2022 Harley-Davidson Lineup | First Look Review

H-D upgrades equipment, updates styling, and adds paint options in 2022.

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

It’s all hands on deck at Harley-Davidson as the brand works toward its World Premiere Event on January 26, 2022. While The Motor Company prepares to debut new models and the latest Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) entries at the affair, it’s already started rolling out returning 2022 Harley-Davidson models.

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2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special
2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special

The Pan America and Sportster S signaled a paradigm shift for Harley-Davidson in 2021, and the two models are back in the new year. Despite the Pan Am’s impressive rookie year in the competitive heavyweight adventure segment, Harley didn’t rest on its laurels. In response to customer feedback, the 2022 Pan America’s TFT display features more legible information and the Hill Hold Assist system now remains active for 3-5 minutes.

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The big-bore ADV keeps its 2021 colorways but also adds an exclusive Fastback Blue/White Sand option to the Pan America 1250 Special. The standard model still retails for $17,319 while the Special variant holds on to its $19,999 MSRP.

2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S
2022 Harley-Davidson Sportster S

The MoCo didn’t have to take similar measures with the 2022 Sportster S, however. The new-age cruiser still boasts a 121-horsepower Revolution Max 1250 V-Twin, but the sportiest Sportster only gains new paint schemes for its second outing. In addition to the standard Vivid Black option, H-D introduces White Sand Pearl and Mineral Green Metallic. The Sportster S will remain at $14,999 in 2022.

2022 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114
2022 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114

New styling options remains the theme with the Softail range. The Heritage Classic 114 returns with a standard black finish, but customers can now opt for chrome accents instead. In black trim, the touring-ready Softail flaunts Wrinkle Black upper rocker covers, camshaft cover, primary cover, and transmission cover. Gloss black lightbars, indicators, and lower rocker covers provide a tonal contrast while the chrome muffler tips shine on the fully-dressed cruiser. The 2022 Heritage Classic 114 starts at $20,799, and Harley will offer both black and chrome edition with 9-spoke cast aluminum or laced wheels.

2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114
2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114

The Fat Bob 114 also undergoes a facelift with a new waterslide graphic on its 3.6-gallon gas tank. The two-tone color scheme may draw from Harley’s past, but a modern H-D logo retains the model’s edgy aesthetic. The Fat Bob 114 still pushes cruiser performance boundaries in 2022 and comes with a base price of $19,149.

2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114
2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114

Changes to the 2022 Fat Boy 114 go beyond a new livery though. The legendary Big Twin is known for its disc wheels but the restyled Lakestar cast-aluminum wheels now flaunt an 11-spoke turbine design. The Fat Boy badge also receives an overhaul, with a single trailing wing contemporizing the military-inspired logo. With those revisions in tow, the 2022 Fat Boy 114 now starts at $20,349.

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114

The Street Bob 114 and Softail Standard don’t receive the same cosmetic updates, but the new Annihilator cast aluminum wheels are an upgrade over the laced wheels of past models. Rolling on new hoops, the Street Bob 114 now costs $15,349 while the Softail Standard remains the budget-friendly option at $13,949. Rounding out the Harley’s Cruiser range, the Evo-powered Sportsters return once again with the 2022 Iron 883 retailing at $10,749 and the Forty-Eight going for $11,799.

When it comes to touring, the Motor Company brings back the Electra Glide Standard (MSRP $19,429), Road King (MSRP $19,929), Street Glide (MSRP $22,249), and Road Glide (MSRP $22,249). In new color options, the base model baggers still house the firm’s 107 Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin, but Reflex linked Brembo brakes deliver more than enough slow for all that go.

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

Of course, the premium Road King Special (MSRP $23,429), Street Glide Special (MSRP $27,449), Road Glide Special (MSRP $27,449), Ultra Limited (MSRP $29,169), and Road Glide Limited (MSRP $28,729) feature the up-spec 114 Milwaukee Eight powerplant. However, the Special trim Road King, Street Glide, and Road Glide roll on Prodigy cast wheels while the Limited variant Ultra and Road Glide show off Harley’s Slicer II wheelset.

