2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Review

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NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET ROD IS TUNED FOR DYNAMIC URBAN PERFORMANCE.

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Review by TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

 

The H-D racing bloodline runs strong in the Street Rod. It starts with the all-new High-Output Revolution X Engine – bred from the same stock as the engine we built for the XG750R flat track racer we’re bringing to the Pro Circuit this year. To put the power to good use, you get a 43mm inverted front fork, piggyback shocks, dual-disc front brakes and a scooped racing seat. Go fast. Lean hard. Leave traffic in your dust.

High-Output Revolution X Engine and Refined Chassis Deliver More Power and Nimble Handling

The new Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ motorcycle is a muscular middle-weight built to blitz the city streets. An addition to the Harley-Davidson® Street™ model family, the Street Rod is agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion. Steeped in tough Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ styling, bearing a stance that’s poised and aggressive, the Street Rod always looks ready for action.

“The Street Rod will put the thrill in any urban commute,” said Mathew Weber, Harley-Davidson Chief Engineer for the Street Rod. “We’ve paired the potent new High Output Revolution X 750 engine with a revised chassis and up-rated suspension components to make the Street Rod quick, light-handling and easy to ride.”

The Street Rod backs up its performance with a liberal dose of Harley-Davidson Dark Custom styling.

“We made this new bike look tough and aggressive,” said Harley-Davidson Lead Designer Chetan Shedjale. “This aligns with the environment our riders will experience this motorcycle in. The inverted, black-anodized forks and triple clamps along with a new speed screen combine to add visual mass to the Street Rod front end. The increased ground clearance and new 17-inch wheels give the Street Rod an intimidating stance. Finally, a supercharger-inspired air intake and the deeper growl of the exhaust note draw attention to the High Output Revolution X engine.”

The High Output Revolution X 750 engine produces 18 percent more horsepower and 8 percent more torque than the standard Revolution X 750 engine (U.S. and Canada markets only). The new single overhead-cam V-Twin engine features a larger air box, a new dual-throat throttle body, revised four-valve cylinder heads and high-lift camshafts, and a higher-volume muffler. The compression ratio is bumped from 11.0:1 to 12.0:1, and the engine redline is increased from 8,000 to 9,000 rpm.

“We’ve improved air flow and then tuned this new engine to maximize mid-range torque,” said Weber. “It really delivers a punch between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm, power you can always feel and use in real-world riding situations. Liquid cooling helps maintain that performance and rider comfort in stop-and-go urban traffic.”

The new Street Rod chassis is engineered to match the performance of the High Output Revolution X engine. The front end features rigid 43mm inverted forks gripped by a lightweight aluminum triple clamp. Fork rake angle is tightened from 32 to 27 degrees to quicken the steering. Coil-over rear shock absorbers have an external reservoir to increase fluid capacity and improve control. The shocks increase the rear suspension travel by 31 percent, to 4.6 inches. A new swing arm is slightly longer to accommodate the taller ride height, and has new performance-inspired styling. Lean angle is increased from 28.5 degrees left and right to 37.3 degrees right and 40.2 degrees left. The Street Rod rolls on light-weight, 17-inch front and rear Split 7 Spoke Black Cast Wheels and new Michelin Scorcher 21 radial tires. Dual 300mm-diameter front disc brakes deliver confident stopping power. Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are factory-installed options for the Street Rod.

“The Street Rod is the most nimble motorcycle in the current Harley-Davidson line-up,” said Weber. “Tires, wheels, suspension and frame geometry are engineered to work together and deliver handling that’s light and precise at all speeds.”

 

 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Give your soul a jolt with 750cc of adrenaline from the new High Output Revolution X™ engine.

SKIP STRAIGHT TO THE HARD STUFF
If you’re going to hit it, hit it hard. The all-new Street Rod™ is built to take you to the edge. It’s got a new High Output Revolution X™ engine that redlines your adrenaline level at 9000 rpm. Drag style bars with bar-end mirrors, new 43 mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir rear shocks let you shred traffic like you’re starring in your getaway scene. One twist of the throttle and you’ll never look back.

A new seat shape is designed to fit the rider’s contour, and seat height is raised by 3.7 inches, to 29.4 inches, to enhance the rider’s view forward over traffic. A flat, drag-style handlebar puts the rider in a fist-forward posture on the bike. The Street Rod also features new forged foot controls and aluminum foot pegs that are positioned for a comfortable seating position that also makes it easy for riders to get feet down to the ground at stops.

Street Rod styling highlights include a new color-matched speed screen, a short aggressive street fighter-inspired tail, and all-new LED tail lamp and turn signals with a Street Rod signature look.

The Street Rod will be offered in three color options: Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim, and Olive Gold.

 

 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Urban Mobility

We were all warned as kids about playing in the street. If you’re the sort who never listened to a word of it, we’ve got your motorcycle. The street is where the action is. The Harley-Davidson Street® series is a line of bikes built with one purpose in mind: to make the most of it. Every inch of the motorcycle has been thought through to meet the demands of navigating the urban landscape. The Street Rod™ features a new High-Output Revolution X™ engine that will rocket you from stoplight to redline at 9000 rpm. New 43mm inverted front forks and piggyback reservoir rear shocks let you carve through clogged streets with ease. You get a pure, stripped down, aggressive look. Settle into the scooped, racing-style seat and you’ll never blend in with the crowd.

