Undoubtedly, the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST is a shining example of the supply of red meat to the masses. After watching the West Coast style intertwine with the American V-twin, The Motor Company knew exactly when to ring the bell. FXRT Sport Glide of the 1980s achieved cult status among FXR fans, Dyna and Softail, originally from Golden State, are building their cruisers in the image of FXRT. Suspension, which provides more sporty aspirations, increased power and comfort through a neat fairing and luggage, are the main tenants of any cruiser West Coast. The new Low Rider ST views them as gospel straight from the factory.Built on the Lean-and-mean Low Rider S platform, the Low Rider “Sport Touring” bridges the gap between cruiser and dredger in a few simple steps. The sleek frame-mounted fairing, fixed-speed fork springs and removable rigid luggage are major changes, while bringing huge dividends to practicality. We’ve traveled miles aboard the Low Rider ST to give you quick facts.
- Inspired by the FXRT Sport Glide, the frame-mounted fairing takes things in a modern direction thanks to its cut-out look and reliable wind protection. The fairing and standard Dark Smoke six-inch windshield work as advertised, creating a cozy, noise-free cabin for my 5-foot-10-inch frame. Tall riders can take advantage of large extra windshields. The HD designers relied on their ingenuity and computational hydrodynamics to inform every aspect of this new fairing. It has side vents that are within a round LED headlight, unlike the original, and a central Splitstream vent works to create the perfect air pocket for the rider. Attention to aerodynamic detail extends to the deflectors on the edge of the fairing, known among designers as Willie Wings, which redirect the air around your feet and reduce drag.
- 2022 Low Riders break with tradition in that their dashboards are no longer located on the five-gallon fuel side. This is a good change, as taking your eyes off the road to look at your sensors isn’t so perfect, even if the Purist Low Rider’s feathers are torn. S is equipped with a noticeable analog / LCD panel unit, which definitely corresponds to the FXRT / P value that ST reaches. However, this bit is missing on ST. Instead, it uses a utilitarian LCD unit built into the rudder clamp, like Street Bob and Fat Boy, to ensure proper airflow through the new center fairing. A fuel sensor, gear indicator and just the basics will help you do without, but LCD screens are hard to read in direct sunlight.
- The steering wheel with rear stand, separate seat and middle controls emphasize the sporty look of the Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST 2022 release. All of this speaks volumes about the sportier pasture ST is looking for, and where its premises shine, giving you all the leverage through a wide steering wheel and a nice plush seat that locks you in when you open the throttle. The compact seating position is a shade more aggressive than your average sport cruiser with front-wheel drive, but still quite smart. Medium controls and relatively low seat height have an unintentional side effect that shortens the distance between the two points, which for my 32-inch internal seam significantly lifts my knees. Persons with longer legs will want to take a higher seat to facilitate bending at the knees.
- Style is a huge part of ST’s aesthetics, and HD has hit almost every point. Low Rider at every turn draws attention to the aggressive look through a variety of darkened details, complementing it all with exquisite paint throughout the field. Lines from the fairing, the tank and to the tail are worth a few extra minutes spent admiring in the garage. There are a few bugs: the threaded ends of the fairing mount are visible, which could be removed with a rubber cap, while the exhaust fittings that sound are less than stellar. Caprice, of course, but still.
- The Milwaukee-Eight 117 with air and oil cooling shines in the Low Rider ST. The limited series CVO, Street Glide ST and Road Glide ST boast the same V-shaped mills; The 117 has noticeably more vivacity in its pace in this lighter 721-pound cruiser. The stated torque of 125 ft at a low 3500 rpm attracts your attention, providing all its power with superb instant and crisp bay that delivers the power of your choice. There are no driving modes, no traction control – just pure V-shaped muscles with a reliable six-speed transmission.
- Performances such as the Heavy Breather intake pipe and high-performance cams distinguish it from other models, giving this engine an advantage over its counterparts. Compared to the M8 107 and 114, there is a noticeable increase in performance, thanks to the aforementioned details of Screamin ‘Eagle. You can still slap your shin against the intake manifold by reaching for the rear brake, as is traditional for running forward. The opposite keeps in fear offensive vibrations, while ensuring that everything else is as smooth as possible.
