Harley-Davidson Street 750 for some reason made the list of the least loved models among HDs admirers. However, outside the USA this model is quite popular. I personally have never ridden Street 750 but having watched the reviews I find the bike to be a very straightforward and as a commuter motorcycle it might actually be a good choice.
The 750 is liquid-cooled which is very beneficial when starting and stopping in traffic especially on a hot day, plus as the riders say, the engine is very responsive and has enough power and punch to be quite nimble on a road. "The suspension can handle big guys with ease", commented one guy while bouncing on the footrests.
Sure, there are some shortcomings: some complain about the design, others say HD could have done a better job making Street more attractive for a customer, but to know the truth you'd have to spend at least a few days actually riding the machine to know some of its pros and cons.
Rather than making one more review of an HD Street 750 let's see what it has to offer as a donor bike (from what I've heard this model is very flexible when it comes to customization).
Tony Prust from Analog Motorcycles obviously saw in Street 750 more than just a city bike. With the new Scrambler handlebars and chunky tires a commuter gets badass, off-road kind of appearance and with that, the new landscapes to conquer.
Among other changes we have a modified front fender and a custom made rear one, custom made stainless steel exhaust with Cone Engineering silencer, Conti TKC 80 tires and Fox Podium RC1 Shocks. The front and rear wheels were fabricated using Sportster and HD hubs, custom spokes and rims by Buchanan's.
The seat pan is also a custom item housing a leather seat by Rod’s Designs. Many big and small parts of the donor were replaced, rebuilt, or modified, thus Street 750 got absolutely new and fresh style intended and envisioned by Analog Motorcycles.
You can find the whole list of changes on www.analogmotorcycles.com.