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Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike Review Specs

Generally speaking, Harley maintains the basic design of the previous CVO Road Glide model. However, the alterations on at least one of the three trim packages this year are significant. Most of the blackout treatment from the previous year is swapped out for lots of sparkle in the Wicked Orange Pearl package’s chrome forks, bars, turn-signal housings, exhaust, engine trim, and other parts. The fork sliders, exhaust, and engine trim on the single-tone Blue Steel variant, however, have a Contrast Smoked Satin finish and the same blackout components as the previous year. Naturally, the Envious Green Fade, with its reverse flame job, black flames over a blackout treatment that covers everything else, and red accents on the engine, has to be my favorite.The Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike series distinguishes itself from the Batwing FL models by always sporting a front fender with a traditional design that is mounted to the frame.

The instrumentation consists of two analog speed/tachometer gauges, LED indicator lights, and a color TFT interface screen for the Boom! GTS Infotainment System behind the large front fairing and its cut-down smoked glass. Your demands for on-the-go communication, navigation, and weather updates are all met by the Infotainment System, which also rocks thanks to Rockford Fosgate components in Stage II audio package.

An upright, comfortable riding posture is made possible with a high-rise handlebar with many pullbacks at the beginning of the rider’s triangle, giving the feeling of tiller steering at the grips. Although they aren’t as far forward as accurate forward controls, forward footboards provide the bottom leg of the triangle that places your feet in the windsock position, which should offer a comfortable compromise for various body shapes.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike

You can expect a 25.9-inch saddle height when sitting if you weigh at least 180 pounds, which should give you confidence once you deploy your Fred Flintstones at stoplights or in the parking lot. Without a Tourpak or passenger backrest to obstruct the lines, the back end is maintained tidy. To complete the top-notch audio system, the standard hard bags install the rear speakers in their lids. Additionally, new for this year, the CVO Road Glide’s standard-length saddlebags replace the previous generation’s extended-length bags.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike – Features and Price


The Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike, based on the iconic FL frame, has the thick front end and prominent double downtube/double cradle structure that has traditionally distinguished H-touring D’s family. The effective fork angle is 29.25 degrees, closer to expectations than the 26 degrees the steering head rides at, which is sort of short for a bagger. The forks not only have a wide diameter, but they also have the traditional beercan skirts covering the top fork tubes, giving them an even more prominent appearance.

With a 21-inch hoop up front and a massive 18-inches out rear, Harley’s Knockout wheels complete the rolling chassis, although the rims are a little odd. For the best of both worlds, they include a set of cast hubs and boundaries connected by appropriate spokes. The wheels still use 130/60 and 180/55 Dunlop hoops as their front and back tires, respectively.

You can swiftly modify the preload due to variations in passenger/cargo weight thanks to a hand-adjustable rear suspension.

The Showa Dual Bending Valve units, which give dynamic, demand-driven damping changes for a better ride than standard forks, are used in the front forks, which are not adjustable.

It is a big bike to manage, weighing 893 pounds when wet. As the first of many ride quality and safety improvements, the factory installed all-around 300 mm discs with four-piston calipers to bind them and dual brakes up front, of course.


The Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike’s general design is now relatively conventional for H-touring D’s portfolio. Still, its massive, 117-inch (1,923 ccs) Milwaukee-Eight engine puts it considerably apart from the other large motorcycles in the lineup. Yes, sports fanatics, this engine is the MoCo’s biggest production engine. The 10.2-to-1 compression ratio produced by the 104 mm bore and 114 mm stroke can withstand mid-grade pusholine. Instead of the Twin-Cam engine’s appearance, a single cam turns the four-valve heads through external pushrods, returning to the original pushrod-tube geometry. Naturally, this also affects the nosecone region, giving the Mil-8 a considerably more vintage appearance.

