We are glad to review the Worlds adorable bobber model, which has forayed into the market especially from a desirable bike maker ‘Harley Davidson’. The model is none other than the ‘Harley Davidson Street Bob’. Almost eight models were on the sale in the auto market. In India, there are 4-models that are alluring the Indian auto market are; Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Street Bob and Heritage Classic. So, here we are going with the Street Bob which was one of the best cruising models that satisfy the desire of riding the road rocket? Isn’t it! Ok, let’s see whether the word ‘Road Rocket’ is been justified or not.
Starting with the design, the Street Bob carries the nostalgic and aesthetic design that appears damn hot and oomph to the see. The 2018 Street Bob gets even more eye-catchy elements, and design cues to impress the mankind. The round, single-pod headlight setup with full LED and daytime running light (DRL) that comes around the headlight brings plusher and premium look to the bike.
The bike color schemes are another distinctive feature that exhibits the company’s artistry. While the 19/17-inch front & rear wheel gives good stance to the rider in the crowd. The bike maker discontinued some aged features and employed few eye-catchy elements to impress the auto adores to the fullest. The bobber styled fuel tank with Harley emblem appears to be strong, elegant and comfortable too for the rider.
The Instrument console of the Street Bob is decent and upmarket too. The integrated LCD instrument panel on the handlebar mount is good to see on the bike. The chrome finish is only used to highlight the bike appearance, so we cant get too much of chrome to the bike.
Coming to the powertrain, being the new Softail platform it gets a Milwaukee-Eight 107 motor gives an enormous amount of energy to the bike to sprint on the surface. The 1,745cc V-twin motor with 4-valve-per-cylinder head gets twin counterbalancers to reduce the disturbances and also to produce massive output at the end of the day. The engine churns out a maximum of 144Nm torque @ 3,000rpm with quick throttle response. Hence the rider can easily shift the gears with the effective transmission gearbox employment. So as to calm down the raged engine the oil-cooler fitted between the new frame effectively reduce the heat of the engine.
The single-seat setup, the mini-ape-hanger handlebars, gets available in the Street Bob to hold the beauty of the bike. But the tighter footpeg position is a bit short for the gearing, hence the rider feels quite harder to shift the gear easily. The wider handlebars ensure quick turns with minimal effort. The effortless riding capabilities should also be credited to the 100-section front and 150-section rear tyres, which ensure good ground clearance.
The Street Bob received some tweaks in the suspension unit to ease the rider & pillion. The 2018 model gets a Showa forks with dual-bending valve technology that gives the capable comfort to its best, while the rear gets a Showa monoshock preload-adjustable system to provide acquired comfort that is capable of.
The new braking unit also provides decent stopping power to the front & rear wheels. The ABS option gives enhanced braking operation to restrict the bike, that was heading at top speed.
Finally, the 2018 Street Bob is the better bobber model that gives you no flaws in performance, features, and specs. This new touring model gets some price hike due to the some revamps & updates. The price tag of the new Street Bob starts at a range of INR 13,38,168 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
So, Harley Davidson Street Bob is better justified in all the compartments as reviewed earlier.