Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 model not too long ago unveiled its second mountain e-bike, and this time it really has suspension. The model’s first electric mountain bike didn’t, which was moderately odd.
Over the previous couple of years, Harley-Davidson has pushed into the world of electrification. By launching its personal LiveWire electrical motorcycle brand and, extra not too long ago, electrical mountain bikes beneath the identify Serial 1.
In Could, the model’s first e-MTB was the BASH, that includes a totally inflexible aluminum body and fork. There is no such thing as a entrance or rear suspension, no seat dropper put up, and nothing to deal with bumps and rocks as you rip down some single monitor. The seat did have about 50mm of journey, however as any fashionable rider is aware of, that’s not sufficient.
Properly, we now have excellent news. Harley-Davidson simply dropped the brand new Serial 1 SWITCH/MTN electrical hardtail mountain bike with entrance suspension. It’s nonetheless not full suspension, thoughts you, however the “SR Suntour ZERON35 BOOST AIR suspension fork” is available in 130, 140, or 150mm of journey.
That’s not all, both. Like many anticipated from the primary e-MTB, the Change comes full with a TranzX dropper seat put up. Different specs embrace a 90 Nm mid-drive motor with excessive clearance to go over rocks and tree stumps on the path and a proprietary in-frame 529 Wh detachable battery.
Serial 1 says the SWITCH/MTN is prepared for journey, stating its “extraordinarily off-road succesful, SWITCH/MTN has the efficiency to fulfill an knowledgeable rider, however cautious consideration to suit and effective particulars be certain that our newest eMTB is simply as accessible and accommodating for riders who’re simply starting their off-road journey too.”
The big battery and Brose S Magazine motor can ship speeds upwards of 20MPH (throttle-controlled) or sooner whilst you pedal and between 30-95 miles of vary, relying on utilization. You’ll additionally take pleasure in an SRAM Eagle drivetrain, knobby and grippy Michelin off-road tires, easy-to-tune air suspension up entrance, together with hydraulic disc brakes and LED lights on the entrance and rear.
Harley-Davidson’s new Change e-MTB is obtainable in Wasatch Inexperienced or Uinta Grey, is available in 4 sizes, and costs $4,499 when it begins delivery this August.