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2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 Review

2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 on Totalmotorcycle.com

You’ve got 500cc of liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson® V-twin engine and attitude ready to be unleashed on your city…

When the street is where you live, it starts to live in you. True of a rider. True of a motorcycle. The look of the Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 and 500 motorcycles comes from the street. Born out of the custom tradition of tearing down a motorcycle to its raw, minimal essence and letting the pure rebellion inherent in the lines of the machine come screaming through. This is the essential attitude. It doesn’t require much explanation.

On the Harley-Davidson Street™ motorcycle, one look says it all. Built for tight turns and quick moves. The chassis is lean and narrow for easy handling. The seat is super low. The suspension is tuned for the roughest urban roads. You’ve got premium brakes, a broad handlebar sweep and a narrow front tire for tight turns and fast moves.

Riding on crowded streets and jam-packed freeways puts its own set of demands on a motorcycle engine. The all-new Revolution XTM engine is pure Harley- Davidson V-Twin muscle specifically designed for urban riding. It is liquid-cooled to maintain peak performance no matter how high the mercury climbs or how long you’re in gridlock. There’s a single overhead cam. Four valves per head. And a smooth- shifting 6-speed transmission. It all translates to one thing: instant response to the twist you give the throttle when stop turns to go.

When the street is where you live, it starts to live in you. True of a rider. True of a motorcycle. The look of the Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 and 500 motorcycles comes from the street. Born out of the custom tradition of tearing down a motorcycle to its
raw, minimal essence and letting the pure rebellion inherent in the lines of the machine come screaming through. This is the essential attitude. It doesn’t require much explanation.

On the Harley-Davidson Street™ motorcycle, one look says it all. Built for tight turns and quick moves. The chassis is lean and narrow for easy handling. The seat is super low. The suspension is tuned for the roughest urban roads. You’ve got premium brakes, a broad handlebar sweep and a narrow front tire for tight turns and fast moves.

Riding on crowded streets and jam-packed freeways puts its own set of demands on a motorcycle engine.

The all-new Revolution X™ engine is pure Harley- Davidson V-Twin muscle specifically designed for urban riding. It is liquid-cooled to maintain peak performance no matter how high the mercury climbs or how long you’re in gridlock. There’s a single
overhead cam. Four valves per head. And a smoothshifting 6-speed transmission. It all translates to one thing: instant response to the twist you give the throttle when stop turns to go.

 

 

2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• Premium Paint color options
– Vivid Black
– Black Denim
– Mysterious Red Sunglo
• Liquid-cooled, Revolution X™ V-Twin engine, 60-degree, four valves per head finished in Wrinkle Black and with black covers
– Smooth shifting 6-Speed transmission
– Low maintenance belt drive
• Black café style windscreen
• Single disc with dual piston caliper provides premium braking performance
• 49mm front forks and coil-over rear shocks, both with triple-rate springs
• Michelin® Scorcher® 11 front and rear tires
• Rake and trail angles optimized for low speed maneuverability
• Long travel suspension
• 4.3 gallon teardrop gas tank
• Locking gas cap
• Chrome fuel tank medallion
• LED taillight and mini bullet turn signals
• 4-inch speedometer mounted on the handlebar clamp
• Electronic speedometer features odometer, trip meter and LED indicator lights
• Blade key ignition and fork lock
• Black pull-back handlebar with easy and broad lock-to-lock sweep
• Two-up seat with passenger footpegs
• Mid-mounted controls, slightly forward
• Suspension tuned specific for the bike’s needs
• Black 7-Spoke Cast Aluminum skinny 17-inch front, 15-inch rear wheels
– 750 model has machined rim highlights
• 25.7-inch low seat height
• Black 2-into-1 exhaust
• Black front end, lowers, engine and fork gaiters
• Lean chassis

 

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

All-New Liquid-Cooled Revolution X™ Engine

The all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X™ engine that powers the Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle is 494 cubic centimeters of genuine Harley-Davidson® V-Twin built to thrive in high temperatures and heavy traffic. Liquid-cooling means it maintains temperature and performance. Bring on the stop- and- go traffic. The Street 500 stays cool and ready to respond instantly to your throttle hand. And you can count on this: every cubic centimeter of the 494cc Revolution X™ engine is pure Harley-Davidson. 60 degree cylinder’s. 4 valves per head. And plenty of low-end torque. You don’t have to be winding the RPMs up to five figures to feel the strength and character of this engine. It’s built to give you a soul-satisfying ride at the kind of RPMs you find yourself riding at on city streets.

Six Speed Transmission

The new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle gives you six gears to work with when you’re out tearing up the city streets. A smooth-shifting 6 speed transmission makes it easy to stay in the powerband when traffic is stop-and-go. And when the road opens up, sixth gear let’s you drop the engine into a nice, easy groove for a long, comfortable ride at highway speeds.

Light Lift Off Force

Low weight and a low center of gravity mean it doesn’t take a lot of muscle to tip the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle up off its side stand. This bike is easy to handle. Even when it’s stopped.

