Harley-Davidson’s entry-level Street 750 will be in UK dealerships in September and has been given a host of revisions after being on sale in other markets for 18 months.
The price of £5795 for the Street 750 has been officially announced for some time but this is the first time the technical and engineering changes have been announced. For the 2016 range the bike gets improved front and rear brakes with 300mm diameter brake discs at both ends. The brake calipers have 34mm pistons and there is also a new aluminium front master cylinder and improved brake line quality too.
New clutch and brake levers have been added to add to the style Harley calls Dark Custom. There have also been improvements to the routing of the wiring loom to make it look neater.
The Street 750 has 56bhp and was designed by Harley-Davidson in America but is built in India as a way of reducing costs and making a cost-effective new model which can be sold around the world at a low price.
The Street 750 will be available in matte and gloss black, blue and red and will be available in UK dealers in September.
Mike Johnstone, Marketing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe said: “The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is designed to cope with the unique challenges faced by riders in European cities. It marries nimble manoeuvrability, unique Dark Custom style and instant power helping riders escape the cars, buses and taxis that clog inner-city roads,” said. “This Dark Custom motorcycle is designed specifically to meet the needs of urban riders and is the ideal way to discover your city in style.”
Harley is anticipating big sales for the Street 750 (the European market will not be getting the smaller Street 500 model) and the price has been kept as low as possible in the hope of introducing younger, urban riders to the Harley badge.