The Street Glide has been a staple in the Harley-Davidson lineup since the 1980s when it debuted with the 1,337cc V-twin engine, passenger backrest, and locking saddlebags, making it a powerful tourer. This dichotomy of power and touring capability made the Street Glide challenging to categorize in its early years, but that only added to its appeal. Today, the 2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide celebrates its long history in the lineup by bridging the gap between bigger Harley-Davidson tourers like the Road Glide and stripped-down models like the Low Rider.
The 2022 Street Glide continues its tenure as Harley-Davidson’s “original stripped-down hot-rod bagger.” Street-smart and road-worthy, the Street Glide is incredibly versatile and flexible because it offers a unique style for in-town driving and plenty of comfort for long-distance journeys. Its efforts to give riders the best of both worlds stem from a combination of power, capability, and convenience that define the Harley-Davidson lineup.
Powered by Harley-Davidson’s legendary Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the Street Glide boasts a high-performance suspension that guarantees every ride is enjoyable regardless of the distance. In addition, the bike’s upright riding position gives the rider greater control and stability. At the same time, the fork-mounted fairing channels wind away from the rider with every movement of the handlebars. This fairing, commonly known as a “batwing,” is a defining element that differentiates the Street Glide and gives it a distinct appeal.
Beyond the fairing, engine, and riding position, Harley-Davidson’s stripped-down bagger is genuinely impressive and lives up to its reputation as a luxurious powerhouse. Harley-Davidson guarantees as much by outfitting the bike with amenities like a plush passenger seat and floorboards, spacious saddlebags, an infotainment system that keeps the rider connected and informed, and a host of safety features that engineer confidence. But what else can you expect from the legend in 2022? It’s time to find out.
Torque (lb-ft): 111
Cargo Space (cu.ft.): 2.3
Screen Size (in): 4.3
Design and Capacities
Built for the Ride
The 2022 Street Glide immediately distinguishes itself with its stripped-down design that reflects its nearly 40-year tenure as Harley-Davidson’s original bare-bones bagger. The design begins with noticeable features like the batwing fairing that differentiates the Street Glide from its touring counterparts like the Road Glide. With the fairing mounted to the fork, the Street Glide boasts smoother airflow and reduced head buffeting for an improved rider experience at any speed.
As a bagger, the Street Glide comes with saddlebags that offer 2.3 cu.ft. of luggage capacity, giving you plenty of room to store your gear and other travel necessities. Riding two-up is also easy, thanks to a plush passenger seat and floorboards that give you and your passenger a place to rest your feet during the ride. Harley-Davidson also makes it easy to tailor the Street Glide’s handling and performance. The bike has a high-performing front and rear suspension with hand-adjustable rear shocks that you can manipulate for improved ride quality when riding solo or with a passenger.
Comfortable and Customizable
The Street Glide’s upright riding position is another integral feature of its design because it puts the rider in a better position to maintain control over the 829 lb tourer. Those 829 lbs stretch across the 96.5-inch long bike that features a 64-inch wheelbase and offers 5.3 inches of ground clearance. Its laden seat height measures 26.1 inches, making it accessible to more riders with its lower position.
The Street Glide is easily customizable, a trait synonymous with the Harley-Davidson name. This customization begins with color options like White Sand Pearl, Vivid Black, and Midnight Crimson. From there, the opportunities are plentiful and include everything from swapping out the Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series tires to adding rider safety enhancements and performance-specific modifications.
Performance and Handling
An Outstanding Engine
The Street Glide has a significant advantage over its rivals because its low seat height, upright riding position, and floorboards make it a savvy in-town road warrior and a comfortable, long-distance bike. This versatility is also a direct result of the Street Glide’s heartbeat and many high-performance components that work together to deliver exceptional power and a smooth ride. So, what gives the Street Glide its throaty rumble and the capability to answer every call of adventure?
