Practically a 12 months after asserting plans to spin out its personal electrical bike firm referred to as Serial 1, Harley-Davidson mentioned it would promote a “restricted” variety of the attractive, vintage-inspired fashions that it originally said was just a “styling exercise.”
The S1 Mosh/Tribute is an homage to “Serial Number One,” the nickname for Harley-Davidson’s oldest identified motorbike inbuilt 1903. The bike’s design, with its white tires, leather-based saddle and handgrips, and glossy black body with gold lettering, harken again to that first prototype.
However beneath the shiny black paint and honey-colored leather-based accents, the bike is similar to Serial 1’s entry-level Mosh/Cty model. The S1 Mosh/Tribute (props to Harley for conserving all of the vowels this time ) has lots of the similar options because the Mosh/Cty, together with a Gates Carbon Drive belt, Brose mid-drive motor, TRP hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables and wires, and built-in lighting.
The white-toned Schwalbe Tremendous Moto-X tires are unique to Serial 1, and the leather-based saddle and matching leather-based grips are hand-made from Brooks England.
It’s an replace that’s positive to thrill many potential clients who have been initially disenchanted when Harley-Davidson declined to say whether or not it will put the prototype into manufacturing again in October 2020. But it surely’s additionally a sign that the corporate is leaning into its motorbike roots by counting on unique one-offs and restricted runs because it tries to construct a model id in what is popping out to be an extremely crowded and aggressive house.
Final month, the corporate introduced a collection of unique, one-of-a-kind e-bikes that it was auctioning off beneath its 1-OFF collection model title, with the Schwinn Sting-Ray-inspired Mosh/Chopper as the first offering. (The winning bid was $14,200, which… wow.) On the time, the corporate mentioned that very like within the motorbike world, customization and personalization would play an enormous position in how Serial 1 thinks concerning the sorts of e-bikes it designs.
The S1 Mosh/Tribute will function a “springboard to launch our S1 Sequence that may see much more unique and highly-desirable Serial 1 eBike fashions sooner or later,” product supervisor Aaron Frank mentioned in a press release.
Harley-Davidson mentioned it would solely make 650 items, half of which will probably be obtainable for buy within the US, and the opposite half in Europe. clients can pre-order one beginning in the present day on the corporate’s web site, and deliveries are anticipated to begin within the fourth quarter of this 12 months.