Lightweight Front Fender and Performance Tail Section

A lightweight front fender with black fender bracket plus the 2-up seat performance tail section give the Street Rod™ bike a sleek, refined look from front to back.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson Dual disc brakes with dual piston calipers and Optional ABS
Dual Disc Brakes with Dual Piston Calipers and Optional ABS

Dual disc front brakes with dual piston calipers provide premium braking performance, quick reaction and stopping power.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson New front and rear suspension
New Front and Rear Suspension

New 43mm inverted front forks and rear piggyback shocks offer increased suspension travel and are tuned for a sportier ride and greater lean angle.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson Michelin Scorcher 21 Tires
Michelin® Scorcher® 21 Tires

When you have the combination of this much power and agility, you want sticky rubber to make the most of it. The Street Rod™ bike delivers with Michelin® Scorcher® 21 tires.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson Two-piece 2-Up Seat with Passenger Foot pegs
Two-Piece 2-Up Seat with Passenger Foot Pegs

There’s not much point to being young and free in the city if you can’t give a ride to someone you meet when you’re out making your rounds. The Street Rod™ gives you a two-piece 2-up seat with a 29.8” seat height versus the 25.7” seat height of the Street 750, a perforated finish and a French stitch pattern along with foot pegs for your passenger. Sometimes two is more fun than one.

 

Authentic H-D

We built the Harley-Davidson Street® series to be affordable machines for those who’ve gotta work to put gas in the tank and pay the meter maid when you find a place to park. But we did it our own way. That means we did it right. The beautifully formed teardrop fuel tank is Milwaukee steel, just like the fenders. Then we painstakingly finish it with one of our premium paintjobs, and top it with a new fast graphic and Harley-Davidson script. Listen to the sound coming from the new shorter and wider pipes on the Street Rod™ motorcycle. The note coming from this machine was tuned to perfection in our state-of-the-art sound facility to be instantly recognizable even with your eyes closed. It’s the small details that make a motorcycle look modern, sleek and tight and 100% pure Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

New High Output Revolution X™ 750 Engine

New High Output Revolution X™ 750cc engine features a dual throttle body, new cylinder heads, enhanced intake ports and cams, a 12.0:1 compression ratio that delivers 18% more horsepower and 8% more torque than the Street 750.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson True Harley-Davidson Sound
True Harley-Davidson Sound

A motorcycle isn’t a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle unless you can identify it with your eyes closed. Listen to the sound coming from the new shorter and wider pipes on the Street Rod™, feel its deep, thumping rumble in your chest, and you’ll know it passes that test with flying colors. The note coming from this machine was tuned to perfection in our state-of-the-art sound facility to be instantly recognizable on any street corner in the world.
2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson LED Tail Light and Front/Rear Turn Signals
LED Tail Light and Front/Rear Turn Signals

It’s the small details that make a motorcycle look modern, sleek and tight. Like a curved LED tail light with integrated Bar & Shield logo and rear LED turn signals. On the Street Rod™ bike they’re done right.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson 3.5-Inch Electronic Speedometer
3.5-Inch Electronic Speedometer

The Street Rod™ bike gives you a handlebar mounted, 3.5-inch electronic speedometer with odometer, trip meter and LED indicator lights. We even added a hot coolant light to make sure you’re keeping the jugs running at a nice even temp. It’s all the information you need, in a clean tight package.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson Locking Gas Cap, Fork Lock and Ignition Lock
Locking Gas Cap, Fork Lock and Ignition Lock

The city is full of obstacles – even when the bike is parked. The Street Rod™ bike features a locking gas cap, a fork lock that prevents the front wheel from being turned when it’s engaged and an ignition lock to keep the bike protected.

 

 

Custom Soul

Fact: get yourself to a part of town where interesting things are happening and you’ll see some rad custom bikes loaded with dark, aggressive style. Chances are they started life as a Harley-Davidson Street® model. We built our newest line of bikes from the no-nonsense blacked-out wheels up to be the ultimate blank canvas for customizing. Of course, each one is also first and foremost a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, so even fresh off the line it’s a lean, mean and eye-popping machine. A color-matched speed screen with a black insert brings a whole new depth of soul to this Street. The drag-style bars and bar-end mirrors make for an aggressive riding position to take on the traffic. The Street Rod™’s sleek drag bars, color matched speed screen and LED turn signals fit perfectly with an urban backdrop.

