Harley-Davidson Street

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Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500
2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 showroom side.jpg
ManufacturerHarley-Davidson
Production2014–present
AssemblyKansas City, Missouri, USA (US, Canada and Mexico)[1]
Bawal, India (rest of world)[1]
ClassCruiser
Engine60° SOHC, water-cooled V-twin with balance shaft
Street 750:749 cc (45.7 cu in)
Street 500: 494 cc (30.1 cu in)[1]
Bore / strokeStreet 750: 3.35 in × 2.60 in (85.0 mm × 66.0 mm)
Street 500: 2.72 in × 2.60 in (69.0 mm × 66.0 mm)
Compression ratioStreet 750: 10.5:1[2]
Power53 hp (40 kW) @ 8,000 rpm (Street 750)
Torque47.9 lb⋅ft (64.9 N⋅m) @ 4,000 rpm (Street 750)[3]
Transmission6 speed, belt drive
Frame typeSteel
SuspensionFront: Telescopic forks
Rear: Dual shocks, box section swingarm
BrakesFront: Single-caliper disc
Rear: Single-caliper disc
Tires100/80x17
150/70x15, 140/75R15
Rake, trail32°, 4.5 in (110 mm)[2]
Wheelbase59.5 in (1,511 mm)
DimensionsL: 87.6 in (2,226 mm)
W: 32.1 in (815 mm)
H: 27.9 in (709 mm)
Seat height25 in (640 mm)
Weight480 lb (220 kg) (claimed)[1][4] (wet)
Fuel capacity3.5 US gal (13 L)[2]
RelatedHarley-Davidson VRSC

The Harley-Davidson Street motorcycle series was announced by Harley-Davidson at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan for 2014 introduction. It will comprise Harley's first all-new models in 13 years,[1][3] and Harley's first lightweight motorcycle since the 1974 Sprint.[5] The 750 is powered by a 749 cc displacement version of Harley's 60° SOHC V-twin, water-cooled Revolution engine dubbed the Revolution X. The Street 500 has a 494 cc narrower-bore but otherwise identical engine.[1] Production for sale in the United States and Canada is done at Harley's Kansas City facility; production for the rest of the world, including engines, is done at the Harley-Davidson India subsidiary in Bawal with indigenous components.[3][6] The Street series are positioned as Harley's entry-level models, with a price point that is the lowest for Harley's US lineup by over $1,200.

Harley-Davidson Street Rod[edit]

For 2017 Harley has released the Street Rod based on the 750 Street model. The new model has new features such as higher output Revolution X engine 68.4 hp (51.0 kW) @ 8,750 rpm and 47.2 lb⋅ft (64.0 N⋅m) @ 4,000 rpm, 43 mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir rear shocks, drag style bars and 17 inch wheels.[7] The new model came about from feedback from the market that wanted a sporty standard and is meant to compete with bikes like the Yamaha FZ-07 and FZ-09.

Riders Edge program[edit]

The Street 500 replaced the Buell Blast in Harley-Davidson's rider training program.[4]

Reactions[edit]

Speculation about Harley "outsourcing" production of 500 and 750 cc models (called small-displacement in US press[8]) to India began at least as early as 2011, along with harsh criticism that by not offering smaller bikes there, Harley "doesn't understand emerging markets".[9]

The New York Times also opined that Harley's move towards medium-displacement echoed that of other manufacturers for the developing world.

Strong growth of the Indian market led an American commentator to call this "The most important new Harley-Davidson in living memory",[11] and another to predict more bidirectional interaction between American and Indian manufacturers and consumers, naming the Harley Street along with other Indian-made or Indian-owned marques like Hero MotoCorp, KTM, and BMW:

2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 side view

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f Bornhop 2013a.
  2. ^ a b c Canet 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Hindustan Times 2014.
  4. ^ a b Fleming 2013.
  5. ^ Forbes 2014.
  6. ^ Bornhop 2013b.
  7. ^ Hoyer, Mark (March 9, 2017). "Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 - FIRST LOOK REVIEW". Cycle World. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Cathcart 2011.
  9. ^ Beeler 2012.
  10. ^ Subramanian 2014.
  11. ^ Siler 2013.
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