Tyler Tate (left) and Chad Kagy (right); Harley Davidson Street 750 Test Drive; Photo: Harley Davidson
After conquering the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen 2014, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 returned to X Games Austin to showcase the customizable ride the Street 750 has to offer.
I met up with Chad Kagy, Jossi Wells and Greg Lutzka to test the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and it was one of the smoothest street bikes rides I’ve been on.
The latest additions to the Dark Custom line-up, the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 feature the all-new liquid-cooled Revolution X engine housed in a narrow and lean chassis built for agility allowing me and the other riders to maneuver the bike with ease. A new raised pipe, suspension and a broad handlebar sweep provided us with confidence and maneuverability while we were in tight turns and fast moves.
“The Harley-Davidson 750 is a bigger bike to ride on but the design and features of the bike made for a very easy and smooth ride,” Chad Kagy said. “I like having the confidence to know that I don’t have to wrestle the bike when I am out riding.”
After a successful, highly watched race on the ice during X Games Aspen 2014, Harley-Davidson fans are being asked to decide if Flat Track racing should become a future medal sport at X Games Austin using #XGamesFlatTrack to make their voices heard.
“The action-packed environment at X Games Austin fits perfectly with the attitude and identity of the new Street 750 motorcycle,” said Dino Bernacchi, Director U.S. Marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “And, since we gathered input from more than 3,000 customers, riders and dealers in more than 10 countries around the world to create the Street platform, it seems only fitting to let our fans decide if Flat Track racing should become an X Games medal event.”
The Harley-Davidson 750 broke the stereotypical Harley-Davidson notion of big fat loud bikes bringing agility and maneuverability to their style. The new bikes will make their long-awaited debut at Harley-Davidson dealerships nationwide in the coming weeks with bikes starting for less than $10,000.
Expect me to purchase one and have it riding through the streets of Salt Lake.