When you think of Harley-Davidson, you probably think of big, loud motorcycles. Maybe a group of guys cruising on the highway.
You almost certainly don't think of quiet, eco-friendly electric bicycles.
But now, you can.
Because the same company that inspires tattoos and leather vests is behind Serial 1, a new E-bike offshoot that's making power-assisted bikes to swiftly take you around town.
The electric bike is an underrated means of getting from point A to point B. With a motor that kicks in when you need it, you never have to worry about struggling up a hill. And if you're commuting to work, it means you can show up without looking like a sweaty mess. People appreciate that.
Serial 1 is making four bikes that are available in a range of features and price points, all higher-end and better-looking than most options in the market. There's also a brand-new limited edition bike available to pre-order that's based on the company's original prototype.
The entry level MOSH/CTY has a 250-watt motor and a single-speed drivetrain, and it tops out at 20 miles per hour. The top-of-the-line RUSH/CTY Speed adds a continuously variable transmission and bigger battery, and it can reach speeds up to 28 miles per hour. Whichever bike you choose, you'll get places in a hurry.
Not as a fast as a Harley, of course.
But at least you won't have a leather vest dragging you down.