The Harley-Davidson Street 500 is a great “blank canvas” that is destined to become a custom favourite.
Custom bike builder Kustom Kommune has proved it with a street tracker version of the Street 750 revealed at the Oil Stained Brain custom bike event in Melbourne at the weekend. The Kommune Racer (KR750) gave Aussies their first look at the bigger brother of the learner-approved 500cc bike due here on February 1.
Director of Marketing for Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand, Adam Wright, says the Street 500 will be coming from India and the price will be announced at the end of this month at the Moto Expo in Melbourne. The first new-platform Harley in 14 years is expected to cost between $10,000 and $12,000 rideaway.
We first saw the Street 500 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally where several custom models were also on show.
Now more than 4000 Aussies have seen for themselves what the newest and smallest Harley is capable of in the right hands.
Oil Stained Brain,hosted by Kustom Kommune, is a celebration of Australia’s best custom motorcycle builds.
Adam says they provided Kustom Kommune with the bike to give “fans and like-minded riders a preview of what Australia can expect from this exciting new model”.
“The result spectacularly demonstrates what an exciting platform the Street will offer when it officially roars into Australia and New Zealand,” he says.
The KR 750 one-off build features a handmade alloy tank with bespoke artwork by KDS Designs; a custom swing arm with a twin spring cantilever style set up; and a chopped and trimmed frame. The Flat Track racer-inspired motorcycle also boasts track wheels – 19 inch in the front and rear – and is topped off with a custom fit front end, twin discs and set of fat, drag-style handlebars.
How would you like to customise a Street 500?