Ride quality & handling excellent. This is a powerful bike with a super refined engine thatis liquid cooled. Its made for cities and can cut corners. Unlike other harleys, its fun to drive in the alleys and back streets and that too with super torquee enhine. It takes the ride with aplomb. Same thing for highway driving. Super cool and in control.
Final words its a complete bike except for a few niggles here and there (?) ok let me try again. Its a complete bike except for a few serious issues here and there.
Let this be known that i speak not with my personal ownership experience but from what i have heard in detail from someone who does and also by going a lot of virtual research.
If you have money to spend, go for it. You have a sweet deal here. A really thrilling machine and each ride to remember. Good for daily movement in a city like delhi? yes. No worse than any other 150 cc or 350 cc bike, but the whole lengt and breath of both hella nd heaven better.
If you have money, please buy it. Its worth that much.
Areas of improvement breaks: 2016 has seen better front breaks. But reports are these are still not good enough. The earlier models had dismal breaks and reports are also that in europe this bike may have completely failed the breaks test.
Abs: aother issue is that may be in india abs will be mandatory by 2017. Now given the fact that despite of dsmal front breaks, hd, i was told, is not helping pre 2016 buyers in upgrading breaks. They just gave the m bad breaks thaen left them out in open. Some have been paying huge sums to upgrade from markets and many have been disappointed.
Now what is those buying a street 750, find that on first of jan 2017, all streets also have an abs. Cool so far. But what if hd refuses to upgrade the 2016 breaks and add abs ? given their loyalty record with indian pre 2016 customers, it is very likely. So may be wait an year more.
In any case, bike this big and with that much power running on such bad roads as in india, must have an abs standard. Period.
Foot rest position: if you are tall, you may find your knees dangling out of your show heels getting burnt by the exhaust. But hey, take a test rinde and find out yourself.
Rear view mirrors: the mirrors willshow your shoulders since that is not a place to keep looking, may be turn both to your face and keep admiring yourself from both angles. Because these mirrors will hardly ever show you whats behind you.
Headlight shape: personal opinion. My own. They need to invent something as cute as that of an enfield bullet. Thats a headligt shape for ever. No?
numb gear change: i am told that you dont really feel that you have changed the gear. Particularly as the engine has a lot of torque. But you need to hear the pin falling in the slot? no? ok you need to feel the teeth falling in the slot.
Its a great bike. If i could i will buy it yesterday.
great engine, great sound, an almost complete machine
breaks, foot rest position, rear view mirrors, headlight shape, numb gear change, no abs