Harley-Davidson Launching The Street 750 At 2014 India Auto Expo. Taking Orders.

street750Both the Street 750 and Street 500 will be produced in India but the latter will be launched in 2015. The reason for launching only the Street 750 in 2014 is because Harley-Davidson doesn’t want to confuse buyers with multiple launches at once.

Except the engine, The Street 750 and Street 500 share almost all their parts. The Street 750 is being launched first as the company has seen more interest in the 750 from Indian customers. Meanwhile in the USA, both the Street 500 and Street 750 should be sold at the same time. Harley-Davidson has 13 dealerships in India and should have 16 outlets by end of the year.

23 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Launching The Street 750 At 2014 India Auto Expo. Taking Orders.”

  1. 1 Rodent Jan 17th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Watch out Yamaha , Kawasaki , Honda, Suzuki , Harley Davidson in on a roll and after your market.

  2. 2 MMA Jan 17th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I love my ’09 Fat Bob. I have no plans to sell or trade or upgrade it.

    But I’m really tempted to add a 750 to my stable. I’d love to try this bike out in a test, and I’m afraid that when I do, the next thing I’ll be doing is getting a cashier’s check to buy one.

  3. 3 Tobby Jan 17th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    The Street is a luxury item in India. It is a niche product. Less than 10% of Indians could afford one. But that ten percent is a 120 million person market. Most bikes sold in India are less than $1,500. Scooters which make up the bulk of transportation sell for less than $900. About 55,000 rupees.

  4. 4 HD Rider Jan 17th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Actually the 750 is not a bad looking bike. It’ll be interesting to see how the hard core Harley folks (myself included) react to it once we get some road test and performance data on it. It’ll also be interesting to see if the aftermarket performance and accessory crowd embraces it or whether it will become a “red headed stepchild” like the V-rod and Buell.

  5. 5 James just another crazy Kiwi Jan 17th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I was talking to some mates about these the other day and we decided when we are to old and feeble to ride 300-400kg motorcycles we would but one of these.

    Why not ?

  6. 6 highrpm Jan 17th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    i have similar sentiments. and globalism continues to grow. wait for the effects of the trans pacific partnership (tpp). wages under globalism appear to follow a path downward, like the law of gravity that pulls everything to the lowest point.

  7. 7 fuji Jan 17th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Knucklehead on a Panhead . Amen ! You the man.

  8. 8 Mike Jan 17th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Knucklehead on a Panhead,

    I agree 100% with everything you say. That is why when the time came to buy an American bike, I drove right by the Harley dealership and then layed my money down at the local Victory dealer.

  9. 9 CSS Jan 18th, 2014 at 2:18 am

    @knuckehead…if u check…one of the designers of the HD bike is an Indian

  10. 10 Knucklehead on a Panhead Jan 18th, 2014 at 2:32 am

    After cooling down and reflecting on what I wrote, I owe Cyril as well as the readers of this fine blog a heart felt apology for my inexcusable profanity in my rant above. I need to remember there are kids and some women who would find my language offensive.

    Please accept my apology and know it won’t happen again! Thank you.


  11. 11 Wilhelm Jan 18th, 2014 at 7:16 am

    @Knucklehead on a Panhead

    Why apologize for something essentially true?

  12. 12 Dave Blevins Jan 18th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Well, my take is this…
    Another foreign made bike to be sold in America and abroad. It is not as attractive or affordable as a Honda VL 600 or VT 750, or a Yamaha 650 Star, a Kawasaki Vulcan, or other makes and models already in this market.
    All you have is the Harley name to promote a sale, perhaps that will be enough for some, but I doubt it. The bikes may be great, time will tell, it just seems that HD has responded many years too late with an ordinary bike at a price point that offers no real incentive.

