MSMC Forums  



Go Back   MSMC Forums > Discussion > Moto News


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 19th, 2020, 03:21 AM   #1
MSMC NewsBot
All the news that's fit to excerpt...
 
MSMC NewsBot's Avatar
 
Name: News
Location: in bitland

Motorcycle(s): virtual

Posts: 162,374
[motorcycle.com] - Harley-Davidson Reveals Serial 1 Electric Bicycle Models

Harley-Davidson‘s electric bicycle sub-brand Serial 1 has revealed its initial line-up of four electric bicycles. The debut line-up of pedal-assist ebikes range in price from $3,399 to $4,999 and will initially launch in the U.S. and Germany. Serial 1 is accepting pre-orders now, with deliveries expected to begin in March 2021.



The launch line-up includes the “urban playbike” MOSH/CTY and the RUSH/CTY commuter bike which will be offered in regular and step-thru frame designs plus a higher performance RUSH/CTY SPEED version. All four models share similar components including integrated lighting, hydraulic disc brakes, a belt drive, and a Brose S Mag electric motor.



The motor claims 250W of continuous power and 66 lb-ft. of torque, which should be more than enough to help climb steep hills and enable quick starts from a stop.The motor is mounted near the crank for a lower center of gravity. An electronic torque sensor measures the amount of pressure applied to the pedals and calculates how much assistance is required. The motor offers four ride modes: Eco for gentle assistance, Tour for maximizing battery usage, Sport for for higher performance and Boost for countering steep hills or strong headwinds. There’s also a walk assist function to make it easier to push the ebikes while on foot.

For the MOSH/CTY, RUSH/CTY and RUSH/CTY STEP-THRU models, the motor is limited to a maximum assistance speed of 20 mph while the RUSH/CTY SPEED bumps that up to 28 mph. All four models have aluminum frames with internally-routed cables. The motors are powered by lithium-ion batteries integrated into the lower frame that can be removed for off-the-bike charging. The battery comes in two sizes, a 529 Wh pack that claims a 2.6-hour charge time and a 706 Wh pack claiming a charge time of 3.5 hours.

The three RUSH/CTY models come with a 1.5-inch TFT display that shows ride mode, current speed, odometer/trip meter, battery charge level and lamp on/off status.


Harley-Davidson announced the Serial 1 sub-brand during its previous quarterly report in late October. The project began as a skunkworks project in the company’s product development center before being spun off into its own brand named after Harley-Davidson’s first motorcycle, nicknamed the “Serial Number One.”

Serial 1’s e-bicycles are designed in Milwaukee, but the company itself is headquartered in Lehi, Utah, which means it has some autonomy from the parent company. The company is a bit cagey about where the bikes are produced, however, saying they will be manufactured by “an experienced global eBicycle supplier” conducted to “world-class standards with oversight by Serial 1.”

The Motor Company has dabbled in bicycles before, launching a line of bikes in 1917 in hopes of attracting women and youths. That venture only lasted until 1923, however, due to low sales. Fast forward a century to today, and Harley-Davidson joins a number of other manufacturers producing e-bicycles. We’ve previously published a review of Yamaha’s pedal-assist bicycles, while Triumph revealed its Trekker GT e-bicycle earlier this year. Meanwhile, Pierer Mobility recently acquired German bicycle manufacturer R Raymon with plans to produce e-bicycles under its Husqvarna and Gas Gas brands.

Serial 1 MOSH/CTY – $3,399



The MOSH/CTY is a designed for urban recreational riding rather than commuting. As such, it is a single-speed bike with the smaller 529 Wh battery, with Serial 1 claiming a range of 35-105 miles. It also lacks the 1.5-inch TFT display offered on the other models. The MOSH/CTY is available in four frame sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large. The large model claims a weight of 48.3 pounds.

The Serial 1 MOSH/CTY will be offered in Matte Black/Glossy Rowdy Blue or Matte Black/Gloss Midnight Black.

Serial 1 RUSH/CTY – $4,499



The RUSH/CTY is a commuter model and comes with integrated front and rear racks, a 706 Wh battery and an Enviolo Automatiq electronically-controlled constantly variable transmission (CVT). The RUSH/CTY is available in four frame sizes, with the large frame claiming a weight of 59.0 pounds. Serial 1 claims a range of 35 to 115 miles.

The Serial 1 offers the RUSH/CTY in Matte Vapor Silver/Gloss Burst Orange/Matte Black or Gloss Midnight Black/Matte Black.

Serial 1 RUSH/CTY STEP-THRU – $4,399



The RUSH/CTY STEP-THRU is similar to the regular RUSH/CTY model but, obviously, with a step-through frame which makes it easier for riders to mount or put their feet down at a stop. The STEP-THRU is only offered in small, medium and large sizes, but disappointingly a 529 Wh battery. The smaller battery may be to help reduce weight, as the step-through frame is heavier than the regular frame, with Serial 1 claiming a weight of 59.5 pounds for the medium size. The heavier weight and smaller battery mean the STEP-THRU model only offers a range of 30 to 90 miles.

Serial 1 offers the RUSH/CTY STEP-THRU in Gloss White/Gilded Denim/Matte Black or Gloss Midnight Black/Matte Black.

Serial 1 RUSH/CTY SPEED – $4,999



The RUSH/CTY SPEED is similar to the RUSH/CTY but with a maximum assistance speed 28 mph. The claimed weight of 59.0 pounds for the large frame is the same as the regular RUSH/CTY, and the claimed range of 35 to 115 miles is likewise similar.

The color options for the RUSH/CTY SPEED are Matte Vapor Silver/Gloss Burst Orange/Matte Black and Gloss Midnight Black/Matte Black.

Become a Motorcycle.com insider. Get the latest motorcycle news first by subscribing to our newsletter here.

The post Harley-Davidson Reveals Serial 1 Electric Bicycle Models appeared first on Motorcycle.com.



Click here for full story...
__________________________
I'm a bot. I don't need no stinkin' signature...
MSMC NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[motorcycle.com] - Harley-Davidson Reveals Two Electric Urban Mobility Concepts at CE MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 January 11th, 2019 06:24 PM
[motorcycle-usa.com] - Harley-Davidson Recalls 66,421 Touring Models MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 July 10th, 2014 06:01 AM
[motorcycle.com] - Harley-Davidson Reveals Project Livewire MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 June 19th, 2014 07:37 AM
[motorcycle.com] - CARB Reveals 2014 Harley-Davidson Models, Including Some Cool Surp MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 August 17th, 2013 10:05 AM
[topix.net] - Harley-Davidson Reveals Three New 2011 Models MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 July 27th, 2010 12:14 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Except where otherwise noted, all site contents are Copyright 2013 Montgomery Street Motorcycle Club, All rights reserved.