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Old 11-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #1
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New Watercooled Harley!

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These are the first official photos of the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 500. The first all-new models from The Motor Company in 13 years are also two of its most important ever. Made in India, these bikes are designed to take Harley into the global market.

“These new bikes are leaner, yet still have a mean streak – they’re the real deal, made of real steel,” states Mark-Hans Richer, Harley’s Chief Marketing Officer. “They’re designed to handle the abuses of urban environments and provide authentic opportunities to customize.”

Being revealed in Milan, Italy as we speak, specifications remain elusive. Harley says both bikes are powered by the new “Revolution X” engine, which we can clearly see is a water-cooled V-twin. It describes their performance as providing, “instant throttle response.”
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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Not bad for a honda shadow clone
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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Just needs a Indian badass with a "If you can read this the कुतिया fell off" t-shirt on it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #5
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Dont like it looks weird although it is about time harley adavanced
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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^^ agreed, its about time but , the hondas have been copying hd forever and now HD copies them.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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Made in India it's what got me the most. The whole point to me was American made. Now..
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Made in India it's what got me the most. The whole point to me was American made. Now..
agreed, although, I do own a restored 1974 Harley Davidson MX 250, made by Aeromacchi Corp. in Italy, HD owned the company but still, not made in the US
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Will the 500 be a re-badged Buell blast?

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Considering their large motors already have underwhelming power, I'm curious what these smaller motors are rated at.
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Considering their large motors already have underwhelming power, I'm curious what these smaller motors are rated at.
I thought I read that these new engines were OHC, if so they should be pretty decent performers. But the late 80's FXR styling I could do without.
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As for the American made vs India stuff, who gives a ? There's already a significant among of foreign sources parts on the "Made in the USA" bikes as it is, let it go.
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As for the American made vs India stuff, who gives a ? There's already a significant among of foreign sources parts on the "Made in the USA" bikes as it is, let it go.
I think its just a riff on the standard HD "talking points" about why people would purchase a Harley over say...a Honda Shadow.
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U.S. built for the U.S. market, Indian built for the rest of the world.

The company plans to build the Street in Kansas City for U.S. buyers and Bawal, India, for some international markets. Harley manufactures the rest of its bikes in the U.S. and has facilities in India and Brazil that assemble motorcycles from parts made in its U.S. plants.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...ght-bikes.html

BUT, the OP's rideapart article updated with this: "Harley tells us the Streets are “made” in Kansas City. A dealer tells us they’re being assembled there from India-sourced parts. We’ll get to the bottom of it.
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Toyotas, Hondas, Kias, Volkwagens and others are made in the US, so they are American cars, right? Or does it matter that their corporate ownership is overseas? The shoe is on the upper hand in this case.
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Toyotas, Hondas, Kias, Volkwagens and others are made in the US, so they are American cars, right? Or does it matter that their corporate ownership is overseas? The shoe is on the upper hand in this case.
I'd say it depends on the "car", but yes. I consider a car that was made in a US plant with US labor to be an "American" car.

With global economy and business being what it is, there are very few "100% made in _____" cars out there. Same with bikes.

I'm not taking away anything from the Harlette, if its a good bike, its a good bike. I was simply stating why so many were making a big deal out of "made in India"

Which, i concede seems like a non-starter considering some of the posts that were just made.
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I think we are agreeing with one another Ninj, I could care less where something was made, so long as it is a quality product. HD has made it fortune selling the jingoism however and I think it scares the faithful to see anything other than "Made in the USA" on their bike. I'll worry if it says Hecho in Mexico, though.
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I think we are agreeing with one another Ninj, I could care less where something was made, so long as it is a quality product. HD has made it fortune selling the jingoism however and I think it scares the faithful to see anything other than "Made in the USA" on their bike. I'll worry if it says Hecho in Mexico, though.
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