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2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET ROD
A muscular middleweight with upgraded performance, handling and more aggressive riding position
The Street Rod’s™ new High Output Revolution X™ 750 V-twin engine puts out more peak power and torque with an extended rev range
New chassis geometry and 17in front and rear wheels deliver fast, responsive steering
43mm USD forks are matched by remote reservoir rear shocks
Dual 300mm front discs plus ABS braking as standard
Three paint options show off the Street Rod’s Dark Custom™ style to the maximum
For 2017 the new Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ is set to raise eyebrows, and reset expectations. Grown from the Streetplatform it’s built to thrive in the city – and provide an exhilarating experience beyond.
Its tuned High Output Revolution™ X 750 engine, producing more torque through the mid-range and power at the top-end also chases a higher redline. The bigger hitting motor is matched with sharper chassis geometry and aggressive riding position; there are also upgrades to the suspension, brakes and wheels.
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING SPECIAL DELIVERS ALL-NEW STYLE AND ATTITUDE POWERED BY THE MILWAUKEE-EIGHT ENGINE
MILWAUKEE (Feb. 9, 2017) – Swapping chrome for black and powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 engine, the new Road King Special motorcycle pushes Harley-Davidson’s touring line in a dramatic new styling direction, expressing a contemporary perspective on the classic Road King model.
“The Road King Special pounds down the boulevard like a gleaming locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Styling and Design. “The Road King has always reflected the purity of the Harley-Davidson FL riding experience. By exchanging chrome surfaces for black and lowering the bike’s profile, we’ve moved the traditional Road King into a new space that’s very current in the custom bagger scene.”
A dark front end topped by a massive gloss-black headlamp nacelle is the signature styling element of the Road King Special. A new 9-inch-tall, 1.25-inch-diameter mini-ape handlebar puts the rider in an aggressive posture on the bike that’s also comfortable for long runs on the open road.
“Chrome was retained only on some key engine components,” said Harley-Davidson Designer- Stylist Dais Nagao. “The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and tappet blocks are finished with chrome to emphasize the V-Twin shape of the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. We added a new engine-turned air cleaner insert, a finish that’s also featured on the tank console.”
The Road King Special’s engine guard, handlebar and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields also feature black surfaces. New gloss black turbine cast-aluminum wheels include a 19-inch front wheel topped by a low-profile fender. At the rear, stretched saddlebags flow over the mufflers to provide a slammed-to-the-ground appearance without reducing suspension travel. A rear fascia panel fills the space between the saddlebags and rear fender, and a low-mount license plate module completes the tight, low lines of the rear end.
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