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While the Harley Davidson Street 500 and Street 750 were on display at the India Bike Week, some sneaky motorcycle fan found out what the power figures are for the bikes. Stickers on the bikes placed the power figures at 33.5 hp and 46.9 hp respectively.

These numbers are pretty modest really. On a naked bike these numbers would be more impressive, but with how heavy a Harley is, I am not expecting that much horsepower to be anything too exciting.

Torque numbers come in at 50 Nm and 60 Nm respectively. That also isn't anything to stop you in your tracks.

The Street 500 and Street 750 are supposedly tuned to get the most possible out of their engines, but ultimately we will have to wait for a test drive in order to figure it out for sure.
 

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the Streets are naked bikes LOL

36.8 lb-ft/44.2 lb-ft is certainly enough to kill you, for bikes like these its more about power delivery than it is pure numbers. If its long and linear with plenty of room in OD these will be more than comfortable mid range cruisers.
 

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Probably easier to outline them

Harley Davidson Street 500
33.5 horsepower and 36.8 lb-ft of torque


Harley Davidson Street 750
46.9 horsepower and 44.2 lb-ft of torque

Lots of critics mentioning the numbers are a bit low.

Lets hope the lightweight factor will still allow this thing to be zippy.
 

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I think that these numbers don't mean much on their own. It doesn't necessarily indicate what it will be like to ride each one. Weight will be a huge factor. Hopefully the Harley Davidson Street bikes are kept light to keep them fun to ride.
 

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Here is a DYNO comparison between the Iron 883 and some competitors to it.


So the 750 is not poor. The Iron 883 makes 48 to the wheels.. Granted the Street 750 probably does 40 to the wheels.
 

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I know I'm the "odd" man here but, it's all about perspective. The 500's horsepower is more than double the horsepower of the Rebel I have now. It is rated at around 16 hp at the crank, around 12 at the rear wheel. The Rebel will cruise at 60-70 mph all day long without a struggle. I guess it all comes down to one's riding style. Me, I'm happy cruising at 60-65 mph but then I'm old...:D
 

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I know I'm the "odd" man here but, it's all about perspective. The 500's horsepower is more than double the horsepower of the Rebel I have now. It is rated at around 16 hp at the crank, around 12 at the rear wheel. The Rebel will cruise at 60-70 mph all day long without a struggle. I guess it all comes down to one's riding style. Me, I'm happy cruising at 60-65 mph but then I'm old...:D
Absolutely.

It all comes down to what your needs are and what you are use to

People online like to compare the the competition that is all.
 

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I know I'm the "odd" man here but, it's all about perspective. The 500's horsepower is more than double the horsepower of the Rebel I have now. It is rated at around 16 hp at the crank, around 12 at the rear wheel. The Rebel will cruise at 60-70 mph all day long without a struggle. I guess it all comes down to one's riding style. Me, I'm happy cruising at 60-65 mph but then I'm old...:D
thats a good way to look at it.
people also need to get on these and ride them to know if it's really enough and if it's really for them.
 

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I HAD really planned on checking out the 500 this spring. Unfortunately life has put that on hold. A gold crown in my mouth, and hospital bills for other problems have stretched me kinda thin. No new bike for me this year at least. Sucks getting old...:D
 

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Things are differnt on a Harley. Ridden H-D over 50 years never cared about Press . It all about the LOOK , SOUND ,The FEEL and the History.

Steve
 

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Firehawk, I know the frustration... I'm 49 and still paying bills, that's how life is often, but I keep dreaming, hoping to get a new bike someday!
 

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I think I'll be paying bills for life. The world revolves on monthly payments now. That is how it is set up unfortunately. Even if you want the HD Street it would likely be a monthly payment too! :p
 

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Firehawk, I know the frustration... I'm 49 and still paying bills, that's how life is often, but I keep dreaming, hoping to get a new bike someday!
Saying someday will never amount to anything ;)
Saying when you'll get it will help. So if you have that epic HD build you always wanted to do, set a date! Let us know when the count down is over :cool:
 

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Hmmmphf. Was hoping for more beans. I am thinking this might be a fun middleweight with low maintenance demands for chucking around the mountain roads in the Sierra Nevada and Tehachapis, kind of like an SV-650 or Versys with the right suspension pieces (maybe used XR-1200 wheels, fork and rear pulley). A BMW F-800 is making an honest 90 horsepower, but cost $11K. The Street 750 will fetch around seven grand, leaving some extra money for suspension and power, and pegs set back a bit more (Rizoma to the rescue???). Have to wait until I can ride one to see if there is any potential.
 

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I HAD really planned on checking out the 500 this spring. Unfortunately life has put that on hold. A gold crown in my mouth, and hospital bills for other problems have stretched me kinda thin. No new bike for me this year at least. Sucks getting old...:D
Well, there is always next year right? At least you can hear all about it and get some insight from the first batch of owners.

Hope you get everything taken care of.

Cheers
 

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Well, there is always next year right? At least you can hear all about it and get some insight from the first batch of owners.

Hope you get everything taken care of.

Cheers
Yes there is next year, guess you all get to be the "guinea pigs" on them the first year.:D I'll be paying close attention to the reviews from you guys.

Basically received a clean bill of health from the doctor this afternoon, which is good news. NOW come all the bills...:eek:
 
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