- Folding bags offer nearly two cubic feet of storage on the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST. The short-lived Softail Sport Glide is no longer with us, leaving its lovely solid ST bags in the last testament. We are grateful for them, because they are really easy to install or remove with a quick-release locking mechanism. Bags are lifted into the sky for cleaning and aesthetic purposes, while in a checkerboard pattern on the side of the pipe. Sure, you can’t shove a full-face helmet into them, but smart packaging will help you go on long trips.
- This Low Rider sits a little higher with suspension upgrades. New to the S and ST is a longer shock absorber with a 56mm stroke that provides a respectable 4.4-inch stroke, reducing the stiffness of the suspension seen in previous generations. Going back to the fold, there is the same 43mm inverted cartridge that has looked a lot on the Low Rider S since its first appearance on stage. To compensate for the extra 72 pounds of ST – fairing, fairing, luggage and brackets – springs at static speed provide extra support. These days the trip is fun from both ends, absorbing hits well as well as staying in energetic clips through the canyons.
- Improved geometry has its advantages. The effect of runoff from increasing the rear height of the road is a cruiser that feels more sporty on your feet. The weight is not only more evenly distributed in front and behind, but also the center of gravity is higher, which allows you to use these aspects to enthusiastically roll over in turns at any speed. The Low Rider ST is a male (or female) cornering Harley that benefits from the stability of a long wheelbase and a sturdy Softail chassis. It takes a fast pace and a fair kick or two from a heavy hit to prohibit a slight movement of this horse, and that’s something we can all appreciate.
- Michelin Scorcher 31 is a tire with high mileage.The Scorcher 31 is standard on a variety of HD models, from Sportsters to Baggers and more, stepping into familiar territory for MoCo fans. Designed to handle heavy motorcycles, the Scorcher 31 uses a stiffer frame and a harder rubber compound to get impressive mileage. Although not the last word in the clutch – mileage-adjusted tires – this is rare – they are also suitable for driving in canyons.
- Braking power corresponds to the performance atmosphere. Four-piston calipers and double 300-millimeter discs rush to stop this beast, and in the lever you are greeted in large numbers. At the rear, a single-piston caliper and another 300mm rotor make driving at low speeds easy.
- The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST expands the cruiser’s resume. The West Coast style has expanded its reach across the U.S. and around the world, appealing to racers who wanted more from their American V-twin cruisers. Their requirements were reasonable – more performance, improved suspension and handling, as well as wind protection. This modest list is a multifaceted machine that is ready without any turns to get on turning pieces, daily work and long roads. Sport-Touring Americana? Of course, the Low Rider ST also represents a true American V-twin solution for this category.
Photo by Don WilliamsRiding styleSpecifications of the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider STENGINE
- Type: Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin
- Working volume: 117ci (1923cc)
- Hole x stroke: 4,075 “x 4,5”
- Maximum power: 103 horsepower at 4750 rpm
- Maximum torque: 125 ft at 3,500 rpm
- Compression ratio: 10.2: 1
- Valve mechanism: push, 4vpc
- Exhaust: 2 in 2
- Cooling: air and oil
- Lubrication: dry crankcase with oil cooler
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Coupling: wet multi-purpose with assistance function and hydraulic drive
- Main drive: chain
- Final gear: belt
- Front suspension; travel: Showa non-adjustable cartridge, inverted fork 43 mm; 5.1 inches
- Rear suspension; travel; Adjustable shock absorber Showa with preload; 4.4 inches
- Wheels: dark bronze, radiating cast aluminum
- Front wheel: 19 x 2.5
- Rear wheel: 16 x 5
- Tires: Michelin Scorcher 31
- Front tire: 110/90 x 19
- Rear tire: 180/70 x 16
- Front brakes: floating discs 300 mm with 4-piston calipers
- Rear brake: floating disc 292 mm with single-piston caliper
- ABS: Standard
DIMENSIONS AND THERE ARE
- Wheelbase: 63.6 inches
- Rake: 28 degrees
- Path: 5.7 inches
- Seat height: 28.3 inches
- Fuel tank capacity: 5 gallons
- Estimated fuel consumption: 47 mpg
- Equipped weight: 721 lbs
- Colors: Bright black; Gunship Gray (+ $ 450)
2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST Price: $ 21,749 MSRP
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