Harley Davidson’s New 2022 Lineup Doubles Down On The Performance Bagger
King Of The Baggers race fans rejoice: The 2022 Harley-Davidson lineup is all about bringing big performance to big bikes with a new line of sport-focused touring models that get bigger engines and better handling.
The 2022 lineup includes an updated version of the popular Low Rider S, as well as a new line of high-performance single-seater models dubbed the “ST” line. These new models all come standard with HD’s premium 117ci Milwaukee-Eight V-twin engine (which was previously reserved for top-spec CVO models only) as well as longer travel rear suspension for improved cornering performance. Here’s the latest on the new bikes straight from the iron horse’s mouth:
The 2022 Low Rider ST is arguably the most exciting bike of the new lineup. Based on the updated 2022 Low Rider S, the Low Rider ST gets the same 117ci V-twin and upgraded suspension as the S, but adds on a set of high-mount hard bags and a two-thirds fairing reminiscent of the classic late-80’s FXRT bikes. A “heavy breather” performance intake comes standard as well, pushing the claimed output of the new Low Rider to 103 horsepower and 125 ft-lbs of torque. The Low Rider ST starts at $21,749, although if you want the latest plug-and-play Rockford Fosgate infotainment system tucked into that sweet fairing, you’re be looking at another $1,000.
The 2022 Street Glide ST is essentially a Street Glide Special touring bike redesigned for solo riders who want more attitude and performance from their machine. The standard 114ci V-twin is gone (replaced by the more powerful 117-inch motor), as are the passenger pegs, standard bodywork, and low sweeping bags. In their place, the ST gets a solo seat, bobbed fenders, high-mounted bags, a performance intake, and handsome bronze-colored wheels with matching accents on the engine and side covers. Prices on the 2022 Street Glide ST start at $29,999.
The 2022 Road Glide ST largely follows the Street Glide ST playbook, again swapping out the standard 114-inch engine for the premium 117-inch unit (with the same performance intake), stepping up rear suspension travel by a full inch, and adding all the same styling cues like bronze wheels and accents, smaller fenders, and higher bags. Torque output for the Road Glide ST is increased to a hearty 127 ft-lbs, which is tuned to come on at slightly higher revs to better suit the ST’s performance focus. Initial MSRP for the Road Glide ST starts at $29,999.
If you’re hot for the performance of the 117-inch motor but prefer it in a classic stripped-down cruiser package, you’ll want to check out the 2022 Low Rider S. The new S model gets the same engine and intake package as the ST, as well as the same upgraded rear suspension components, but does without the saddlebags and sticks with a simple bikini fairing. The lack of infotainment and accessories makes the new Low Rider the most affordable of the 117-powered family, with an MSRP starting at $18,349.