Up up to now, Harley-Davidson’s electrical bicycle offshoot, Serial 1, has courted informal bike riders with its CTY e-bike lineup. Consisting of the RUSH/CTY SPEED, RUSH/CTY STEP-THRU, and MOSH/CTY, the vary sticks to the asphalt jungle.
Harley broadened Serial 1’s horizons, nevertheless, when it launched the BASH/MTB electrical mountain bike in May, 2022. However, with no entrance suspension and a hardtail body, the BASH supplied little efficiency potential for avid path riders. Serial 1 addresses these issues with the brand new SWITCH/MTB, delivering the model’s user-friendly development and tech together with off-road-capable efficiency.
The SWITCH repurposes the RUSH/CTY SPEED body for the path, however the totally adjustable SR Suntour ZERON35BOOST AIR fork buffers the trip from arduous hits. While the hardtail body stays, a TranzX dropper seat enhances consolation and confidence within the saddle. Michelin’s E-Wild tires wrap the 27.5 x 35mm alloy wheels, permitting the SWITCH/MTB to sort out the hardest terrain.
The mid-mounted Brose S Mag and built-in (but detachable) 529Wh battery not solely achieves between 30 and 95 miles on one cost (relying on trip mode and terrain) but additionally centralizes mass for improved dealing with. The electrical motor sends energy to the rear wheel through chain closing drive, whereas the 11-50 cassette, 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, and single-click set off shifters make the SWITCH a flexible steed in all circumstances.
Front and rear TRP hydraulic four-piston disc brakes clamping 203mm rotors ship ample stopping pressure on the path and the built-in LED taillights illuminated headtube gentle prioritize security on the highway. Of course, Serial 1 app connectivity additionally unlocks an information sprint displaying velocity, length, distance, and vary along with Google Maps entry.
Once the facility pack runs out of juice, the battery requires 2.5 hours to regain 75 p.c of its capability and totally recharges in just below 5 hours. Serial 1 affords the SWITCH/MTB in Wasatch Green/Gloss Orange and Uinta Gray/Gloss White colorways and 4 body sizes (S, M, L, and XL). Starting at $4,499, the SWITCH isn’t Serial 1’s costliest mannequin, nevertheless it’s actually one of many model’s most succesful.