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Serial 1 kicks off series of single-edition ebikes with a retro chopper

Serial 1 kicks off series of s...
The MOSH/CHOPPER is the first in a new Series 1 line of 1-OFF creations
The MOSH/CHOPPER is the first in a new Series 1 line of 1-OFF creations
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The MOSH/CHOPPER features a Gates Carbon Drive belt, TRP hydraulic brakes, and wears the Harley-Davidson name in "single-stroke hand lettering"
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The MOSH/CHOPPER features a Gates Carbon Drive belt, TRP hydraulic brakes, and wears the Harley-Davidson name in "single-stroke hand lettering"
The high-rise handlebar ends in sparkly custom grips
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The high-rise handlebar ends in sparkly custom grips
The MOSH/CHOPPER benefits from integrated lighting
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The MOSH/CHOPPER benefits from integrated lighting
The jazzy paint job is described as 1960s-style "Street Freak" by the company
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The jazzy paint job is described as 1960s-style "Street Freak" by the company
The removable battery is integrated in the frame, cabling is routed internally to preserve clean lines, and there's integrated lighting too
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The removable battery is integrated in the frame, cabling is routed internally to preserve clean lines, and there's integrated lighting too
The ebike wears the brand's illuminated logo on the head tube, and custom paintwork throughout
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The ebike wears the brand's illuminated logo on the head tube, and custom paintwork throughout
The MOSH/CHOPPER is the first in a new Series 1 line of 1-OFF creations
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The MOSH/CHOPPER is the first in a new Series 1 line of 1-OFF creations
The MOSH/CHOPPER features a funky high-rise handlebar, banana seat and stainless steel "sissy bar"
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The MOSH/CHOPPER features a funky high-rise handlebar, banana seat and stainless steel "sissy bar"
The banana seat can be adjusted to accommodate riders of different heights
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The banana seat can be adjusted to accommodate riders of different heights
The frame is marked "1 of 1" to show off the ebike's exclusivity
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The frame is marked "1 of 1" to show off the ebike's exclusivity
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Last October, Harley-Davidson entered the ebike space with a spin-off company called Serial 1, subsequently launching four stylish models the following month that proved pricey but generally well-received. Serial 1 has now announced a new series of ebikes called 1-OFF, which, as the name suggests, is a line of Serial 1 pedal-assist rides that will enjoy a production run of just one. The first of these unique models is a chopper-style ebike that's being auctioned online from today.

The 1-OFF retro ebike has been named the MOSH/CHOPPER, and has a kind of Raleigh Chopper vibe to it – rocking a similar banana seat attached to a rear hoop or "sissy bar," a funky high-rise handlebar for laid-back cruising, and chunky tires. However, the builders of the new ebike – Milwaukee-based chopper builders Warren Heir Jr. and Kendall Lutchman – have gone for a Series 1 MOSH/CTY frame and both wheels are the same size (the front was smaller than the rear on the Raleigh bike).

"Customization is such an important part of the motorcycle ownership experience," says Aaron Frank, Brand Director at Serial 1. "For decades, people have been modifying their motorcycles to reflect their unique style and taste. The 1-OFF Series applies this same spirit of individualization and personalization to ebikes, showing people just how much fun it is to create an ebike that suits their own unique personality."

The MOSH/CHOPPER retains much of the same capabilities and features as the company's US$3,800 MOSH/CTY ebike, including the 250-W mid-mounted Brose S Mag motor offering 90 Nm (66 lb.ft) of torque and pedal assist up to 20 mph (limited to 25 km/h in the EU), a Gates Carbon Drive belt, likely (though not specified) the same 526-Wh removable battery for between 35 and 105 miles (56 - 168 km) of per-charge range, 27.5-inch wheels with Schwalbe tires, TRP hydraulic brakes, and integrated lighting front and back.

The MOSH/CHOPPER features a funky high-rise handlebar, banana seat and stainless steel "sissy bar"
The MOSH/CHOPPER features a funky high-rise handlebar, banana seat and stainless steel "sissy bar"

The one-of-a-kind ebike cruiser wears a 1960s-style "Street Freak" paint job in blue, with touches like "intricate panels, freak drops, hand pinstriping and single-stroke hand lettering" thrown in for good measure. The white/silver banana seat is adjustable, the ebike has sparkly handgrips, and the top bar of the frame is numbered "1 of 1" to show off its exclusivity.

The online auction for this single-edition ebike is open for bids now, and is set to end on August 10 at 5 pm MST. The lucky winner will be announced later that day.

The company plans to build and auction off other 1-OFF creations "a few times per year." The video below has more.

Serial 1 MOSH/CHOPPER

Product page: MOSH/CHOPPER

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6 comments
6 comments
DavidB
Why would a company make only one of a potentially popular model?

The obvious result is disappointment among those who can’t afford to bid, envy among those who are outbid, and anger (or at least frustration) with the brand.

What a message to be sending potential customers.
Jimmy Limo
I've been calling on e-bike companies to make an electric version of the old Schwinn Sting Ray for YEARS ! Baby boomers should eat these UP ! I would have given my left nut (LITERALLY) for this bike when I was 10 back in 1962 !!! One-off ? Forget it ! Go to full scale production ! Yes, please....
TomLeeM
I think that is really nice. It is retro with an electric assist. I like that.
Bob Flint
I have 3D CAD modeled my 1969 Raleigh Chopper during a full restoration. Detailed from the screws, nuts, threads & actual ball bearings in the crank. It has the original chrome with slight pitting, (less than 1-2mm specs) just to keep it authentic, fresh paint & decals. If anyone's interested in printing, or machining out, scale or full size versions, let me know.
Nelson Hyde Chick
"Powered by Harley Davidson" means it is going to cost twice as much as it should.
Lee Bell
All you guys looking for the old Schwinn Sting Rays should look on Fbook. There are a number of bike groups on there that have converted those bikes to both electric and 50cc gas engine powered. A few have even been converted over to trikes. The gas engine assisted ones look really good too! I've been trying to find a basic version of one for a couple of years now with no luck to convert over to engine assisted.

This Harley version is a decent looking bike but I'm sure it will be too expensive for my wallet even if they came out with it as a regular lineup just due to the name.