The Harley-Davidson Street Rod is the newest addition to the MoCo’s Street lineup.
Powered by a hot-rodded version of the liquid-cooled 749 cc Revolution X V-twin, the Street Rod looks a lot like a scaled-down V-Rod, for riders on a budget. The upgraded powerplant redlines at 9,000 RPM (up from 8,000 RPM); max power is just over 68 horsepower at 8,750 RPM (up 18 per cent) and just over 47 ft-lb of torque at 4,000 RPM (up eight per cent).
The engine’s increased performance comes from improved airbox and muffler, as well as new throttle bodies, cams, and four-valve cylinder heads. Compression is now 12.0:1, up from 11:0:1.
Harley-Davidson didn’t stop with engine upgrades. There’s a new dual-disc brake setup up front, with 300 mm discs (ABS is available as an $860 option). The chassis was also tweaked, with rake changed from 32 degrees to 27 degrees. There’s also a new, longer swingarm, and the rear shocks supposedly have more travel (4.6 inches, Harley-Davidson says). There’s also a new 17-inch rear wheel, replacing the 15-inch unit (front wheel is a 17-incher too).
The standard telescopic forks found on the Street 500 and Street 750 have been replaced with USD forks.
All these changes mean the new Street Rod has a lean angle of 37.3 degrees on the right and 40.2 degrees on the left. The standard Street 750 has a lean angle of 28.5 degrees. The changed bodywork (new seat and tank) mean the rider now sits further forward, too, changing handling due to revised weight distribution.
Weight “in running order” is listed at 234 kg, up 12 kg from the standard Street 750; no doubt the upgraded brakes account for much of that weight. Fuel capacity is 13.1 litres. Unladen seat height is 765 mm.
The Harley-Davidson Street Rod will have a Canadian MSRP starting at $10,399; for reference’s sake, the closest competitor (Indian Scout Sixty) is priced at $10,999. Canadian buyers can pick from Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim (+$350) or Olive Gold (+$350)paint. A security system is a $455 option.More details, photos, and specs are available at Harley-Davidson’s Canadian website.
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