This gorgeous, one-off Serial 1 MOSH Chopper e-bike is a full custom throwback, and it’s on auction right now after being introduced at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

The 1-of-1 bike is a unique spin on their Mosh cruiser e-bike, which is in the current lineup from the brand. The retro, 60’s wheelie bike design reminds us of the Schwinn Grape Krate reboot, except with a Brose motor and Gates Belt Drive transmission.

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

It also keeps the internal wiring for lights, but these get a very special integration, especially at the rear:

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

TRP hydraulic disc brakes bring this Class 1 (assists up to 20mph) e-bike back down from speed.

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

The banana seat is supported by a custom “sissy bar” in the back, with all exposed metal bits chromed and polished.

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

Up front, the custom ape hanger handlebars feed the brake hoses and e-bike wires into the tubes, just below the bend, then feed everything through the stem into the frame for a very clean look that won’t detract from the paint.

Custom blue sparkle gel grips pull the eye away from the minimalist Brose control unit, which puts light and assist levels in easy reach.

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

The paint is a 60’s style “speed freak” scheme in House of Kolor Oriental Blue Kandy with a silver micro flake base coat to give it the sparkle. It’s all finished with custom hand pinstriping and single-stroke hand lettering.

harley davidson serial-1 mosh chopper custom e-bike for sturgis auction

You can bid on the bike here, with the current top bid at just $6,100 as of this post going live. Bidding closes on August 11, 2021, and the winner can pick up the bike at their Sturgis rally booth or arrange (at winner’s expense) to have it shipped.

They warn that while it’s the same Brose drive system and general build, this is a full custom, one-off bike that’s meant as a collectible rather than something to be ridden. It carries no warranty, and buyer assumes all risk at purchase. Still interested? Check it out in action in this video:

So, if they’re doing wheelies on it, we’d say it’s probably safe to ride…but that’s your call, if you win the auction.

Originally developed inside Harley Davidson, Serial 1 spun off into their own brand within the legendary motorcycle’s corporate family. Check out our interview with Serial 1 president Jason Huntsman for more on their story.

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11 comments

  1. Joenomad on

    I can just imagine the average motorcycle rider at Sturgis trying to ride this thing with their girlfriend on the back reaching for the hanging hotdog from a string!

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    • MaraudingWalrus on

      I once did the local B/C ride on one of the demo e-bikes the shop had just gotten in at the time. Full kit, swapped over my pedals. Just pulled at the front of the group ride the whole time on a comfort bike. All fine and dandy until the time for the sprint – past its cutoff point you’re suddenly propelling a 45lb comfort bike at 20+ mph.

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