On 11/4/13 in Kansas City, Harley-Davidson revealed the new STREET 500 & 750 motorcycles. Both mounts are built around a new “Revolution X” V-Twin liquid-cooled engine, 749cc and 494cc respectively. The Motor Company plans to make these new entry-level mounts available by mid Spring of 2014. MSRP is listed from $6700-$7500 US dollars.
The Street 750 and 500 are the first new platforms for Harley-Davidson in 13 years. The chassis is “narrow and lean,” the front tire is slim and the suspension is “tuned for the roughest roads” to suit riding in urban environments. Harley-Davidson asserts that even though these mounts are smaller in stature than their cousins in the line-up, the trademark Harley engine note remains intact.
The 750 and 500 fit into Harley-Davidson’s Dark Custom line-up which has given riders the option of blacked-out (or semi-blacked-out) versions of the Iron 883, Fat Bob, Street Bob, Forty-Eight and Seventy-Two models.
“These are the newest motorcycles to join our Dark Custom lineup, which helped make us the number-one selling brand to young adults in the U.S. for the past five years,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Both the Street 750 and Street 500 were designed with thousands of hours of input from young adults in cities around the world. This input guided both the attitude and capabilities of these motorcycles. They are proof that being customer-led continues to be a core driver of our product development process.”
• Street 750 – 749cc liquid-cooled Revolution X engine, V-Twin 60° four-valves per head
• Street 500 – 494cc liquid-cooled Revolution X engine, V-Twin 60° four-valves per head
• 6 Speed Transmissions
• Belt Drive
• 2-into-1 exhaust
• Mid-mount controls
• Single caliper disc brakes
• Two-up seat with passenger pegs
• Metal tank and fenders
• LED tail lights and bullet signals
• Locking gas cap, forks and ignition
• 17 inch front wheel, 15 inch rear wheel
• 59.5 inch wheelbase
• 480 pounds (wet)
• MSRP $6700 for the 500 and $7,500 for the 750
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Sources: Harley-Davidson.com, Motorcycle-usa.com, Cyclenews.com, Cycleworld.com
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