Street 500

Harley Street 500 a custom favourite

The Harley-Davidson Street 500 is a great “blank canvas” that is destined to become a custom favourite.

Street 500 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.

Harley Street Urban custom
Harley Street Urban custom at the Sturgis rally

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?

  1. “blank canvas” is harley davidson speak for having to spend
    a whole heap of money on Their accessories to make the thing go and handle like it
    should out of the factory, there is probably not a model that doesn’t
    come out without need of a rear shock upgrade and engine work to
    get anything like performance to match the price tag
    Anyone remember when things like cigarette lighters ,heaters aircon etc
    were all “extras” in holden before the japanese started to blitz them
    with cars that had it all as standard? harley needs to lift its game.
    The dropping of buell was one of the most shortsighted and stupid things
    it has done.

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