With 126 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm and a strong roll-on that was unsurpassed by non-CVO vehicles until 2022, this engine has plenty to offer in every gear and at any speed. Although it will accelerate more quickly than the less noble variants, it is still limited to 107 mph, and therefore despite its enormous weight, it isn’t any faster than the rest of the series.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike

The more advanced electronics provide a degree of control and safety that, until recently, were unheard of by America’s oldest brand. The ABS is given a corner-sensitive addition by H-Reflex D’s Defensive Rider Systems, including a Linked-Brake technology that divides the braking effort between the front and rear while calculating the available traction. A cornering Drag-Torque Slip Control that lowers the system’s back torque completes the package and carries the corner-enhanced magic into the traction control system. This last component works in tandem with a slip-and-assist clutch to provide two layers of security.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike – Price

No matter which color you choose, the cost is the same as it has always been for CVO models. For $41,899, choose between Blue Steel, Envious Green Fade, or Wicked Orange Pearl.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike

2022 CVO Road Glide vs. Indian Challenger Limited

India covers the domestic market with its Challenger Limited.

The Indian Challenger Limited utilizes the new PowerPlus V-twin, which has an outstanding output of 122 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. While it lacks the degree of fanfare used by the CVO Road Glide, it has some built-in safety features including a slip-and-assist clutch, traction control, and riding modes. Indian benefits financially from the price of $27,999.

2022 CVO Road Glide vs. Honda Gold Wing

The Honda Gold Wing, which has an almost cult-like following in the United States, is the next apparent rival. It has a 1,833 cc flat-six engine that is distinctive, rolls like a bagger, and is known for having a keenness in the bends that belies its enormous size. At $23,900, it also wins at the register.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike

2022 CVO Road Glide vs. BMW K 1600 B

If you prefer German technology, the K 1600 B, which has a six-cylinder engine, hits many of the same high points above. The mill produces 129 pounds of horsepower, which is precisely on a level with the competition and has a sizable electronics suite, all at $23,195, which fits the pattern and makes H-D appear very pleased.

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike – Technical Specifications


Length 96.9 in. (2,460 mm)
Overall Width 38 in. (965 mm)
Overall Height 50.4 in. (1,280 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 in. (658 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 26.8 in. (680 mm)
Static Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (125 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 29.25
Trail 6.8 in. (173 mm)
Wheelbase 64 in. (1,625 mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front & rear
Tires, Front Model D408F
Tires, Front Specification BW 130/60B21 M/C63H
Tires, Rear Model D407
Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/55B18 M/C80H
Fuel Capacity Six gals. (22.7 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) One gal. (3.8 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt. (4.9 l)
Transmission Capacity One qt. (.95 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.1 qts. (1 l)
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 860 lb. (390 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 893 lb. (405 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,360 lb. (617 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 500 lb. (227 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 927 lb. (420 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume 2.4 cu ft (0.068 m3)


Type Milwaukee-Eight 117
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves incluidng hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.075 inches (103.5mm)
Stroke 4.5 inches (114.3mm)
Displacement 117 cubic inches (1,923ccs)
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Exhaust Dual, with crossover
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler


Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Mechanically actuated ten plates, wet Assist & Slip
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.593
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.65
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.938
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875



Frame Mild steel; tubular frame, two-piece stamped & welded backbone; twin down tubes; cast and forged junctions; bolt-on rear frame including forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, 2-piece drawn & welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 49mm Dual Bending Valve
Rear Shocks Premium Low Hand-Adjustable Rear Suspension
Wheels, Optional Style Type Denim Black with Contrast Gloss Black Combo; Gloss Black with Contrast Smoked Satin Combo
Wheels, Front Type Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Combo
Wheels, Front Width 3.5 in. (89 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 21 in. (533 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Combo
Wheels, Rear Width Five in. (127 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 18 in. (457 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 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 3.6 in. (91 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 2.1 in. (54 mm)


Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 126 ft-lb (171 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Power (Hp/kW) 106 HP / 79 kW @ 4750 rpm
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 34
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 34
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 41 mpg (5.7 l/100 km)
CO₂ Emissions Testing Method N/A
CO₂ Emissions N/A

Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Road Glide Touring Bike


Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca
Charging Three-phase, 48-amp system
Starting 1.6 kW electric, including solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp LED 34-watt, 915-lumen low beam, 37-watt, 915 high lumen beam.
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop LED
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED
Gauges – Custom gauges are styled to complement each CVO vehicle. The display features an odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator, and more considerable tell-tale indicators.
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet Electric power accessory port in the fairing
GPS System Boom!™ Box GTS audio system including GPS and touchscreen
Reverse Gear N/A

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

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