Harley-Davidson’s focus on power and performance is evident in models like the 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited. The bike is an integral part of Harley-Davidson’s Grand American Touring lineup, a genre of bikes that America’s beloved manufacturer built from the ground up. For 2022, the Road Glide Limited celebrates that heritage and adopts the mantra of taking riders faster and further in style. So, how does the two-wheeled icon accomplish such a feat?
The 2022 Road Glide Limited is the ultimate tourer, designed especially for two-up comfort with its upright riding position and plush passenger seat with a backrest. For Harley-Davidson, the goal for the Road Glide was simple: to build a “masterful touring machine” that would allow riders “to chase the horizon in style.” The Road Glide Limited undeniably answers that call with its affordable price tag of $28,729, making it accessible to more riders with a penchant for on-road adventures.[a]
What else can you expect from one of the most popular bikes in the segment? Harley-Davidson sets new standards for premium luxury, comfort, and handling with the 2022 Road Glide Limited. It’s a powerhouse that’s ideal for riders who value comfort and performance because it proves you can have it all when you’re in the saddle. But, perhaps just as important, the Road Glide Limited celebrates Harley-Davidson’s rich heritage in the American motorcycle industry and reveals the brand’s keen awareness of what riders need and want when they’re chasing the horizon.
MSRP: $28,729 [a]
Torque (lb-ft): 122
Screen Size (in): Milwaukee-Eight 114
Cargo Space (cu.ft.): 4.7
Built for the Long Haul
The 2022 Road Glide Limited is designed for the long haul as a two-up Grand American Touring bike that boasts Harley-Davidson’s signature American style. The Road Glide Limited shares many similarities with its Road Glide sibling, including the expertly designed shark-nose fairing. Harley-Davidson’s shark-nose fairing is mounted to the frame and is a must-have for tourers, but why is this the case?
The Road Glide Limited’s shark-nose fairing uses triple split stream vents to limit head buffeting and turbulence for the rider, often characterized by helmet vibrations, blurred vision, and a droning sound. By using a frame-mounted fairing, the Road Glide Limited’s chassis carries the weight of the wind and turbulence, unlike a fork-mounted fairing where the handlebars are affected. As a result, the Road Glide Limited delivers greater control and precise steering at any speed.
The Road Glide Limited puts the rider in an upright position to enhance control and stability over the 932-pound bike (wet weight). As a Grand American Tourer, the Road Glide Limited also takes a keen interest in passenger comfort and adds a plush seat with a backrest to guarantee its premium ride quality, however long the journey. Of course, Harley-Davidson recognizes that a passenger often comes with extra gear. To answer that need, the Road Glide Limited is fitted with a premium Tour-Pak luggage carrier that guarantees you and your passenger have ample room for travel essentials.
The 2022 Road Glide Limited blends these practical components with Harley-Davidson’s classic style. You’ll see this firsthand in the bike’s color palette, which includes two-tone options that pair Reef Blue or Gauntlet Gray with Vivid Black. Other options include single-color Gunship Gray, Vivid Black, and Mineral Green Metallic with a black or chrome finish.
114 Cubic Inches of Power
Designed to take riders faster and further, the 2022 Road Glide Limited is powered by the second largest production engine in Harley-Davidson history. The 1,868 cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-twin is the heart of the beast and is mated to a six-speed transmission. The powerplant churns out 93 hp and 122 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM, giving the Road Glide Limited exceptional off-the-line acceleration and the capability to maintain its speed when touring America’s stunning landscape.
Because the Road Glide Limited is designed for the long haul, don’t expect its beefy engine to compromise its efficiency. Harley-Davidson proves the two aren’t mutually exclusive, with the Road Glide Limited averaging 43 MPG and requiring fewer stops to refill the bike’s six-gallon tank. So, what else impacts the road warrior’s performance?
Premium Suspension and Stopping Power
The Road Glide Limited’s powertrain is its heartbeat, but the suspension is its backbone. The high-performing front and rear suspension are officially known as Harley-Davidson’s Premium Ride Touring suspension. It’s renowned for its versatility because it lets the rider adjust the rear shock preload by hand when riding two-up, tailoring the Road Glide Limited’s handling and performance with a passenger on board.
