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Thread: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

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    Default Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Hello members. Was searching for an ownership review on Harley Davidson Street Rod on xbhp but couldn't find, so had to buy one and post the owner ship

    Crisp Review

    1. Selection. Many bikes for consideration..z900...cbr650..no HD though.
    But someone suggested to look at the new street rod and it just looked brute....looks in charcoal denim colour are amazing. Add the durability of a HD further assisted in making the go.

    2 Purchase Experience. Booked the bike online with Harley Dealership Delhi. They promised the bike within a week as i wanted charcoal denim which was older model and no more available. The colour has been dropped by HD, though IMO its the best colour for this model. Bike was delivered on 06th Apr as per my requirement. Small cake ceremony, though the dealership guys got almost all the cake..only my kid got a piece

    3. Initial Impressions. Looks bigger and bulkier in actual as compared to pictures. A fat front tyre and chunky front shocks give it a solid look. Bike really heavy ( i come from a 1999 cbz). Cant even move a inch without struggling. Sitting posture odd initially but one gets used to in time. Clutch better and softer than cbz. Accelerator also smooth. Tank sits very low between legs, feels awkward, only initially. Rear view mirrors very good, however very wide, prone to hits. Engine is powerful, bike pulls and pulls, sound is also good ( i am not a fan of loud exhausts) and stock exhaust sufficient to inform that a bigger than regular bike is approaching. Engine heat is tremendous. Within five minutes legs start to burn. And when the radiator fan starts, it blows burning hot air directly into your legs.. extremely unconfortable if not wearing jeans and shoes. Heat reaches even the pillion and if he or she without shoes or full pants, expect displeasure from them. Have to take care while filling at petrol pumps, as i could see hot air fumes rising up the tank!. Had to tell the pump guy to be carefull, its so hot. While moving though its good except for an occasional hot air drift. Better is to switch off the bike at traffic lights. Brakes are amazing and ABS works precisely. Headlight good at low beam, however high beam aims a bit high, needs to be adjusted.

    4. Misc. The bike makes you smile every time you accelerate. Red light drag races ( i dont subscribe to them ) are easy wins. Tyres are so grippy during accelerations. The bike has a big road presence, expect many eyes to turn. If one is a fan of loud exhausts, it will turn more heads.

    5. Summary. One cannot go wrong with this motorcycle.

    6. Positives.
    Power
    Road presence
    Mileage (18 kmpl approx in mixed riding )
    Service interval (8000 km or 01 year)
    Service Cost (6800 approx claimed by dealer, though i got one free service and paid ZERO for it at 1600 km. They didn't charge for labour thats regular but what surprised was that engine oil and oil filters were also replaced free of cost! )
    Comes with two seats and pillion footpegs, ready to be used by two persons right out of showroom.

    7. Negatives.
    Too much heat, thoug you get used to it.
    Ergnomics take some time getting used to, and when you do, all other bikes seem very odd when you ride them afterwards.
    Pillion is not too comfortable for long drives.
    Heavy.

    8. Hope it helps others to make decisions

    Thank you.

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    Post Re: Street Rod 750 Charcoal denim 2018 ownership

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RajeshLamba View Post
    Hello members. Was searching for an ownership review on Harley Davidson Street Rod on xbhp but couldn't find, so had to buy one and post the owner ship

    8. Hope it helps others to make decisions

    Thank you.
    Thanks for the review. Can you please let us know what was the price on the bike. There has been a price increase post Apr 1 and was yours billed at latest price or the old one? Please share a price breakup if HD charges additional handlind or storage charges?

    Do you plan to get heat deflectors installed? Read in many forums that it reduces heat directed to the legs by a good extent.

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Sir, please share some pics of the beauty and your riding experiences till date! Are you planning to install heat shields to your bike?

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by whencut86 View Post
    Thanks for the review. Can you please let us know what was the price on the bike. There has been a price increase post Apr 1 and was yours billed at latest price or the old one? Please share a price breakup if HD charges additional handlind or storage charges?

    Do you plan to get heat deflectors installed? Read in many forums that it reduces heat directed to the legs by a good extent.
    @ shera_ranveer - sir, i asked the dealership about the heat shields but they did not recommend it as the heat will not get dissipated as effectively as without the heat shields, so i dropped the idea..........also now i am used to the heat..part of experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by shera_ranveer View Post
    Sir, please share some pics of the beauty and your riding experiences till date! Are you planning to install heat shields to your bike?

    Regards
    apologies for the delay in pics....here they are ..white one is the bike which i saw during bike selection ..i got the grey one
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    Quote Originally Posted by shera_ranveer View Post
    Sir, please share some pics of the beauty and your riding experiences till date! Are you planning to install heat shields to your bike?

    Regards
    Riding experience its good...though tiring after some time. elbows start paining in some time...nothing of an issue, you get used to it. Fitter you are, lesser you tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whencut86 View Post
    Thanks for the review. Can you please let us know what was the price on the bike. There has been a price increase post Apr 1 and was yours billed at latest price or the old one? Please share a price breakup if HD charges additional handlind or storage charges?

