New £6745 Harley-Davidson Street Rod
Harley-Davidson have taken the wraps off their latest model, the Street Rod, which is nothing to do with the 2005 liquid-cooled model of the same name, and uses a new High Output Revolution 750cc engine.
The Street Rod has been designed with town riding in mind, much like the Street 750, and is priced competitively, starting at £6745 for the Vivid Black colour scheme. The new Street Rod will also be available in Charcoal Denim and Olive Gold.
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In keeping with the current trend, Harley have used their Dark Custom styling to keep the new model looking dark and moody. There's no chrome here.
The Street Rod's liquid-cooled SOHC 8V 60º V-twin produces 20% more power than the 56bhp of the Street Rod, and 10% more torque, with peak power arriving at 8750rpm and peak torque at 4000rpm.
17in wheels front and rear are suspended by 43mm upside down forks at the front and dual shock absorbers with external reservoirs at the rear, while the seat height is 765mm, compared to the 709mm of the Street 750.
Mathew Weber, Harley-Davidson Chief Engineer, said: “It gets your attention. And we wanted a chassis to match, sharp handling and aggressive, perfect for urban cut-and-thrust and canyon carving. Its attitude and the relationship between seat position, rearset footpegs and wide handlebars put the rider fully in control. The fact the Street Rod looks so good – and very close to our early sketches – gives us all a real charge too!”