After showing a trio of prototype electric bicycles (e-bicycles) on 2019 EICMA show in Milan, US motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson (H-D) is teasing the release of Serial 1 Cycle business. This sub-brand of H-D will specialise in e-bicycles as well as its first market offerings are due in the first quarter of 2021.
Serial 1 is set to produce news of its product range in just a little under three weeks, according to its website. While no technical specs or detail by detail prices is released, it is anticipated Serial 1’s e-bicycles will belong to the USD 2,500 (RM10,386) to USD 5,000 (RM20,772) range, reports Forbes.
Shown in photographs is a thought e-bicycle from Serial 1 that pays homage to H-D’s first motorcycles, integrated 1903. Serial 1 pattern business Brand Director Aaron Frank states the idea e-bicycle had been “built in fourteen days” as a one-off and is improbable to make it into manufacturing.
Frank, who formerly headed Motorcyclist mag along side stints in Indian and Victory Motorcycles under Polaris also Nissan and Ferrari, stated the style should introduce the Serial 1 title toward public. There are plans to partner with a business skilled into the manufacturing of e-bicycles but Frank is emphatic Serial 1 “will never be “badge slaps,” where a bigger business simply places their name on a preexisting distinct items.”
The future item launch from Serial 1 will probably feature models closer to the Milan show prototypes. From photos, the engine is a mid-mounted product, leaving the normal rear hub-mounted designs inside class of e-bicycle, with belt drive, built-in battery pack and built-in lighting.