2017 Harley-Davidson Street® 500

Take on the urban grid with 500cc of easy-handling, blacked-out Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ style.

Traffic has never been beaten harder.

This isn’t about wide-open country and endless miles of highway. This is about carving the canyons of the urban grid. From the liquid-cooled Revolution X® engine and confidence-inspiring optional ABS brakes to the nimble chassis and dialed-in suspension, The Harley-Davidson® Street® 500 was built specifically to shred the city streets. The fun starts when the light turns green.

Authentic H-D

  • METAL TEARDROP TANK AND FENDERS: A Harley-Davidson® fuel tank has to answer a higher calling than just holding gasoline. And Harley-Davidson® fenders have to do more than keep what’s on the road off of you. This isn’t just about transportation. This is about a machine that stirs your soul. That’s why the teardrop fuel tank and fenders on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle are metal. This is about riding the real steel. You can’t build that with plastic.
  • REVOLUTION X™ ENGINE: The Revolution X™ engine you see mounted in the frame of the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle is all new, but the knowledge that built it wasn’t born yesterday. We are the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. We earned our stripes building liquid-cooled V-Twin engines the hard way: on the racetrack and on the street. We’ve been refining the liquid-cooled V-Twin power plant in the V-Rod® motorcycle for more than a decade. And we’ve been refining V-Twin engine power for generations before that. The Harley-Davidson® V-Twin is more than an engine. It’s an icon. Respected around the world for its reliability. And loved by riders everywhere for the feeling that only comes from turning the throttle on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The new Revolution X™ engine is taking Harley-Davidson to a new place, but its soul remains the same.
  • TRUE HARLEY-DAVIDSON SOUND: A motorcycle isn’t a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle unless you can identify it with your eyes closed. Listen to the sound coming from the pipes on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle, feel its deep, thumping rumble in your chest, and you’ll know it passes that test with flying colors. The note coming from this machine was tuned to perfection in our state-of-the-art sound facility to be instantly recognizable on any street corner in the world. Put your ear to it. This is the real deal. The sound that satisfies the soul.
  • PREMIUM PAINT: The Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle gets the kind of paint that has made Harley-Davidson the benchmark for color on a motorcycle for as long as anyone can remember. You get the choice of a solid color or two-tone paint with a waterslide graphic. Either way, you can expect deep, rich paint polished to a flawless finish. We take fanatical pride in the work we do in our paint shop. That’s one more reason you can take fanatical pride in the Street 500 when it’s parked on the curb at your address.
  • OPTIONAL H-D® SMART SECURITY SYSTEM: The optional factory-installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle's electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to detail and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycle unique.
  • ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (ABS): This sophisticated, factory-installed ABS gives 'stopping power' a double meaning. You'll turn heads with clean, streamlined design. But more importantly, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike's going to behave when you need it.
  • NEW ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, TACH AND TRIP METER: There's a new electrical system on the Street® 500 this year. We re-routed the wires and gave it a new harness for a cleaner look. It's topped off by a new gauge that features a speedo, tach and A/B trip meter.
  • CAFÉ INSPIRED SPEED SCREEN: Note the café inspired speed screen on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle. This is a look that was born in the outlaw street custom culture of the 70’s brought forward for modern times. Our roots run deep into the history of custom motorcycles. Sometimes that history rides again in a whole new way.
  • LOCKING GAS CAP, FORK LOCK AND IGNITION LOCK: The Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle features a locking gas cap, a fork lock that prevents the front wheel from being turned when it’s engaged and an ignition lock.
  • BELT FINAL DRIVE: Power on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle gets to the rear wheel via smooth, low-maintenance, rock-solid belt final drive. There’s no chain to tighten or oil. This technology has been proven over billions of miles by millions of riders. There’s no better way to get power to the pavement.
  • LED TAIL LIGHT AND MINI BULLET TURN SIGNALS: A LED tail light and mini-bullet turn signals come standard on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle. Sleek, modern, custom touches like this are what put the distance between the Street 500 motorcycle and the common machines you see rolling up and down the boulevard.

