2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S First Look [Prices, Specs + Photos]

The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S receives chassis updates and an engine upgrade to make it the sportiest Low Rider yet. The 679-pound motorcycle is pressed with a new Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain that produces 125 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. The rider sits behind a headlight fairing and rolls on Michelin Scorcher 131 tires on cast-aluminum Radiate wheels (19/16-inch pairing) with a dark gunmetal finish.

Generous suspension travel adorns the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S, with over five inches of travel for the 43mm Showa inverted fork and 4.4 inches of rear wheel travel controlled by the single Showa shock. Seat height is increased 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 by four-piston calipers do the job, along with the 292mm rear disc.

The Low Rider line has long been associated with the West Coast style. The 2022 Low Rider S is blacked out, has one-inch handlebars gripped by a four-inch rider, a hollowed-out solo seat and mid-position foot controls. You can have any color you want, as long as it’s Vivid Black or, for an additional $450, Gunship Grey. The MSRP is $18,349, though you’re asked to pay an “extra” of $600 to cover increased material costs.

We tested the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

Location photography by Josh Kurpius and Scott G. Toepfer
Studio photography by Clutch Studios

2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Specs

MOTOR

  • Type: Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin
  • Displacement: 117ci (1923cc)
  • Bore x Stroke: 4.075″ x 4.5″
  • Maximum power: 103 horsepower at 4750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 125 ft-lbs at 3,500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10.2:1
  • Valvetrain: pushrod, 4vpc
  • Exhaust: 2 into 2
  • Cooling: Air and oil
  • Lubrication: Dry sump with oil cooler
  • Transmission: 6 speed
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate with power assist function and hydraulic actuation
  • Main Drive: Chain
  • Final Drive: Belt

FRAME

  • Front suspension; travel: 43mm inverted non-adjustable Showa cartridge fork; 5.1 inches
  • Rear suspension; to travel; Spring-preload adjustable Showa shock; 4.4 inches
  • Wheels: Dark Bronze Cast Aluminum Radiate
  • Front wheel: 19×2.5
  • Rear wheel: 16×5
  • Tyres: Michelin Scorcher 31
  • Front tyre: 110/90×19
  • Rear tire: 180/70 x 16
  • Front brakes: 300mm floating discs with 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 292 mm floating disc with 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 lbs.
  • Colors: Vivid Black; Gunship Gray (+$450)

2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Price: $18,349 MSRP

2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Photo Gallery


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