2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob | First Ride

Metalflake is the New Dark

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Brian J. Nelson, Tom Riles

EVOLUTION
Harley-Davidson’s most affordable Big Twin gets a styling refresh and bright metalflake paint.

RIVALS
Honda Fury, Victory High-Ball, Star Stryker

TECH 
Price$12,999 (black)-$13,799 (colors)
Engine typea-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve trainOHV, 4v
Displacement1584cc
Bore x stroke95.3 x 111.3mm
Compression9.2:1
Fuel systemEFI
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Transmission6-speed
Claimed horsepowerNA
Claimed torque92 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm
FrameTubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension41mm Showa fork
Rear suspensionDual Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brakeHayes four-piston caliper, 300mm disc with optional ABS
Rear brakeHayes two-piston caliper, 292mm disc with optional ABS
Front tire100/90-19 Michelin Scorcher 31
Rear tire160/70-17 Michelin Scorcher 31
Rake/trail29.0°/4.7 in.
Seat height26.7 in.
Wheelbase64.2 in.
Fuel capacity4.7 gal.
Claimed curb weight639 lbs.
ColorVivid Black, Big Blue Pearl, Black Denim, Hard Candy Big Red Flake
AvailableNow
Warranty24 mo., unlimited mi.
ContactHarley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414.343.4056
www.harley-davidson.com

VERDICT: 4 out of 5 stars
An affordable, all-American chopper with up-to-the-minute styling and custom options.

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