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post #1 of 13 Old 01-15-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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did you know....

Wanted to start a series of facts that maybe harder to find about the HD Street. Everyone is encouraged to join in and add their rare or interesting facts about the HD Street or about HD in general.



Did you know that the Harley Davidson Street 500 and 750 are built on brand new platforms? The last time Harley Davidson came out with an all new platform was 14 years ago!

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did you know they're building them in india now too...
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did you know they're building them in india now too...
I wonder if Indian's would appreciate having an american built harley instead of one built in their homeland. Usually people appreciate things being built in their home market.



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They only only building them in India for the Indian market.

Well I will continue to facts:

The rumored HP and Torque figures for the HD Street:

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54 hp at 7,500 rpm, with 44 pound-feet of peak torque arriving at an unspecified rpm
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I wonder if Indian's would appreciate having an american built harley instead of one built in their homeland. Usually people appreciate things being built in their home market.
definitely not with the associated cost increase from protective tariffs...
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Another factoid for you Street fans!

The Street 750 and Street 500 are very similar from a engine standpoint

The difference is the BORE.
The 750 bore is at 85mm where as the 500 is only 69mm.

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Some of us might argue that the Street's real predecessor is the mid 1970's Harley Davidson OHC 1100 prototype.


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Here is the left side view of the 1100 OHC.


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Just looking at that alone reminds me a lot of the street.back in those days i remember them having a lot of lower CC bikes. At least there's some historic value in the new streets.



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Look carefully. Like the new Street, each cylinder has it's cam chain and spark plug on opposite sides. The rear head is just the front head rotated 180 degrees. It is a 60 degree SOHC V-Twin like the Street with the final drive on the left. Even the wheels are of the same general style. The biggest difference is the 1100 OHC prototypes were air cooled.

Some will say an engineer left Harley on less than amicable terms and brought this design and that of the Nova V-4 to his new employer, Yamaha, where they became the Virago and V-Max respectively. This prototype considerably predates the Virago and the resemblance is apparent, right down to which side of the head each cylinder's cams are driven from, plug locations and the mounting of the starter.
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