2020 Harley-Davidson® Street® 750 vs 2019 Suzuki Boulevard S40
Harley-Davidson® is an iconic motorcycle brand best known for its cruisers and tourers and for maintaining its tradition in its modern designs. But that does not mean that the brand does not look to the future or into other motorcycle niches, which is what it did when it introduced the Street series. The latest version in that series—the 2020 Harley-Davidson® Street® 750—is now available at Seacoast Harley-Davidson®, which is your local H-D® dealer serving Rochester Dover Hampton Exeter New Hampshire. The Street® 750 has been integral to the success of Harley-Davidson® in India and other global markets, but perhaps even Harley-Davidson® itself had not anticipated just how popular it would be here in the states. Another popular option in the segment is the Boulevard S40 by Suzuki, and with that in mind, let us compare the 2020 Harley-Davidson® Street® 750 vs 2019 Suzuki Boulevard S40.
Harley-Davidson® Street® 750
The 2020 Harley-Davidson® Street® 750 is a cruiser but with sport bike sensibilities. It has been designed to navigate tight urban environments with ease. While it is perfect for experienced urban riders who want the kind of style only the H-D® brand can provide, the design approach makes it a great option for new riders too. The handling is wonderful, and the bike is well balanced and easy to control. It has a low and comfortable profile that make it easy to put your feet flat on the ground. The riding position is upright, and the foot controls are mid-mounted. It also delivers exciting power delivery thanks to a 750cc liquid-cooled Revolution X V-Twin engine. Harley-Davidson® also supports the Street® 750 the way it does with all of its vehicles, and that means you have more customization options than is usual in this space.
Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki has built its brand on designing motorcycles that are simple, straightforward and affordable but which will deliver strong performance and reliability. The 2019 Suzuki Boulevard S40 is a perfect example of that approach, and while it may not hold its value well, that may not matter to the average consumer. The commitment to simplicity and a low price also means that the Boulevard S40 is not as technically advanced and many other bikes in this segment. Those advancements have made bikes like the Street® 750 more fun to ride, but their omission does not necessarily make the S40 not fun to ride. It is also worth noting that this bike is a bit on the small side, which can be problematic for larger riders.
2019 Suzuki Boulevard S40 vs 2020 Harley-Davidson® Street® 750
In comparing the 2020 Harley-Davidson® Street® 750 vs 2019 Suzuki Boulevard S40, it is clear that the best thing that the S40 has going for it is its price. It is cheap and provides a lot of value at that price level. But it is also important to point out that the Street® 750 is not exactly expensive. It is well priced and if you have the budget, it actually provides a better value proposition than the S40. The Street® 750 will also hold its value and may eventually gain value, and the S40 absolutely will not.
Price aside, there really is no comparison when it comes to performance. The liquid-cooled engine in the Street® 750 is more powerful than the air-cooled engine in the 2019 Suzuki Boulevard S40. Some may want to play down the power difference due to the style of bike this is, but you will be glad to have the additional acceleration and top speed should you ever have to take it onto the highway. The Street® 750 also has sharper handling, and the superior suspensions ensures greater comfort especially if you ride it for long periods. We mentioned that the Street® 750 is one of the most customizable rides in the segment. The S40 is as well. One thing that a low price and basic design that does not change much from year to year does is result in is a big following and a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories.
The team at Seacoast Harley-Davidson® welcomes you to visit our location serving Rochester Dover Hampton Exeter New Hampshire to see the Street® 750 in person. If you would like to schedule a test-ride, you can do that online via our website or by phone. You can also reach us via text or email for additional details, and if you shop with us online, tap or click the live chat button for help.