Harley Davidson originally said the attractive first build from its new e-bike company was nothing more than a “styling exercise.”
Turns out the company changed its mind.
On Monday, the American motorcycle manufacturer’s e-bike outfit, Serial 1, revealed that it would offer a limited edition version of its inaugural model.
Dubbed the Mosh/Tribute, the bike, like the prototype, is an aesthetic homage to Harley Davidson’s oldest motorcycle, the Serial Number One, first built-in 1903 (the same year Countee Cullen was born).
The e-bike, which is available in three sizes to accommodate riders of different heights, features a glossy midnight black paint job. Its white Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires, made exclusively for Serial 1, were designed for low-rolling resistance and good shock absorption.
Meanwhile, the model’s hand-crafted leather seat and matching grips, made by Brooks England, add a nostalgic touch to the design.
The e-bike’s specialized appearance is what makes it one of a kind. However, its specs are an exact match of Serial 1’s first e-bike release, the Mosh/CTY.
…bikes run on the same Brose S MAG motor, which features a brushless internal rotor and produces up to 66 ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of 20 mph.
Both bikes run on the same Brose S MAG motor, which features a brushless internal rotor and produces up to 66 ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of 20 mph.
They also use a Gates carbon belt drive, which helps riders avoid the need for frequent lubrication or chain adjustments. Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes use two-piston calipers and 203 x 1.88 mm brake rotors that work in all-weather conditions. Both bikes use a single-speed freewheel hub for a direct connection between the rider and the road.
The Mosh/Tribute’s eco-mode supplies a gentle assist in flat and favorable conditions, while the tour mode optimizes assistance and battery use under mixed riding conditions. There’s also a sport mode, which helps you get out of corners or over the highs and lows of West Harlem.
And with boost mode, users can climb steep hills or get through long periods of sustained effort. Bright LED headlamps on the model’s handlebar and brake lights on the bike’s frame dropouts help make the rider more visible to passing cars from the rear reports the Robb Report.