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Looking to get onto a real motocycle for a daily commute in Sydney. (Sutherland-Mascot). Running a Fuoco500 was fun...but time to get a real bike.

The Street 500 (no 750 here in AU) is my choice but I am waiting to see if the 2016 model will have improvements/tweaks based upon the first years release.

Hearing stories re the brakes and lack of instruments, I am hoping HD hear the fans and improve this into model.
 

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I don't know if Harley will add things to the Streets on future productions. They were made so that the owner could modify and customize the bike without breaking the bank. That being said, the thread "Modifications to the Street 500 " (a good place to start) has input on mods done by the owners of their street 500/750. I bought my 750 to replace my Suzuki Savage 650 as my primary commuter bike as well as a recreational toy :). I'm very happy with my Harley Davidson Street 750 purchase.
 

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Looking to get onto a real motocycle for a daily commute in Sydney. (Sutherland-Mascot). Running a Fuoco500 was fun...but time to get a real bike.

The Street 500 (no 750 here in AU) is my choice but I am waiting to see if the 2016 model will have improvements/tweaks based upon the first years release.

Hearing stories re the brakes and lack of instruments, I am hoping HD hear the fans and improve this into model.
Welcome to the Street Forum.

There are really no problems with the brakes but some riders are used to different brakes on other motorcycles that respond differently. The only "instrumentation" potentially lacking is a tach that isn't required and an engine warning light that isn't really required either. I don't anticipate Harley adding these because it adds unnecessary cost to the motorcycle. What I would expect for 2016 is a small bump in the MRSP but that might wait until 2017 but I'd bet money it's coming. What Harley may need to address is the rare "lag and leap"fuel system problem reported by some Street 500/750 owners. It's being investigated by the US government and if they come up with a "finding" requiring a fix then I'd anticipate a general recall to fix the fuel system all 500's and 750's. Harley is working with the government on this issue.
 
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