What do you want to know about the Harley-Davidson Street Rod?

We’re riding the ’Rod tomorrow

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Submitted by Simon Greenacre on Wed, 19/04/2017 - 17:19

Harley-Davidson Street Rod

TOMORROW we’re going to be swinging a leg over Harley-Davidson’s latest model – the Street Rod.

If the new Street Rod looks familiar, that’s because it's based on the existing Street platform – and from what I know about it so far, it's basically a pimped up, more powerful and premium version of the Street 750 Harley launched in 2015. Or maybe it's not - there's a presentation happening soon and Harley might tell me it's something bold, new and a totally different proposition to a Street 750 - I'll let you know. 

Being based on the Street platform, the Street Rod is powered by the same 750cc V-Twin engine in the Street 750, but with a new airbox, throttle bodies and changes in the new four-valve heads that give it a claimed 20% additional peak power and 10% more torque.

Aside from the new moody, blacked out Dark Custom styling, the Street Rod also has different chassis geometry, compared to the Street 750.

Click here for a more detailed rundown of the new Street Rod and a question in the comments below, or send an email to simon@visordown.com

 

Comments

...if you would consider setting fire to them instead of riding them. And put it up on youtube.

What sort of fuel range does it have and how does the improved cornering clearance translate to the riding experience?

I'd like to know if HD engineers do their R&D in cuba, with a penchant for 1950s americana?
How come an bike that stops and goes so poorly doesn't at least give 90mpg, instead of being slow AND uneconomical?
Given that strength and performace haven't been at the top of the criteria, why isn't it at least lightweight?
In the pros-and-cons trade off that is inevitable in any design, how come the only pros are to do with aesthetics, which is of course subjective?

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