HD Street bikes are built and priced for young urban customers - Harley Davidson Street Forum - Street 500 and 750
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post #1 of 19 Old 11-19-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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HD Street bikes are built and priced for young urban customers

Harley-Davidson has been building big bikes for quite a long time. What immediately comes to mind is a big 1,499cc displacement bike. The new Harley-Davidson Street bikes are far from this. The Street 500 and 750 move Harley away from its reputation for building bikes only for wealthy, middle-aged white men.



Both bikes are built on a brand new platform. The new platform is built to target young urban riders specifically. As opposed to older riders who ride on the open road. The Street bikes come with smaller, liquid-cooled engines. 499cc for the 500 and 749cc for the 750. The bikes also are lighter and closer to the ground.



The final piece to this puzzle is the low price of these bikes. Even the Street 750 is cheaper than any other bike that Harley-Davidson sells. The 750 will go for $7,500 and the 500 will go for $6,700. That is a low enough price that young people can actually buy them, and HD can hopefully convert these younger buyers into older buyers who buy more expensive bikes later in life.

I think that given the chance, young people will want to own their own Harley, and now they finally can!
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Its styling also shows who it's geared more towards which isn't a bad thing. Good to see something different that even the older folks can ride



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not for anything but most young riders do not have 7 grand lying around and most young riders are still into the sport bike scene. I see this more as on boarding new to harley riders as it is new riders...
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I am not sure that it is true that young people only want sport bikes. I think a lot of people are looking for more retro styled bikes, like the HD Street. As far as the 7k lying around, I understand where you are coming from, but with financing young people with a job could buy this bike. I mean if young people buy cheap cars because they need them, i'm sure they could also buy a bike if they want or need it.
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I am not sure that it is true that young people only want sport bikes. I think a lot of people are looking for more retro styled bikes, like the HD Street. As far as the 7k lying around, I understand where you are coming from, but with financing young people with a job could buy this bike. I mean if young people buy cheap cars because they need them, i'm sure they could also buy a bike if they want or need it.
nothing is cheaper than the used market however. I'll concede not all young riders are into sport bikes but even so, you can pick up a Honda CB for a couple K (trust me I'm looking) the old Yami XS' are selling for a song, and if you want a little more modern GS500s are selling in the 2K range...

plus insurance is cheaper on a used bike...
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$6700

cant beat that

so cheap..
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$6700

cant beat that

so cheap..
Yeah it is, it's priced really well for people getting a bike for the first time. Although some may say this isn't the ideal starter bike it can be if you respect it and don't be stupid.



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It will be a very popular starter bike

beats getting those small 250s in my opinion.
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It will be a very popular starter bike

beats getting those small 250s in my opinion.
Yeah CBR250's are dinky bikes, can't see myself riding one LOL
Got to have bigger CC's.



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It will be a very popular starter bike

beats getting those small 250s in my opinion.
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