2022 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide UltraHeritage Classic 114
2022 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide Ultra

Harley couldn’t leave the trike category out of all the fun, and the 2022 Freewheeler gains a new V-shaped tank medallion along with a two-tone Midnight Crimson/Vivid Black paint option. Similarly, the Tri Glide Ultra gets an intricate cloisonné tank medallion, dual pinstripes, and Midnight Crimson/Vivid Black and Gauntlet Gray Metallic/Vivid Black colorways. The new Freewheeler carries a $28,499 price tag while the 2022 Tri Glide goes for $35,699.

The 2022 Harley-Davidson models are already hitting showroom floors, and we can’t wait to see what new models join the lineup at the brand’s World Premiere Event. For more information or to find a dealer near you, visit harley-davidson.com.

20 COMMENTS

  1. I do not care for: Black Wheels – Black Engines – Black Pipes – other than that, the styles appear unattractive to me & the best style shown is the 3 whl ultra. I like clean, crisp design & stable colors. Also, contrast is needed, thus chrome with a solid color to me is rockin. I will continue to enjoy my Heritage Classic & my son-in-laws 2005 Anniversary Fat Boy with it’s new 120r engine & V&H short chrome exhaust, thank you. As a final estimation, it seems to me you are trying too hard, slow down & remember what got you where you are at.

  2. Yeah I think it’s time to sadly try other brands. Up here in Canada some of these bikes are reaching close to 50K and that’s just another nail in the coffin.

  3. My problem is when I go by another one they don’t want to give me anything for the bike I just turned in just turned in and it’s basically still new new we have to get better on the Turn in Value

  4. Beautiful line up. Thanks for keeping within your lineage. The Harley Davidson motorcycles is one solid piece of tapestry that makes America great.
    Thank you!

  5. The CVO should not want for anything. I have a 19 RGS. and aside from the 117 instead of the 114, my back matches the CVO. So HD, make the CVO untouchable by mere mortals, get back to that HD mystique that made me want one for 54 yrs until I was in position to obtain one.

  6. Street glide cvo not cool paints are horrible. 117 engine on others should not of happened. This engine should have only been on cvo this 2022 should have been a 122 at least. Other than paint The new cvo is nothing special I have a 2021 sg. CVo disappointed they gave other bikes the 117 I would love to meet with Harley decision makers to ask them what the hell they are thinking. No reverse on touring bikes. No automatics horrible suspensions heavy as a Mack truck. And on and on. Each year Honda gold wings and bmw touring bikes are looking better!!!!!!!!!

  7. You folks are bit hard on Harley. Yes, the CVO is heavy (own a 2020 Street Glide) but it is an amazing bike loaded with 21st century technology. Expensive? Yup. But have you looked at the modern Euro-bikes? Expensive too.
    After decades of sneering at H-D, I’ve finally embraced the brand though I still have a garage full of Yahamas, Suzukis, Ducatis, Hondas and several Harleys, which are becoming my rides of choice.
    For 2022, I particularly applaud the Fat Boy’s new wheels. The old solid disks were wind traps. Also like the new 117 Low Rider S.
    Unlike an earlier comment, I don’t mind the 117 being used in a non CVO. The engine alone isn’t what makes the CVO, it’s the fit and finish, all the upgrades – heated grips (great); steel braided lines, upgraded sound system, better wheels etc. Agree the new colors suck.
    For those who hate Harley, vote with your wallet – buy a Wing, which Mr. Henry, are heavier than the H-D tourers or a Beemer, though I’ve owned a couple K bikes and found them top heavy. Wing is a fine machine.

  8. Bruce Smith you nailed it I find the new paint colors ugly and boring, please change the way you select paint schemes . You only have so much paint on a bike it should explode the shape of the bike and also be a good way to help make it more visible to traffic.

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