|Assembly||Kansas City, Missouri, USA (US, Canada and Mexico)|
Bawal, India (rest of world)
|Engine||60° SOHC, water-cooled V-twin with balance shaft|
Street 750:749 cc (45.7 cu in)
Street 500: 494 cc (30.1 cu in)
|Bore / stroke||Street 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 ratio||Street 750: 10.5:1|
|Power||53 hp (40 kW) @ 8,000 rpm (Street 750)|
|Torque||47.9 lb⋅ft (64.9 N⋅m) @ 4,000 rpm (Street 750)|
|Transmission||6 speed, belt drive|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic forks|
Rear: Dual shocks, box section swingarm
|Brakes||Front: Single-caliper disc|
Rear: Single-caliper disc
|Rake, trail||32°, 4.5 in (110 mm)|
|Wheelbase||59.5 in (1,511 mm)|
|Dimensions||L: 87.6 in (2,226 mm)|
W: 32.1 in (815 mm)
H: 27.9 in (709 mm)
|Seat height||25 in (640 mm)|
|Weight||480 lb (220 kg) (claimed) (wet)|
|Fuel capacity||3.5 US gal (13 L)|
The Harley-Davidson Street motorcycle series was announced by Harley-Davidson at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan for 2014 introduction, Harley's first all-new models in 13 years, including Harley's first lightweight motorcycle since the 1974 Sprint. 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 engine with a smaller bore but is otherwise identical. 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. Street series bikes 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
For 2017, Harley released the Street Rod based on the 750 Street model. This new model introduced 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. The new model, responding to market feedback that demanded a sporty standard, was meant to compete with bikes like the Yamaha FZ-07 and FZ-09.
Riders Edge Program
Speculation about Harley "outsourcing" production of 500 and 750 cc models (called small-displacement in US press) 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".
The New York Times also opined that Harley's move towards medium-displacement echoed that of other manufacturers for the developing world.
|“||The midsize is becoming a point of convergence. Commuter motorcycles are getting larger and more complex; from the other direction, Harley-Davidson recently unveiled its lighter Street 500 and Street 750 models.||”|
|— Samanth Subramanian, The New York Times, January 3, 2014|
Strong growth of the Indian market led an American commentator to call this "The most important new Harley-Davidson in living memory", 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:
- Cathcart, Alan (April 6, 2011), Will Harley-Davidson outsource motorcycle production to India?, Motorcyclist
- Beeler, Jensen (June 2, 2012), No Sub-800cc Motorcycle for India? Why Harley-Davidson Doesn't Understand Emerging Markets, Asphalt & Rubber
- Bornhop, Andrew (November 4, 2013), REVEALED! 2014 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET 500 AND STREET 750, Cycle World
- Fleming, Charles (November 4, 2013), "First Look: Harley-Davidson unveils new Street 500 and Street 750", The Los Angeles Times
- Siler, Wes (November 4, 2013), Harley's Indian Gamble — 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 And 500, RideApart
- Bornhop, Andrew (November 12, 2013), WHERE IS IT MADE? 2014 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET 750 AND STREET 500 — Is this affordable new Harley from India? Or Kansas City? We tell you the complete story., Cycle World
- Subramanian, Samanth (January 3, 2014), "A Cult Motorcycle From India Takes On the World", The New York Times
- Trefis Team (January 16, 2014), Harley-Davidson's Street 750 Debuts In India, Forbes
- Watson, Tim (January 28, 2014), Why Your Next Bike May Come From India, RideApart
- Mohile, Shally Seth (February 5, 2014), "Harley-Davidson India Launches Street 750 at Auto Expo 2014", Mint, India, archived from the original on June 11, 2014 – via HighBeam (subscription required),
Priced at Rs.4.10 lakh...Street 750 will be by far its cheapest model in India since a Harley-Davidson motorcycle now costs at least Rs.9 lakh.
- Harley-Davidson Street 750 launched with a shocking price tag!, Noida, India: Zee News, February 5, 2014
- "Harley-Davidson Street 750, first look, review", Hindustan Times, March 4, 2014, archived from the original on March 16, 2014,
The Street 750 comes with a cruiser typical 1511mm long wheelbase, and seats riders in armchair comfort...
- Canet, Don (March 24, 2014), 2015 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET 750, WITH DYNO RUN – FIRST RIDE, Cycle World
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