This motorbike is a classic American cruiser with stunning antique accents and a rock & roll aesthetic. For 2022, riders who want a brighter appearance will have a new Chrome trim option available on the Heritage Classic 114 model. Several new aesthetic components are included in the Heritage Classic 114 model with Black trim. Wrinkle Black lower rocker covers contrast with Gloss Black upper rocker covers, camshaft cover, gearbox cover, and the main cover to complete the power train. Gloss black windscreen brackets, front light bar and turn signal standoffs, black mirrors and triple clamps, black anodized wheel hubs and hub caps, and matte black exhaust shields with chrome muffler tips are just a few of the trim elements. The Black trim version of the Heritage Classic 114 model is available with Black 9-Spoke cast aluminum or Black Laced wheels, while the Chrome trim version is available with Chrome Laced or Black 9-Spoke cast aluminum wheels.
The classic cruiser of America. Incredible antique detailing and a rock & roll aesthetic.
2022 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114 Cruisers – Features and Specs
Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin Engine
An engine that is strong, cool, and has a genuine, soul-satisfying growl.
Lockable and Sealed Saddlebags
With a modern exterior and enough inside space for storing your riding necessities. With a single touch, the lids open.
Quickly transition from touring to cruising. To maintain a healthy air environment over time, keep the screen on. Or promptly take it off for a brand-new appearance and ride.
High-Performance Rear Mono Shock
Easy-to-adjust mono-shock rear suspension maintains the complex tail appearance while enabling dynamic cornering.
The Harley-Davidson range underwent a significant reorganization in 2018, but the legendary Heritage Classic was spared. Many of what you may refer to as the “low-hanging fruit” were dropped, including the Dyna family line. Oh no. It entered the 2018 model year with a dark edge to its color schemes with the option of the 107 or 114-inch Milwaukee-Eight engine, bringing the reliable performance of at least 100 pound-feet to the table regardless of which you choose. The 107 was eliminated for 2022, and the Mil-8 114 will now be used for the Heritage Classic.
With extensive blackout treatment applied to the bike’s wheels, front forks and shrouds, light cans, and engine parts, Harley undoubtedly pushed the typically chrome-static Heritage to a dark realm. The Heritage rides on laced rims with a chrome hub cover on the non-brake side, perfectly contrasted by the surrounding darkness. It is a classic vehicle from the get-go. The front fender has a broad form, high-cut sides that allow you to see the front wheel clearly, and chrome trim at both ends that subtly but elegantly mimics the old-style skirt and piping.
With a brilliant engine with chrome air cleaner and covers, chrome-laced wheels, and more chrome bits and pieces for a glistening and glitter appearance that only Harley chrome can give, the Heritage Classic 107 brings the sparkle back starting in 2020.
The black-out aesthetic from the previous year is carried over to the Heritage Classic 114, keeping it on the gloomy side.
Following the discontinuation of the 107, the Heritage Classic now comes in two finishes for the 2022 model year: Chrome and Black. Both finishes are offered in cast wheels and laced wheels.
The Heritage, like other members of the FL family, has large-diameter, wide-set forks that give it a beefier appearance. The whisker-mount passing lights and turn signals ride in front of the barn-door windshield add to this beefiness. For even more visual weight up front and a style reminiscent of the vintage windshield shields from back in the day, the bottom part of the shield is blacked out on the 114. The screen is removable for easy conversion in response to the environment, your mood, or other factors.
Mini-apes place themselves in a comfortable and powerful riding stance by raising their hands to a level almost shoulder height. The Heritage has an analog speedometer and a variety of idiot lights mounted in the vintage split-tank console, in contrast to some of the contemporary Soft ails that house all of the instruments in the handlebar-riser cap.
When at least 180 pounds of rider are on board, the deep-scoop seat slings the rider’s butt at 26.3 inches above the ground for a secure posture with plenty of leverage when it’s time to put your feet down. If you want to ride with someone you care about, a short passenger backrest could be in order. The passenger only receives a pillion cushion and flip-out foot pegs.
The last piece of equipment in the back is a pair of black, top-load saddlebags, which, although having just 1.5 cubic feet of storage, nonetheless manage to cover just enough of the swing arm to destroy the appearance of the Softail rear end. Oh well, I guess they look better than the vintage studded and fringed bags from way back when.
On the Heritage Classic, it’s not immediately obvious, but the manufacturer rebuilt the Softail frame for 2018. Consequently, half of the frame’s parts were removed, and the engineering was strengthened to make the structure firmer despite its lighter design. The triangular swing arm and under-seat shock still provide the signature Softail aesthetic, which is one aspect that hasn’t changed.
