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HARLEY DAVIDSON OF MANILA UNVEILS THE STREET 500

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Smaller but Smarter

The new Street 500 is designed for an entirely new generation of global riders and features the Revolution X, V-Twin engine. This is pure Harley-Davidson built for the urban environment.

In Manila’s urban jungle, traffic is at a standstill. The only feasible transport nowadays is the motorcycle. Generic bikes abound the city streets, bland and no identity, but the professional wants to travel in style, without the hassles and difficulties of a big bike. Lean and nimble, but with enough power to pull out of the maddening crowd when necessary. Enter the right solution. The new Harley Davidson Street 500. This is the motorcycle with the right power and size.

The Street 500 is now in Harley Davidson of Manila showrooms, albeit on a limited run. Coming from the monumental Dark Custom™ motorcycle series started by the Street 750, the Street™ 500 is leaner yet still keeping that legendary HD growl, it’s the realistic approach to motorcycling in the urban jungle, while giving room for future customisations and enhancement.

 

Urban Design

The street 500 is a water cooled V-twin as opposed to the air cooled 88 and 103s, which is a welcome add-on appropriate for the stop and go traffic. This, coupled with the narrow and lean chassis assures more mobility for the rider. Other cues derived from its bigger brothers are the low seat height, softer suspension and wider handlebar sweeper for managing quick turns.

Being a Dark Custom motorcycle, it expresses the brand’s rogue roots while acknowledging the past with modern elucidation. Dark does not mean Black,, Dark means blank. It is begging to be personalised. Starting with a café style windscreen, black front fork gaiters, all black exhaust system and an aggressive slash on the tail section.

Whether an daily urban commute or a weekend blast through the country side, the Street 500 is perfect for the average Joe or Jane, who, for all intents and purposes, just wants to make a difference on the streets.


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DIMENSIONS

Length                                                                    2,225 mm

Seat Height Unladen                                           709 mm

Ground Clearance                                                145 mm

Rake (Steering Head)                                          32º

Trail                                                                         115 mm

Wheelbase                                                              1,534 mm

Tires, Front                                                            100/80 R17

Tires, Rear                                                              140/75 R15

Fuel Capacity                                                         13.11 ltr

Oil Capacity with Filter                                        3.11 ltr

Weight as shipped                                                206 Kg

Weight in running order                                      222 Kg

 

Engine                                                                    Liquid Cooled, Revolution X™ V-Twin

Bore                                                                        69 mm

Stroke                                                                    66 mm

Displacement                                                       494 cc

Compression Ratio                                             11:1

Fuel System                                                         Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection, 35 mm bore