Harley-Davidson also gives riders plenty of stopping power by outfitting the Road Glide Limited with dual floating rotor brakes in the front and fixed rotor brakes in the rear. The Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes and standard anti-lock braking system give riders complete confidence when braking in any road conditions. The design minimizes the risk of the wheels locking up under braking, giving the rider more straight-line braking control. Since the anti-lock brakes operate independently on the front and rear, the bike’s wheels continue to roll to minimize wheel lock in emergencies where severe braking is critical to avoid an impact.
Features and Tech
Loaded With Features
As a Grand American Touring bike, it’s no surprise that the 2022 Road Glide Limited is loaded with innovative technology and features that add comfort to every ride. These features range from practical to luxurious and add to Harley-Davidson’s stellar reputation for making rider comfort a priority. So, what can you expect when you’re in the saddle?
Starting with practicality, the Road Glide Limited comes standard with Dual Daymaker LED headlights that optimize your visibility in any condition with their 60-watt bulbs. In addition, the bright taillights improve the bike’s visibility from the rear, while LED turn signals leave little question as to where you’re headed when navigating congested areas. Together, these high visibility lights play a significant role in rider safety and are a critical addition to this Grand American Touring bike destined for cross-country adventures.
From there, luxury steals the show with heated handgrips that are easily adjustable and feature six unique settings that deliver the right amount of heat wherever the road takes you. The Road Glide Limited’s floorboards add another level of comfort, especially when you’re navigating in cruise control and have the opportunity to rest your legs.
Beyond luxury, Harley-Davidson ensures you stay connected and informed when you’re in the saddle and outfits the Road Glide Limited with its Boom! Box GTS infotainment system and color touchscreen display. The screen is designed for optimal visibility and durability, ensuring you can see vital information in bright conditions. In addition, you can access your smartphone, navigation, and entertainment features like SiriusXM and AM/FM/Weather Band radio. The system also features voice recognition and text-to-speech capability to keep your focus on the road even when you need to respond to a quick message or call.
The Road Glide Limited rider-passenger intercom is another integral feature and allows you to add a passenger headset so that you and your passenger can stay connected. The vehicle information screen is an additional perk and provides insights into the bike’s performance and diagnostics, showing data like air temperature and oil pressure. From there, Harley-Davidson gives you plenty of options to update your ride with Rider Safety Enhancements. These advanced technology features include Hill Hold Control, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, a Cornering Enhanced Anti-Lock Brake System, a Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, a Cornering Drag-Torque Slip Control System, and Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking.
Discover Harley-Davidson’s Rich Heritage!
The 2022 Road Glide Limited embodies Harley-Davidson’s rich heritage in America and its impact in creating a new genre of bikes known as Grand American Tourers. These bikes are legendary because they blend comfort and performance, ultimately proving riders can have it all in the saddle. So it’s no surprise why the Road Glide Limited is a must-have for adventurers looking to chase the horizon.
Here at Republic Harley-Davidson, we’re adventurers too. We’re passionate about the Harley-Davidson lineup and even more so about expanding our community of riders. But what makes us different from other dealers?
As Houston’s premier Harley-Davidson dealer, we didn’t get here without hard work and dedication. Our unique, customer-centric approach distinguishes us in an industry laden with fast-talking sales teams and gimmicks meant to rush the sale. That’s not how we operate. As longtime riders, we know the importance of taking your time and investing in a bike you love, so that’s what we’re here to do.
We believe in building meaningful relationships with our customers by replacing the stereotypical dealership experience with a laid-back approach rooted in integrity, respect, and fun. We want to learn about your riding needs and your plans for your next adventure so that we can help you find the perfect bike. Like Harley-Davidson, we’re here to help you chase the horizon.
But, just as importantly, we’re here for you long after you ride off the lot, and that engineers another level of confidence in our team. Why? Because you know that as a full-service Harley-Davidson center, we can handle all your riding needs, from sale to service and every adventure in between!