Update: The Street 750 2017 edition has been officially introduced in India. Pricing has been raised to Rs 4.91 lakhs form the earlier tag of Rs 4.69 lakhs (both ex-showroom, Delhi). As we had revealed earlier, the 2017 Street 750 gets ABS as standard, a feature which had been missed in the otherwise excellent value for money product.
Original Article (August 27, 2016): Harley Davidson, the American bike maker, has been one of the largest premium motorcycle seller in India. In the last fiscal they sold 4,708 units in the country, pushed largely by the 2,531 units of Street 750. Yes, localisation is the key! Built in India and then exported to the world. Isn’t that something to be proud of?
Manufactured at their facility in Haryana, the bike also has a smaller twin, the Street 500, intended only for the export market. The Street 750 is a great option for the Indian market, it’s got an ideal torque output in a very useable range. The price tag too has been fairly encouraging. However, one thing which it had been missing so far, was ABS.
The company has made amends and in the recently unveiled 2017 models, has introduced ABS. While the Indian website goes on to talk about the presence of ABS, the US website clearly mentions it as optional! Yes, seems like the Street 750s in India will have ABS as standard. One of the major niggles with the original Street 750 was the lack of bite in the brakes. They introduced better brakes last year to remove the complaint. And now the addition of ABS in the 2017 models, makes the package pretty darn good.
The company has still not revealed the new pricing but expect it to be a few thousand bucks more than the 2016 models.