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Hi,

I'm from Sydney,Australia. Just put my deposit down on a new street 500.

Now for the long wait till they are released here in January 2015.:(
 

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JAN 2015, thats brutal, good luck ;) I wonder if yours will be built in US or India?

While the Harley Street 500 and 750 models sold in America are built in the US, the European and Indian markets will get the machines from the MoCo plant in Bawal, India. But rest assured that these bikes will use the same parts as any other plant, making for true Harley Davidson motorcycles to emerge from every assembly line.
 

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Hi,

I'm from Sydney,Australia. Just put my deposit down on a new street 500.

Now for the long wait till they are released here in January 2015.:(
@revolution-x

Congrats!

What made you decide on the hd street 500 instead of the 750 if you don't mind me asking?

January 2015 Is sometime to wait but I'll be keeping busy on here in the mean time :p
 

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We have learner rider laws here that restrict you from riding anything bigger than 660cc for your first 15 months (3 months minimum learner permit followed by minimum 12 months on provisional license) so the 500 is the only Harley I can legally ride as a beginner unless I can find a 350cc Sprint & they are VERY scarce here.

Apparently HD Australia will not be releasing the 750 here anyway, this may be because the 883 range is already well established for those who are on their full unrestricted license.

Im hoping that if enough people put deposits down HD might bring some in a few months early.
 

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We have learner rider laws here that restrict you from riding anything bigger than 660cc for your first 15 months (3 months minimum learner permit followed by minimum 12 months on provisional license) so the 500 is the only Harley I can legally ride as a beginner unless I can find a 350cc Sprint & they are VERY scarce here.

Apparently HD Australia will not be releasing the 750 here anyway, this may be because the 883 range is already well established for those who are on their full unrestricted license.

Im hoping that if enough people put deposits down HD might bring some in a few months early.
The HD street 500/750 is great for people like you then. it will make for a great long term bike as well, maybe some good aftermarket performance support.
 

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Welcome revolution-x, sorry to hear you have such a long wait for your bike. I thought the wait for June was bad here.

How are the roads there in Sidney? Any fun twisty roads?

o~\o
 

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Theres some fun twisty roads on Sydneys outskirts.

Much better riding in country areas Where I plan to do most of my riding) because Sydneys roads are badly congested 7 days a week & we have some of the worlds worst drivers.

Generally speaking, our roads are poorly maintained & rough (apart from
the congested motorways known in Sydney as "mobile car parks")
 

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Theres some fun twisty roads on Sydneys outskirts.

Much better riding in country areas Where I plan to do most of my riding) because Sydneys roads are badly congested 7 days a week & we have some of the worlds worst drivers.

Generally speaking, our roads are poorly maintained & rough (apart from
the congested motorways known in Sydney as "mobile car parks")
So are you saying there a craters on the roads that you have to constantly look out for? That sucks if thats the case and them filling them in ashphalt does help since they become slippery overtime.
 

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Yeah, there are large deep "potholes" as they are known here all over the place, especially after periods of wet weather.

They are generally filled in with ashphalt on main routes fairly quickly but on side roads & general back streets of suburbia the holes can stay unrepaired for a long time.

Its Australia, you get used to dodging them. Some of the ones on my route home from work have been there so long that I know exactly where they are & have a set "route" around the holes that I just seem to do on auto pilot.

Some of the ones on country roads that people are not familiar with can really catch you off guard if you are not concentrating. I've hit a few at night doing the occasional interstate trip & bottomed the suspension on my car. Some of them have left me wondering how I did not destroy an alloy rim.
 

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Theres some fun twisty roads on Sydneys outskirts.

Much better riding in country areas Where I plan to do most of my riding) because Sydneys roads are badly congested 7 days a week & we have some of the worlds worst drivers.

Generally speaking, our roads are poorly maintained & rough (apart from
the congested motorways known in Sydney as "mobile car parks")
i think many parts of the world have become like this.

the only place i'd say that is congested and the drivers are actually pretty good drivers and the roads are perfect is japan
they got it good there in terms of roads... apart from the congestion.
 

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You're going to love the Street 500 when you finally get it. Don't worry, it has tons of power for you and as you know the Street models are designed for dodging the potholes. Just keey your eyes open for them when riding.
 
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