Harley-Davidson will manufacture a product for the very first time outside the USA with the Street 750, though the Street line will also be manufactured at their Kansas City plant. However, while Indian first rides are slotted for this weekend, the first ride reviews on the internet have just started appearing from the USA.
American website, www.motorcycle-usa.com, rode the motorcycle for two hours and managed to squeeze in a dyno run also. As we have said since we first started writing about the new Street 750, the motorcycle looks and feels right and the pricing announced at the 2014 Auto Expo is certainly a pleasant shock to the system. We've maintained that if the motorcycle were to feel like a genuine Harley on the move and in sound, it should sell shockingly well in India.
The Street 750 was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014
Motorcycle-usa says the motorcycle is a bit quiet on the stock exhaust but otherwise feels as torquey as a Harley ought to. They also note that the raised ground clearance generates great cornering clearance and it is possible to corner the Street 750 pretty hard. They go so far, in fact, as to say that the cornering capability is one of the highlights of the motorcycle.
On their dyno runs, the Revolution X engine returned about 52PS at the back wheel at 7900rpm and 53.36Nm at 6400rpm. They report a nearly flat torque curve across the whole rev band and acceleration, they say is impressive.
Revolution X engine returned about 52PS at the back wheel at 7900rpm and 53.36Nm at 6400rpm
We cannot wait to ride the Harley-Davidson Street 750 this weekend and see what India's first Indian-made Harley feels like on our streets. Meanwhile, head over to motorcycle-usa to read their first ride impression. Or, if you're convinced already, bookings are now open and Harley-Davidson are also offering great loan schemes including extra loan amounts for accessories.
Check the image gallery of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 here