Harley-Davidson Street 750: Reasons Behind Development

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles are known for their big displacement, air-cooled, twin cylinder engines. Such motors allow these bikes to cruise effortlessly over long distances.

These American cruisers were launched in India sometime back. Recently though, a new addition was introduced to the lineup, called the Street 750.

The Harley-Davidson Street 750 was an unusual development because it had a smaller displacement motor compared to the rest and what made it even more peculiar was the soft exhaust and a liquid-cooled engine taking the spot where the traditional air-cooled engine was.

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The question that ran in many minds was why Harley-Davidson chose to do this? So the best person to enlighten people was Anoop Prakash, the CEO of Harley Davidson India. He found enough time during the 2015 India Bike Week to explain to DriveSpark why liquid cooling was chosen.

According to Anoop Prakash, the primary reason for introducing a liquid-cooled engine was because of customer demand.

Many customers wanted a motorcycle that was nimble and light enough to ride in the city, with a twin-cylinder motor that would not overheat in city conditions. Thus, the introduction of a package that combined everything, the Harley-Davidson Street 750.

But Anoop Prakash also said that the liquid cooled engine is not just restricted to the Street 750 but other models will get it as well in due course of time since development is a constant process.

Story first published: Friday, February 27, 2015, 14:13 [IST]
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