These are Harley-Davidson’s e-bikes, and they cost a pretty penny

And sadly, the motorcycle manufacturer has done away with the retro styling
by Leandre Grecia | 6 days ago
PHOTO: Serial 1

Harley-Davidson recently revealed its plans to jump on the e-bike bandwagon with the launch of its new sub-brand, Serial 1 Cycle Company. Said sub-brand has now released the specifications and pricing of its model lineup, and as expected, the bikes come with hefty price tags.

Now, you might have noticed that the production models look far different from the concepts we saw the last time around. It appears Harley-Davidson has dropped the retro styling for a more modern and minimalist design, and has swapped out the white wheels and brown seat for an all-black finish. We admit we liked the original look better, but that’s just us.

Nevertheless, that doesn’t change the fact that these are pretty capable electric bicycles. There are four models in the roster, all of which pack a Brose S-Mag motor that generates 250W and 90Nm and a Gates carbon-fiber drive belt that helps spin the rear wheel. There are also up to four frame sizes are available for each model.

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There are two battery options here: a 706Wh battery available in the RUSH/CTY and RUSH/CTY Speed models, and a 529Wh battery equipped in the RUSH/CTY Step-thru and MOSH/CTY models. The former boasts a maximum pedal-assist range of 40-185km depending on the frame size and the terrain, while the latter can do 56-169km. Zero to 100% charging time for the bigger battery is around 6.5 hours, while the smaller battery can fully recharge in just 4.75 hours.

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Other key features include a built-in headlight up front and integrated taillights and a brake light out back. As for its pricing, the e-bike starts at $3,399 (about P160,000) and tops out at $4,999 (around P240,000). Like we said, it’s a sizeable price tag.

What do you make of the Serial 1 e-bikes? Did Harley-Davidson make the right move here? If you want to see more of these, you can watch more clips below.

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