We tested Harley-Davidson’s new $5000 electric bike

Harley-Davidson’s new Serial 1 electric bikes are coming, and we got one of the first test rides. The bikes are gorgeous, with a clean, non cluttered design and an impressive spec sheet. And they are an absolute joy to ride. But are they worth $5,000?
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  1. The Verge

    The Verge3 months ago

    Do you think these bikes are worth the money?

  2. Jennifer Cuellar

    Jennifer Cuellar20 days ago

    Not at all

  3. Robert Curtis

    Robert CurtisMonth ago


  4. Alan Mawson

    Alan MawsonMonth ago

    Rather buy the new Royal Enfield and have change!

  5. Skyline BTH Just There

    Skyline BTH Just There2 months ago

    Not really, but we will see!

  6. Lt. Doomsday

    Lt. Doomsday3 months ago

    No, not a fan of E-bikes. I rather earn a sweat.

  7. Mr driveryte

    Mr driveryte20 days ago

    WHAT $5000. NOT WORTH IT. you can get top of the range electric scooter for half the price

  8. noj remlock

    noj remlock25 days ago

    Don't know who is running this department, but is that "realy" what harley riders are looking for and expecting? Disappointed

  9. Bonz

    BonzMonth ago

    Harley is doomed

  10. Undercover Bush

    Undercover BushMonth ago

    You have to be a special kind of stupid to buy this...

  11. Gold Formation

    Gold FormationMonth ago


  12. Michael Cassady

    Michael CassadyMonth ago


  13. Michael Cassady

    Michael CassadyMonth ago

    I can get a nice honda shadow and modify it into a bobber for less than the price if this bicycle.

  14. Robert Curtis

    Robert CurtisMonth ago

    I know of 2 E*Bikes that are superior than any of the Harley-Davidson bikes. One is approximately 7K and rugged, and the other around $2,500 (ONXY RCR) this has a good balance of how many miles or how long you can ride and how fast. Approximately 60-65mph. They are for off roads too. More like a Moped.

  15. vIBED oUT • Channel

    vIBED oUT • ChannelMonth ago

    i think there's just one thing one needs to know about electric bikes mostly they don't make sense as bicycles are unbeatable because no fuel good for health doesn't farm the environment plus if you get solid airless tyres you need to worry about nothing so electric.. not really

  16. ennis p

    ennis pMonth ago

    Who wants this junk for 5000 get Sondors Metacycle

  17. Blu

    BluMonth ago

    You can buy an electric unicycle for much cheaper, you get more range, smaller more compact, easier to transport, more fun to ride, etc.

  18. Jsmith

    JsmithMonth ago

    I wanted to see more of the bike itself.

  19. Wolf Hound Dog

    Wolf Hound DogMonth ago

    BruH these are DEAD there is some BADASS electric bikes HARLEY DISAPPOINTED at this NOT COOL

  20. dextew69

    dextew69Month ago

    Reviewed by someone who has never been on a harley fcs

  21. Bigging Philip

    Bigging Philip2 months ago

    Unmistakably Harley Davidson? Do I hear a hint of shell! The only people that this bike would be for are people that do not care about money. five grand for a e bike are you kidding me!

  22. P S

    P S2 months ago

    When your bike has a better smartwatch than you.

  23. allen wells

    allen wells2 months ago

    lame. My Montague has 1500 wt, 160NM. Top speed 36mph. Just went up Pikes Peak. My total cost was $2500.

  24. C H

    C H2 months ago

    Wow. Super cool. I really want one. Wish it was more affordable

  25. PRAKASH728

    PRAKASH7282 months ago

    In India u can have a car in that price.... Useless....

  26. metadatem

    metadatem2 months ago

    I’m confused, what about the design of the bike makes it ‘uniquely Harley’? It looks more or less like everything else, but definitely not a Harley lol

  27. J Meng

    J Meng2 months ago

    Too expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡

  28. bfarm44

    bfarm442 months ago

    Blew it. When you deviated from the original design you blew it. Add in the rediculous price. I have a rad rover that will run this over cost 1499

  29. 20% project

    20% project2 months ago

    Go take a look at onyx motorbikes that is more worth your money 😏

  30. Mário Ferreira

    Mário Ferreira3 months ago

    imagine a tesla ev bike, that would be cool

  31. بلي ميديا

    بلي ميديا3 months ago


  32. Alex Sokolovsky

    Alex Sokolovsky3 months ago

    this vid is too sweet and generally out of logic, like a table spoon of sugar in a good beer,, and baby-cycle design is very poor

  33. It's Milan

    It's Milan3 months ago

    If the bikes are going to get more wattage over 250W then you say "minimum 250W" not "atleast 250W" 🤦🏽‍♂️

  34. Matt Frankman

    Matt Frankman3 months ago

    $5000 for a bicycle? Jesus, just buy a motorcycle at that point.

  35. Simon Hernandez

    Simon Hernandez3 months ago

    With that money you can get a so much better mtb e-bike

  36. Bertie Die steirische Eichel

    Bertie Die steirische Eichel3 months ago

    Lost me at headline saying 5k for a bike

  37. Hasan

    Hasan3 months ago

    When you said "Unmistakenly Harley Davidson" I paused the video to let you know that I won't watch the rest. Good money.

