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  • Wed, 4 Oct Share This. First ride: Harley-Davidson Street Bob review. We test the entry-level model of the Softail range. Details. Manufacturer.

    Harley-Davidson Street Bob review: Sometimes all you need is the bare essentials and Harley's Street Bob is just the ticket.

    The question we wanted to know was how one of the bikes formerly known as Dyna, such as the Harley Street Bob, is now expressed as.

    The mini-ape handlebar on the bike makes it look even more badass than it already is. So, for people who are more of a solo rider, love to power cruise on the highway and have a little more than Rs 12 lakh to spare, the Harley-Davidson Street Bob will be the perfect motorcycle in your garage. Harley-Davidson Street Rod review: Best Cars in India.

    Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob Is Not A Dyna | Cycle World

    A Softail is a motorcycle which has the rear suspension tucked under the rider's seat. Wondering why I am telling you this? Well, we have just ridden the the all-new Harley-Davidson Street Bob which is categorised under the Softail product line. Back then, these models soon became the backbone of the company and sales shot up. Over the years, Harley-Davidson regularly updated the Softail models and the Street Bob is now here.

    We took the motorcycle out for a spin and here's what we have to say about it. At first glance, one might mistake it to be a custom-built motorcycle because of the stripped-down Bobber motorcycle design. The mini-ape handlebar on the bike makes it look even more badass than it already is. The Street Bob sports an all-new Softail tubular frame, which is now stronger and lighter than the previous Softail and Dyna models. On the whole, the bike is long and looks stretched because of the swing arm design.

    This makes it a head turner. The mechanically adjustable monoshock at the rear is neatly tucked under the seat, making it invisible at first glance. The motorcycle features an all new LED headlight cluster with daytime running lights which sits flush between the front forks.

    Harley-Davidson has integrated a small LCD screen into the bar clamp which is user-friendly and is also readable in bright sunlight. The screen primarily displays speed, fuel levels and the gear position. As one scrolls through the menu using the buttons on the left side of the handlebar, it displays the odometer, trip meter, and a tachometer. The motorcycle also features keyless ignition and a USB charging port. The teardrop tank, especially in the Olive Gold colour we reviewed looks magnificent, especially under low-light conditions.

    The tank blends and the single seat blend in very well, further accentuating the motorcycle's looks. The chopped front and rear fenders further sweetens the deal.

    Sadly, the motorcycle comes with only one seat. While that does affect praciticality, it is the defining element of a Bobber! One can always opt for an aftermarket pillion seat from Harley's accessory center. Powering the Street Bob is the dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee 8, 1,cc V-twin engine. As usual, the power output of the engine has not been disclosed by Harley-Davidson, but, the motorcycle has a staggering Nm of peak torque output. That much torque starts kicking in at as low as rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox which shifts pretty smoothly.

    The motor has a redline of rpm but that does not limit the rider in any way. At that speed, the rider literally has to hold on to the handlebar, as the brisk acceleration along with the windblast pushes you behind. With considerable power and torque, one would assume that the motorcycle has a loads of electronic assistance. It is known that the company does not equip its bikes with traction control TC , but these new models should have had at least TC to begin with in the electronics department.

    Its absence is felt because, the motorcycle just starts to fishtail if one gets on the gas a little harder than they should. The Harley-Davidson Street Bob weighs in at around kgs. That weight though is well-managed and one can maneuver the motorcycle perfectly in heavy traffic as well. For its weight, it is pretty agile and can be flicked into corners easily, that is until the pegs start scraping the road, which happens pretty early on. A bike this long 2, mm , doing all of this is commendable.

    To help put down the power well and keep the grip levels in the corners as well as on highways, Harley-Davidson has fitted the motorcycle with grippy tyres. Braking duties are handled by a single discs at the front and rear. However, the braking has improved on this model, thanks to the new suspension setup.

    2018 Harley Davidson Softail Street Bob Review

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