2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S & ST Unveiled

Modified On Jan 28, 2022 03:56 PM By Punya Sharma for 2022 Harley Davidson Low Rider S

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Both bikes are now powered by Harley’s new Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine

On January 26, Harley-Davidson took the stage to globally unveil the new Low Rider S and ST models as part of its 2022 portfolio. To jog your memory, the Low Rider moniker has been a part of Harley-Davidson’s Soft Tail platform for quite some time now, and it was even on sale in our country in 2020. With that out of the way, let’s dive into the deets.

The 2022 Low Rider bears numerous updates, and the most obvious one is the design. Gone is the old, chrome-laden appearance, and in comes a new, slimmer, and darker guise. Don’t get us wrong, the bike still looks just like what a Harley should, but it’s, well, let’s say, refreshed.

Up front, the old-school round LED headlight now gets a neat nacelle for that extra pinch of sportiness. Similarly, the twin-barrel exhaust design looks identical to the 2020 model, but it is now wrapped in a matte black finish, again lending it a sportier demeanour.

Coming to the Low Rider ST, it gets sleek rear panniers and a big front fairing with air scoops to help it stand out from the S . According to Harley-Davidson, the Low Rider ST has been designed keeping ‘corner carving’ in mind. However, at a kerb weight of 327kg (Low Rider S weighs 308kg), cornering might not be very easy.

All this has necessitated a new motor. Unlike the older Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the 2022 Low Rider S and ST are powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 117 motor, making 104PS and 170Nm. This motor also does duty on the Road Glide and Street Glide models.

There are no electronics on offer for either motorcycle. And all you get in the name of features is a semi-digital instrument cluster on the S and a handlebar-mounted 2-inch digital LCD on the ST, in addition to ABS and a USB charging port. This is slightly disappointing, considering the bikes' rivals like the Indian Chief Dark Horse come laden with features and electronics.

Both Low Rider models are sprung on a 43mm USD fork and monoshock, while they roll on dark bronze 19/16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Scorcher rubber. The rear monoshock has 25mm more travel than the other Soft Tail models in Harley's lineup.

The Harley -Davidson Low Rider S is already available at the company's dealerships globally. It is priced at an equivalent of Rs 17.95 lakh in the UK, and the ST costs Rs 19.57 lakh. They will reach dealerships by the end of March this year.

The Indian arrival of both bikes is expected by mid 2022.

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