Harley Davidson, the iconic cruiser bike manufacturer based in Milwaukee, USA has unveiled two motorbikes built on their first all-new platform in 13 years. At the EICMA Motor Show in Milan, Italy, Harley Davidson took the covers off of the Street 750 and Street 500 cruiser bikes.
There was much anticipation surrounding the fact that Harley Davidson was planning to manufacture their bikes in India. This can be finally put to rest because Harley has confirmed that these bikes will be produced both in Kansas City, USA and Bawal, Haryana.
“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.”
Aimed primarily at young riders in urban areas, Harley Davidson stated that these bikes fall under the ‘Dark Custom’ design theme and will feature liquid cooled engines called ‘Revolution X’. These engines are 60° V-Twin, fuel injected 4 stroke motors with a single overhead camshaft. The bikes being cruisers, the engines will most likely be tuned for delivering high torque and robust performance at the lower end of the rev range.
The ride height will be low as it is with most Harleys and the bikes get wide handlebars and new suspension systems. Several styling characteristics such as the muscular look, classic lines and fairings, the round headlight and the long fuel tank are reminiscent of previous Harleys.
The pricing of both these bikes in India have not yet been confirmed but it has been made aware that the Street 750 will be on sale in the USA for $7,500 and the Street 500 will cost $6,700.