    Do you plan to get heat deflectors installed? Read in many forums that it reduces heat directed to the legs by a good extent.


    @ Whencut86 - Ex showroom Price pre 01 Apr 18 was 618000/- ( 471755.72 + 66045.80 CGST + 66045.80 SGST + 14152.67 Cess)

    20320/- insurance

    RTO charges extra...depends on state..


    No handling charges by HD.

    They also provided an option to choose from 2 year extended warranty for free or leg guard.... both of which were costing around 18K....I opted for the leg guard

    there has been hike of approx 39K in ex-showroom price

    hope it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Thread Approved!

    Pics or it didn't happen.

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    he he he.....yes sir...it happened

    already travelled delhi- pune !

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RajeshLamba View Post
    @ shera_ranveer - sir, i asked the dealership about the heat shields but they did not recommend it as the heat will not get dissipated as effectively as without the heat shields, so i dropped the idea..........also now i am used to the heat..part of experience


    Riding experience its good...though tiring after some time. elbows start paining in some time...nothing of an issue, you get used to it. Fitter you are, lesser you tire.


    @ Whencut86 - Ex showroom Price pre 01 Apr 18 was 618000/- ( 471755.72 + 66045.80 CGST + 66045.80 SGST + 14152.67 Cess)

    20320/- insurance

    RTO charges extra...depends on state..


    No handling charges by HD.

    They also provided an option to choose from 2 year extended warranty for free or leg guard.... both of which were costing around 18K....I opted for the leg guard

    there has been hike of approx 39K in ex-showroom price

    hope it helps


    he he he.....yes sir...it happened

    already travelled delhi- pune !

    pics also posted
    Thanks. Yes the ex-showroom in now 6.55L in Pune. I checked with Two Rivers HD dealer in Pune and they mentioned on-road of 8 lakhs.

    The bike looks awesome in Charcoal Grey. Sadly they don't have that shade anymore. The GC of 205mm is ample and a boon in our roads.

    I see that you have ridden from Delhi-Pune. How is the ride quality? Reviews say it has a stiff suspension and doesn't like potholes much?

    Ergonomics take some getting used to in this bike. But this is a welcome upgrade to the Street 750 with better brakes, ABS and increased GC. The seating position, ride and engine heata re the only things which are a drawback.

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    @whencut 86... sir u from pune?

    Yes , suspension is stiff but no issues...its not that bad...comfy rider seat caters for it.... but pillion may be unhappy....

    Gc is great....i could go over big speed breakers easily..even climbed broken foothpaths along roads which were jammed with long queues of trucks .....its a big plus.....

    Ergnomics are not bad...they are different...one gets used to em easily...in fact now i find riding all other bikes odd.!

    Ride quality is stiff but on plain roads its super smooth..bike stays stuck to the road...

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    Stuck to the road = stays planted while moving

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Dude, how tall are you? I am tempted to buy the bike but the heat issues and ergonomics issues are holding me back.

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RajeshLamba View Post
    @ shera_ranveer - sir, i asked the dealership about the heat shields but they did not recommend it as the heat will not get dissipated as effectively as without the heat shields, so i dropped the idea..........also now i am used to the heat..part of experience

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    apologies for the delay in pics....here they are ..white one is the bike which i saw during bike selection ..i got the grey one
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    Riding experience its good...though tiring after some time. elbows start paining in some time...nothing of an issue, you get used to it. Fitter you are, lesser you tire.

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    @ Whencut86 - Ex showroom Price pre 01 Apr 18 was 618000/- ( 471755.72 + 66045.80 CGST + 66045.80 SGST + 14152.67 Cess)

    20320/- insurance

    RTO charges extra...depends on state..


    No handling charges by HD.

    They also provided an option to choose from 2 year extended warranty for free or leg guard.... both of which were costing around 18K....I opted for the leg guard

    there has been hike of approx 39K in ex-showroom price

    hope it helps

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    he he he.....yes sir...it happened

    already travelled delhi- pune !

    pics also posted
    If we compare with normal street 750, hows the difference here? Build and over all features?

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    Default Re: Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Charcoal Denim 2018 Ownership Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RajeshLamba View Post
    @whencut 86... sir u from pune?

    Yes , suspension is stiff but no issues...its not that bad...comfy rider seat caters for it.... but pillion may be unhappy....

    Gc is great....i could go over big speed breakers easily..even climbed broken foothpaths along roads which were jammed with long queues of trucks .....its a big plus.....

    Ergnomics are not bad...they are different...one gets used to em easily...in fact now i find riding all other bikes odd.!

    Ride quality is stiff but on plain roads its super smooth..bike stays stuck to the road...

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    Stuck to the road = stays planted while moving
    Yes, I am from Pune. GC of this bike is a boon on our roads. But I wonder if the stiff suspension will be a hassle on bad roads when taken for touring.

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