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Harley-Davidson's Serial 1 finally makes Number One ebike available

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The Number One ebike concept teased at the launch of Harley-Davidson spin-out e-mobility company Serial 1 now launches as the limited-edition S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE
The Number One ebike concept teased at the launch of Harley-Davidson spin-out e-mobility company Serial 1 now launches as the limited-edition S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE
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The Number One ebike concept teased at the launch of Harley-Davidson spin-out e-mobility company Serial 1 now launches as the limited-edition S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE
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The Number One ebike concept teased at the launch of Harley-Davidson spin-out e-mobility company Serial 1 now launches as the limited-edition S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE
The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE ebike comes with hydraulic disc braking front and rear, with 203-mm rotors
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The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE ebike comes with hydraulic disc braking front and rear, with 203-mm rotors
The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE sports a hand-crafted Brooks saddle
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The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE sports a hand-crafted Brooks saddle
A Brose display to the left is used to select assist mode, turn on the lights and more
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A Brose display to the left is used to select assist mode, turn on the lights and more
The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE shares much of its feature set with the MOSH/CTY ebike launched in November 2020
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The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE shares much of its feature set with the MOSH/CTY ebike launched in November 2020
Piano black paint job, exclusive white tires, retro charm - what's not to like?
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Piano black paint job, exclusive white tires, retro charm - what's not to like?
The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE sports a stamped brass shield to the front
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The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE sports a stamped brass shield to the front
The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE rides on 27.5 alloy rims with exclusive Schwalbe Moto-X tires in white
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The S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE rides on 27.5 alloy rims with exclusive Schwalbe Moto-X tires in white
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Last October, Harley-Davidson officially entered the ebike scene with a spin-out company called Serial 1, and built a gorgeous prototype to celebrate. Sadly the subsequent production models lost much of the Number One's retro charm, but the company has now addressed this with a limited run of the original concept – now called the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE.

The Number One was reported to be based on Harley-Davidson's oldest-known motorcycle, which is on display at the brand's museum in Milwaukee. At the time of last year's big reveal, Serial 1 wasn't giving too much away about the show piece, but now with the production launch of the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE we can fill in some of those blanks.

Much of the limited-edition ride comes from the MOSH/CITY model, which means that pedal assist comes from a 250-W Brose S-Mag motor and torque sensor. Riders can expect the motor to produce 90 Nm (66 lb.ft) of torque and offer powered help up to 20 mph in the US, and 25 km/h in Europe.

There's a removable 529-Wh Li-ion battery that's integrated into the frame that's reckoned good for "a real-world range of 35-105 miles (56-168 km)." A Gates Carbon belt drive links the crank with the single-speed freewheel hub to the rear, and stopping power is provided by hydraulic disc braking front and back, each with 203-mm rotors.

Piano black paint job, exclusive white tires, retro charm - what's not to like?
Piano black paint job, exclusive white tires, retro charm - what's not to like?

The ebike boasts the same piano-black gloss paint job on the aluminum frame as the Number One prototype, and comes with a stamped brass shield on the handlebar stem. There's a hand-crafted honey-colored Brooks saddle and matching grips, a Brose display to activate the assist modes and LED headlight (the ebike has frame-integrated tail/brake lights too), and the retro-cool ride comes with exclusive white Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires wrapping 27.5-in alloy rims.

"When Serial 1 launched in October 2020, the first ebike shown to the public was a stunning prototype drawn from the vintage motorcycle that inspired the creation of the Serial 1 ebike brand,” says the company's Aaron Frank. “We are thrilled now to offer a limited edition that so faithfully captures the iconic look and feel of that first prototype, and to use this moment as a springboard to launch our S1 Series that will see even more exclusive and highly-desirable Serial 1 ebike models in the future."

Only 650 models will be made, half available in the US and the rest in Europe, and there's naturally a premium to be paid. Where the MOSH/CTY carries a relatively high price tag of US$3,799, the new limited edition comes in at $5,999. Shipping is expected to start in Q4.

Product page: S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE

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6 comments
6 comments
PAV
Must be nice to have that kind of money to throw around.
Michael son of Lester
I don't know if Harley Davidson will sell a lot of these e-bikes. The market is a lot different from what they're used to when selling motorcycles. Before I bought my e-bike, I did a lot of research and I didn't see any " gotta be HD" vibe out there. It's not like e-bike riders roam around in packs as hog drivers do.
Grunchy
It's got that sloped top-tube so your skirt doesn't ride up.
Nice touch.
Daishi
@Michael, The large size of the $6,000 tribute is already sold out on the first day it listed for sale.
Signguy
$3799.? for a bike that only goes 20 MPH? Come on H.D.!
Bob Flint
White tires! Seriously...Unless you hang it on the wall, first trip out of the show room will look filthy.