Launched: Harley-Davidson Street Rod
If you fancied having yourself a regular Street 750 but held back because of its laid-back looks, this new iteration, deemed the Street Rod, should be right up your alley. The stance of the Street Rod is lean and a bit more aggressive in comparison to the Street 750 – with its new 43mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir on the rear springs, LED indicator lights, a speed screen, forged gear/brake levers, a flat handlebar with bar-end mirrors, a new scooped seat, new tail section and a shorter and wider two-into-one exhaust unit. Harley even appears to have tackled previously reported braking issues with the Street by throwing in double 300mm discs on the front end of the Street Rod for added stopping prowess, with ABS coming standard.Further strengthening the performance perspective of the Street Rod is the engine. While the bore, stroke and displacement of the engine remain the same, the company have altered the compression ratio from 11\:01 to 12.0\:1 and traded-in the Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection, 38mm bore fuelling system for a Mikuni Twin Port Fuel Injection with 42mm bore. The Revolution X motor will rev to 9000rpm (1000rpm more than the Street) and produce 11% more power and a max torque of 62Nm @ 4000rpm – which is expected to give you a stronger mid-range punch and a 3Nm advantage over the other guys stock Street 750.The front end features 43mm inverted forks gripped by lightweight aluminium yokes, while the fork rake is tightened from 32° to 27° for quicker steering. The Street Rod gets new rear shock absorbers to maintain damping consistency and travel is now up by 31% to 117mm. The swing arm is slightly longer to accommodate the taller shocks, with performance-inspired styling.The 3.5-inch digital readout will comprise an electronic speedometer with high-beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics and low fuel warning indicators. With a wheelbase of 1510mm, the incoming Street Rod 750 will be marginally shorter than the regular model while its ground clearance is now up by 60mm over the Streets 145mm. Harley is even claiming better lean angles with this one. The Street Rods black 7-split open spoke cast aluminium wheels will be clad in 17-inch rubber on both ends – 120/70 (f) and 160/60 (r).Priced at Rs 5,86,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) the Street Rod will cost Rs 95,000 more than the standard Street 750 cruiser. Harley is now open for bookings of the Street Rod and test rides begin on 21st April 2017 across all Indian Harley-Davidson dealerships.