Harley-Davidson has announced a slew of models for the 2020 model year, and among them is a streetfighter that they’re choosing to call ‘Streetfighter’. It will displace a 975cc V-twin engine, and is based on a modular platform that will also be the base for the Custom 1250.
It is no doubt a looker, with the large, brutish fuel tank tapering to a slim tail section that leaves a lot of air underneath it. The concept did not have a rear numberplate mounted, so it will be interesting to see how Harley chooses to mount it. The bike seems much inspired by the Yamaha MT-01 in the Streetfighter 975’s design, and that is no bad thing.
The Harley-Davidson Streetfighter 975 is being benchmarked against the BMW S1000R, which means that it will have a whole host of electronics to keep the rubber side down. If done right, Harley-Davidson will gain access to a completely new audience of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. The Streetfighter 975 will make its way to Indian shores sometime in 2020. It will compete with other naked bikes like the Ducati Monster, BMW S1000R, and Kawasaki Z1000.