2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob®. Restyled As A Bobber. Kind Of …

Based on the Harley-Davidson® Dyna® platform, the 2013 Street Bob® is a stripped-down and restyled rowdy bobber meant to express the pure essence of motorcycling. A brawny bike with essential equipment and not much more. The Street Bob also serves as a great starting point for the rider intent on personal customization, which is now why it can also be personalized through H-D1™ factory customization. This web-based program allows customers to select factory-installed options that personalize fit, function and style in more than 2,000 combinations.

“This bike is for the owner who would order a muscle car with the biggest motor and no radio. As part of this restyle, we cleaned off the rear fender, ditched the battery box trim, and bolted on a classic round air cleaner cover. The goal is to create the elemental Big Twin that a customer can define as his own. Then we selected an array of options for H-D1 that allow the owner to take the Street Bob in many different stylistic directions.” said Harley-Davidson Styling Manager Tony Pink.

The defining elements of the Street Bob are retained for 2013. A solo seat, chopped rear fender, and mini ape-hanger handlebar give this motorcycle an unmistakable profile. New styling features include a black Twin Cam 96™ powertrain with highlighted details, blacked-out front end, clean rear fender with combination stop/tail/turn lighting and side-mount license plate, a round air cleaner and new scallop graphics in a two-tone paint option.

Custom Colors: • Vivid Black • Big Blue Pearl • Black Denim • Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black • Hard Candy Big Red Flake. USA MSRP: Vivid Black $12,999, Solids $13,399, Two-Tone $13,729. Custom Color $13,729

Key Street Bob Features:

• Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 96™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 94 ft. lbs. of torque is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
• NEW Blacked out triple clamps, powertrain, and battery box cover
• NEW Full-length wrinkle-black cast console with integrated ignition switch
• NEW Clean chopped rear fender with side-mounted license plate and stop/turn/tail lights for a minimalist bobber look
• NEW Round air cleaner cover with nostalgic Bar and Shield logo
• NEW Rubber isolated handlebar risers with forged top clamp for reduced vibration and simplified customization
• NEW Available Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint
• NEW Tank medallion or optional scallop two-tone paint
• Stainless steel, internally-wired mini ape-hanger handlebar
• Black Steel Laced wheels; 19-inch front/17-inch rear
• Michelin® Scorcher® tires; 100/90-19 57H front, 160/70-17 73V rear
• Chrome exhaust with dual staggered shorty mufflers
• 4.7-gallon Fat Bob® fuel tank
• Chopped rear fender with uncovered fender supports
• Solo seat
• Mid-mounted rider footpegs and controls
• Security Package Option (factory-installed option) includes Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob and Anti-lock Braking System (AB

16 Responses to “2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob®. Restyled As A Bobber. Kind Of …”

  1. 1 Jeff Aug 22nd, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I’ve got 42,000 miles on my 09 Streetbob and have never had any problems. I ride the hell out of it and abuse it more than I should. To anyone thinking about buying the Streetbob…… you won’t regret it. For the money, it’s the best value of any of it’s overpriced peers. Just don’t buy it for comfort , it’s not made for touring and it looks like shit when people try to make it such. Sure, you can fork out thousands of dollars buying hard bags, over-sized tacky two-up seats, big wide uprights/backrest or you could buy a roadking.

  2. 2 Blue Aug 22nd, 2012 at 8:56 am

    That may be many things, but it ain’t a bobber.

  3. 3 Seven Aug 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Lol Blue… you beat me to it!

  4. 4 X HD rider Aug 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Look close at all the new harleys look chrome is on the way out.
    No chrome primarys less chrome rims an so on.

  5. 5 J.H. Aug 22nd, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Does anybody really miss Willie G. The bikes are definitely looking better..

  6. 6 Slow Ride Aug 22nd, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    It looks like a (factory) Bobber to me.

  7. 7 CafeSportyTC Aug 22nd, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    i like the yellow, i could do without the bi-colored rocker boxes though

  8. 8 nicker Aug 22nd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    “…customers to select factory-installed options that personalize …”

    Oh ya, nothing says “personalize” like selecting from 2000 “factory-installed” options.


  9. 9 SIG FREED Aug 23rd, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Thumbs-up to COMMONSENSE-Jeff…

    I dearly miss my very first HD, a Dyna, wrung the sn@t out of it and she never complained – nothing better around town and for short hops.

  10. 10 Trail Boss Aug 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 am

    “This bike is for the owner who would order a muscle car with the biggest motor and no radio.”

    Thing is, the Street Bob has the 96ci not the 103ci, so I don’t know why they would say that. It’s misleading to say the least.

  11. 11 Trail Boss Aug 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Or the 110ci of the CVO line. The Street Bob, in fact, has the smallest Big Twin engine of offered from the MoCo. That quote is disingenuous and the more it rolls around in my head, the more disturbed I get.

  12. 12 Trail Boss Aug 23rd, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I guess you could order the “race only” Screamin’ Eagle Pro SE120R….ha ha

  13. 13 Doc Aug 23rd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Hate to say it but “same s#it, different day” from the MoCo. Changing the color or not chroming something doesn’t make it “new”…it just makes it a different color! It also seems like the fat bob is lookig more and more like the old wideglide (not the one “re-introduced” a few years back) without the wide forks or 21″ font wheel. even the “mini-apes” were a staple on the old wideglide. Wish something they did made me excited…

  14. 14 Slow Ride Aug 23rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Here’s the deal. If you order a Street Bob within the HD1 customization program, it will automatically come with 103ci motor. If you buy a stock-production Street Bob off the floor, it will have the 96ci motor.

  15. 15 Blackmax Aug 24th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Wrote an article in conjuction with Sturgis 2011 about a comparision between
    the Street Bob vs. a High Ball as they are similar bikes going for the same market .
    The similaries end at the styling cues which are almost the same
    I was more comfy on the Street Bob & it was a good ride.
    But it still has the TC96 (as Slow Ride pointed out, if you buy it off the showroom floor)
    That motor does not stand a snowball’s chance against the Victory 106, hell the 103 or the 110 dosen’t either. (check out You Tube)
    Both bikes are good, but there is”no replacement for displacement” !!!!
    Grins & fun factor increase exponentally……

  16. 16 FinnishPetter Aug 25th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    “Both bikes are good, but there is”no replacement for displacement” !!!!”

    – yes there is: pick any of the Japanese 1000cc R bikes…

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