  38. Kirk Johnson

    Kirk JohnsonMonth ago

    It was a way of signaling that it is way over priced and only makes sense for people who are addicted to branding.

  39. J H

    J H3 months ago

    These bikes look like a super high-end german product where they did ALL the design and spared no expense. But it looks GERMAN. It does NOT look like a Harley. There is NO American style. The actual Serial 1 motorbike looks 1000% cooler. And this pricing seems really suspect as a 3k ebike with a $2000 markup because of sticking on a Harley badge. So, feel free to love this as a European Union ebike, but I just can't call it a Harley.

  40. Make Everything Free

    Make Everything Free3 months ago

    250 watt motor?? LOL! Good for grannies. The stealth bike built in Australia has 6,200 watts.

  41. Its Wookie

    Its Wookie3 months ago

    Does this require a table for assembly?

  42. fear oldblood

    fear oldblood3 months ago

    was it pre assembled

  43. SIIN XX7

    SIIN XX73 months ago

    5000 US for bike? as a former BAM I can't but suspect that HD administration is loose in the wild. Getting late in the game and mimicking other companies strats in the same niche just to get the cut for them and whoever they've allied to develop this product is not only lazy but shameful for trying to get that crazy advantage on their brand loyal customers, perhaps the biggest chunk of potential customers in their chart.

  44. Rasmita Mahapatra

    Rasmita Mahapatra3 months ago


  45. Joeyp81

    Joeyp813 months ago

    Harley is losing their mind no body is gonna buy

  46. Ken Howard

    Ken Howard3 months ago

    If the CVT transmission automatically finds the correct gear ratio - continuously - can you explain why it takes some time for a rider to adapt to this?

  47. Michael Haire

    Michael Haire3 months ago

    Well, you guys are better at riding bikes than you are at building computers.

  48. Lucio Stefano

    Lucio Stefano3 months ago

    For me the looking is to classic and to pricey. Max price should be 1999$.

  49. Scott Campbell

    Scott Campbell3 months ago

    Ducati offers E bikes

  50. The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast

    The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast3 months ago

    So they just bought off the shelf parts, put a badge on it and charged 10x what it cost. And this is somehow good?

  51. The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast

    The Deviant Developer IDW Podcast3 months ago

    Man they fugly

  52. Dingensen

    Dingensen3 months ago

    the verge is the kind of content kreator that listens to the product producer and dont give an actual review ... how much money did you get for your soul ?

  53. Ishmam Chowdhury

    Ishmam Chowdhury3 months ago

    Where is the jacket from?

  54. pamplonaHD

    pamplonaHD3 months ago

    hard to imagine how this could be worse...the price, the looks and the lack of innovation. anyone could assemble a bike like this for $1000 tops. i guess HD is dead and this is their last breathe

  55. Jeff Jacob

    Jeff Jacob3 months ago

    Hill? Here we have hills so steep that cars can’t go up them only down and have to drive around the mountain. To take the long path. If it’s not steeper than a stair case it’s not a real hill

  56. LAkers

    LAkers3 months ago

    This is collector's edition H.D. e-bike 1st. Production is worth the money.

  57. Many_Lives

    Many_Lives3 months ago

    Id love to spend 5000$ on a bike that'll get stolen.

  58. Anup Verma

    Anup Verma3 months ago

    Great electric bike at $500. Oh, wait!

  59. Hardik Shrestha

    Hardik Shrestha3 months ago

    5000 dollar. WTF!

  60. Eduardo Pineda

    Eduardo Pineda3 months ago

    You know whats Hot? Your CPU

  61. Ferditheking Simp

    Ferditheking Simp3 months ago

    Just download more RAM

  62. jacques gall

    jacques gall3 months ago

    WTF Happened to your website. The ads are waaaaaay more than the content to read. YOUr site was a pleasure to read BEFORE. but now its almost all ads

  63. aNilaxz GO

    aNilaxz GO3 months ago

    Does the iPad new keyboard work for the 12.9 2017 inch? (Sorry for the random question)

  64. mr daddy

    mr daddy3 months ago

    Don't mention the range? NICE ONE

  65. Yile Wen

    Yile Wen3 months ago

    Hardly Davison

  66. Sanidhya Gupta

    Sanidhya Gupta3 months ago



    KISHORE KURAPATI3 months ago

    They failed to make it affordable. So they eventually failed for the purpose.

  68. Harold Glasscock

    Harold Glasscock3 months ago

    I have found better bikes than these Harleys and faster. Harley these bikes are a heavy and severe let down on speed and price Rad Power makes a better and faster bike than you. Harley this is a let down on your brand I personally expected better.

  69. racoonzattack

    racoonzattack3 months ago

    That price is insane though!

  70. arvava

    arvava3 months ago

    What jacket is he wearing?

  71. iFuff

    iFuff3 months ago

    They just do these electric projects to polish their image. It's an old white men brand.

  72. Bob Hadland

    Bob Hadland3 months ago

    On yer bike , not at these prices.

