2015 Harley Davidson Street 500 Review
Harley Davidson Street 500 is an upcoming wold famous cruiser bike to India. It is expected to be available in India around Rs. 3,25,000-4,00,000/- Recently Harley Davidson has launched the Street 750 with the Rs 4.1 lakh price tag and this was a pleasant surprise for every H D lovers.
The bike is said to be the most affordable motorcycle in the Harley Davidson company’s line-up. This American cruiser brand offers this bikes under Dark Custom range. Get details regarding each aspect of this wonderful cruiser motorcycle.
Looks and Style
Harley Davidson Street 500 is the second offering from Harley to India. It is the company’s first lightweight bike in 30 years. Harley Davidson Street 500 is more lighter, faster and agile and made for young riders. On external most notable feature is the bikini fairing on the round headlamp.
The cruiser specific design clues are evident all over the body. You can see all-black two-in-one exhaust, black pullback handlebars in this bike. Harley Davidson Street 500 packed with comfortable seats, steel frame and mid-mount controls finished off with LED tail lights.
Key Technical Features
- All-New Liquid-Cooled Revolution X Engine
- Six Speed Transmission
- Low weight and a low center of gravity
- Low Seat Height 25.7 inches
- Slightly forward mid-mount foot controls
- Easy Lock-To-Lock Handlebar Sweep
- Low Speed Maneuverability by The rake and trail angles on the front end
- Single Disc Brakes With Dual Piston Caliper
- Skinny 17-Inch Front Wheel, 15-Inch Rear Wheel
- 60.4-inch Wheelbase
- Specially Tuned Shocks
- 2-Up Seat With Passenger Foot pegs
- 3.5-Inch Electronic Speedometer
Engine, Gears and Performance
30 cu in, Liquid-cooled, Revolution X V-Twin engine powers the Harley Davidson Street 500 bike. Engine makes 2.72 in. bore and 2.6 in. stroke. It features 11:01 Compression Ratio and Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection, 35 mm bore fuel system.
29.5 ft-lb is the offered engine torque at 3,500 rpm. 41 mpg fuel economy or mileage is assured for Street 500 bike. Engine mated to a 6 Speed gear box for smooth transmission.
The bike gets Black Two- into-one exhaust. Wheels and tyres used are Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum in front and Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum at rear.
Dimensions, Colors and Price
The bike is available in Black, Red colors to choose. Harley Davidson Street 500 Vivid Black color shade 2015 model available for $6,799 and Color Option available at $7,094 in US. In terms of external dimensions, the bike measures,
- 87.6 in. Length
- 25.7 in. Seat Height
- 5.7 in. Ground Clearance
- 60.4 in. wheelbase
- 100/80 R17 Tires Front Specification
- 140/75 R15 Tires Rear Specification
- 3.5 gal. fuel capacity
- 3.3 qt. Oil Capacity (w/filter)
Safety and Comfort Features
It is packed with Analogue Fuel Gauge, Speedometer and trip meter. Low Fuel Indicator, Low Oil Indicator and Low Battery Indicator are also offered in the instrument cluster. Good braking and suspension also provided in this bike for safety and stability at high speed ride.
Brakes fitted in Harley Davidson Street 500 includes 2-piston floated front and rear. Harley Davidson Street 500 gets good comfort and convenience options like Stand Alarm, Self Start, Passenger Footrest, Step-up Seat and Pass-light. Alloys and Tubeless Tyres are standard options.
Ride and Handling
Harley Davidson Street 500 is light and easy to handle. The Low weight and a low center of gravity are the great features of this cruiser, which enables you to ride safely even at high speed. There is a Low Seat Height of 25.7 inches which assures best riding position and aid in comfort of rider.
Wider wheelbase of 60.4-inch enables to stop the bike at anytime and it eases the riding effort in busy and small roads. The Specially Tuned Shocks, 2-Up Seat With Passenger Foot pegs and 3.5-Inch Electronic Speedometer all are best for rider to have a pleasant experience.
Slightly forward mid-mount foot controls and Easy Lock-To-Lock Handlebar Sweep are also offered in Harley Davidson Street 500 bike. This cruiser offers you Low Speed Maneuverability by The rake and trail angles on the front end. All this can ensure you a smooth – safe and rich riding experience with the Street 500.