Those who have always wanted the Street 750 in an improved package but didn’t want to splurge for a value-for-money offering can now opt for the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750, which adds a new design among other much-needed mechanical changes.
Priced Rs. 95,000 more than the regular Street 750, the new Street Rod 750 features some revised cues like a new headlamp cowl, drag-style straight handlebars and bar-end rear view mirrors. Furthermore gets a split-seat setup, Harley’s signature teardrop fuel tank and blacked out exhaust and engine block. The LED taillight is an all-new unit. It will be available in three colours: Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim and Olive Gold.
Complementing Street Rod’s sporty character are the new beefier 43mm inverted front forks with the rake angle being tightened to 27 degrees, in order to reduce the wheelbase and thus improve the bike’s agility. The rear shocks get 117 mm travel, while the swingarm has been lengthened to house the taller shocks. Braking setup includes a dual-piston 300 mm disc brake at the front, while Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is standard.
Based on the Street 750, the Street Rod is propelled by the same 749cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine. But has been reengineered & tuned differently, it gets a larger air box, a new throttle body, revised cylinder heads with high-lift camshafts and a stubby exhaust. The compression ratio has been raised to 12:1 from 11:1, resulting in higher output of 68.4 BHP and 64 Nm.
The company claims that this tweaked engine develops 11% more power and 5% more torque, as compared to the Street 750. The company hasn’t revealed the power output figure, but peak power comes at 8,250 rpm. Meanwhile, the torque output is rated at 64 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Additionally, the engine now revs up to 9,000 rpm, as compared to the Street 750’s block that redlines at 8,000 rpm.
Bookings open today, while the motorcycle will be available for test rides from April 21, 2017, across all the Harley-Davidson dealerships in India. Also the delivery dates have not been revealed yet!
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GALLERY: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750