Some three months after introducing its Project Rushmore Harley-Davidsons to the world, Harley has revealed two motorcycles designed for “young urban riders around the world” at the EICMA Show in Milan, Italy – the Street 750 and Street 500, the first all-new platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years.
The newest in the Dark Custom lineup feature all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X powertrains, nimble agility “and the sound and look that lets everyone know they are genuine Harley-Davidson.”
“These are the newest motorcycles to join our Dark Custom lineup, which helped make us the number-one selling brand to young adults in the U.S. for the past five years,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Both the Street 750 and Street 500 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.”
The Revolution X engine will be housed in a new chassis built for agility, with a super-low 25-inch seat height, new suspension and broad handlebar sweep. Both bikes are minimalist in design to allow the owners 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 will be rolling into dealerships in select markets starting in 2014. The ttwo bikes will carry a retail price of roughly $6700 (for the 500) and $7500 (for the 750).