The Harley-Davidson Street 500 and the Harley-Davidson Street 750 were revealed hours ago, a day before their EICMA premiere in Milan, Italy and IndianAutosBlog.com brings you these images straight from the event.
As regular readers know, the Street series will form the entry-level lineup of Harley, slotting below the Superlow. Harley says that the Street series will appeal to the next generation of young adults.
While the company has not gone into the detailed technical specifications, we got to know that the Street series will be built on an all-new platform (an all-new platform in 13 years). Over 1,600 one-on-one interviews with prospective customers were conducted to finalize the design of the Streets.
The all-new 500cc and 750cc engines have been codenamed 'Revolution X'. The exact power and torque outputs of these fuel-injected units are yet to be known, though Harley has confirmed that these are liquid-cooled units. Harley's marketeers were keen to mention that these liquid-cooled units will have the exhaust note of an air-cooled engine however.
Both bikes feature a 6-speed gearbox and their ground clearances are 2 inches higher than the Iron 883. The dry weight of the Street 500 is rated at 217 kg.
Design highlights come in the form of a tear-drop steel tank mated to a steel body and 7-spoke alloy wheels. Harley will also offer extensive customization options for both these bikes, keeping inline with their tradition for doing so.
Both motorcycles will come in two color options - red and black. The prices haven't been disclosed however.
Harley-Davidson Street 500 Image Gallery
Harley-Davidson Street 750 Image Gallery
Harley Davidson Street 500 & 750 unveiled - Press Release
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