With another year having come and gone, we knew it would be any day now that the Harley-Davidson Motor Company would be unveiling much of its new and updated range of models for the latest model year, and sure enough, the MoCo has now revealed a host of novel offerings from three main categories.
For the 2022 year, the Black and Orange has bestowed a slew of its bikes with significant updates and revisions. This includes the Milwaukee marque’s Touring lineup, which sees the addition of new ST-specs of the brand’s popular Street Glide and Road Glide models — both of which are now offered with Harley’s available Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements, which includes cornering ABS, cornering electronically-linked, ABS-equipped brakes, multi-mode cornering traction control, drag torque slip control, vehicle hold control, and live tire pressure monitoring. For 2022, H-D has also revamped its ultra-top-of-the-line CVO — or Custom Vehicle Operations — lineup, with the CVO Road Glide Limited, CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, and CVO Tri Glide — all of which are offered with exclusive, highly-intricate, hand-painted liveries courtesy of Harley’s custom paint partner, Gunslinger. Powered by Harley-Davidson’s big-bore Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, all of the CVO models have also been treated to H-D’s suite of Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements and the company’s advanced Boom! Box GTS infotainment system that features a Rockford Fosgate audio package.
Arguably the biggest news from Harley’s new 2022 range is the debut of its updated cruiser lineup which includes the Low Rider S 117 and the stylish new Low Rider ST. Taking inspiration from Harley’s classic FXRT Sport Glide model, the Low Rider ST also draws ample influence from the west coast custom scene, and as such sports a new frame-mounted fairing design — created through the use of computational fluid dynamics — that features a 6” windshield and a 5.75” LED headlight, as well as lockable, rigid clam-shell-style saddlebags. Both new cruiser motorcycles are crafted around Harley-Davidson’s Softail chassis and are kicked along by the American brand’s Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine — which cranks out a whopping 125ft-lbs of torque.
Pricing has not yet been announced for any of the models in Harley-Davidson’s new 2022 motorcycle lineup, though we anticipate price points and full specs to be unveiled over the coming months. One can also safely assume that many of the updated models will be priced at around the same figure as the new lineup’s outgoing predecessors.