Harley-Davidson Low Rider S 2022 rumoured changes and details

The internet is awash with rumours that the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S is getting updated in 2022 with a bigger engine and more power

Low Rider S Visordown Review

HARLEY-DAVIDSON might be about to update its brawn-laden Low Rider S for 2022, and we might not have to wait very long to find out the official details.

The rumours have it that the booming V-twin of the Low Rider S is growing in cubes, and it looks like this might be more than just some emissions circumnavigation. Swelling from 1,868cc (114ci) to 1,923cc (117ci), the new Milwaukee Eight 117 engine is reported to be pumping out 103hp. That’s around 10hp more than the previous model we rode in 2021. Grunt is also said to be up, with the 2022 bike producing 125lb-ft of tyre squealing torque – and it’s not like the old bike was lacking in that department.

Some other changes gleaned from the apparently leaked documents are centred around the dash. The current low-rider has a minimalist LCD set-up, with the rev-counter and speedo sitting on the fuel tank beneath your chin. Fair enough, it’s a tried and tested Harley design that is rooted in some of its oldest bikes. It is a little distracting though when you need to check your speed. For this year, it’s said that the bike is gaining a TFT item, mounted on the bars. That could bring with it a host of features including smartphone integration and turn-by-turn navigation.

On the chassis front, it also seems that Harley has also been working on improving the handling of the new Low Rider S. The rear end of the bike features shocks with more travel, providing a marginally taller seat (up from 673mm to 686mm) and, crucially, more ground clearance and lean angle.

From trawling the information available on the 2022 bike, it’s clear that the updates to the incoming Harley-Davidson Low Rider S are much more than just a spruce-up and colour change. This is one of the sharper performing cruisers in the H-D range, and from the looks of it, it’s getting even sharper for this year. And don’t worry, we won’t have to wait long to find out the full details of the bike. Harley-Davidson is holding a global new model premiere on January 26.

We’ll be following the news to bring you all the official information then, to sign up and watch for yourself, head to: www.harley-davidson.com

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