Harley-Davidson motorcycles have a long history as police vehicles in the US and Canada, but now, for the first time, they are being used by Indian police. Instead of the big Touring models so popular in the States, the Gujarat Police Department will use six customised Street 750 bikes. Not only is the first time Harleys have been used by Indian police, but it’s the highest capacity bikes they have ever used. The Street 750 motorcycles have been modified with special paintwork, a beacon, siren and panniers. The bike is the bigger-capacity brother of the learner-legal Street 500 which has romped up the sales charts in Australia. Both are made in Kansas as well as India and Australia gets its bikes from the sub continent. In the first quarter of this year, the Street 500 was the second-biggest-selling cruiser in the market, despite only being available for sale since the start of February. It is expected to finish the year within the top three or five best-selling motorcycles in the Australian market which is currently dominated by LAMS bikes. SEE ARCHIVE IMAGES Harley-Davidson Street XG500 tech specs Price: $9995 ($10,995 in New Zealand) rideaway Warranty: 24 months, unlimited km, roadside assist Service: 1600km/8000km Engine: Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 4-valve, 494cc Revolution X V-Twin Power: about 25kW Torque: 50Nm @ 3500rpm Bore x Stroke: 69 x 66mm Compression: 11:1 Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate clutch, belt drive Length: 2225mm Width: 820mm Height: 1058mm Seat: 709mm Clearance: 145mm Rake/trail: 32°/115mm Wheelbase: 1534mm Tyres: Michelin Scorcher 100/80 R17; 140/75 R15 Fuel: 13.1L Weight: 218kg Chassis: tubular steel Suspension: 37mm telescopic forks, twin tubular shocks adjustable for pre-load Brakes: 292mm/260mm discs, 2-piston callipers Lean Angles: 28.5° Economy: 3.74L/100km, 360+km range Check out our latest motor bike news and motorcycle reviews.