Question - Harley Davidson Street Forum - Street 500 and 750
User Tag List

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 10-13-2015, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Question

It might be cool to know what other bikes you looked at before you bought your Street 500-750?
Also why you bought from Harley and not the other brand
So let us see why???

It is what it is.
jsa3107 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-13-2015, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 6 Thread(s)
Quoted: 133 Post(s)
I've had nearly every brand of metric bike over many years.


but, a Harley was on my bucket list.
I was looking at a low rider, liked those for years.


but, with my bad knee and lower back, I didn't want another heavy bike.....so I got the street 750 and I like the easy handling and light weight. it has plenty of power too.
JONBERG likes this.
Rock270 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-13-2015, 07:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Tucsonmax1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Trenton, NJ
Posts: 1,234
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 205 Post(s)
Garage
If Yamaha had a Water Cooled bike about the size of the Street 750, I would've considered it. To get Water Cooled in Yamaha, You need to go up to a 950. A little big for me to handle. Weight wise. As I have a Broken Collar Bone and Tendonitis in my left shoulder.

2019 Hyundai Kona SE Surf Blue




2018 Custom 1200 Black Tempest
Tucsonmax1 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 10-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Hunter Spyder - handling/cornering was terrible.

Harley SS350 - could not find one

Kawasaki S2 350 triple - could not find one/warned about reliability of old Kwaka triples

Suzuki GT380 - could not find one in decent condition.

Always loved the XLCR's, saw the XG styling & knew I wanted one straight away.
revolution-x is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 10-14-2015, 02:37 AM
Senior Member
 
Propnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 482
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Garage
I too had Harley on my bucket list. Previously when looking at various Harley models they were lumpy, big and heavy with a slightly out of reach price tag. The only Harley model I would have considered when first looking was the 883 Low.

With the introduction of the Street 750 it ticked all of my Harley boxes and after my test ride the deal was sealed.
Rock270 likes this.

2015 Street 750 Vivid Black
Propnut is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 10-14-2015, 04:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Zowie Mcgrath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: QLD, Australia
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Garage
first registered bike in my name was a KH100. had it as a 17 Y/O in the early 90's.
then had an IT175 as I got the itch for offroad, but still wanted the bike as a commuter.
Then went into the custom scooters, lol

Custom Metruck, the only one is Australia at the time, and possibly still
had a few stretch Ruckus' too
then got into the z50's. had a few customs over the years. Love them as they are worth money(for a good one, anywhere from 3-8k), can be stored anywhere, and fit over your shoulder when they break down..lol
I used mine as daily commuters. always smiling

my brother has this one now, a Lifan 140cc

My Hardley Davidson, this had a 150cc in her




traded this VT750 in towards the Street

I'D rather live just 1 day as a Tiger,
Than a thousand as a sheep.
Zowie Mcgrath is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 10-14-2015, 11:14 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I only considered Harley when I started riding. I didn't like the look of the jap bikes and I wanted the cruiser style not a street bike.

Purchase 883 superlow rode it for 3 years then upgraded to my road King a little over a year ago.

The 750 was a bike won at the dealer.
Nowgfstcat is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-16-2015, 12:02 PM
Member
 
aabhisheksingh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Harley was in my bucket list....and this was the model which was fun to ride and within budget.....

I GOT THE POWER......
aabhisheksingh is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 10-16-2015, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Ok in our case my wife took the Local dealer riding course
So she passed and it was time to buy her something to ride
We talked and looked at Honda rebels, Yamaha V Stars none fit what we were looking for
Then I thought why not buy her the type of bike she took the course on
She took it on a Street 500 (2015)
So i started looking at dealers that could sell at close to Retail
I decided the 750 was the way to go since it would last her before she wanted to upgrade
Bought a 2016 for only the 50$ for the new model year
Few changes from the 2015 and I thought that a good buy ….

It is what it is.
jsa3107 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 10-17-2015, 08:54 AM
ATM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I looked at and really wanted a Zero SR but at over 2x the price of the Street 750 I just couldn't justify the cost. That bike is a blast to ride. It's a torque monster - 0-60 in 3.3 seconds.
ATM is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with tech question! DaddyDevilKing Harley-Davidson 750 Street Tech 35 07-29-2018 06:22 AM
Crankshaft sensor question New2Harley Harley-Davidson 750 Street Tech 6 07-15-2015 08:00 AM
Newbie Question webertiger Harley-Davidson Street General Discussion 16 12-04-2014 02:19 PM
A question for Stonefree... stude Harley-Davidson Street General Discussion 1 07-23-2014 11:39 AM
Question for the Testers... Livin On Harley-Davidson Street General Discussion 22 04-16-2014 11:50 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome