It is being released early next year at $9995 ride away which should leave some with plenty of money left over for extras.
You could go and do your own thing, or take the easy option and select from 80 special Street 500 accessories, as well as many other Harley parts that fit several models.
On top of that, Harley’s range of Black Label riding gear, introduced four years ago, is also perfectly suited to the hipster riders who will be among the many attracted to the Street-cred bike.
The genuine factory accessories for the Street 500 include heaps of chrome bits and pieces, or alternatively black accessories for those who believe chrome has past its use-by date.
I found the Street 500 very comfortable for my 182cm frame, but for taller and shorter riders, there are options. To make the bike more comfortable for a wider variety of riders, there are shorter reach handlebars as well as taller seats, plus a special cafe racer seat for those hipsters, again.
On the media launch, we took the Street 500 for a lengthy blast along the highway in the rain and it proved a competent tourer, so there is a range of luggage and racks to fit.
There is also a touring windscreen that clips on in seconds and doesn’t leave any fitting hardware behind when removed, just like the clever screen for the new Sportster UltraLow.
And if you want to take a pillion to enjoy the ride, there is a sissy bar and backrest pad.
Below I’ve listed the complete range of special Street 500 accessories, but remember there are other Harley accessories that will fit as well as other gear such as Screamin’ Eagle pipes and various air filters that are sold at Harley dealerships.
Harley-Davidson Street 500 Accessories
(Part number, description and Australian recommended retail price)
25600033 KIT-RH ENGINE MEDALLION, DARK CUSTOM LOGO $83.58
25700307 KIT, LH ENG MEDALLION, DARK CUSTOM LOGO $83.58