Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 first ride incoming

Published: 19 April 2017

We're on the south coast of Spain for the launch of the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750, first unveiled in March.

The new Street Rod XG750A, to give it its full name, uses a new High Output Revolution 750cc engine, which produces 20% more power than the 56bhp Street 750 and 10% more torque. To handle the extra power and torque, the Street Rod comes equipped with dual 300mm disc gripped by two-piston calipers.

At 238kg the Rod isn't light, but the low seat height of 765mm should help when paddling at low speeds. The bike is fitted with 17 inch wheels front and rear, which should provide a good level of feel and agility. The front 43mm USD forks are non-adjustable, while the dual piggy back shocks at the rear can be adjusted for preload.

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Much like the Street, Harley have stuck with the Dark Custom style, meaning chrome is kept to a minimum and colours are dark and moody. The Street Rod comes in Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim and Olive Green.

Built in India, the moody Street Rod will cost £6745, which is much cheaper than the competition, below.

Triumph Street Twin, £7750

The liquid-cooled ‘entry level’ 900cc Street Twin is an easy to ride roadster, has a little less power and torque than the Harley but is considerably lighter and comes with rider aids as standard.

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, £7999

The air-cooled A2 licence compatible Guzzi is user friendly and comes with rider aids including traction control as standard. The distinctive Italian design makes the bike stand out, but it produces less power and torque than the Harley.   

Yamaha XV950 Racer, £8099

The air-cooled 942cc V-Twin pushes out a claimed 51bhp and at 251kg it’s even heavier than the Harley. The 765mm low seat height makes it appealing for shorter riders - much lower than the Harley.

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