Presented in Partnership with Harley-Davidson
Over the past couple of years, I’ve become well acquainted with the Harley-Davidson range, touring in Montana on Street and Road Glide models, riding in upstate New York on the Forty-Eight and 883, reviewing the Roadster in Sydney and sampling the new Street Rod 750 at the launch in Singapore. While I’m far from an expert, I consider myself sufficiently versed in discussing the aforementioned bikes, however, people rarely ask about them. The bike I am asked about time and time again is in fact, the Harley-Davidson Street 500, a LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle) offering from Harley-Davidson that was introduced back in 2013.
It’s that word ‘Learner’ that whipsall the groms into a frenzy, specifically the idea that someone can go out and get their licence and jump on a Harley-Davidson from day one. While some new riders may flock to this idea, others may find the thought of learning to ride on a Harley-Davidson a tad daunting, not to mention the price.
What Harley-Davidson has created with the Street 500 is an approachable everyday bike, perfect for commuting with a price tag under $10k. It’s agile, oozes attitude and it’s adaptable, not just in appearance but to your skill as a rider, with enough power to grow into.
We wanted to showcase how approachable the Harley-Davidson Street 500 was, so we grabbed a fresh learner, ran through the basics and headed off for a ride! Enjoy.
The Harley-Davidson Australia Street 500 combines the perfect amount of attitude and agility, designed specifically for learners. We teamed up with The Versatile Gent and The Rolling Fix to find out just how easy it is to come to grips with.
Posted by Boss Hunting on Thursday, January 11, 2018