With a rake angle of 30 degrees and a trail of 5.5 inches on a wheelbase of 64.2 inches, the steering is set up for steadiness. While this does make cornering less than ideal, the new frame handles far better than the previous one did, so don’t let the stats deter you from giving it a try. Harley still opposes adjustable front suspension, but at least the factory has begun using Showa’s Dual Bending Valve front forks, which respond to road jolts with variable damping based on stroke speed.
A hand-adjustable reload mechanism on the mono shock’s rear end allows rapid, tool-free modifications for shifting passenger and luggage loads.
Since the Heritage only has one brake up front and weighs 723 pounds (wet), ABS protection is a welcome addition to the standard equipment list. Does it have two front brakes? Yes, but at least the ABS will give you the courage to utilize what you already have.
The Milwaukee-Eight engine was initially made available to Harley’s tour bike customers. All the Softail models, including the Heritage Classic, are now powered by replacing the outdated Twin Cam system, which seems to have been a success. The 45-degree V-Twin design of the engine makes its ancestry clear, and the switch back to a single-cam valvetrain places the push rod geometry and nosecone form where they belong for the iconic Harley aesthetic.
You’ll receive an air-cooled pushrod engine that works with a rather rudimentary electronics suite regardless of which of the two mills you choose. For the Soft ails, Harley continues to reject any kind of traction control or variable power-delivery technology, although they are available in the CVO and touring versions. They will eventually filter down to the rest of the lineup; it’s only a question of time.
The 107-inch Mil-8 engine, discontinued after 2021, had a 10-to-1 compression ratio and a 1,746 cc displacement with a 99 mm diameter and 111 mm stroke. At only 3,000 rpm, it produces a reasonable 109 pound-feet of torque, which is more than plenty for leisurely driving, mainly once it has passed through the six-speed gearbox. The 114 cubic-inch variant features a slightly warmer 10.5-to-1 compression ratio, 102 mm bore, 114.3 mm stroke, and 119 pound-foot output at three grand.
The five-gallon gasoline tank should provide plenty of range for touring, more than my butt can handle at a spell, without a doubt, since both mills have a 47 mpg fuel-economy rating. These engines not only feature the greatest fifth- and sixth-gear roll-ons of any production Harley engine to date, but they also have adequate power right out of the gate, making the top-end performance even more spectacular.
2022 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114 Cruisers – Price
The MSRP for Vivid Black in the Chrome finish is $20,799, while the price for Vivid Black in the Black finish is $21,649, with the Chrome two-tone colorway costing an additional $21,574 and the two-tones in the Black finish costing an additional $22,424.
Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic vs. Kawasaki Vulcan 900
Kawasaki undoubtedly did an excellent job of capturing the spirit and essence of the FLSTC family. Starting at the front, it has a full-length front fender with high sides that blends in well with the whisker-bar turn signals, windscreen, and beer-can fork shrouds. The similarities extend into the fuel tank, where the Kawasaki is more second-rider friendly off the floor with a passenger backrest but has even less storage room in the bags. The Vulcan carries its instruments on a console forward of a very profoundly scooped, studded saddle.
Due to DVB technology, Harley’s stems are more like vanilla with toppings while Kawasaki’s 41 mm branches are like plain vanilla. Harley also seems to win out in the braking department as it has the only ABS of the two.
On to the engines now. Although Kawasaki uses a 55-degree V-twin to resemble the Harley plant from the front, the liquid cooling undoes all of their hard work. The 903 cc Vulcan mill has an 88 mm bore and 74.2 mm stroke, and a 9.5 to 1 compression ratio, which helps it run a little cooler. With 58.2 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm, power output is little less than half that of the Mil-8 107, but how much power do you need to putt-putt about town or do a little casual touring?
Where Vulcan truly excels is in pricing. At $8,999, Kawasaki beats Harley out at the register, and a significant part of the reason for this is the difference in engine capacity. You must determine whether the Harley is worth the higher cost or if you like the style alone.
