of dishing out 90 Newton-meters and 60 foot-pounds of torque when engaged. This makes it easy to climb steep roads and hills. There are four levels — eco, tour, sport, and boost. In addition, there will also be an app that can be paired via Bluetooth to provide rider date. The app releases in spring.
What did Harley Davidson say?
"Serial 1 Cycles is different. The e-bike brand “is an effort that represents the best of two worlds, the company said. "Combining Harley-Davidson’s legendary motorcycle expertise and leadership in two-wheel electric propulsion with the agility and innovation of a new brand dedicated exclusively to the eBicycle product and customer."