  13. 13 Zipper Jan 18th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Not for me mon. To bad we can’t keep the production and jobs here in The US. ..Z

  14. 14 BobS Jan 18th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    @ Knucklehead on a Panhead. Very interesting rant. However I think you’re also part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Allow me to explain. In your rant you rail against the loss of the greatness of Harley-Davidson. As long as consumers are willing to view the brand rather than the product as great this situation is destiny. As long as people buy Harley because it’s a Harley then the corporation has no incentive to produce a better product at a competitive price. Fact of the matter is for quite some time now Harley has been the “only real motorcycle” and riders have been buying them in spite of better products being available. Yes, even better products made in America by Americans. In 2014 Victory, Indian, Motus, and Buell will all be offering powerful, comfortable, good handling, technically advanced motorcycles for sale, built in the U.S. These bikes will be better bikes than Honda, Yamaha, Aprilla, BMW…and yes, even better than Harley-Davidsons. Will the “buy American because it’s good for America” put their money where their mouth is? Or will they make up some excuse like it doesn’t have a “soul”, it looks to futuristic, it has too many plastic parts, etc.? These guys will walk past a better American made bike and buy a harley just because it’s a Harley.Which will continue to incentivize Harley to continue to reward it’s BOD with higher profits on cheaper imported products. And the spiral down will continue.

  15. 15 James just another crazy Kiwi Jan 18th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    In another 20 years or so India will have a bigger population than China.
    And it is a democracy. China is still a Communist military dictatorship which pretends to have elections. They give you their choices of who to vote for.

    These are difficult times for the USA as apart from the odd war you have been very inward looking.
    When I went to the USA in 84 most people had not heard of NZ and if they had, they did not know where it was. Times are changing !
    Global trading has many different affects on peoples around the world.
    We have lost most of our large manufacturing companies bought by others overseas and then shipped away.
    The biggest loss is the training of skilled people and then eventually the people themselves disappear.
    We are becoming one huge farm to feed the new markets, ie China and the east.

    GM and Ford are stopping production in Aus. The rear wheel drive 6 cylinder saloons that are good for long distance driving there and here will be gone. Under the TTP I imagine we will end up with front wheel drive cars.
    That is unless the Europeans sharpen their prices or the USA has cars to offer.
    The global trading is not so much the problem as in the speed in which decisions are made and the short term within which planning is made.
    These decisions once made are virtually irreversible.

    The very rich are getting richer and paying virtually no taxes and the middle class peasant is paying more and more taxes.
    Is not 80% of America owned by less than 5% of the population.
    The same is now happening here.

  16. 16 Carl Jan 18th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t get why everyone thinks this is such a big deal, its a H-D with more plastic than ever, a Japanese tail, but is still listed as MORE expensive than when the Iron 833 launched 4 years ago. And the exhaust sounds HORRID. Is the seat height any lower than an Iron 883, that will make a big difference. The 100lbs less of weight (metal) will make it easier to handle thats for sure. Either way it will be really interesting to see how it does here in the US.

  17. 17 rick Jan 19th, 2014 at 2:32 am

    I haven’t seen the specs on the bike yet.
    Is the shroud of the downtube a radiator or a styling cue to get us prepared for the inevitable??

  18. 18 Fausto Jan 19th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Kinda looks like a kawasaki.

  19. 19 richard Jan 19th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Cyril/anybody…This reads as if ALL of these will be built in India. I may be mistaken but did I not read earlier that the 500’s and 750’s for USA consumption would be built in America (Kansas city ?), and India would produce the bikes for India etc.?

  20. 20 Cyril Huze Jan 19th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Richard. I confirm that the Street for the US market will be produced in Kansas.

  21. 21 James just another crazy Kiwi Jan 19th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I bet we get the Indian ones ! no disrespect but would prefer the USA builds.

    BUT some of the triumphs are made in Asia and the new Holden Comodore is now going to come from Taiwan.

    Problem is one day the rich will run out of cheap 3rd world labour to exploit.

    Actually I’m wrong !!! the amount of pollution needed to make everyone in Asia a car will kill off all signs of intelligent life and probably the politicians as well.

  22. 22 Terence Tory Jan 20th, 2014 at 6:55 am

    If the “produced in the U.S.A.” Streets motors don’t come fully assembled in a box from India,along with just about everything else,I will be absolutely amazed.

  23. 23 Hockey pucker Jan 21st, 2014 at 7:56 am

    What will our families do when nothing is Manufactured in the USA? It really Sucks to be an eye witness to the Decline of a Once Great Society.

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