Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Harley-Davidson Street 750 Dyno Test, Ride and Review by Cycle World Magazine

Cycle World Rides, Reviews and Dyno Test the New Harley-Davidson Street 750

Harley-Davidson Street 750 Left Side

Quoted from Cycle World:
"Then I strapped the Street 750 onto our Dynojet dyno for what may very well be the first dyno pulls of this new Harley in media hands. In typical H-D fashion, the Street has no tachometer. The dyno, however, reveals that 70 mph in sixth gear equates to 4,500 rpm, which means there’s an additional 3,500 rpm in reserve before the soft limiter cuts in.
While 58 peak horsepower resides at the very upper end of the rev range, there’s a flat and generous plateau of torque that stays above 40 pound-feet across nearly 4,000 rpm through the meat of the range. Although the bottom-end-tuned Iron 883 and Star Bolt both produce upward of 10 additional pound-feet of torque down low, they each come up about 10 short in peak horsepower when compared to the higher revving Street, which has chain-driven single overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder.
Honda’s much-heralded NC700X is a dead heat in power and torque, but the NC signs off early, at 6,500 rpm. On the more sporting side of the spectrum, Ducati’s entry-level Monster 696 produces 65 horsepower and 44 pound-feet of torque. All told, the liquid-cooled 60-degree Revolution X V-twin is very competitive at this price point.
Using our VBox data logger, we measured the Street 750’s acceleration and braking. It’s quick. The Street hits 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, and streaks though the quarter-mile in an impressive 13.69 seconds at 93.8 mph. The Star Bolt, for the record, does the quarter in 13.78 sec. at 93.5 mph, whereas Honda’s NC700X clocks in at 13.86/94.2.
Harley Street 750 Horsepower and Torque on Dyno

But how does the Street compare with the 883 Iron? The Street squashes that Sportster, which has a best pass of 14.53/90.8 mph. While the Street 750’s results were not gathered at the same test venue under common climatic conditions, it’s safe to say the new Street has performance that’s at least on a par with its peers."