The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S and Low Rider ST are perfect examples of Harley blending its heritage with the custom scene, all while adding modern twists.
Perhaps no other manufacturer harnesses the power of its history better than Harley-Davidson. But more than being able to tap into the company history, Harley is equally in tune with the custom scene and unique builds its loyal fan base has pumped out over the years.
Harley-Davidson has added more performance and a lick of factory-custom style to its 2022 motorcycle line with the reveal of eight new models, each powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 117, the most-powerful factory-installed engine offered by Harley-Davidson.
The new models include the Street Glide ST and Road Glide ST in the Grand American Touring line, the more powerful Low Rider S, the new Low Rider ST Cruiser models, and four super-premium models from Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO).
The Low Rider S model is a cruiser designed for riders seeking unapologetic power and willing to push their bike to the limit. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain produces five percent more torque than Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine that powers the 2021 Low Rider S model, and gives its owner instant bragging rights.
Premium suspension enhances the riding experience. Straight from the factory, this bike bundles the big attitude of West Coast style and unrelenting performance previously only attainable with significant investment in accessories.
The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S model is equipped with a new handlebar-mounted combination analog tachometer/digital speedometer, which replaces the tank console instruments as seen on previous Low Rider S models.
The handlebar location places the gauge closer to the rider’s line of sight. A low-profile textured black tank console with an FXLRS badge now tops the fuel tank. Outstanding lighting performance is provided by a signature LED headlamp and LED tail/brake lights.
Generous suspension travel graces the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S, with over five inches of travel for the Showa 43mm inverted fork and 4.4 inches of rear-wheel travel controlled by the single Showa shock.
The seat height is raised to 28 inches in exchange for an additional 1.3 degrees of cornering clearance over last year’s edition. When you need to slow down, a pair of 300mm discs worked on by four-piston calipers get the job done, along with the 292mm rear disc.
The Low Rider line has long been associated with West Coast styling. The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S is blacked out, has a one-inch handlebar grasped by a four-inch rider, a scooped solo seat, and mid-position foot controls.
You can have any color you want, as long as it’s Vivid Black or, for $450 more, Gunship Gray. The MSRP is $18,349, though you’ll be asked to pay a $600 “Surcharge” to cover the rising materials costs.
2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Specs
- Type: Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin
- Displacement: 117ci (1923cc)
- Bore x stroke: 4.075” x 4.5”
- Maximum power: 103 horsepower @ 4750 rpm
- Maximum torque: 125 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm
- Compression ratio: 10.2:1
- Valvetrain: Pushrod, 4vpc
- Exhaust: 2-into-2
- Cooling: Air and oil
- Lubrication: Dry sump w/ oil cooler
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Clutch: Wet multiplate w/ assist function and hydraulic actuation
- Primary drive: Chain
- Final drive: Belt
- Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable Showa cartridge inverted 43mm fork; 5.1 inches
- Rear suspension; travel; Spring-preload adjustable Showa shock; 4.4 inches
- Wheels: Dark bronze, Radiate cast aluminum
- Front wheel: 19 x 2.5
- Rear wheel: 16 x 5
- Tires: Michelin Scorcher 31
- Front tire: 110/90 x 19
- Rear tire: 180/70 x 16
- Front brakes: 300mm floating discs w/ 4-piston calipers
- Rear brake: 292mm floating disc w/ 2-piston caliper
- ABS: Standard
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 63.6 inches
- Rake: 28 degrees
- Trail: 5.7 inches
- Seat height: 28 inches
- Fuel tank capacity: 5 gallons
- Estimated fuel consumption: 47 mpg
- Curb weight: 679 pounds
- Colors: Vivid Black; Gunship Gray (+$450)