Harley Streets ahead

THE Yanks are no strangers to giving their Harley-Davidsons a flogging on race tracks, hill climbs, board tracks, beaches and even ice.   After all, the company has had an official H-D Factory Racing team in existence for 100 of its 111-year heritage.

After scorching the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 has kicked up the dirt – and the action – with an adrenaline-fuelled Flat Track exhibition race at the X Games in Austin.

Just weeks before the new bikes begin to arrive at US dealerships, the exhibition race featured reigning AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National champion Brad ‘the Bullet’ Baker on the Street 750 – the first all-new motorcycle platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years.

“The action-packed environment at X Games Austin fits perfectly with the attitude and identity of the new Street motorcycle,” said Dino Bernacchi, Director US Marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

The latest additions to the Dark Custom line-up, the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 – the latter of which will be available in Australia and New Zealand – feature the all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X engine, housed in a narrow and lean chassis built for agility.

New suspension and a broad handlebar sweep also feature – along with a minimalist style that serves as a blank canvas for riders to customise their own sense of personal freedom.

In addition to the motorcycles, Harley-Davidson will offer more than 100 Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories to help customers to make the Street their own.

The Harley-Davidson Street 500 is expected to reach Authorised Harley-Davidson Dealers in Australia and New Zealand from early 2015.

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