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Old 25th August 2015, 16:31   #1
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Default Harley-Davidson line-up gets updated - Street 750 with new brakes!

Harley-Davidson has updated its line-up of motorcycles. These updates include styling changes and additional features.

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In the Dark Custom range, the Iron 883 gets new front suspension and adjustable rear suspension, lighter alloy wheels and tweaked seats. The Forty-Eight gets new alloy wheels and a larger front end with 49 mm forks, a new adjustable rear suspension and new seating. The bike features retro styling, black colour and chrome fittings. The Street 750 gets new front and rear braking systems.

The entire range of Sportster models will get all-new front and rear suspensions and new seats.

The Heritage Softail Classic receives refreshed styling, standard electronic cruise control, and a new saddlebag support structure. All the models in the Softail category will be available with the High Output Twin Cam 103 engine.

Harley-Davidson has also announced that Road King will make a comeback.
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Default re: Harley-Davidson line-up gets updated - Street 750 with new brakes!

It's good that HD has finally accepted the fact that the brakes on the Street 750 are not all that good.

About the brakes upgrade, do you think they would do a free upgrade of the brakes for existing Street owners or is this new brake system only for the new bikes that are going to be bought now? I'm praying that they do a free upgrade though.
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Default Re: Harley-Davidson line-up gets updated - Street 750 with new brakes!

Added the bit about the Street 750 to the title so that no one misses it.

Especially important considering the 750's poor brakes. As our official review pointed out:

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The Street 750 is equipped with single rotor disc brakes at the front and rear. Despite having dual pistons, the brakes are just barely okay. The front brakes contribute significantly to stopping power, yet they could do with better bite and feedback. What also took me by surprise was the presence of some sponginess in the braking feel. Even with two fingers on the front brake, I could hear the front squealing & protesting under hard braking conditions. The MRF tyres could be a likely suspect too. Rear brakes are almost dead. The rider has to really stomp on the rear brakes to get the motorcycle to stop. Under panic moments, urgent application of the front brakes could possibly throw the bike and rider out of control since, in addition to the lack of feedback, ABS isn't provided either. A 4-lakh bike and no ABS!!
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Default Re: Harley-Davidson line-up gets updated - Street 750 with new brakes!

Unfortunately ABS is not offered even as an option. I think buyers considering a lifestyle motorcycle will be ready to spend that additional cash for safety. Cosmetic changes add little value. Sadly they do not offer ABS in the US either.

I tried the Street via the Date a Bike service and was not comfortable on the bike. The Bonneville on the other hand felt more sure-footed and much better built.
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Default Re: Harley-Davidson line-up gets updated - Street 750 with new brakes!

Did not want to post this OT content on the other thread (Harley-Davidson owners protest against life-threatening Street 750 brakes).

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You have some decent fan following right from the days of Terminator 1.
Terminator 1 did not show a Harley AFAIK. It started with T2 and the Fatboy.

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Added the bit about the Street 750 to the title so that no one misses it.

Especially important considering the 750's poor brakes. As our official review pointed out:
Not just the Street 750, other Harley's too dont slow down like bike from similar stable of other brands.
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Not just the Street 750, other Harley's too dont slow down like bike from similar stable of other brands.
1 - for sure they don't stop like the Sports bike!
2 - for the way it is structured, kind of brakes
3 - the one's with ABS are a different ball game altogether.
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