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Evolution of the Harley Davidson Street 750 Model


The parent company of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Buell Motorcycle Company, and Harley-Davidson Motor Company is Harley-Davidson, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company is the company responsible for the production of not only motorcycles like the new Harley-Davidson Street 750, but also for offering a complete line of accessories, parts, general merchandise, and apparel. Buell Motorcycle Company is responsible for the production of yet another sport motorcycle line.

The Harley-Davidson Street 750 has been hitting the streets all over the U.S., as well as some foreign markets like India, China, and Southeast Asia since the 2014 model was introduced. In all of those countries, sales of motorcycles have really been soaring recently. After being test driven by the likes of AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champions like Brad Baker, Mike Hacker, and both Jared Mees and Nichole Mees, as well as Cory Texter, the Harley-Davidson Street 750 seems to be a big hit. It is the company's first all-new model in 13 years, as well as their first lightweight bike since the Sprint in 1974.

The affordable price of $7,499 paired up with the feel of the new models, which makes it easier to master, as well as the compact design, this new Harley-Davidson Street 750 definitely has what it takes for potentially exposing this historical American motorcycle brand to the members of a younger generation. And, the popularity of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 with both young and old is growing every day.

The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750


At the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show held in Milan, Harley unveiled its very first new model in 13 long years. It was the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750. as well as the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 500. It will begin sales in the U.S. in the Spring of 2014 with a price of $6,700 on the low end and $7,500 on the high end. It's a new Harley line that is not only liquid-cooled but seriously aimed at younger more urban buyers worldwide. Harley's calling it their path to the future. They also reported that the new 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 would be built in their plants in both Kansas City, where they build for the United States, Mexican, and Canadian markets, as well as India, where they build Harleys for the rest of the worldwide markets.

The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 has a 60-degree V-twin liquid-cooled engine with chain-driven single overhead camshafts operating the four valves in each cylinder via the use of roller rockers that have screw adjusters. This new Harley powerplant has been dubbed the Revolution X. It is an all-new powerplant and has plain bearings, as well as a vertically split crankcase. The lineage of this modern design can be traced back to the V-Rod of 2001. According to Harley’s chief powertrain engineer, Jeff Coughlin, this particular design was chosen for the purpose of helping with the reduction of the wet-sump engine's height. This keeps both the center of gravity and the seat height low. This is an important consideration since the Harley-Davidson Street 750 could be the first motorcycle for a number of potential young customers.

  • MSRP- $7,500
  • Engine Type- V-twin Revolution X
  • Engine Displacement- 749cc
  • Cooling -Liquid-Cooled
  • Transmission- Six Speed
  • Wheelbase- 59.5 inches
  • Front Suspension- Specially Tuned Suspension
  • Rear Suspension- Specially Tuned Suspension
  • Front Brake- Single Caliper Disc
  • Rear Brake -Single Caliper Disc
  • Front Tire- 17Weight- 480 lbs.

The 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750


Once you put your feet up, let the clutch out, and start rolling down the road, the 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 feels quite lightweight and maneuverable. It also offers excellent ground clearance and neutral steering. And, if you're driving down any urban street in America, you'll probably encounter some bad pavement, but will be pleasantly surprised with the quality of the ride especially compared to other models. With two pre-load-adjustable shocks and 3.5 inches of travel in the rear wheel paired with the 37mm fork, this bike offers more than twice the travel of a Sportster but maintains its low seat height, which is quite important to most riders.

  • MSRP- $7499
  • Engine Type- Liquid-cooled 749cc 60-degree V-twin
  • Bore & Stroke- 85.0 x 66.0mm
  • Induction- Mikuni EFI 38mm
  • Compression Ratio- 10.5:1
  • Valves- Four valves per cylinder
  • Transmission- Six-speed manual
  • Final Drive- Belt
  • Front Suspension- Fork
  • Rear Suspension- Twin rear shocks
  • Front Brake- Single disc/dual-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake- Single disc, dual-piston caliper
  • Front Tire- 100/80R-17
  • Rear Tire- 140/75R-15
  • Rake- 32.0 degree
  • Trail- 4.5 in.
  • Wheelbase- 60.4 in.
  • Seat Height- 28.2 in.
  • Wet Weight- 503 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity- 3.5 gallons
  • Performance- 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds
  • 0-1/4-Mile in 13.69 seconds at 93.8 mph
  • Braking- 60 MPH-0 to 152 feet
  • Horepower-57.6 hp at 7955 RPM
  • Torque- 43.2 lb.-feet at 3790 RPM

The 2016 Harley-Davidson Street 750


It's easy to see and appreciate why consumers are so interested in purchasing a genuine authentic Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was built right here in the good old U.S. of A ., (and Kansas City to be specific), but at a low price that new young riders can afford. And, ultimately first-time riders will probably be determining the Harley-Davidson Street 750's ultimate success. This year's model could make Harley fans faithful to this iconic brand for the rest of their lives.

The new 2016 Harley-Davidson Street 750 is complete with a black two-into-one exhaust that is also up-swept , a tear-drop-shaped fuel tank, and a speed screen. The Revolution X engine offers a front end that is blacked out. Add to that a two-up seat that has passenger footpegs, a 3.5-inch electronic speedometer, and especially that famous Harley sound, and you've got a sure it. It also is equipped with shocks that are specially tuned for a smooth ride, easy-locking handlebars, and single disc brakes. This year's 2016 Harley-Davidson Street 750 also offers a hot coolant light that keeps riders informed of any engine overheating.

  • MSRP $7,549
  • Engine Type - Revolution X V-Twin
  • Engine Displacement- 749cc
  • Bore Stroke- 85 mm x 66 mm
  • Cooling- Liquid
  • Compression Ratio- 11:01
  • Fuel System- Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection
  • Bore- 38 mm
  • Ignition- Electronic
  • Starting System- Electric
  • Transmission- 6 Speed
  • Rake- 32° / 4.5 inches
  • Seat Height- 28 inches
  • Wheelbase- 60.4 inches
  • Front Brake- 2-piston floated
  • Rear Brake- 2-piston floated
  • Front Tire -100/80 R17
  • Rear Tire- 140/75 R15
  • Fuel Capacity- 3.5 gal.
  • Weight- 489 pounds

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750


Just as with previous years' models, the 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750 offers surprisingly good acceleration for a smaller bike, especially when using the mid-range torque for passing other vehicles. The six-speed gearbox also makes shifting quite effortless with very positive gears that are also light and easy to handle. In addition, the brakes on the 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750 are not at all intimidating, which is good news for newbie riders.

  • Model Type- Cruiser
  • MSRP- $7,549.00
  • Warranty- 24 months
  • Engine Type- V-Twin
  • Cylinders- 2
  • Engine Stroke- 4-Stroke
  • Cooling- Liquid
  • Valves- 8
  • Valves Per Cylinder- 4
  • Compression Ratio- 11:1
  • Starter- Electric
  • Fuel Requirements-Regular
  • Fuel Type- Gas
  • Transmission Type- Manual
  • # Speeds- 6
  • Primary Drive- Rear Wheel Belt
  • Front Tire- 100/80 R17
  • Rear Tire- 140/75 R15
  • Front Brake Type- Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Type- Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelbase- 60.4 in / 1534 mm
  • Fuel Capacity- 3.5 gallons/ 13.1 liters

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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