  73. Rodrigo Mazzola

    Rodrigo Mazzola3 months ago

    Can’t wait to ride one!

  74. Valar Olorin

    Valar Olorin3 months ago

    You should screw with confidence.

  75. random16 Godfrey

    random16 Godfrey3 months ago

    Is this this the new thing for 2045?

  76. Safoan Rahman

    Safoan Rahman3 months ago

    GM is selling electric car for less money than these in China.

  77. Faraz Khan

    Faraz Khan3 months ago

    Anyone else sad about the fact there’s no vintage design edition?

  78. Rishab Gangopadhyay

    Rishab Gangopadhyay3 months ago

    I literally bought a brand new motorcycle this year for less than this electric bicycle 🤔🏍️

  79. Fabian Schmitt

    Fabian Schmitt3 months ago

    Is your Com puter still working?

  80. belizarius_99

    belizarius_993 months ago

    Terribly overpriced

  81. Samapta Halder

    Samapta Halder3 months ago

    This bike market

  82. Samapta Halder

    Samapta Halder3 months ago

    Tiis bike market

  83. Srinath Amaravadi

    Srinath Amaravadi3 months ago

    How is this any different from a normal bicycle. I mean this also includes manual pedalling , huh

  84. Kev S

    Kev S3 months ago

    The verge: they are beautiful.. Me: 🤮🤮🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

  85. Indio Peltier

    Indio Peltier3 months ago

    dang thats pricy,I could buy a sportster

  86. John Bucholtz

    John Bucholtz3 months ago

    5K? Thats insane.. more than I paid for a new 75mpg REH adv bike.. and the guy peddaling with a face diaper.. oh puleassse! Bend over people, I gotta tail pipe for you

  87. Mohamed

    Mohamed3 months ago

    This felt scripted and sponsored by Harley to say the exact words. The bicycles aren’t “ unmistakably Harley “ , 5000$ in a time of pandemic where people are strapped for cash. Not a good review. The bicycles themselves look nice for sure but they better be if someone is charging you that amount.

  88. Aaron

    Aaron3 months ago

    This is a review of a bike by a guy that doesn’t know bikes

  89. James

    James3 months ago

    Those bikes are U-L-G-Y and they ain't got no alibi. Get a Specialized Levo for the same price and it actually looks good.

  90. Returning Cavaliers Fan Since 7/1/2018 #BelieveLand

    Returning Cavaliers Fan Since 7/1/2018 #BelieveLand3 months ago

    A lot better eBikes for even less than half the price 🤣 Please do not buy the bike, especially if you don’t want to get robbed.

  91. SAM

    SAM3 months ago

    As always expensive and not enough features. They are just hoping to sell because of the Harley name but I see this as a big flop.

  92. MashAllah Tech Secrets

    MashAllah Tech Secrets3 months ago

    i want a 99$ ebike with same stuff

  93. ImRan Ma1ik

    ImRan Ma1ik3 months ago

    My instinct says electric bicycle will be game changer...

  94. roadkill serna

    roadkill serna3 months ago

    Harley Davidson is the apple of motorcycles.

  95. himdr

    himdr3 months ago

    we get less than 500 bucks in india


    DARTH ASH3 months ago

    Ebikes for E boys


    BIPRAJIT SARKAR3 months ago

    F@#% Harley Davidson's e-bike, for that price I can buy Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.

  98. Umaxen 00

    Umaxen 003 months ago

    The cranks seem very short. What's up with that? Not good for longer distance, smooth feel riding. Like a coffee grinder...

  99. Sourav Dey

    Sourav Dey3 months ago

    U say it's good value for$5000 I was thinking it was too much for a cycle to cost ₹5000 and Should i even but it🤣

  100. Josh Helms

    Josh Helms3 months ago


  101. Mania Beats

    Mania Beats3 months ago

    5k for a bike? I drive a car that didn’t cost me 5k. this is definitely not everybody

  102. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman3 months ago

    Charge time? Range? Why were you peddling up hill? That's what the motor is for.

  103. Dean Ainsworth

    Dean Ainsworth3 months ago

    These vehicles are not electric, they’re battery powered. I always ask, if everything is going the way of the battery, how do you plan to charge of of these glorious earth saving devices? Also the big give away about ‘green’ is how much the consumer is charged (get it?) for being so earth friendly... Its fine if YOU want to live this way. But if your ideas are so awesome, Mehta do you have to force the rest of us to do what YOU want? Is it because you all are so smart and just know better???

  104. doves fans

    doves fans3 months ago

    Number one: yes they ARE electric. A battery generates electricity. Number two: yes electricity/batteries are more earth friendly than carbon emissions. Neither of these should really have to be stated, yet here I am.

  105. Clinton Smith

    Clinton Smith3 months ago


  106. matt hubbard

    matt hubbard3 months ago

    I'm so disappointed with the design. The prototype was so cool it had me saving my pennies. This look so generic ebike. No Harley style.

  107. Ingolf Stern

    Ingolf Stern3 months ago


  108. Rajkumar Bharathi

    Rajkumar Bharathi3 months ago

    My motorbike is 5000 usd and it can go at 160kph 🤣