Last year represented a revolution for traditional motorcycle company Harley-Davidson with the first new water-cooled engine since the V-Rod in 1999 and their first adventure model.
This year it’s more like an evolution than a revolution with eight slightly altered models including the same line-up of Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) limited-edition models.
In the cruiser category there is the Low Rider S and a Low Rider ST (sports tourer) with removable luggage, frame-mounted fairing and an audio system powered by Rockford Fosgate.
The biggest change is that they are powered by the 117 cubic-inch Milwaukee Eight engine with 167Nm of torque which was previously limited to the CVO models.
They will arrive in Aussie dealerships in mid-March at $A30,750 for the Low Rider S and $35,250 for the ST.
That compares with last year’s 114-cube Low Rider S at $27,995.
In their bagger category, there are two ST model additions to the Street Glide and Road Glide, also powered by the 117.
Other features include including linked Brembo brakes with ABS, Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with colour touch screen and navigation, cruise control and Daymaker LED headlamps.
They come with the following standard suite of hi-tech rider aids:
- Cornering Electronically Linked Brakes;
- Cornering-Traction Control with modes;
- Drag Torque Slip Control;
- Vehicle Hold Control; and
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring.
They both arrive in Aussie showrooms in April at $A44,995 which compares with the 2021 114-cube models at $39,750.
At the top end are the limited-production factory custom CVO models which are usually different versions of existing models rotated every year or two.
This year it’s once again the Street Glide, Road Glide, Road Glide Limited and Tri-Glide trike that get the CVO treatment.
So they are not really new models at all but just with some new features and paintwork.
They arrive in mid-March with the Rockford Fosgate audio and Boom! Audio 30K Bluetooth helmet headset, plus the electronic rider aids added to the bagger ST models.
CVO prices are: Street Glide $58,250 (was $55,495); Road Glide $58,750 (was $55,995); Road Glide Ltd $61,750 (was $57,995) and Tri Glide $76,250 (was $73,750).