OUWA – Harley-Davidson Serial 1 Electric Bike. Harley-Davidson has revealed a stunning new electric bike it says will go on sale in March 2021, and the motorcycle maker is also turning its electric bike division into a separate company that has a Serial 1 Cycle name.
The name Serial 1 reminds us of the oldest motorcycle that Harley-Davidson made, in 1903, under the name “Serial Number One”. The car is designed with white tires, leather upholstery, and sturdy glossy black painted chassis, bringing back the design philosophy of the early 20th century.
This new Harley company was born from an R&D center where a small group of “motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts” were working and they were in charge of designing and developing a vehicle. electric bicycles carry the most Harley quality possible, worthy of the name Harley-Davidson.
Harley did not give any specifications about this electric vehicle, but The Verge has based on images that predict its engine and battery. Specifically, the Serial 1 has a mid-engine, belt drive system (possibly a Gates Carbon system that is said to have longevity and durability), chassis-integrated battery, headlights, and taillights. framework.
However, this is not one of the three prototypes which Harley showed at last year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan. Aaron Frank, Brand Manager of Serial 1, did not comment but did note that prototypes from the EICMA were an indication of what Serial 1 electric vehicles would look like. Harley is about to enter a very fierce market where even major bike makers like Professional, Trek, and Giant are competing with fast-growing electric bike companies like Rad Power Bikes, Pedego, and X-Treme Electric Bikes. Even car brands are getting in the way: BMW is making electric bicycles and motorbikes, Audi is making electric mountain bikes, Mercedes-Benz launches electric cars, Ford acquires car startup. Electronic scooter Spin and Jeep recently launched large capacity mountain bike electric scooter.
Sales of electric bicycles in the US have exploded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, although most electric bicycles are imported from abroad. Last year, the US imported about 270,000 electric bicycles. This year, the total number of vehicles is expected to be between 500,000 and 600,000, according to Bloomberg, citing data from the light electric vehicle association.