The wait is over!
It’s been a year since
we heard of Harley-Davidson’s electric bike project and the bike design. However, today,
Harley-Davidson has revealed a beautiful electric bike and confirmed that it
will be for sale in March 2021. Apparently, the motorcycle manufacturer is all
set to spin out its e-bike divisions as well, but that would be an individual company called Serial 1 Cycle.
If you feel overwhelmed
with nostalgia by hearing Serial Number One then you’re old enough to recall
the oldest known motorcycle that was built in 1903. The design of the bike
includes white tires, leather saddle, and handgrips. There’s also a sleek black
frame which is supposed to harken back to its first prototype.
isn’t offering any specification, we can only think what the battery size, power levels and the price range would be. Looking at the photos, we can
estimate the Serial 1 has one mid-drive motor, along with a belt drive system, and a
frame-integrated battery. There are also frame-integrated headlights and
However, we’re sure
that these weren’t exactly the three prototypes that Harley unveiled last year
at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan.
According to news, Aaron Frank is the BrandManager of
Serial 1, and he refused to comment on the future models, but he said that the
current prototype should be enough to indicate the future of Serial 1
steps are being taken to make the bikes as easy and intuitive to operate as
possible, which includes key features like a mid-mounted motor with integrated
battery, integrated lighting and internal brake lines and wiring.”
– said Frank said in an email.
Ever since the pandemic
started, the US has seen a massive explosion in the Electric bike sales –
unfortunately, most of them are imported from overseas. Look at the statistic: The US imported 270,000 e-bikes last year. According to the Light Electric Vehicle
Association, it will end somewhere between 500,000 and 600,000.
Source: The Verge
Harley is all set to
enter an already competitive market, where there are bike
manufacturer giants like Trek, Specialized, Pedego, X-Treme Electric Bikes, Rad
Power Bikes, etc.