Harley-Davidson has officially launched the new Street Rod 750 in the Indian market at Rs.5.86 lakhs( ex-showroom, Delhi). The Street Rod is based on the Street 750 and even shares underpinnings with the Street 750, but sports a new design among other mechanical changes. It is priced Rs. 95,000 over the regular Street 750 and is available in three colour options – Vivid Black, Olive Gold and Charcoal Denim. The bike has been derived from the regular Street 750, which was launched in India in 2014.
The Harley-Davidson Street Rod features a new fairing, a split seat design and a new rear panel. The motorcycle features a slightly different look with Harley-Davidson’s Dark Custom styling. Up front, it sports a new windscreen and at the rear a perforated mudguard with newly designed LED lights. The LED taillight is an all-new unit. The bike gets a ride height of 765 mm and 205 mm of ground clearance.
The 750 gets beefier 43mm inverted forks at the front, with the rake angle being tightened to 27 degrees, in order to reduce the wheelbase and thus improve the bike’s agility. The rear shocks get 117 mm travel, while the swing-arm has been lengthened to house the taller shocks. The bike sits on 17-inch cast aluminum wheels that are shod with MRF radial tyres – 120/70 R17 M/C 58H at the front and 160/60 R17 M/C 69H at the rear. Braking setup includes a dual-piston 300 mm disc brake at the front, while Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is standard.
The biggest change though, is the engine itself. The good folks over at Harley-Davidson have equipped the Street Rod 750 is powered by a liquid-cooled, SOHC 8-valve 60° V-Twin Revolution X 749 cc engine. This engine is based on the Street 750’s block, but has been reengineered & tuned differently. It gets a larger volume air box, new cylinder heads, high-lift camshafts and a higher volume exhaust muffler. The compression ratio has also been raised to 12:1 from 11:1 more power and five per cent more torque than the Street 750. The company hasn’t revealed the power output figure, but peak power comes at 8,250 rpm. Meanwhile, the torque output is rated at 62 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Additionally, the engine now revs up to 9,000 rpm, as compared to the Street 750’s block that redlines at 8,000 rpm.