The new-for-2022 Street Glide ST model from Harley-Davidson breathes new life into the Grand American Touring portfolio. This bagger, which is built on a vast tour bike frame, is equipped with several long-distance comfort elements as well as the iconic Batwing fairing up front. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine and optional computerized engine-management features give it the best performance. The overall review of the Harley-Davidson, 2022 CVO Street Glide Touring Bike with its price and features, is written below.
Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Street Glide Touring Bike – Features and Price
Despite the Street Glide ST’s modern design, those who are acquainted with the FL series, in general, will notice several elements that had their roots in the 1940s and earlier. With its traditional rwu orientation and beercan fork skirts that take inspiration from the original hydraulic forks, the fat front end is an excellent illustration of this. You may even go back to the few years when the rigid rear end and juice front end coexisted before the rear shocks, and the articulated fork permanently replaced the former.
The fairing has a highly chopped smoky windshield for even more of that custom feel that dominates the design. It is the minor variation of its larger, full-size Batwing touring form, maintaining the bike’s boulevard bruiser persona. Additionally, it has a Splitstream vent for low-fatigue travel, which lessens the head-buffet impact where the top rider’s wind pocket meets the slipstream.
The Street Glide ST has a cyclops headlight housing with Daymaker LED projectors for adequate two-way visibility whatever of the weather conditions since there is no place for the pimp lights that are standard on the bigger fairing. The 6.5-inch full-color TFT interface controls the infotainment features and, should you spend the extra money, the optional rider-safety electronics suite is mounted outboard of the 5.25-inch stereo speakers in the inner fairing. The mirrors are mounted on the tips of the wings rather than unsightly stalks. The instrumentation for the more commonplace metrics is completed by a quartet of circular analog gauges in the condensed dash panel above. The gasoline tank console has been replaced with a blackout blank that divides the six-gallon tank.
In line with its boulevard bruiser/clubber demeanor, the Street Glide ST comes standard with a solo seat without passenger footrests. If you want to share the fun ride with a companion, you must pay extra to be set up with even the most basic conveniences. The standard solo saddle has an unloaded height of 28 inches, and in running order, that seat height will drop to 26.7 inches off the deck if you weigh at least 180 pounds.
Hard-side bags with standard length, dual, color-coordinated sides provide 2.3 cubic feet of dry, safe storage. A new key fob that never has to leave your pocket allows for hands-free, proximity-based operation as part of the Smart Security System, which ups the anti-theft yummy goodness even more. For excellent two-way visibility in all circumstances, the back illumination is also entirely LED.
The Street Glide ST is designed upon H-heaviest D’s frame, which, like the rest of the FLH/T family, maintains the tradition with a strong backbone, double-downtube/cradle, and yoke-style swingarm for the primary structure. The 1940s influenced the front end’s design, and the beautiful beercan fork shrouds that tidy it up and increase the visual beefiness do the same.
Mild steel was used again for the standing frame and yoke-style swingarm, and MIG welding was used to assemble everything. With a 26-degree angle adjusted by an offset in the triple tree for an effective rake angle of 29.25 degrees, a large steering head structure contributes to the strength. That is unquestionably at the steady end of the scale, and even accounting for the 6.7 inches of trail, there is still room for some low-effort cruising at or above interstate speeds.
The downtube/cradle portion has a sporty little chin fairing that looks entirely at home and, in my opinion, fits into the custom-sport ethos pretty well. It also completely supports the engine instead of utilizing it as a stressed part.
Cast wheels with Dunlop H-D Series tires in sizes 130/60-19 and 180/55-18 complete the rolling chassis in Harley’s Bronze Prodigy paint. The rubber has an “H” rating and can withstand whatever the engine can throw at it, with a peak speed tolerance of 130 mph as opposed to the permitted top speed of 105 mph.
It’s reasonable to claim that the suspension might be improved. The front forks lack adjustability, but at least they include Dual Bending Valve technology from Showa, which provides demand-driven damping and a smoother ride than standard forks. The rear shocks have a hand-operated remote preload adjustment that you may use to modify for variations in the passenger/cargo loads quickly.
The vehicle has three full-size calipers and brake discs roughly 300 mm in diameter. It also comes standard with standard ABS protection to start the safety electronics. If you want corner-sensitive anti-locks, you may spend extra money on the Rider Safety Enhancements package, including cornering linked brakes. The Vehicle Hold Control function, which holds the brakes while you deploy both feet to the ground safely during takeoffs on a slope, is also a part of this optional package.
With Corner Sensitive Traction Control, which has many settings for rapid personality changes, the Street Glide ST’s optional fanfare extends to the engine controls. Additionally, the Rider Safety Enhancements package includes a Drag Torque Slip Control that further safeguards the integrity of the rear contact patch by limiting the back-torque in the system during strong downshifts and engine-braking movements.
