All new Harley-Davidson (2022 Model) Low Rider S Details Leaked 117ci engine and taller suspension let's take a full details.

All new Harley-Davidson (2022 Model) Low Rider S Details Leaked 117ci engine and taller suspension let's take a full details. 



Harley-Davidson announced its first batch of 2022 models last week, including several models that are returning mostly unchanged, aside from paint and graphic options. Several models were conspicuously absent from the announcement; most of them, like the Iron 1200, were discontinued. One exception was the Low Rider S, which we reported would be announced on Jan. 26.

The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S will indeed return in 2022 with some changes, including a larger engine of 117ci (1923cc). The news was first broken by Brazilian blogger Dan Morel, and then confirmed by German blog HarleySite.de, which published an official-looking spec sheet.

The source of these two leaks is unknown, but Motorcycle.com has confirmed the Low Rider S is coming back for 2022 in the Vivid Black and Gunship Gray colors depicted on the two blog posts. Additionally, we uncovered social media posts from a Harley-Davidson dealer in Thailand who claims to have already sold a 2022 Low Rider S.

Combining all the evidence, we believe the two reports are accurate.

Harley-Davidson's teasers for its Jan. 26 announcement show a fuel tank graphic that matches the 2021 Low Rider S. Other details, such as the engine's air-cooling fins and cast wheels, match the existing model as well as the leaked images.

Harley-Davidson's Service Information Portal confirms that the 2022 FXLRS (Low Rider S) exists and will be available in the two color options shown in the leaks.


Harley-Davidson uses the tagline "Further.". "Faster." for the Jan. 26 teasers, which suggests an engine upgrade from the 1870cc engine to the larger 1,923cc engine. According to the leaked spec sheet and images, the 2022 Low Rider S receives a new Heavy Breather intake kit similar to Harley-Davidson's Screamin' Eagle kit.

According to the leaked spec sheet, the 2022 Low Rider S claims 103 hp at 4,750, which is just about as much power as the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine on the 2021 CVO models. A peak torque of 125 lb-ft. is claimed   at 3500, an increase over the 2021 FXLRS’ claimed 119 lb-ft. torque.

Frame, dual disc front brakes, and single cartridge 43mm inverted fork all appear unchanged from the 2021 Low Rider S. The rear suspension, however, is a longer-stroke monoshock that increases the rear travel from 3.4 inches to 4.4 inches.


 The new suspension also increases the seat height to 28 inches (previously 27.8 inches) as well as the ground clearance from 4.7 inches to 5.7 inches. According to these specs, it appears to be the Low Rider S. This also increases the maximum lean angle from 30.1° to 31.3°.

The 2022 Low Rider S also gets a new handlebar-mounted instrument cluster, which replaces the tank-mounted gauges. A single four-inch dial replaces the dual analog speedometer and tachometer dials with an analog tachometer and digital speedometer.


The larger, more powerful engine fulfills the "Faster" part, but what about the "Further" part of Harley-Davidson's tagline? A second image circulating online allegedly shows a Touring Edition Low Rider S with a fairing and saddlebags.

 Although the luggage looks similar to the now-discontinued Sport Glide, the fairing resembles a modern interpretation of the '80s FXRT Sport Glide. We were unable to verify the source of the leaked photo, but the repositioned gauges and intake appear to match the 2022 Low Rider S.

How will this affect Harley-Davidson's Custom Vehicle Operations lineup if the Low Rider S receives the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine? Previously, Harley-Davidson's 117ci engines were reserved for their CVO line due to their larger displacement.

 The 2022 CVO lineup will be unveiled at Harley-Davidson's Further event on Jan. 26. At the "Faster." launch event, we suspect the range also gets bumped up to either the Stage III kit's 122ci or Stage IV kit's 131ci displacement.

All new Harley-Davidson (2022 Model) Low Rider S Details Leaked 117ci engine and taller suspension let's take a full details. 


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