Let’s be candid about the all new 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod.
The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod’s fuel tank is the only recognizable component carried over from the standard Street 750, however, it has been mounted further back. The overall look and feel of the drag bars make the Street Rod look much more bold and aggressive. With a sporty profile, the rider has to lean forward a bit to enjoy the ride. Another plus point of the drag bars is that the width of the bars provides excellent rearview visibility, both from the left and right bar-end mirrors.
Reviews state that the bike isn’t very comfortable for very tall people and many people are finding it difficult to comfortably position their feet. But first things first, this bike is designed to target riders whose height ranges from 5-5 to 5-9. A quick tip for those of you who are looking to buy this bike; if you adjust the brake lever as far down as it can go, then it will help you comfortably position your foot on the peg as well as the heel pad on the heat shield.
What’s the difference between the Street Rod and standard Street 750?
Well, a lot, the Street Rod has an increased horsepower of 18 percent and torque of 8 percent! The Street Rod also has a High Output Revolution X engine that lends the bike a smooth maneuver. The steering is also pretty light and quick. Especially since the Street Rod’s reduced rake angle is at 27 degrees while the standard Street 750 rake angle is at 32. The re-engineered chassis of the bike is worth a mention too. The front brakes have been upgraded from a single to dual 300mm discs with ABS.
If there’s one drawback that I hate, it’s how hot the bike gets when it has been running for some time. The position of the exhaust pipe just makes the situation worse.
Besides this, the bike is pretty good. It’s got the right mix of style, legacy, performance and aggressiveness. The best part is that it’s actually quite affordable. So let me know what you think of the bike too, in the comments below.