After hitching a leg over a pre-production model, Motorcycle USA gets a chance to ride the first 2015 Harley Street 750 models to come out of Kansas City around Austin, Texas, and the hill country.
- We took on the urban jungle of Austin, Texas, on the first 2015 Harley Street 750s to come out of H-D's Kansas City facility.
- Quick throttle response and precise fueling allow riders to have a little fun when they open the Street 750 up.
- After rumbling through the city, we hit the rolling roads outside of Austin to get a good feel for its handling.
- The 2015 Harley Street 750 sells for $7499 in Vivid Black and bumps up to $7794 for Solid colors.
- Harley says its Street 750 is built for urban environments, and on the streets of Austin, Texas, its light-action controls and easy handling lived up to its billing.
- The rear fender of the Street 750 is steel but the plastic piece used to house the taillight, turn signals and license plate is not up to usual Harley standards.
- The 4.3-gallon 'teardrop' gas tank of the 2015 Harley Street 750 is low and wide.
- At six-foot-tall with a 36-inch inseam, the rider's triangle of the Harley Street 750 puts my knees above the tank and left me feeling a little cramped.
- The 2015 Harley Street 750 is the first clean-sheet project since the V-Rod.
- The 2015 Street 750 sports a lean, mean profile from the front.
- The Revolution X V-Twin of the Street 750 has a chain-driven SOHC, is hard-mounted and counterbalanced, and its engine and transmission are one unit.
- On the freeway, the small café-style windscreen of the Street 750 provides a little buffer from the wind, but at six-feet-tall I sit fairly high in the saddle and was subjected to a degree of head-buffeting at higher speeds.
- The Street 750 produced a respectable 52.89 horsepower at 7900 rpm and 39.36 lb-ft of torque at 6400 rpm on our in-house dyno.
- Harley brought out a trio of customized Harley Street 750s to the Austin X-Games to demonstrate its customizing potential. This version with the piggyback shocks and wave-rotors was our personal favorite.
- Harley's in-house styling department was responsible for this custom version of the Street 750 too. The bike's definitely got potential.
- This version of the Harley Street 750, with its carbon fiber bits, forward-facing intake and burly pipes, looks ready to rip.
- The 2015 Street 750 is quick between lights, agile enough to skirt traffic, and turns in with little effort.
- The 2015 Harley Street 750 looks sharp right off the showroom floor, but Harley already has over 100 parts and accessories ready to make it reflect your personality even more.