LA Times review of the new Harley Street.
Harley-Davidson on Monday blew the covers off two dramatic new motorcycles for 2014: the Street 750 and Street 500.
The bikes represent an aggressive attempt to expand Harley’s already massive reach to younger, newer and smaller riders by offering them a substantially lighter and more manageable urban street cruiser.
Both models feature the company’s Dark Custom stylings, and a new fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Revolution X motor, cradled in an all-new frame.
The belt-driven bikes feature a seat height of barely 25 inches and a fueled weight of only 480 pounds.
When they hit dealers in early 2014, the Street 500 will have an MSRP of about $6,700, and the Street 750 about $7,500.
Calling the unveiling “a great day in our history,” Matthew S. Levatich, Harley’s president and chief operating officer, said the Street series “fills a need for people who want to identify with a brand but have a motorcycle that is less intimidating, and more inviting. This bike is easier to ride and easier to learn how to ride.”