Earlier today, Harley-Davidson showcased its all-electric LiveWire for the first time in India. However, that wasn’t the only motorcycle at the event, with the manufacturer also launching a limited-edition BS-6 compliant Street 750, at Rs 5.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This comes at an increase of Rs 13,000 over the standard BS-4 spec Street 750. The special edition bike celebrates 10 years of Harley Davidson in India, with production limited to 300 units.
The manufacturer is also likely roll out the BS-6 compliant version of the standard bike in the near future, the pricing for which remains to be seen. The limited-edition model sports a unique colour scheme and gets decals on the tank signifying the decade in India. While we await detailed information on what else is new, a representative from Harley has confirmed that the upgrade to BS6 norms doesn’t bring with it a reduction in performance. That means the 749cc liquid-cooled, V-twin, continues to churn out 60Nm of torque.
At the event, Harley also detailed some of its plans for its customers. These include the ‘HOG 10 on 10’ mobile application that connects Harley owners, and there’s a new riding academy on the cards too.
The Street 750 is the first Harley-Davidson to be BS6-compliant but it may not be the first big-bike to do so. Kawasaki tells us that the W800 and Versys 1000 are both BS-6 compliant, which is a little surprising considering that the range sold overseas is still in Euro-4 spec. Very few motorcycles on the interntaional market are currently sold in Euro-5 spec, which is roughly on par with BS-6. Europe begins its shift over to the tighter (and more expensive to achieve) Euro 5 norms for motorcycles in Jan 2020, but existing models have another year before they have to upgrade. In India, the shift to BS-6 is scheduled for April 1, 2020, and as of now the plan is that all motorcycles produced post this date must comply with the new regulations.