The Harley-Davidson Street 750, a bike created to bring new riders into HD’s aging ownership group, just failed a very basic braking test conducted by a major riding magazine. The magnitude of this braking failure could call into question the safety of every Street 750 on the road.
This news comes to us Germany’s Motorrad, Europe’s largest, most well-regarded and well-informed motorcycle magazine. The were trying to compare the Street 750 with the Kawasaki Vulcan S and Honda CTX 700 for their entry level cruiser comparison test when it came time to do a 100-0 km/h (60-0 mph) test to evaluate the brakes.
The Harley did fine on the first test but, even after being given some time to cool, showed significant fading during the second test. Then, on the third test, the brakes failed completely.
Just so we’re clear, by “failed completely,” I mean they wouldn’t grab, possibly warped, smoked, and forced the rider to brake using the rear brake and engine braking - on just the third test.
read more: http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/har...n-m-1729350316
Original article in German: http://www.motorradonline.de/verglei...651222?seite=2