AdvertisemenNot so long ago, I got a chance to throw a leg over the Harley-Davidson Street Rod, a bike that represents an exciting new direction for the 114-year-old company. If you are a regular reader of RideApart, you will know that a certain test ride did not end well for me.
Apparently shining for the punishment, a few weeks after my first test ride Harley in contact and asked if I would be interested in driving the Street Rod again, this time on one of the most famous (and infamously) Twisty streets in Spain: the Called Ronda Road, which leads from the coastal town of Marbella to the picturesque Ronda. Damn right I would be interested. The big amount of Street Rod (37.3 degrees on the right, 40.2 degrees on the left) means that it was made for twisted roads – which I had not a chance to experience when I first put the bike in Florida tested.
So I grabbed my GoPro and hopped as fast as possible on a plane. I will admit that my video skills will continue to grow (it will probably take a while before I’m knocked out by Common Tread) but I hope I’ve managed to get a feel for how much fun this bike really is can be. As I say in the video: it’s a harley, the corners, y’all all.
I do not want to clap here, but I am really grateful to the people at Harley-Davidson for the opportunity to spend more time with the Street Rod, especially in this environment. While I get away from Florida with generally positive impressions, my time with the bike in Spain convinced me that Harley is really a winner here. To laugh Lemmy from the Common Tread, I will be disappointed if this bike is not a hit.
Yes, there are certain elements of the bike that reflect their affordable pricing, where you might want to seek an aftermarket – but I am more of the opinion that if someone says the Street Rod is not a good bike, he or she She did not really ride it.
In any case, watch the video for some great Mo-Mo recordings set on copyrighted free music, recordings from me that are as fast as possible (British Moto-journalists are so damn fast!) And Audio By a Spanish photographer who complained that I was driving too slowly.