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Compared to the Street you mean? If so no I would not say that - they are different bikes for different purposes if you are comparing them to each other.

You would likely need to compare the Rod to a 750 from another brand - in which case it would likely lose out in most area's as the bikes that you would be comparing it to are built for speed and will most certainly have nore equipment. The majority of people though don't buy for those reasons as they have grown up a bit. ;)

Hard to compare a HD to anything else really as they are built for a different purpose to most bikes.
 

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Yes, Botty, compared to the Street 750. So the comparing is between the Street 750 and the Street Rod 750. Yes, Between the two HD 750s.
I know the Rod has 12:1 compression, there’s a tiny heat shield on the muffler and the shocks look different.
 

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My take between the two is the Street is more of a basic version of the Street Rod. Having said that i do like the better handling and better stopping of the Street Rod as an overall difference.
 

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Just depends what you want from a bike I guess. I rode both as well as the 883 when I was looking to buy and chose the Street as opossed to the Rod or 883 as I liked the feel of the bike on the road. Am more into the relaxed cruising side of motorcycles these days as opossed to being first away from the lights. Having said that my CBR600R still lies at the back of the shed for when I feel like being a twonk ;)
 

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The Street Rod is the "high performance" or sportier version of the original Street 750. It's got the performance version of the engine, but the different gearing and rear wheel size pretty much negate that. It also has a more cramped rider triangle which really doesn't work for anybody over 5'10" in height.
 
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I can see why everybody loves the Street Rod so much. I've been riding this one for a month now and I really can't see any faults with it. I'm 6' tall and it seems to be a perfect fit to me. The only change I made was to my riding boots. I got a pair of TCX boots sport bike riders wear and the comfort and control improved 100% on the bike. I can see this little Harley becoming my "go to" bike for any trips or errands I am running in the city. I've read Harley Davidson designed these bikes to be quick & efficient urban street fighters for commuting through typical city roads and traffic. I would say they got this one spot on! Mission accomplished Harley Davidson design team.Thanks for a great bike!
 

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XG750A is quite a bit different than XG750.

Swingarm, brakes, frame, forks, shocks, rims, tires, and bars are different.
Engine is very different - Cams, Heads, Pistons, Rods, Rockers, Valves, Intake Manifold, and Twin-TB are different.

XG750A engine turns 9,000 RPM and still makes power all the way to 9,500 RPM with
intake, exhaust, and tuner with proper map and makes about 70 RWHP.

If you go to HD SIP you can very easily see all the parts that are different.
 

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If you go to HD SIP you can very easily see all the parts that are different.
IIRC H-D stated at the 2017 model introduction that the only part the xg750a shared with the other Street series bikes was the frame.
 
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