2022 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 114 Cruisers – Technical Specifications
|Length||95.1 in. (2,415 mm)|
|Overall Width||36.6 in. (930 mm)|
|Overall Height||53.9 in. (1,370 mm)|
|Seat Height, Laden||26.3 in. (668 mm)|
|Seat Height, Unladen||26.8 in. (680 mm)|
|Static Ground Clearance||4.7 in. (120 mm)|
|Rake (steering head) (deg)||30|
|Fork Angle (deg)||30|
|Trail||5.5 in. (140 mm)|
|Wheelbase||64.2 in. (1,630 mm)|
|Tires, Type||Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear|
|Tires, Front Model||D401F|
|Tires, Front Specification||130/90B16,73H,BW|
|Tires, Rear Model||D401T|
|Tires, Rear Specification||150/80B16,77H,BW|
|Fuel Capacity||5 gal. (18.9 l)|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light)||1 gal. (3.8 l)|
|Oil Capacity (w/filter)||5 qt. (4.7 l)|
|Transmission Capacity||1 qt. (.95 l )|
|Primary Chain Case Capacity||1.25 qt. (1.18 l )|
|Weight, As Shipped||697 lb. (316 kg)|
|Weight, In Running Order||728 lb. (330 kg)|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating||1,160 lb. (526 kg)|
|Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front||450 lb. (204 kg)|
|Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear||730 lb. (331 kg)|
|Luggage Capacity -Volume||1.5 cu ft (0.043 m3)|
|Valves||Pushrod-operated overhead valves|
|Bore||4.016 in. (102 mm)|
|Stroke||4.5 in. (114.3 mm)|
|Displacement||114 cu in (1,868 ccs)|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Air Cleaner||Ventilator intake with fiberglass media, a washable exposed element with rain sock|
|Exhaust||2-into-2 shorty dual; catalyst in the muffler|
|Lubrication System||Pressurized, dry-sump with an oil cooler|
|Primary Drive||Chain, 34/46 ratio|
|Final Drive||Belt, 32/66 ratio|
|Clutch||Mechanical, 10 plates wet, assist & Conventional|
|Transmission||6-Speed Cruise Drive®|
|Gear Ratios (overall) 1st||9.311|
|Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd||6.454|
|Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd||4.793|
|Gear Ratios (overall) 4th||3.882|
|Gear Ratios (overall) 5th||3.307|
|Gear Ratios (overall) 6th||2.79|
|Frame||Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged fender supports|
|Swingarm||Mild steel, tubular sections, stamped x-member, forged axle junctions; MIG welded; removable belt spacer|
|Front Fork||Dual-bending valve 49 mm telescopic with aluminum fork triple clamps; dual-rate spring; “beer can” covers|
|Rear Shocks||Hidden, free piston, coil-over monoshock; 56mm stroke; hydraulic preload adjustment|
|Wheels, Optional Style Type||Black or chrome, steel laced (based on trim)|
|Wheels, Front Type||Gloss black, 9-spoke cast aluminum|
|Wheels, Front Width||3 in. (76 mm)|
|Wheels, Front Height||16 in. (406 mm)|
|Wheels, Rear Type||Gloss black, 9-spoke cast aluminum|
|Wheels, Rear Width||3 in. (76 mm)|
|Wheels, Rear Height||16 in. (406 mm)|
|Brakes, Caliper Type||4-piston fixed front and 2-piston floating rear|
|Brakes, Rotor Type||Solid, uniform expansion rotors|
|Brakes, Front Diameter||11.8 in. (300 mm)|
|Brakes, Front Thickness||0.2 in. (5 mm)|
|Brakes, Front is dual||No|
|Brakes, Rear Diameter||11.5 in. (292 mm)|
|Brakes, Rear Thickness||0.23 in. (5.8 mm)|
|Front brake lever free travel||N/A|
|Rear brake pedal free travel||N/A|
|Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)||Standard|
|Suspension Travel, Front||5.1 in. (130 mm)|
|Suspension Travel, Rear||4.4 in. (112 mm)|
|Engine Torque Testing Method||J1349|
|Engine Torque||119 ft-lb (161 Nm)|
|Engine Torque (rpm)||3,000|
|Power (Hp/kW)||94 HP / 70 kW @ 4750 rpm|
|Lean Angle Testing Method||J1168|
|Lean Angle, Right (deg.)||27.3|
|Lean Angle, Left (deg.)||28.5|
|Maximum hill-starting ability||N/A|
|Fuel Economy Testing Method||Estimated City/Hwy|
|Fuel Economy||47 mpg (5 l/100 km)|
|CO₂ Emissions Testing Method||N/A|
|Battery||Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 17.5Ah, 310 CCA at 0°F|
|Charging||Three-phase, 42 Amp system (390 Watts @13 Volts, 1000 rpm, 546 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2000 rpm)|
|Starting||1.6 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement|
|Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp||All LED, low beam, high beam, and signature position lamp|
|Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop||Incandescent Zeppelin tail lamp|
|Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights||Incandescent bullets|
|Lights, Rear Turn Signals||Incandescent bullet light bar|
|Gauges||5-inch analog speedometer with digital gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, range, and tachometer indication|
|Auxiliary Lamps||LED fog|
|Electric Power Outlet||USB A-type; output 5V at 2.4A|
Warranty And Service
|Warranty||24 months (unlimited mileage)|
|Service Interval||First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter|