If it has anything to do with two wheels, chances are Harley-Davidson know what they’re doing. Only this time around, the proof isn’t in yet another motorcycle – it’s in the Harley-Davidson Serial 1 Electric Bike (or “eBike”, as the kids are calling it these days).
Announced just hours ago and set to be launched via Harley-Davidson’s eBike development division – Serial 1 Cycle – which will apparently operate as a separate company altogether going forward, the eBike you see before you has been named after the manufacturer’s olden known motorcycle, “Serial Number One”.
“The formation of Serial 1 allows Harley-Davidson to play a key role in this mobility revolution,” says Brand Director Aaron Frank via statement.
“While [also] allowing Serial 1 to focus exclusively on the eBicycle customer and deliver an unmatched riding experience rooted in freedom and adventure.
Featuring a leather saddle, handles, and accents, white tyres, as well as a gorgeous black frame, while Harley-Davidson hasn’t divulged the Serial 1’s performance specs/details at this point in time, according to The Verge, it appears to include the following:
- mid-drive motor
- belt drive system – potentially from Gates Carbon
- frame-integrated battery
- frame-integrated headlight + taillights
And by all accounts, it’s certainly an eBike “worthy of the Harley-Davidson name”, beyond the sleek appearance alone. But the world will just have to wait and see how it really performs on the road.
The Harley-Davidson Serial 1 Electric Bike will be available to purchase from 2021 with exact pricing to be announced.
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