Drag Bars with Bar-End Mirrors

The performance soul of the Street Rod™ bike is felt as soon as you take hold. The drag-style bars with bar-end mirrors make for a sportier and aggressive riding position to take on the traffic-snarled urban jungle.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson Colour-matched speed screen
Color-Matched Speed Screen

The Street Rod™ makes heads turn. The new color options with color-matched speed screens with a black insert make a statement. Choose from Vivid Black, Charcoal Denim and Olive Gold.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson Revolution X Engine Styling
Revolution X™ Engine Styling

The engine is the heart of a motorcycle and the heart of the Street Rod™ is black. Check out the blacked-out finish on the High Output Revolution X™ engine. You’ve got blacked-out cylinders and heads and a new high output black air cleaner. There’s just a touch of polished metal on the cylinder fins to bring out the classic, muscular, iconic lines of the V-Twin. The look of the Street Rod™ is pure, unadulterated, blacked-out, Harley-Davidson.

2017 Street Street Rod Harley-Davidson 16.3 litre tear drop tank
3.5 Gallon Tear Drop Tank

To take on the urban jungle, you need a bike forged with steel. The Street Rod™ bike has a 3.5 gallon metal teardrop tank with a new fast graphic and Harley-Davidson script to show it’s the real deal.

Where the Street Rod™ bike meets the pavement – that’s where the custom look begins. The black, lightweight 17-inch, 7-split open spoke cast aluminum wheels provide an uncompromising custom look with unparalleled easy steering.

 

 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8699 to $8994 USD

DIMENSIONS
Length
83.9 in.
Seat Height, Laden
29.4 in.
Seat Height, Unladen
30.1 in.
Ground Clearance
8.1 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg)
27
Trail
3.9 in.
Wheelbase
59.4 in.
Tires, Front Specification
120/70 R17 V
Tires, Rear Specification
160/60 R17 V
Fuel Capacity
3.5 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter)
3.3 qt.
Weight, As Shipped
497 lb.
Weight, In Running Order
516 lb.
ENGINE
Engine 1
High Output Revolution X™ V-Twin
Bore
3.4 in.
Stroke
2.6 in.
Displacement
46 cu in
Compression Ratio
12.0:1
Fuel System 3
Mikuni Twin Port Fuel Injection, 42 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive
Gear, 36/68 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st
14.272
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd
10.074
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd
7.446
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th
6.006
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th
5.037
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th
4.533
CHASSIS
Exhaust
Black two-into-one exhaust
Wheels, Front Type 8
Black, 7-Split Open Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type
Black, 7-Split Open Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type
2-piston floated front and rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method
J1349
Engine Torque 2
47.2 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm)
4,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)
37.3
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)
40.2
Fuel Economy 5
54 mpg
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7
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
Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
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.
Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.
Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10,399 to $10,749 CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length
2130 mm
Seat Height Laden
747 mm
Seat Height Unladen 6
765 mm
Ground Clearance
205 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)
27
Trail
99 mm
Wheelbase
1510 mm
Tires, Front Specification
120/70 R17 V
Tires, Rear Specification
160/60 R17 V
Fuel Capacity
13.1 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)
3.1 l
Weight, As Shipped
225 kg
Weight, In Running Order
234 kg
ENGINE
Engine 1
High Output Revolution X™ V-Twin
Bore
85 mm
Stroke
66 mm
Displacement
749 cc
Compression Ratio
12.0:1
Fuel System 3
Mikuni Twin Port Fuel Injection, 42 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive
Gear, 36/68 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st
14.272
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd
10.074
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd
7.446
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th
6.006
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th
5.037
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th
4.533
CHASSIS
Exhaust
Black two-into-one exhaust
Wheels, Front Type
Black, 7-Split Open Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type 7
Black, 7-Split Open Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type
2-piston floated front and rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method
J1349
Engine Torque 2
64 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)
4,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)
37.3
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)
40.2
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5
4.3 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps
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
Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
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.
Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £6,745 to £6,995 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

Vivid Black
£ 6,745
Color
£ 6,995
DIMENSIONS
Length
2,130 mm
Seat Height, Unladen
765 mm
Ground Clearance
205 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg)
27
Trail
99 mm
Wheelbase
1,510 mm
Tyres, Front Specification
120/70 R17 V
Tyres, Rear Specification
160/60 R17 V
Fuel Capacity
13.1 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter)
3.1 l
Weight, As Shipped
229 kg
Weight, In Running Order
238 kg
ENGINE
Engine
High Output Revolution X™ V-Twin
Bore
85 mm
Stroke
66 mm
Displacement
749 cc
Compression Ratio
12.0:1
Fuel System
Mikuni Twin Port Fuel Injection, 42 mm bore
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive
Gear, 36/68 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st
14.272
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd
10.074
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd
7.446
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th
6.006
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th
5.037
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th
4.533
CHASSIS
Exhaust
Black two- into-one exhaust
Wheels, Front Type
Black, 7-Split Open Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type
Black, 7-Split Open Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type
2-piston floated front and rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method
EC 134/2014
Engine Torque
65 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm)
4,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.)
37.3
Lean Angle, Left (deg.)
40.2
Fuel Economy: Testing Method
EC 134/2014
Fuel Economy
4.3 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions: Testing Method
EC 134/2014
CO2 Emissions
103 g/km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps
High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, ABS
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
Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
Measurement reflects 81.7 kg operator weight.
Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

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