Serial 1, Harley-Davidson’s independent e-bike company, has been in business for over two years now. For their sleek appearance and high-quality construction, the first-generation motorcycles received virtually unanimous praise. Now, the company is returning to unveil its second generation of e-bikes, citing a new cooperation with cutting-edge Google Cloud technology.
The new pedal-assist e-bikes will include a host of new technical capabilities, including Google Cloud software. Indeed, Google Cloud capabilities appear to be the most significant addition to the Serial 1 MOSH/CTY and RUSH/CTY e-bikes, taking them even deeper into the world of futuristic IOT-enabled mobility gadgets. The changes are so significant, in fact, that Serial 1 is dubbing these Google Cloud-powered machines its second-generation e-bikes. Serial 1 has been named a “Strategic eMobility Partner” by Google Cloud, meaning the e-bike maker will be among the first to integrate Google’s software into its vehicles.
Among the many benefits offered by software e-bikes, Google’s technology allows users to track their rides, collect data, and “significantly increase safety and security,” among other things. It represents a growing trend in the e-bike market to include cloud-connected software as an additional selling point, which is appealing to today’s discerning, on-the-go consumers.
The Serial 1 app, which allows users to monitor step-by-step navigation, collect riding statistics and activate safety measures on their bike, will be at the heart of the new relationship. Due to the company’s access to Google Cloud’s sophisticated analytics and AI capabilities, Serial 1 promises additional high-tech features that will continue to be rolled out in the future.
Along with the many IOT features that Google Cloud technology brings to Serial 1’s model range, it also ensures that the user can always stay connected to their bike. Most e-bikes connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth connectivity, however, Serial 1 takes things a step further and will incorporate cellular and GPS technologies in addition to Bluetooth to allow owners to connect to their bikes even when riding. are out of sight. .
In October 2020, Harley-Davidson launched Serial 1 as a distinct e-bike company, with the promise of revolutionizing sustainable and technologically advanced personal mobility. He now has four bikes in his portfolio that share a 250W mid-drive electric motor, with prices ranging from $3,399 to $4,999. Mosh/Cty, a city bike, and Rush/Cty, a commuter bike with three varieties (regular, Step-Thru and Speed). In addition to Speed Rush/Cty, which can reach a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour, Serial 1’s e-bikes are rated for a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour.