Harley-Davidson Unveils Vintage-style E-bike, But You’ll Have To Be Quick To Get One


Harley-Davidson has added another e-bike to its lineup, with a design that harkens back to the company’s first motorbike, the Serial Number One. The S1 Mosh/Tribute has white tires, a glossy black frame, a carbon drive belt for smooth riding and little maintenance, and internally routed cables to preserve the classic bike’s look.

In October 2020, Harley-Davidson announced the launch of Serial 1, a dedicated spin-off company that takes its name from the oldest-known Harley.

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The company’s e-bikes are usually far beyond the budget of the average rider, but it surprised us in November with two models designed specifically for commuters: the Mosh/Cty and Rush/Cty Step-Thru, each priced at $3,399 (about £2,600/AU$4,600) and $4,399 (about £3,300/AU$6,000), respectively.

The Serial 1 Mosh/Cty e-bike is a relatively affordable commuter e-bike (Image credit: Serial One)

That’s certainly not cheap, but it’s not outrageous either. Comparatively, the Cowboy 4, our current top-rated e-bike, sells for £2,290 in the UK, and has just launched in the US for an early-bird price of $1,990.

Get your motor running

The S1 Mosh/Tribute is a limited edition, with only 650 bikes to be produced (half for the US, and half for Europe) and comes at a hefty price. This month, it went on sale for $5,999 (about £4,400 / AU$8,300), which is more in line with what we’d expect from a company with Harley’s legacy.

Although, as The Verge reports, what you’re paying for is the vintage style, as the bike’s specs are the same as the Mosh/Cty.

Serial One is currently taking pre-orders for the S1 Mosh/Tribute, due for delivery by the end of the year, but you’ll have to act fast; the bike originally came in medium and large sizes, but only medium remains at the time of writing.