Harley-Davidson Street 750 Discontinued; 2021 Lineup Revealed
The brand has also introduced a bigger-engined Street Bob 114 along with minor updates to the rest of the lineup
- The Street Bob 114 gets a 1868cc air-cooled V-twin motor like the Fat Boy 114.
- Since Harley-Davidson has shut down its plant in Bawal, Haryana, the Street 750 is no more.
- However, the Street 500 is still available in the international markets.
Harley-Davidson has revealed its 2021 lineup virtually. It’s a little disappointing to see that there’s nothing really new from the brand apart from a bigger-engined Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 and minor updates to the rest of the portfolio. However, as far as the India-connect is concerned, the biggest news is that the legendary Harley-Davidson Street 750 as well as the Street Rod have been removed from the brand's lineup following the closure of its plant in Bawal, Haryana, last year.
The Street 750 and Street Rod were manufactured for the Indian market as well as for other countries at the Bawal plant. After shutting down its plant and exiting the Indian market in September 2020, Harley made an announcement in the following month that it is re-entering the country, albeit with help from Hero MotoCorp. However, while the brand hasn’t revealed the details of its renewed operations in India, it is likely to continue offering the Sportster, Softail, Touring, and CVO range via the CBU route.
The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 gets the same ‘Milwaukee-Eight 114’ 1868cc air-cooled V-twin motor from the Fat Boy 114, churning out 161Nm of torque at 3,000rpm at the rear wheel, driven by a belt drive. It also gets a 6-speed transmission and offers 9 percent quicker acceleration from 0-96kmph compared to the Milwaukee-Eight 107 mill in the smaller-engined version. Expect Harley to launch this cruiser in India around September this year, at about Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom). The Street Bob’s macho brother, the Fat Boy, also gets aesthetic updates with flashier chrome highlights all over the bike.
Coming to the Touring lineup, the Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special are offered in new two-tone paint options. The Road King Special and Street Glide Special models are equipped with a new Daymaker LED headlamp, and all the three Special variants get a new engine guard for that slammed look. All the bikes in this range are also equipped with Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The console connects to the smartphone via a USB cable and allows you to access functions such as media, streaming services, communication and navigation.
All the bikes under the top-of-the-line CVO range are equipped with a premium audio system by Rockford Fosgate, new paint options, and more importantly, cornering-enhanced ABS, linked braking, traction control system, engine braking control, hill-hold control, and tyre pressure monitoring system -- all of which are offered as standard.
Expect Harley to launch some of the popular models from its 2021 lineup one by one later this year. It will also be launching the all-new Pan America 1250 a few months after its international debut in February this year. If you already own a Harley and are wondering how servicing will work out or if you’re planning to buy a Harley, you should check this out.