2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob First Ride Photo Gallery
Harley-Davidson celebrates its 110th year in the motorcycle business with its 2013 model lineup, including a refresh of its Street Bob.
See photos of the 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob in action in the 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob First Ride photo gallery.
The H-D Street Bob does well in turns considering its claimed 672-pound curb weight, though its far from being considered a nimble mount.
The standard issue mini apes look cool, but can make long-hauls tiring.
For a cruiser, the H-D Street Bob is slender and is lighter on its toes than most of its Big Twin siblings.
The Street Bob has optional ABS, packaged with a security system, for an extra $1195.
In an effort to appeal to younger riders the world over, H-D debuted the Hard Candy Custom campaign, featuring bright metallic flake paint colors.
Upgrades on the 2013 Street Bob include a relocated lisence plate holder, new tribple clamps to facilitate easier customization and a relocated ignition key.
As part of the expanded H-D1 program, customers can order the Street Bob from the factory with a number of upgrades already installed.
The 2013 Street Bob comes in three Hard Candy Custom colors.
H-D is swinging away from the "murdered out" black look with the vibrant colors available on the 2013 Street Bob.
Though the Street Bob seemed to enjoy more ground clearance than its Big Twin bretheren, the pegs still scraped in the tighter turns.
The 26.7 seat height made it easy to reach the ground, flat-footed.
Customers can upgrade the 2013 Street Bob to 103 Twin Cam engine as part of the H-D1 program.
The gearbox features deliberate shifts that are clunky compared to Japanese standards, but smooth and quiet in comparision to its lone American competitor.
The only real gripe we had with the transmission was finding Neutral, which proved difficult at times.
H-D mixed things up on the Street Bob but retained the 2012 price tag at $12,999.
The 2013 Street Bob comes with a 96 Twin Cam engine, standard.
The new HCC colors are definitely atttention-grabbing, especially the Lucky Green Flake color.
The stock seat was comfy, but not as cush as the sofa-like perches on H-D touring mounts.
The Hard Candy Big Red Flake comes standard issue on the stock Street Bob.
While the self-cancelling turn signals were a plus, we weren't huge fans of the instrument console, apart from the analog spedometer.
The Street Bob provided a great ride through the wilds of British Columbia.
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