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Harley-Davidson announces 2022 models

Riders invited to virtual launch event

2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special 1

Riders around the world will be invited to watch the unveiling of the 2022 Harley-Davidson models at a virtual event on January 26.

The new models include limited-production Custom Vehicle Operations bikes in an event they call “Further. Faster.” 

Since Jochen Zeitz took over as Harley chairmanWorld, president and CEO a couple of years ago, the new range of models has been launched in January, instead of September to better reflect the new riding season in the northern hemisphere.

And since the pandemic, riders have been able to see the bikes at the same time as dealers and motoring media in virtual events.

To take part, register at The bikes will be revealed on January 27 at 3am AEDT (January 26, 10am CST). 

The first two bikes in the 2022 range are the Sportster S and Pan America 1250 Special which have been available for sale for a few months now.

I reviewed the Pan America adventure bike a couple of months ago.

Harley-Davidson Pan America Special
Harley-Davidson Pan America Special

It has since become the top-selling adventure touring motorcycle in North America and was named Best Adventure Bike and Motorcycle of the Year by 

Over the past couple of weeks I have been riding the water-cooled Sportster S with a review coming soon.

Harley-Davidson Sportster S
Harley-Davidson Sportster S

For 2022, the main changes seem to be cosmetic with new paintwork and wheel styles.

As a teaser, Harley has revealed a few photos of 2022 models such as the Street Bob 114, Fat Boy 114 and Street Glide Special.

2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Here is what we know about the 2022 models so far:

  • Softail Standard gets Annihilator cast aluminium wheels with Silver finish replacing the spoked wheels. 
  • Heritage Classic 114 offers a Chrome trim option with Black 9-Spoke cast aluminium or Chrome Laced wheels. The Black trim version has  Black 9-Spoke cast aluminium or Black Laced wheels and features Wrinkle Black on the upper rocker covers, camshaft cover, transmission cover and primary cover, with contrasting Gloss Black lower rocker covers. Trim details include a Gloss Black rear lightbar, windshield brackets, front lightbar and turn signal standoffs, Black mirrors and triple clamps, Black Anodised wheel hubs and hub cap, and Matte Black exhaust shields with Chrome muffler tips. 
  • Street Bob 114 also comes with Annihilator cast aluminium wheels with Gloss Black finish instead of spoke.
    2022 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114
  • Fat Boy 114’s Lakester cast aluminium wheels have been re-styled with 11 turbine-like spokes and an open centre, while the classic Fat Boy model tank badge is revised and now has a single trailing “wing” while retaining the centred star.
    2022 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114
  • Fat Bob 114 features a “waterslide” fuel tank graphic in an oval shape with “H-D” on the lower edge. 
  • Breakout 114 gets Gasser II cast aluminium wheels and a riser-mounted digital gauge set. 
  • The Touring range of Sport Glide, Road King Special, Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special and Ultra Limited come in new colours.
    2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special 1
  • Freewheeler trike has a Chrome and Gloss Black tank medallion in a classic “V” shape and a new optional two-tone paint scheme in Midnight Crimson/Vivid Black on the fenders and the tank. 
  • Tri Glide Ultra trike comes with a new Cloisonné tank medallion in Chrome with Black and Red glass fill and optional two-tone paint schemes in Midnight Crimson/Vivid Black or Gauntlet Gray Metallic/Vivid Black, each with a dual pinstripe.