Harley-Davidson’s electric bicycles roll

The electric bikes will soon be available at Harley-Davidson dealerships in Europe this summer. Austria, Belgium and Czech Republic are among the countries that welcome the e-bike brand of a motorcycle manufacturer. A new partnership with Harley-Davidson Europe is responsible for the European rollout. The European price tag is not cheap. Models start at EUR3,499 ($4,140). Harley isn’t just an ordinary manufacturer of electric bikes. These three models feature top-of the-line components like automatic shifting. These models also have features we haven’t seen on other electric bikes, like a glovebox (?!). An e-bike. The brand’s urban playbike, the Serial 1 MOSH/CTY, is at the lower end of its range. The MOSH platform, which can travel 20 mph (32 km/h), is sturdy and has a single speed. This allows for a simpler drivetrain and lower costs. It’s intended to be used for commutes, but the company put their test rider on it to show its toughness by taking it down stairs and jumping around in a skatepark. The Europeans will not be able to experience its full speed, however. It will only travel at 15.5 mph (25 km/h) across Europe to comply with local regulations. Serial 1 has two options: the RUSH/CTY or RUSH/CTY SPEED. This model’s Enviolo continuously variable transmission allows for automatic electronic shifting. Riders can get the right gear at the right time without ever having to use a shifter. All models are powered by Brose’s S Mag mid-drive motor and paired with a Gates carbon belt drive. The RUSH/CTY Speed model is faster at 28 mph (45 km/h). It is a class 3 electric bike in the USA.

The MOSH receives a 529 Wh and the RUSH a 706Wh battery

These numbers are a little too high for me, but in real-world conditions, even two-thirds of the range is sufficient for most riders. What do you think about Serial 1’s ebikes being given the Euro treatment? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Check out the video below to see my test ride on these premium ebikes.

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