Harley-Davidson has officially launched the most awaited Street 750 cruiser in India. The Street 750 carries forward all essential values of a Harley on its shoulders. Street 750 is designed at younger customers to be used mainly in the city.
The Street 750 has the Harley design, but has been tweaked to be more fun and practical as opposed to the regular Harley’s. The bike was built from scratch after conducting a survey in 11 countries and speaking to 3000 young potential customers. The result is such that the bike has received some very practical changes. The handle bars are wider, there is two-inches of more suspension travel for comfort and the ground clearance has been increased by two-inches compared to any other Harley.
The bike is aimed at newer riders and the seat height is comfortable for short people as well. The styling has been given a retro appeal, inspired from the old Harley’s. However, the round headlight looks too boring to be true. The seat is very comfortable and should be good for long rides, whereas the pillion seat is too small for practical use. The Street 750 uses an analogue instrument cluster and the switches are of basic. The overall build quality on the Street 750 is impressive..
The Street 750 uses a 749cc, four-valve, V-Twin engine with liquid cooling (a smaller version of the water-cooled engine co-designed with Porsche) and is called Revolution X. The engine is capable of producing 47 BHP of power and 50 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike uses a completely new platform and weighs around 218 kgs. The cruiser features a 2-into-1 exhaust and uses MRF Zapper tyres, with a 17-inch at the front and a 15-incher at the rear that have been specifically developed for the Street 750.
The Street 750 will be completely manufactured in India. Harley has resorted to heavy localization on the Street 750 to keep the costs in check and provide the best price possible. Harley-Davidson will also be exporting the 750’s and the 500 to other Asian and European countries, but the 500 is expected to be launched only in 2015 in India.
Harley is sure to find volumes with the Street 750 in our country with the increasing demand for premium bikes. Keeping their promise, Harley has priced the Street 750 at a mouth watering Rs. 4.10 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), keeping the on-road price under Rs. 5 lakhs. This is by far the most affordable Harley you can buy in India, at least until the Street 500 comes along.