Serial 1’s New Limited Edition Mosh/Tribute e-Bike
Harley Davidson spinoff puts out a limited edition e-bike
Harley-Davidson spinoff Serial 1, a company named after H-D’s first motorcycle, has announced its first limited edition e-bike. Based on the Mosh/CTY, it’s called the Mosh/Tribute, paying homage to the 1903 motorcycle that spawned its name. It looks remarkably similar and even has the motor in roughly the same place as the original’s engine.
It features a hydroformed aluminum frame and fork, comes in a medium or large size, and like Henry Ford famously said of the Model T, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” Adding to the look is a Brooks England B67 saddle in honey leather. The bike comes with matching Brooks honey leather grips.
Like all the Serial 1 bikes, it’s powered by a Brose S Mag motor, featuring a brushless motor that produces 90Nm of torque. The 529Wh battery is integrated into the frame but is user-removable. Serial 1 claims that a full battery has a range of 35-105 miles. Charging times with the included charger is 2.6 hours (0%-75%), then 2.1 hours for the last 25%, meaning just under 5 hours for a full charge.
Braking is achieved using TRP hydraulic, 2-piston brakes with 203mm rotors. The wheels are 27.5x35mm alloy rims laced with stainless steel spokes, and are fitted with 2.8″ Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires in white. It uses a Gates carbon-fiber belt drive for quieter operation and lower maintenance and a single-speed rear hub.
There is integrated front and rear lighting, plus the cool feature we love on all Serial 1 bikes, the light-up badge on the head tube.
The S1 Mosh/Tribute will serve as a “springboard to launch our S1 Series that will see even more exclusive and highly-desirable Serial 1 eBike models in the future,” product manager Aaron Frank said in a statement.
We will see how this strategy works for them. We think it would help if they played up the Harley-Davidson name more on the bikes.
The Mosh/Tribute is only being offered in a run of 650 units, and the company is taking preorders now. They expect to deliver the bikes by the holidays in 2021.