Low Seat Height 25.7 inches

When you’re astride the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle, the ground is within easy reach of your boot soles. The seat height is just 25.7-inches. And the frame and seat are narrow, which makes for an even easier reach. The advantages of a low seat also shine when the light turns green. It gives you a low center of gravity for confidence when you’re negotiating traffic, just rolling slow through a parking lot looking for a spot.

Mid-Mount Controls

Slightly forward mid-mount foot controls on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle put you in a riding position that keeps you comfortable, but confident and ready to maneuver. The mid-mount controls also keep the ground in easy reach when it’s time to stop. In 110 years, we’ve tried every different riding position known to riders. This one works in the urban grid.

Easy Lock-To-Lock Handlebar Sweep

Bring on any obstacle the city can throw in your path. Quick turns and moves come easy on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle. The pullback handlebar and light front end make sweeping the steering from lock to lock light and easy.

Low Speed Maneuverability

The rake and trail angles on the front end of the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle are optimized for low speed maneuverability. So at low speeds, the ride is predictable.

Single Disc Brakes With Dual Piston Caliper

Confidence in your brakes is the flip side of confidence in your engine. If you want a great ride, you need to have both. The Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle gives you fast-stopping single disc brakes with dual piston calipers.

Skinny 17-Inch Front Wheel, 15-Inch Rear Wheel

Out front on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle you’ve got a skinny 17-inch wheel. It’s the ultimate combination of a skinny width for light handling and a large diameter for getting over and around rough urban infrastructure. It’s matched to a 15-inch wheel in the rear. We built this motorcycle for the city. And these wheels are rolling proof of that fact.

60.4-inch Wheelbase

On tight streets, you need a motorcycle built to execute tight turns and nimble moves. With a wheelbase of just 60.4-inches, the Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle is made for maneuvering in small spaces. The wheelbase also means the machine responds quickly to your inputs at higher speeds.

Specially Tuned Shocks

Like everything else on the Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle, the shocks are built to meet the demands of urban riding. They’re dialed in for the weight of the bike, the geometry of the frame, the position of the rider and rough, urban pavement. You get excellent handling and a smooth ride.

2-Up Seat With Passenger Footpegs

You might start out the evening riding solo, but there’s always the chance you’re not going to end it that way. A two-up seat with footpegs for your passenger means you can invite someone to go for a ride. Or say “Hop on” when someone asks.

3.5-Inch Electronic Speedometer

The Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle gives you a handlebar mounted, 3.5-inch electronic speedometer with odometer, trip meter and LED indicator lights. It’s all the information you need, in a clean tight package.

Revolution X™ Engine Heritage

The Revolution X™ engine you see mounted in the frame of the Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle is all new, but the knowledge that built it wasn’t born yesterday. We are the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. We earned our stripes building liquid-cooled V-Twin engines the hard way: on the racetrack and on the street. We’ve been refining the liquid-cooled V-Twin power plant in the V-Rod for more than a decade. And we’ve been refining V-Twin engine power for generations before that. The Harley-Davidson® V-Twin is more than an engine. It’s an icon. Respected around the world for its reliability. And loved by riders everywhere for the feeling that only comes from turning the throttle on a Harley-Davidson. The new Revolution X™ engine is taking Harley-Davidson to a new place, but its soul remains the same.

True Harley-Davidson Sound

Some motorcycles make noise. The Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle makes sound. The deep, thumping Harley-Davidson rumble that doesn’t demand attention, but gets it anyway. We take the sound of every motorcycle we make very seriously. And tune it to perfection in our state-of-the-art sound facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin USA. When you hear the sound pouring out of the upswept muffler on the Street 500 model, you’ll have no doubt we took the time to get it right. This is the note that instantly says “Harley-Davidson”. There is no mistaking it. Real, authentic and instantly credible on the street.

Premium Harley-Davidson Details

The pride that comes from owning a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle doesn’t go up and down with the price of the machine. Because if we’re going to build a motorcycle, we build it right. We don’t cut corners. We don’t skimp. Check out the details on the Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle if you have any question about that. Yes, it’s an affordable motorcycle, but the kind of details and craftsmanship you expect from a Harley-Davidson are all there. Steel teardrop tank. Steel fenders. Premium paint. Chrome tank emblem. Painstaking fit and finish. The list goes on. Long story short, we never settle for “good enough”. Life is too short for that.

Metal Teardrop Tank and Fenders

A Harley-Davidson® fuel tank has to answer a higher calling than just holding gasoline. And Harley-Davidson® fenders have to do more than keep what’s on the road off of you. This isn’t just about transportation. This is about a machine that stirs your soul. That’s why the teardrop fuel tank and fenders on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle are metal. This is about riding the real steel. You can’t build that with plastic.

Café Inspired Speed Screen

Note the café inspired speed screen on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle. This is a look that was born in the outlaw street custom culture of the 70’s brought forward for modern times. Our roots run deep into the history of custom motorcycles. Sometimes that history rides again in a whole new way.

LED Tail Light And Mini Bullet Turn Signals

A LED tail light and mini-bullet turn signals come standard on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle. Sleek, modern, custom touches like this are what put the distance between the Street 500 motorcycle and the common machines you see rolling up and down the boulevard.