The 2022 Street Glide packs a heavy punch with its Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-twin engine and six-speed Cruise Drive transmission with an assist and slip clutch for easy gear changes. The 1,745-cc engine churns out 93 hp at 5,020 RPM and 111 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 RPM for outstanding acceleration. The pairing makes the throttle crisp and responsive while emitting the iconic rumble forever associated with the Harley-Davidson name.
Premium Suspension and Brakes
The Street Glide’s high-performance front and rear suspension make harnessing its power easier even when riding two-up, which can be a struggle on rival bikes. The hand-adjustable rear suspension lets the rider adjust the bike’s ride to accommodate the added weight of a passenger or any cargo stored in the saddlebags. Once unloaded, readjusting the suspension is easy, taking only a few seconds.
Part of pushing the Street Glide to the limits of its power is knowing you can confidently stop the 829 lb road warrior. Harley-Davidson leaves little question about the Street Glide’s stopping power and outfits the bike with Reflex Linked Brembo brakes. Adding the optional ABS enhances the Street Glide’s stopping power, preventing the wheels from uncontrollably locking in emergencies and helping the rider maintain control when braking in a straight line.
Improving Your Ride
Harley-Davidson gives the 2022 Street Glide another advantage over its rivals by outfitting it with an array of technology that makes every ride safer and more enjoyable. This technology runs the gamut from simple gauges to an impressive infotainment system. It also includes a suite of available rider safety enhancements that work behind the scenes to engineer confidence anytime you’re in the saddle.
The Street Glide’s gauges boast a familiar design and complement the bike’s overall aesthetic while giving the rider a quick view of the odometer, trip logs, fuel level, and gear indicator. The traditional gauges are relatively standard on any bike, but Harley-Davidson doesn’t stop there and outfits the Street Glide with a Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system. The system is centralized on a standard 4.3-inch display designed for optimal visibility in bright conditions.
Apart from enhanced visibility, the Boom! Box 4.3 infotainment system gives you hands-free access to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This means you can answer calls, hear navigational cues, and stream music without taking your focus from the road ahead. You’ll also find the display features an AM/FM radio and works with a two-speaker system that delivers a crisp listening experience.
Rider Safety Aids
While this technology is front and center, the 2022 Street Glide also offers an array of advanced rider safety features that work behind the scenes to enhance every ride. These rider enhancements include standard features like electronically linked brakes and a long list of optional upgrades. For example, you can add an anti-lock brake system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and Hill Hold Control. You can also expand the bike’s safety suite with advanced technology like the Cornering Enhanced Anti-Lock Brake System, Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, and a Cornering Drag-Torque Slip Control System.
Your Next Adventure Starts Today!
What do you appreciate most about the 2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide? Do you value its long history in the Harley-Davidson lineup, or do you love the look of this stripped-down hot rod bagger? Does it offer the street-savvy performance to handle your daily commute and the comfort to satiate your dreams of a cross-country adventure?
If you’re like us, it’s hard to choose one thing you love most about the Street Glide. As longtime riders ourselves and lifelong Harley-Davidson fans, we understand completely. Our deep appreciation for the Street Glide and the rest of the Harley-Davidson lineup gives us a unique advantage over other dealerships. We know what it’s like to get in the saddle and be a part of the Harley-Davidson family. We also recognize the importance of welcoming new riders into that family and are committed to helping every customer find the perfect bike for their next ride.
Our passion for riding and our commitment to our customers has earned us an outstanding reputation as the leading Harley-Davidson dealer in the Houston area. This reputation showcases our efforts to deliver a unique experience to every customer, regardless of skill level. We know that buying a bike for the first time can be intimidating to new riders, just as the process can be stressful and time-consuming for veterans in the saddle. So our approach is simple––to make every shopping experience exciting, rewarding, and fun.
Republic Harley-Davidson is here to help you get the most out of your investment and ride. As a full-service dealership, we can handle all your motorcycle needs under one roof. This means you can experience the same friendly and transparent approach, whether you’re shopping for a new bike like the 2022 Street Glide or relying on our service department to make a few modifications to your beloved Softail. There’s nothing we can’t handle for customers and fellow riders like you.