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Harley-Davidson ramps up e-bike production with Serial 1 SWITCH/MTN mountain bike

This P225,000 rugged electric MTB is ready to take on the trails.

Harley-Davidson Serial 1 SWITCH/MTN

Serial 1, the electric bicycle firm spun off from Harley-Davidson's e-bike development, has just unveiled the new SWITCH/MTN electric mountain bike. The announcement comes only a few weeks after the business unveiled its BASH/MTN electric mountain bike.

Because they share the same architecture, many of the components are similar with Serial 1's other urban e-bikes. The SWITCH/MTN uses the same Brose S Mag mid-drive motor with 90 Nm of torque and a 529 Wh removable battery built into the frame. The Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorbike division worked together with Serial1 to design the power unit. The mountain bike powertrain uses SRAM's SX Eagle series, which comprises a 12-speed drivetrain, and an e-bike-specific, trigger shifter for quick gear changes on the trail.

Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 described the SWITCH/MTN saying, “Extremely off-road capable, SWITCH/MTN has the performance to satisfy an expert rider, but careful attention to fit and fine details ensure that our latest eMTB is just as accessible and accommodating for riders who are just beginning their off-road adventure too.”


Thanks to Suntour's flagship ZERON35BOOST AIR fully adjustable suspension fork, the bike's off-road geometry has been enhanced. The SWITCH/MTN is equipped with robust, Michelin E-Wild tires and a TranzX dropper seat post that lets riders dynamically adjust their seat height at various points along the trail. TRP Slate T4 hydraulic disc brakes with four pistons are designed for premium electric mountain bikes and enable high-performance braking.

The SWITCH/MTN may also be controlled through an app, which includes functions such as information display and GPS tracking. This is the fruit of Google Cloud's recently announced collaboration with Serial 1. The handlebars of the bike have a 10W USB-C charging plug to keep your phone charged as you ride. The new model is available in four sizes, ranging from S to XL, with the L model weighing in at 24 kilograms. Prices for the base model start at $4,499, translating to around P225,000.

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