Custom Soul

  • BLACKED-OUT FRONT END: Stand in front of the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle and give it the once over. You’ll notice a black café inspired speed screen, black fork gators and lowers. Even the pullback handlebars are black. All that black is there for a reason. This is the latest Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ motorcycle. Stripped down, raw, aggressive. And featuring plenty of black.
  • A BLANK CANVAS FOR CUSTOMIZING: We didn’t design the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle to be completely finished when it rolls out of the factory. We designed it to be the ultimate platform for your own custom style and attitude. Your dealer can show you a whole range of custom accessories for adding your personal touch. Once you start, there’s no limit to how far you can go.
  • REVOLUTION X™ ENGINE STYLING: Let your eye take a run over the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle. This is an exercise in blacked-out, Harley-Davidson Dark Custom style and aggression. It starts with the finish on the all-new Revolution X™ engine. Notice the blacked-out heads and the black air cleaner cover. And the black cylinders highlighted by polished metal fins to bring out the aggressive lines of this iconic 60-degree V-Twin. The Street 500 motorcycle is a dark take on pure, stripped-down street custom attitude. The Revolution X™ engine sets the stage. It just keeps getting darker from there.
  • NEW CHROME TANK MEDALLION: The piece of chrome you’ll notice standing out on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle is the Harley-Davidson® tank medallion, which has been redesigned this year. Where other manufacturers might put a decal, we put a three-dimensional steel badge. And then make it shine to match the pride that comes from riding a premium machine through the streets of your city.
  • BLACK TWO-INTO-ONE EXHAUST: You’re looking at the first all-black exhaust to roll out of a Harley-Davidson® factory since the 70’s, when it debuted on the original Café Racer. Black pipes frame the blacked-out Revolution X™ V-Twin engine and feed into an aggressive, upswept black muffler. There’s no chrome to polish here. Just raw, blacked-out custom attitude.
  • BLACK CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS: The Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle rolls through the city on black cast aluminum wheels. If you’re the type of rider who likes a dark, aggressive, no-nonsense look, these are the type of wheels you’ll like.


