9 Mar 2017

Harley Davidson Street Rod 750

Wow, who would have thought Harley would do this for real? We all saw they needed this bike for a long time and now Harley built a standard? I almost can't believe this...! The bike they should have build a long time ago and now they did it for real! Will this be the start of a new Harley Davidson era? Can't wait to see what's next! 

Is this more powerful version of the 750 the same engine as the XG750R Revolution X that Harley will use in the 2017 American Flat Track season? Is this Harley's first reaction on the new Indian Scout FTR750 flat track racer? Will Indian respond with a real standard or maybe a street tracker version of the Scout? Is this the moment America finally will expand their horizon and will make something other than a cruiser? It seems a no brainer to most of us but that would be a real revolution in the American Motorycycle business.

The chassis changes move this Street from cruiser territory into the standard zone. Steeper from a 32 to 27. The longer travel suspension raises ride height to increase cornering clearance (10 degrees more in both directions). A longer swingarm to to accommodate the larger 17 " rear wheel, also a 17" in the front. The gas-charged, shocks give the bike 4.6 inches of travel. In the front the 43mm black-anodized inverted forks give the bike a much beefier front end look compared to the street 750. A pair of 300mm front discs increase braking power vs. the single disc on the Street.
The tank is moved farther forward and the rider sits farther forward to bias center of gravity forward to improve handling. Remember we are still talking about a Harley Davidson...! Say what?
It has 8 percent more torque across the rev range and the redline is increased from 8,000 rpm to 9,000, with an attendant 18 percent power boost on the top end. Claimed output is 68.4 horsepower at 8,750 rpm and 47.2 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. 

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