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Motorcycles | News / 03-24-17

Harley-Davidson Street Rod out to conquer the city


By C! Magazine Staff

 

Harley-Davidson is now ready to reset your expectations as the street-grown Harley Davidson Street Rod conquers the city, while providing an exhilarating experience beyond.

The Street Rod’s liquid-cooled, single OHC 8V 60° V-Twin High Output Revolution X 750 engine produces 20% more horsepower and 10% more torque than the Street 750; peak power arrives at 8,750rpm, with peak torque delivered at 4,000rpm. It’s tuned to deliver strongly between 4,000 and 5,000 rpm, with strong midrange performance that a rider can feel and exploit in real-world situations.

It features a larger volume air box and new dual 42mm throttle bodies, new four-valve cylinder heads and high-lift camshafts, plus a higher-volume exhaust muffler – all designed to increase airflow and efficiency. Compression ratio is raised from 11.0:1 to 12.0:1 and the redline goes from 8,000 to 9,000 rpm.

A new seat shape is designed to hold the rider firmly in place, and seat height is raised by 104mm to 757mm, to enhance the rider’s view forward. The Street Rod also features new forged brake/gear levers plus aluminum rearset footpegs that aid control and make it easier for riders to get a good ground reach when stationary. To suit more spirited riding, lean angle is increased from 28.5° left and right to 37.3° right and 40.2° degrees left.

The Street Rod wears exclusive 17-inch front and rear Open Spoke Black Cast aluminum wheels and new Michelin Scorcher 21 radial tyres, sized 120/70 R17V front and 160/60 R17V rear; dual two-piston calipers and 300mm front disc brakes plus ABS deliver powerful, controlled stopping power. Harley-Davidson’s Smart Security System is standard fitment.

The new Harley Davidson Street Rod will be available in three colors: Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim, and Olive Gold.