  • California Emissions - $50

Urban Mobility

  • LIGHT LIFT OFF FORCE: You want confidence when you're in the saddle and the Street® 500 delivers. Low weight and a low center of gravity mean it doesn’t take a lot of muscle to tip the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle up off its side stand. This bike is easy to handle. Even when it’s stopped.
  • MID-MOUNT CONTROLS: Slightly forward mid-mount foot controls on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle put you in a riding position that keeps you comfortable, but confident and ready to maneuver. The mid-mount controls also keep the ground in easy reach when it’s time to stop. We’ve tried every different riding position known to riders. This one works in the urban grid.
  • LOW SPEED MANEUVERABILITY: The rake and trail angles on the front end of the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle are optimized for low speed maneuverability. So at low speeds, the ride is predictable.
  • 2-UP SEAT WITH PASSENGER FOOTPEGS: You might start out the evening riding solo, but there's always the chance you're not going to end it that way. A two-up seat with footpegs for your passenger means you can invite someone to go for a ride. Or say "Hop on" when someone asks.
  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: When you’re astride the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle, the ground is within easy reach of your boot soles. The seat height is just 28-inches. And the frame and seat are narrow, which makes for an even easier reach. The advantages of a low seat also shine when the light turns green. It gives you a low center of gravity for confidence when you’re negotiating traffic, just rolling slow through a parking lot looking for a spot.
  • LIQUID-COOLED REVOLUTION X™ ENGINE: The liquid-cooled Revolution X™ engine that powers the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle is 494 cubic centimeters of genuine Harley-Davidson® V-Twin built to thrive in high temperatures and heavy traffic. Liquid-cooling means it maintains temperature and performance. Bring on the stop- and- go traffic. The Street 500 stays cool and ready to respond instantly to your throttle hand. And you can count on this: every cubic centimeter of the 494cc Revolution X™ engine is pure Harley-Davidson. 60 degree cylinders. 4 valves per head. And plenty of low-end torque. You don’t have to be winding the RPMs up to five figures to feel the strength and character of this engine. It’s built to give you a soul-satisfying ride at the kind of RPMs you find yourself riding at on city streets.
  • 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION: The Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle gives you six gears to work with when you’re out tearing up the city streets. A smooth-shifting 6 speed transmission makes it easy to stay in the powerband when traffic is stop-and-go. And when the road opens up, sixth gear lets you drop the engine into a nice, easy groove for a long, comfortable ride at highway speeds.
  • ERGONOMIC BRAKE AND CLUTCH LEVER: Trust us, when you’re burning daylight going from stoplight to stoplight the brake and clutch levers can give you a workout. So we upgraded to a more ergonomic design to keep the palms of your hands from seizing up.
  • 3.2 INCH ELECTRONIC SPEEDOMETER: The Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle gives you a handlebar mounted, 3.5-inch electronic speedometer with odometer, trip meter and LED indicator lights. We even added a hot coolant light to make sure you’re keeping the jugs running at a nice even temp. It’s all the information you need, in a clean tight package.
  • SPECIALLY TUNED SHOCKS: Like everything else on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle, the shocks are built to meet the demands of urban riding. They’re dialed in for the weight of the bike, the geometry of the frame, the position of the rider and rough, urban pavement. You get excellent handling and a smooth ride.
  • 60.4 INCH WHEELBASE: On tight streets, you need a motorcycle built to execute tight turns and nimble moves. With a wheelbase of just 60.4-inches, the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle is made for maneuvering in small spaces. The wheelbase also means the machine responds quickly to your inputs at higher speeds.
  • SKINNY 17-INCH FRONT WHEEL, 15-INCH REAR WHEEL: Out front on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle you’ve got a skinny 17-inch wheel. It’s the ultimate combination of a skinny width for light handling and a large diameter for getting over and around rough urban infrastructure. It’s matched to a 15-inch wheel in the rear. We built this motorcycle for the city. And these wheels are rolling proof of that fact.
  • SINGLE DISC BRAKES WITH DUAL PISTON CALIPER: Confidence in your brakes is the flip side of confidence in your engine. If you want a great ride, you need to have both. The Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle gives you fast-stopping single disc brakes with dual piston calipers.
  • EASY LOCK-TO-LOCK HANDLEBAR SWEEP: Bring on any obstacle the city can throw in your path. Quick turns and moves come easy on the Harley-Davidson Street® 500 motorcycle. The pullback handlebar and light front end make sweeping the steering from lock to lock light and easy.

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2017
Model Street® 500
Model Code STREET500
Color Vivid Black


Brakes Front / Back - 2-piston floated
Wheels Front / Rear - 7-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Colors Black

Front - 100/80 R17

Rear - 140/75 R15


Length 87.6 in.

As Shipped - 455 lb.

In Running Order - 489 lb.

Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 60.4 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 25.7 in.

Unladen - 28 in.


Lighting High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning


Engine Revolution X™ V-Twin
Displacement 30 cu. in. (494 cc)
Bore x Stroke 2.72 x 2.6 in.
Torque 29.5 ft.-lb. @ 3,500 rpm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Fuel System Mikuni Single Port Fuel Injection, 38 mm bore
Fuel Capacity 3.5 gal.
MPG Rating Combined City / Hwy - 64.4
Ignition Blade key
Cooling Liquid
Exhaust Black Two-into-one
Gear Ratio


1st - 14.272

2nd - 10.074

3rd - 7.446

4th - 6.006

5th - 5.037

6th - 4.533


Oil Capacity With filter - 3.3 qt.
Primary Drive Gear, 36 / 68 ratio
Rake Steering head (deg) - 32
Trail 4.5 in.
Instrumentation 3.5 inch electronic speedometer with high beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning


Additional Colors

Vivid Black

Black Denim

Superior Blue

Velocity Red Sunglo