A look at the Street Rod's front end says reams about its performance intentions. Inverted 43mm fork legs are clutched by massive (and pretty) alloy triple clamps, which put them about six degrees closer to vertical than the cruiser's legs and shorten the wheelbase .7 inch. The fork is also longer. Instead of the cruiser's disc wheel, the roadster has a 10-spoke item, stopped very effectively by a pair of 300mm discs and four-piston Brembo calipers (the first time Brembos have been used on a street Harley). The instrument cluster is the same style but its face is bigger and more readable, especially the tach, The handlebar is flatter and its riser is shorter. Combined with footpegs moved back under the rider, a flatter, roomier saddle, and a taller seat height (31.0 versus 27.1 for the V-Rod or an inch lower with a rider aboard) created by longer shocks, the riding position is substantially changed, from laid-back to slightly canted forward.