VIDEO & BLOG-New for Harley-Davison's 2015 line up is a new category of bikes called “Harley-Davidson Street”. To fill that category are two new bikes, the 750 and the 500, both liquid cooled. The 750 has a 46 cubic inch motor while the 500 has a 30 cubic inch V-Twin Revolution X motor. Further, these motors are a 60-degree V-Twin with chain-driven single overhead cams and four-valves per cylinder. All is finished off with a 2-into-1 upswept exhaust.
A blacked-out engine and covers, pullback handlebars, fork gators and lowers, and jet black exhaust give it a tougher look. The bike has the seemingly trendy Sons of Anarchy headlight fairing.
These motors are rather small, but both models are very light with both weighing in at around 489 lbs. Both have a 3.5 gallon fuel tank and get around 41 miles per gallon. Both front and back wheels have a single disc braking system.
At a price point of $7,499 for the 750 and $6,799 for the 500, any who may have never been able to get into a Harley Davidson can now do so. I spent part of a day with the new models and rode the 750 on city streets, county roads, and the freeway. These bikes are stripped down and have nothing but the absolute bottom line of Harley equipment, which helps keep the price point down.
After my ride I will tell you that you really shouldn't expect much from this bike, but again consider the price you are paying. I mean bare minimums on this thing. The small motor, basic rubber mid pegs/controls, basic rubber handgrips, cable throttle, cable clutch, non self-canceling signals, small fuel tank etc. I can see this bike being of great use to [Read more…]