2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET ROD
Aesthetically, the Street Rod has been revised with a shorter subframe, new tailsection, headlight, fairing, LED lighting (except the headlight), longer swingarm, and a significant degree of quality enhancement. These enhancements included bar-end mirrors, higher quality footpegs, tucked-in wiring, and improved fit and finish.
Chassis changes are thorough. Rake is significantly steeper at 27 degrees.
A beefier non-adjustable 43mm inverted fork carries dual 300mm brake discs with two-piston calipers, while a pair of gas-charged, preload adjustable piggyback-reservoir shocks work on a longer swingarm.
The Street Rod also has more power to exploit these handling improvements thanks to a host of changes to the 750cc liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-twin. New pistons bump compression a full point to 12.0:1, while revised intake ports, higher-lift cams improve power output.
To work with these changes, a drag-racing inspired, larger volume airbox feeds dual-throat, 42mm-diameter throttle bodies (vs. 38mm single) connected separate intake manifolds and it all exhales through a revised, shorter muffler. Engine rev limit bumps up from 8,000 rpm to 9,000.
The results of this finagling are 68.4 horsepower at 8,750 rpm and 47.2 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, an 8% improvement in torque across the rev range and 18% percent more peak horsepower.