Belt Final Drive

Power on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle gets to the rear wheel via smooth, low-maintenance, rock-solid belt final drive. There’s no chain to tighten or oil. This technology has been proven over billions of miles by millions of riders. There’s no better way to get power to the pavement.

Locking Gas Cap, Fork Lock and Ignition Lock

The new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle features a locking gas cap, a fork lock that prevents the front wheel from being turned when it’s engaged and an ignition lock.

Premium Paint

The new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle gets the kind of paint that has made Harley-Davidson the benchmark for color on a motorcycle for as long as anyone can remember. You can expect deep, rich paint polished to a flawless finish. We take fanatical pride in the work we do in our paint shop. That’s one more reason you can take fanatical pride in the Street 500 when it’s parked on the curb at your address.

Revolution X™ Engine Styling

Let your eye take a run over the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle. This is an exercise in blacked-out, Harley-Davidson Dark Custom style and aggression. It starts with the finish on the all-new Revolution X™ engine. Notice the blacked-out heads and the black air cleaner cover. And the black cylinders highlighted by polished metal fins to bring out the aggressive lines of this iconic 60-degree V-Twin. The Street 500 motorcycle is a dark take on pure, stripped-down street custom attitude. The Revolution X™ engine sets the stage. It just keeps getting darker from there.

Black Two Into One Exhaust

You’re looking at the first all-black exhaust to roll out of a Harley-Davidson® factory since the 70’s, when it debuted on the original Café Racer. Black pipes frame the blacked-out Revolution X™ V-Twin engine and feed into an aggressive, upswept black muffler. There’s no chrome to polish here. Just raw, blacked-out custom attitude.

Black Cast Aluminum Wheels

The new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle rolls through the city on black cast aluminum wheels. If you’re the type of rider who likes a dark, aggressive, no-nonsense look, these are the type of wheels you’ll like.

Blacked-Out Front End

Stand in front of the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle and give it the once over. You’ll notice a black café inspired speed screen, black fork gators and lowers. Even the pullback handlebars are black. All that black is there for a reason. This is the latest Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ motorcycle. Stripped down, raw, aggressive. And featuring plenty of black.

New Chrome Tank Medallion

The piece of chrome you’ll notice standing out on the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 motorcycle is the all new Harley-Davidson® tank medallion. Where other manufacturers might put a decal, we put a three-dimensional steel badge. And then make it shine to match the pride that comes from riding a premium machine through the streets of your city.

A Blank Canvas For Customizing

We didn’t design the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 500 motorcycle to be completely finished when it rolls out of the factory. We designed it to be the ultimate platform for your own custom style and attitude. Your dealer can show you a whole range of custom accessories for adding your personal touch. Once you start, there’s no limit to how far you can go.


 

 

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 – Totalmotorcycle.com American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: Vivid Black $6,799; Color Option $7,094 USD


Pricing 6
Vivid Black $6,799
Color Option $7,094
California Emissions $50
Freight $330
Dimensions
Length 87.6 in.
Seat Height, Laden 7 25.7 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 27.9 in.
Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 32.0
Trail 4.5 in.
Wheelbase 60.4 in.
Tires, Front Specification 100/80 R17
Tires, Rear Specification 140/75 R15
Fuel Capacity 3.5 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3.3 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 455 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 489 lb.
Engine
Engine 1 Liquid-cooled, Revolution X™ V-Twin
Bore 2.72 in.
Stroke 2.6 in.
Displacement 30 cu in
Compression Ratio 11:1
Fuel System 3 Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection, 35 mm bore
Drivetrain
Primary Drive Gear, 36/68 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 14.25
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 10.07
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 7.45
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.99
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 5.04
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 4.53
Chassis
Exhaust Black two- into-one exhaust
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 2-piston floated front and rear
Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 29.5 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 28.5
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28.5
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 41 mpg
Electric
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning
Gauges 3.5 inch electronic speedometer with high beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, blade key ignition and fork lock, and locking gas cap.
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Dimensions
Length 2,225 mm
Seat Height, Laden 7 654 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 7 709 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 32.0
Trail 115 mm
Wheelbase 1,534 mm
Tires, Front Specification 100/80 R17
Tires, Rear Specification 140/75 R15
Fuel Capacity 13.1 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3.1 l
Weight, As Shipped 206 kg
Weight, In Running Order 222 kg
Engine
Engine 1 Liquid-cooled, Revolution X™ V-Twin
Bore 69 mm
Stroke 66 mm
Displacement 494 cc
Compression Ratio 11:1
Fuel System 3 Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection, 35 mm bore
Drivetrain
Primary Drive Gear, 36/68 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 14.25
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 10.07
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 7.45
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 5.99
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 5.04
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 4.53
Chassis
Exhaust Black two- into-one exhaust
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 2-piston floated front and rear
Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 40 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 28.5
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28.5
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 5.74 l/100 km
Electric
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning
Gauges 3.5 inch electronic speedometer with high beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, blade key ignition and fork lock, and locking gas cap.
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson Street XG500 – Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £TBA

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