Harley-Davidson India has
launched the 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod. This muscular middleweight comes
with upgraded performance, handling and more aggressive riding position. The
Street Rod’s new High Output Revolution X 750 V-twin engine puts out more peak
power and torque with an extended rev range.
The new chassis geometry and
17in front and rear wheels deliver fast, responsive steering while the 43mm inverted forks are matched by
remote reservoir rear shocks. The bike has dual 300mm front discs plus ABS
braking as standard. The bike is priced at Rs 5,86,000/- ex-showroom Delhi.
The Street Rod will be offered
in three colour options---Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim and Olive Gold. The
Street Rod’s liquid-cooled, single OHC 8V 60° V-Twin High Output Revolution X
750 engine produces 11% more horsepower and 5% more torque than the Street 750;
peak power arrives @ 8,250 rpm, with peak torque delivered @ 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.
The Street Rod chassis is
engineered to match the performance of the engine. The front end features rigid
43mm inverted forks gripped by lightweight aluminium yokes. Fork rake is
tightened from 32° to 27° for quicker steering.
New rear shock absorbers feature an external reservoir to increase fluid
capacity and maintain damping consistency; travel is increased 31% to 117mm.
The swing arm is slightly longer to accommodate the taller shocks, with
A new seat shape is designed
to hold the rider firmly in place and seat height is raised to 765mm, to
enhance the rider’s view forward. The Street Rod also features new forged
brake/gear levers plus aluminium rearset footpegs that aid control and make it
easier for more riders to get 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 flat, drag-style handlebar
creates an aggressive riding position; new bar-end rear-view mirrors can be
mounted above or below the grips, and feature a patent-pending design that
allows them to fold back without interfering with the rider’s hands.
The Street Rod wears exclusive
17-inch front and rear Open Spoke Black Cast aluminium wheels and new radial
MRF tyres, sized 120/70 R17 M/C 58H front and 160/60 R17 M/C 69H rear; dual
two-piston calipers and 300mm front disc brakes plus ABS deliver powerful,
controlled stopping power.
The Street Rod backs up its
upgraded engine and handling performance with a liberal dose of Harley-Davidson
Dark Custom styling. 43 mm inverted forks and triple camps, topped with a new
speed screen (colour-matched to the bodywork except for a black centre insert)
add mass to the front end. A new tail section, with perforated rear mudguard,
lightens the rear with an all new LED tail light with H-D signature lighting.
The raised ride height with
ground clearance of 205mm and the new 17-inch front and rear wheels with open
spoke design lightens the visuals of the motorcycle that injects the Street Rod
with an athletic stance, while the new scoop-style air cleaner cover and
sharper snap of the exhaust note draw attention to the engine’s strong design.
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