Harley Davidson Street 500 and Street 750 revealed, to be built in India
Harley Davidson has just revealed their new bikes in Milan. The bikes are going to be made in new platform, to be called the Harley Davidson Street 500 and Street 750. The motorcycle looks long and low with a flat tank mated with the new engine.
The new engine is a change for the Harley, liquid-cooling and a 60 degree V-twin. The engine is a four valves (two cylinder) SOHC layout with fuel injection. Harley says they have managed to give the street two extra inches of ground clearance (50mm) and two inches (50mm) of extra suspension travel compared to the Iron 883.
The instrumentation is typically Harley with a simple round speedometer with a small digital display taking care of the details. The motorcycles are likely to be produced in India as well as in Kansas. Harley-Davidson has a factory in Bawal, Haryana outside Delhi.
Harley India says the commercial launch is set for the middle of 2014 with the final announcement of the date and timelines expected at the 2014 Auto Expo in February. Harley also says that extreme care has been taken to ensure that the liquid-cooled Revolution X engine sounds exactly like its air-cooled siblings.
We are expecting the prices to be extremely attractive with the Street 500 to be priced at about Rs 3.8-4 lakh and the Street 750 likely to arrive at about Rs 4.5-4.8 lakh ex-Delhi.