The new Harley Davidson Street 750, which is the second model in the iconic motorcycle maker’s new entry level range of bikes, is quite literally is a ‘revolution’ of sorts.
The new motorcycle, which was unveiled earlier this year the 2013 edition of EICMA, is powered by an all-new Revolution X Engine. This new engine boasts of liquid cooling, which is a first for a Harley motorcycle.
The platform that underpins the new Street range of Harleys is the first all-new motorcycle architecture from the bike maker in 14 years!
While all this is news big enough to enthrall hard-core Harley aficionados, the most exciting bit for us is the fact that the Street 750 has been designed with keeping Indian bike market in mind! The new Harley Davidson Street 750 has not just been made for India but will also be Made in India, with the assembly taking place at the manufacturer’s Bawal facility in Haryana!
From what we have been reading about the upcoming bike, it is pretty evident that the Street 750 will boast of nimble handling and will be well suited for ease of use.
It has by now become pretty much for sure that out of the two new bikes, it will be the Street 750 that will come to us first. It is expected that the bike would cost less than INR 5 lakhs OTR in India and this tasty looking machine is all set ot make its India debut at the upcoming 2014 India Bike Week in January next year. The bike will also be showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo in February and is expected to hit the dealerships soon thereafter.
It is also quite certain that the smaller Street 500 will come to us with an even more attractive price tag. However, Harley Davidson India hasn’t yet made any official confirmation regarding the launch of the smaller model in the new Street range.
Coming back to the much hyped new 750cc Revolution X engine, worth mentioning here is that Harley-Davidson have increased the angle of the V-twin to 60 degrees. This has been done for a lower center of gravity, which in turn aids the handling. The motor boasts of technologies such as fuel injection, liquid cooling and overhead camshafts.
The new 750cc motor will come attached to a six speed manual transmission and power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a Harley toothed belt.
Visually, the new Harley Davidson Street 750 is every bit a true-blue mid-weight cruiser.
The bike rides on very tasty looking 7 spoke wheels that have a 17 inch radius in front and 15 inch in rear. The wheels are shod with 100/80 and 140/75 section Micehlin tyres at front and rear respectively.
It is pretty obvious that with the launch of the new Street 750, Harley Davidson India will be eyeing a bigger chunk of sales in India, which is the world’s second largest two wheelers market. Thanks to an attractive price and the Harley Davidson lineage, there are good chances that the bike would come across as a rather lucrative proposition to most of us and there is every chance that the new bike will enable HD India to attain higher sales targets in our country.
We believe that the new Harley Davidson Street 750 will be quick to hit a sweet spot and the upcoming bike, which has been tailor-made for India, is looking all set to write a success-story.
New Harley Davidson Street 750 Tech Specs
- Engine: 749cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled
- Transmission 6-speed
- Wheels 7 spoke alloys
- Weight 218kg
- Power and Torque NA