It’s been 14 years since Harley-Davidson last launched an all-new platform motorcycle and this new model taps into a previously unchartered market – learners and provisional riders. Come 2015 Harley-Davidson will be retailing the Street 500 and 750 models developed for the young adult ride. Whilst the Harley-Davidson STREET is accessible to entry-level riders, it’s a bike that has been designed specifically for the urban environment. The motorcycle features the new, Revolution X engine, designed to match the demands of stop-and-go traffic with nimble agility, while delivering instant throttle response to escape city gridlock.
The Street’s liquid-cooled, 60-degree Revolution X engine will be housed in a new, narrow and lean chassis built for agility, with a super-low seat height, new suspension and broad handlebar sweep that provides confidence and maneuverability when managing tight turns and fast moves.
But lets get down to the most important consideration – the comparison with the Sportster because lets face it, Harley-Davidson have brought the Street in to appeal to that buyer who doesn’t want to wait years to get a full license. The Street is around 45kgs lighter than the Iron 883 and the 750 provides a better power-to-weight ratio than the Iron 883 making it a worthy consideration when coming in at the sub $10,000 mark. To cap it all off Harley-Davidson have designed the bike with creative buyers in mind with many opportunities to customize.
The Street is expected to land on Australian shores at the start of 2015 and with our lengthy licensing process is sure to be a hit.