Harley-Davidson reveals two, new Dark Custom motorcycles – the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500 motorcycles. Both introduced and designed for young urban riders around the world. These will also be a perfect fit for women motorcycle riders wanting a lighter weight urban authentic Harley.
“Both the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500 motorcycles were designed with thousands of hours of input from young adults in cities around the world. This input guided both the attitude and capabilities of these motorcycles. They are proof that being Customer-led continues to be a core driver of our product development process.” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
Urban, Authentic Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
The Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles are built for an urban environment. Each motorcycle features the new, Revolution X engine, designed to match the demands of stop-and-go traffic with nimble agility, while delivering instant throttle response to escape city gridlock.
The Revolution X engine will be housed in a new, narrow and lean chassis with a super-low seat height, new suspension and broad handlebar sweep that provides confidence and manoeuvrability when managing tight turns and fast moves. Both signature Dark Custom™ motorcycles feature a premium, minimalist style that serves as a blank canvas for riders to customize.
“These new bikes are leaner, yet still have a mean streak – they’re the real deal, made of real steel.” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “They’re designed to handle the abuses of urban environments and provide authentic opportunities to customize.”
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles will be rolling into dealerships in select markets starting in 2014. But Canada will have to wait as they’re not expected until 2015. In Canada, both of these new bikes will be available at Retail Stores in 2015.
Video of the Harley-Davidson Street platform reveal in Milan, including an in-depth walk-through of the motorcycles, details on their design, and a Q&A with Richer are available here