The outstanding 117 cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight version provides power for this sport-cruiser sled. The manufacturer states that the engine produces 106 horsepower at 4,750 revolutions per minute and a remarkable 127 pound-feet of torque, which peaks at 3,750 revolutions per minute. That’s rather impressive for an H-D and augurs well for the total enjoyment that purchasers of this model will undoubtedly seek. Yes, this machine is intended for the flamboyant pegdraggers—you know who you are.
With a V-Twin configuration and exterior pushrods that open the quartet of valves in each of the two heads, the engine is characteristic of the brand. The Mil-8 engine’s return to the single-cam architecture, which had long since molded the Big-Twin pushrod geometry before the Twin-Cam engine altered the nosecone region, is perhaps the most attractive feature. With a bore and stroke of 103.5 mm and 114.3 mm, respectively, with a compression ratio of 10.2 to 1, it should be able to handle mid-grade pusholine without issue. Engine power is transferred to the six-speed gearbox with the standard carbon-belt final drive using a slipper-style clutch.
The options available to customers when choosing hues won’t precisely be overwhelming. Of course, there is a Vivid Black variant, and it is the least expensive at $29,999. For $30,574, the Gunship Gray kit will lighten things up some, but both motorcycles already have enough blackout paint that covers every other surface.
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide vs. Indian Chieftain Elite
These two creatures have far more in common than not, as seen with a quick look.
- Check big front end and fork-mount front fairing.
- Check the fairing vents and low glass.
- Large color TFT screen and fancy technological gadgets are both checked.
With a mustang-style seat that is comfier for your passenger than a wadded-up jacket and stock footpegs, Indian provides you a break. The Chieftain Elite is a full-on bagger like its sibling; as such, it comes standard with hard bags down low and no top case, making it appropriate as a tour bike-for-one.
Americans like large V-Twin engines, and Indian indeed delivers with its monster, the Thunderstroke 116, which produces 126 pounds of torque. Even better, Indian made an effort to mimic the appearance of the old flathead engines, down to the rocker-box covers’ fake cooling fins and parallel-pair pushrod setup. Let me simply remark that this engine has a lovely appearance. An air-cooled V-twin engine has a certain charm and fits with the histories of both marques even if the historical Easter Eggs are removed.
Amazingly, Indian only assembled a couple of color packages, essentially a black and off-black two-tone, and it costs more, with a $34,999 MSRP tag.
Harley-Davidson 2022 CVO Street Glide Touring Bike – Technical Specifications
|Length||95.9 in. (2,435 mm)|
|Overall Width||37.8 in. (960 mm)|
|Overall Height||53 in. (1,345 mm)|
|Seat Height, Laden||26.1 in. (663 mm)|
|Seat Height, Unladen||27.2 in. (690 mm)|
|Static Ground Clearance||5.1 in. (130 mm)|
|Rake (steering head) (deg)||26|
|Fork Angle (deg)||29.25|
|Trail||6.7 in. (170 mm)|
|Wheelbase||64 in. (1,625 mm)|
|Tires, Type||Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear|
|Tires, Front Model||D408F|
|Tires, Front Specification||BW 130/60B19 61H|
|Tires, Rear Model||D407|
|Tires, Rear Specification||BW 180/55B18 80H|
|Fuel Capacity||Six gals. (22.7 l)|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light)||One gal. (3.8 l)|
|Oil Capacity (w/filter)||Five qt. (4.7 l)|
|Transmission Capacity||One qt. (.95 l)|
|Primary Chain Case Capacity||1.1 qts. (1 l)|
|Coolant Capacity||0.8 qt. (0.75 l)|
|Weight, As Shipped||831 lb. (377 kg)|
|Weight, In Running Order||866 lb. (393 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)|
|Valves||Pushrod-operated, overhead valves including hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; 4 valves per cylinder|
|Bore||4.075 inches (103.5mm)|
|Stroke||4.5 inches (114.3mm)|
|Displacement||117 cubic inches (1,923 ccs)|
|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; cast and forged junctions; twin down tubes; bolt-on rear frame features developed fender supports; MIG welded|
|Swingarm||Mild steel, two-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||Gloss Black with Contrast Smoked Satin Fugitive|
|Wheels, Front Type||Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Fugitive|
|Wheels, Front Width||3.5 in. (89 mm)|
|Wheels, Front Height||19 in. (483 mm)|
|Wheels, Rear Type||Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Fugitive|
|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||0.28 in. (7.1 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||4.6 in. (117 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.)||32|
|Lean Angle, Left (deg.)||31|
|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|
|Battery||Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca|
|Charging||Three-phase, 48-amp system|
|Starting||1.6 kW electric features solenoid shift starter motor engagement|
|Lights, Headlamp||Daymaker™ Adaptive LED Headlamp|
|Lights, 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.|
|Electric Power Outlet||Electric power accessory port in the fairing|
|GPS System||Boom!™ Box GTS audio system including GPS and touchscreen|
Warranty And Service
|Service Interval||First 1,000 miles, every 5,000miles after that|