If Yamaha had a Water Cooled bike about the size of the Street 750, I would've considered it. To get Water Cooled in Yamaha, You need to go up to a 950. A little big for me to handle. Weight wise. As I have a Broken Collar Bone and Tendonitis in my left shoulder.
I too had Harley on my bucket list. Previously when looking at various Harley models they were lumpy, big and heavy with a slightly out of reach price tag. The only Harley model I would have considered when first looking was the 883 Low.
With the introduction of the Street 750 it ticked all of my Harley boxes and after my test ride the deal was sealed.
first registered bike in my name was a KH100. had it as a 17 Y/O in the early 90's.
then had an IT175 as I got the itch for offroad, but still wanted the bike as a commuter.
Then went into the custom scooters, lol
Custom Metruck, the only one is Australia at the time, and possibly still
had a few stretch Ruckus' too
then got into the z50's. had a few customs over the years. Love them as they are worth money(for a good one, anywhere from 3-8k), can be stored anywhere, and fit over your shoulder when they break down..lol
I used mine as daily commuters. always smiling
Ok in our case my wife took the Local dealer riding course
So she passed and it was time to buy her something to ride
We talked and looked at Honda rebels, Yamaha V Stars none fit what we were looking for
Then I thought why not buy her the type of bike she took the course on
She took it on a Street 500 (2015)
So i started looking at dealers that could sell at close to Retail
I decided the 750 was the way to go since it would last her before she wanted to upgrade
Bought a 2016 for only the 50$ for the new model year
Few changes from the 2015 and I thought that a good buy ….
I was set on buying a triumph bonneville or thruxton with the Moto guzzi v7 as my next choice. I ended up just walking into Harley one day on a whim since the dealer is right next to the triumph and guzzi dealers. Saw the street sitting in the corner behind all of the big baggers and I'm not sure what happened from there. 3 days later I owned a street 750 and couldn't be happier with it as my first bike!
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