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Harley-Davidson to sell bikes at Special Rates to Armed Forces Personnel

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Harley-Davidson India has announced that the brand will be retailing the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and the Harley-Davidson Street Rod at special prices for Armed Forces personnel and both the motorcycles will be available for sale from the Canteen Store Department (CSD) across India. Harley-Davidson has also launched the Armed Forces H.O.G (Harley Owners Group) Chapter dedicated to the Armed Forces personnel in India.

The Harley-Davidson Motorcycles that will be sold through CSD is the Street 750 and the Street Rod both are powered by a 750cc V-Twin liquid-cooled Revolution engine that produces 60 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. However, both the motorcycles are completely different in terms of its suspension, rider’s triangle, ground clearance, exterior dimensions and overall stance. 

In terms of styling, the Harley-Davidson Street 750 features a rounded headlamp with an aero shroud, tear-drop fuel tank, a blacked-out engine with machine-finished cooling fins, 7-spoke cast Aluminium alloy wheels with machine-finish rim accents on the front & rear, 3.5-inch electronic speedometer with neutral indicator, low oil pressure indicator, turn signals, engine diagnostics lights, low fuel warning lights etc. The Street 750 comes with a conventional telescopic front suspension with a relaxed 32-degree rake angle on the front and twin shocks on the rear finished in chrome. 

The Street Rod, on the other hand, comes with its unique styling and features a rounded headlight with a small flyscreen styled shroud, tear-drop fuel tank, scooped single-seat, a blacked-out engine with machine finish on the cooling fins but the similarities end with the upside-down suspension setup with a sporty 27-degree rake angle on the front, gas-charged twin shocks on the rear, bar-end mirrors, 7-split type open spoke alloy wheels on the front & rear etc. 

In terms of its dimensions, the Street 750 is 85mm longer with 10mm extra wheelbase and has a 60mm lower ground clearance than the Street Rod. The Harley-Davidson Street 750 also has a lower seat height of 720mm as compared to the 765mm seat height of the Street Rod. The Street Rod measures in at 2,130mm in overall length with a wheelbase of 1,510mm and a ground clearance of 205mm. 

Though Harley-Davidson did not mention the ‘Special Prices’ that the motorcycles will be sold in CSD but the move will definitely give access to Armed Forces Personel who dreamt of owning a Harley-Davidson.