Harley-Davidson is now not just for the elite, or just for middle-aged customers. With new models such as the Street Rod 750, young people have found themselves spoiled on the classic car, listening to the deep echoes of the famous traditional engine block.
Bass bass on the town
Previously, I was once held the reins “chain” that is an exchange with all members of the association, experience the road to coastal Can Gio, the waters of the territory of Saigon.
Nervous! It was that childhood feeling, when I first experienced the powerful engine and the sound was extremely exciting but also threatening to new people. On the whole journey, I often keep the speed over 60 km / h because this is a road full of rubble and small gravel.
Today, on a blue, second day of fate until the Harley-Davidson of Sai Gon allowed me to accompany Street Rod 750 once again, but this route was my own choice. roads in the city – land is crowded with people in Saigon.
This time, I was used to the feeling of driving, sitting style, but with the Street Rod 750 it still made me feel like for the first time, conquering a real steed, the true nature of a street car.
The riding posture is quite comfortable with the classic design of the horizontal handlebar for a slightly leaning forward position, the legs hugging into the fuel tank, footrest not too high, creating a straight, Harley-style sitting position– Davidson, bold nature of a Cruiser model.
Starting the engine, the sound seems “gentle” from the 749 cc engine block, seems a bit less Harley quality that we often think of. No problem, the Street Rod 750 is for young people, for light coffee exchanges or moving in the city, the warm sound from the 749 cc engine block is enough to attract all eyes.
In terms of driving experience, the car is not too difficult for beginners to play large displacement, because of the comfortable sitting position, the seat is quite low, the steering wheel is wide, the weight is not too big, stopping at 229 kg, the control is quite easy in the city.
Entering the center, the driving feeling was leisurely because the engine block was neither too strong nor too weak, but it was still enough for me to accelerate easily.
The Street Rod 750 is attractive to everyone around, not because of its powerful muffler, but because of its impressive, unique design.
The car operates very smoothly due to belt drive, the gear shift is not too hard, clearly felt at the times when the “click” of Harley characteristics.
The steering angle is wide, however, due to the horizontal handlebar design, steering the bends requires the driver to hug the vehicle body, and relax the leaning body with the vehicle.
What I am not satisfied with this Street Rod 750 is that it will cause discomfort when moving slowly, especially when the lights are red. Below the high temperature, uncomfortable thigh.
And above all, if we constantly support the legs, if not careful the right foot will touch the car. In my opinion, the sincere advice when moving these high-power models should be equipped with thick, highly insulated, or specialized Harley-Davidson suits, which are both Harley-style, just help against heat effectively.
USD front fork for a more authentic feeling, I can completely feel the grip from the road surface. The new brakes on this model are very responsive, due to the use of both brake discs, along with ABS, I can safely control.
Rear brakes feel good feedback when pedaling however, the weight is not light so when braking we should combine with engine brakes will be safer.
The ability to control is not difficult because the saddle height is quite low, 1m6 or more can safely control, the vehicle structure is not too big, tall chassis can overcome the steep edges easily.
In the city, running only at level 4, the rpm is less than 2,000 rpm, however, with the 750 engine block I can completely tame even without the need for gear.
Operational ability can say is amazing! 749 cc engine block for extreme speeding in the city, although it is a huge model, but when running, the steering is very flexible, the steering is also very light, can easily wriggle through the children. A small alley is like a Honda Dream.
Ending the day with a satisfied mood, but still lingering because of the classic style, suitable for young customers like me.
The price of Street Rod 750 for a glossy black color of VND 415.6 million, this is a good choice for those who want to own a classic, sporty car from Harley-Davidson brand.
Model car brings modern direction
The Street 750 is the forerunner of the Street Rod 750 which is considered to be a very unsuccessful model when the exterior design is a bit “gentle” compared to a Harley-Davidson brand from the US.
Street Rod 750 version of 2017 has a better appearance with significant changes, retaining only the engine block and traditional chassis.
Classic design, bold Cruiser, but still a bit modern, strong style, Street Rod 750 is an interesting choice in the segment of classic motorcycles, sports, youthful, but Equally speed.
Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 has an impressive design change, classic design, unique colors, a bit modern compared to its predecessor Street 750. Because this is a car with a customer-oriented design. Young customers should first change the most noticeable front forks using the Upside Down form with a diameter of 43 mm strong, stronger than the old version of the telescopic version.
Next, underneath the wheels have been completely changed, sporty fishbone design, larger and are all 17 inches, instead of 17 and 15 inches as before. Thus, the height of the saddle has also increased from 708 mm to 765 mm, but this is still not too high compared to the Vietnamese physique, the tire has also been changed to wider specifications suitable to the wheels.
And yet, the front is equipped with dual disc brakes instead of single discs like on the Street 750, and integrated with ABS instead of without ABS as before.
The simple round clock retains the design, but the surprise for the owner of this model is that it does not display the current gasoline alarm, but only alerts when the gas level is about to run out.
There is also a button to select the display mode such as ODO, announcer / cycle indicator, alarm clock, Trip A, Trip B, …
And the special thing about this fuel tank cap is quite classic design, just use the key to be able to open, however, when closed, you need to press down with the force of two thumbs, the petrol cap fits lockable, this is also a highlight on the US muscle car line. Fuel tank capacity of more than 13L, rounded design with traditional oval shape.
Returning to the handlebars, the bold change is the rearview mirror integrated into the steering wheel hoop, like the Café Racer models, instead of the regular one we often see includes a lever. was caught on the handlebars and came out looking quite traditional.
The front spoiler is also designed higher, creating more beauty for this model. The classic round round headlight with only one bulb design is placed in the center to take on the two functions of phase and core. Harley-Davidson is quintessential when creating accents with its branded logo.
In addition, the noticeable changes in the air inlet assembly with a more aggressive design, using hard plastic with stainless steel dust protection instead of the round shape like the Street 750 version. It is quite sporty and beautiful.
The Street Rod 750 still uses the same High Output Revolution X engine block as the Street 750, V-shaped engine, 2-cylinder tilting 60 degrees, 749 cc capacity, for a capacity of 68 horsepower, 6-speed gearbox, and driven by typical straps.
Exhaust type 2-1-1, but because this is a young model, the exhaust sound of this model seems to be a bit disappointed by the nature of a Harley-Davidson, unlike the car models. area of more than a thousand cc, will have the sound “tangled, tangled” characteristic.
Behind the forks completely changed using oil forks, the spring is also painted red, adding a stronger and stronger appearance in this car.
If you notice, the saddle will see Harley-Davidson more favorably for the occupants after designing the rear seat on this Street Rod 750 longer and wider.
The side of the horn is hidden inside more discreetly and aesthetically, instead of revealing the exterior as previously not looking very good.
Just like other PKL motorcycles, we often equip the front anti-fork device and anti-dump body, the Street Rod 750 is also equipped with iron frame protection frame, to prevent us from losing control. control to make the car fall, then this frame will exert the effect to help protect the machine parts from direct collision, causing broken tanks or scratching.
However, because this is a retrofit option, we will charge for this frame.
And the special thing on the Street Rod 750 in particular and all Harley-Davidson lines in general, that is the very special key, the security features are very safe, we only start the engine only when there is The receiver receives the signal at the closest distance to the vehicle, and also has an audible warning function if another person impacts the vehicle.
And the other small details are also tweaked by Harley-Davidson a bit like the xy – front lights are designed to be more compact, the brake lights use LED, the front and rear oil tanks are also changed to bigger, cooler, and accented with Harley-Davidson logos.