American leisure motorcycle giant Harley Davidson, best known for its laid back cruiser motorcycles, has just launched a limited edition motorcycle: the Street 750 with India graphics. Production of this motorcycle has been limited to 300 units, and the bike commemorates 10 years of India operations for the American lifestyle motorcycle brand. The Harley Davidson Street 750 limited edition is priced at Rs. 5.47 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. This makes it Rs. 25,000 costlier than the regular Street 750. Notably, this is also the first Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) compliant motorcycle from Harley Davidson. In the coming months, the motorcycle maker will make all its models sold in India BS6 compliant.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson® India Pvt. Ltd., said,
Upholding the legacy for 10 years in India is just the beginning and we will continue to fuel excitement for motorcycle enthusiasts in the country. As the first manufacturers of electric motorcycle in the premium segment, we are ecstatic to bring the LiveWire for showcase in the country. We will continue to invest in products and experiences to build more riders for Harley-Davidson in line with our More Roads plan.
Apart from the revised graphics and the BS6 compliance, nothing else has changed on the motorcycle. The Street 750 is powered by the 750cc, V-Twin liquid cooled four stroke engine that puts out about 53 Bhp of peak power and 59 Nm of peak torque. The gearbox is a 6 speed unit. A heavy motorcycle that’s meant mainly for cruising on open highways, and for weekend pub crawls, the Street 750 weighs 233 kilograms.
The 0-100 Kph sprint comes in at about 6 seconds while top speed is rated at over 170 Kmph. A high performance, sportier version of the Street 750 – called the Street Rod – is also on sale. However, it’s a lot pricier, commanding a premium of over a lakh. The Street Rod is a lot faster than the Street 750, and uses the same 750cc V-Twin engine in a higher state of tune. It also has aggressive ergonomics, making the bike a lot more sportier to ride.
The Street 750 and Street Rod are manufactured in India, at Harley Davidson’s factory in Bawal, Haryana. The motorcycles uses a large amount of local content, which has allowed Harley Davidson to price it competitively. Harley Davidson also assembles the Sportster line up of cruisers in India. Other cruisers sold by Harley Davidson are imported directly from the United States, and are priced a lot higher.