There are eight new models that Harley-Davidson will introduce in 2022: four are standard (Low Rider S and St, and Street Glide St and Road Glide St), while the other four belong to the CVO (Custom vehicle operations) family. coveted and expensive versions customized by the Milwaukee company with unique liveries and sumptuous equipment. All are fitted with the mighty 117-inch Milwaukee-Eight V-twin, that is 1,923 cc, the most powerful ever produced by the Milwaukee company: air and oil cooled, it delivers 172 Nm at 3,750 rpm.
The Low Riders are renewed
The two Low Rider, S and St, of the Cruiser family are models suitable for shorter riders (height from the ground of the saddle at 720 mm) and for those who have less practice in managing large masses on two wheels, even if in “light” Harley-Davidson ”Is still a weight of 308 kg in running order (version S). The two Low Riders are developed around the Softail frame; in addition to the new engine that replaces the 114-inch Milwaukee-Eight model year 2021, the Low Riders are equipped with a new rear shock absorber with greater travel, for the benefit of comfort on holes and roughness. The Low Rider S also receives a new instrument cluster mounted in the center of the handlebar, replacing the previous tank-mounted gauges; the tank remains unchanged: 18.9 liters of capacity. The two Low Riders differ in their equipment: the S is essential, designed for those who appreciate driving, with rigid bags, a new fairing integral with the steering (the “batwing”, bat wing, which characterizes all HD travel bikes) and audio system (optional) the St.
Street Glide St e Road Glide St
Two other new bikes arrive in the Grand American Touring family, for the layman the road “cruisers”, born to grind hundreds of km in a row: they are the Street Glide St and the Road Glide St, defined in the jargon “bagger” for rigid bags that are integrated into the profile of the bike. The Street Glide St features the “batwing” fairing with a vent designed to limit the flow of air to the rider’s helmet and a dark low-profile windshield; the rear shock absorbers with emulsion technology have a single knob for hydraulically adjusting the preload; Brembo Reflex combined braking with Abs and the Boom! infotainment system are standard equipment. Gts box with color touch screen, two speakers in the front fairing, hidden radio antenna and cruise control. Two colors: Vivid Black or Gunship Gray. Same livery and same standard equipment for the Road Glide St which, on the other hand, is equipped with a more aerodynamic half-fairing with a shark nose (“sharknose”) integral with the frame and with a double headlight; mounts a new single seat, side bags and reduced front fender.
Harley-Davidson has removed the veil from its official customizations, the four highly sought-after (production is limited) CVO (“Custom vehicle operations”) models. The CVO 2022 was built on the basis of Street Glide, Road Glide, Road Glide Limited and the trike (three wheels, two rear) Tri Glide. They feature particular and unique liveries for each model, as well as a full standard equipment that includes premium Harley-Davidson audio powered by Rockford Fosgate, Boom! Helmet headset. Audio 30K Bluetooth and the entire Harley-Davidson safety package: electronically combined braking, ABS and traction control capable of sensing when cornering, torque control when releasing, automatic braking when climbing and brake pressure control tires.
Not for all budgets
Finally, the prices of the series models (for the CVs we will have to wait a little longer, but the 2021 models started at 40 thousand euros): it starts from 21 thousand euros for the Low Rider S (1000 more for the St) and reaches 34 thousand euros. of Road Glide St (500 euros less for Street Glide St).