Harley-Davidson® of Tampa is the premier H-D® dealership serving Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater and the surrounding communities. We offer one of the biggest and most varied inventories of new motorcycles in the region, and that collection is expanding with the arrival of the new 2022 models. Perhaps chief among them is the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road King®. The Road King® is an iconic and popular model and one of our top-sellers year in and year out. You can schedule a Road King® test-ride at our location. Our team can assist you with a trade-in and motorcycle loan. We can help with motorcycle insurance as well, and new riders can get up to speed with our learn-to-ride courses.
Meet the Road King®
The Road King® — also known as the FLHR — was first introduced in 1994, but we can actually trace its roots all the way back to the first FL model that was released in 1941. Prior to that year, motorcycles tended to resemble bicycles. The FL changed that with a much bigger frame, which is the forefather of the touring chassis that is used today throughout the Harley-Davidson® lineup. Since the moment the Road King® was introduced, it had no fairing, and this is an important characteristic that distinguishes the model from many of the other H-D® tourers, which have either the batwing or shark-nosed fairing.
Meet the 2022 Road King®
The fairingless design remains a crucial element with the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road King®. It provides you all of the advantages of the touring chassis but without the big aesthetic changes that come with a fairing. Many people simply prefer the look of the fairingless design. But it can provide practical differences as well. The batwing, which is a fork-mounted fairing, and the shark-nosed, which is a frame-mounted fairing, provide a different feel. It is worth noting that feel does vary from one rider to the next, and we highly recommend test-rides if you are unsure of the differences from your perspective.
Updates for the 2022 Road King®
Harley-Davidson® rarely makes substantial changes to its lineup on a year-to-year basis, and the previous models are largely carried forward with only minor refinements. That is certainly the case with this model. The default color for the Road King® remains Vivid Black, and the two premium options available for the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road King® in Tampa are Midnight Crimson and the two-tone pairing of Vivid Black with Gauntlet Gray Metallic. Another change that is taking place across the Grand America Touring family is the addition of Reflex linked Brembo brakes with ABS as standard equipment.
Characteristics and Performance
The 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road King® in Tampa is built on the same platform used throughout the Grand American Touring family. As noted, the biggest difference between the Road King® and most other H-D® tourers is that it does not have a fairing. It does have the other characteristics you expect, such as upright rider positioning, floorboards, a passenger seat and saddlebags. The Road King® also has a sophisticated infotainment system and gives you the option of advanced rider assists.
This Is the Right Bike For
Harley-Davidson® touring machines in general are perfect for riders who want to burn through miles. If you love the idea of riding your bike for hours on end and perhaps across cities or even state lines, then this is a perfect option for you. This model in particular has a neo-classic style and a traditional chrome aesthetic. It is also stripped down, which adds to the appeal or opens numerous personalization options depending on how you look at it.
Test Ride the New Road King®
Our Harley-Davidson® dealership serving Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater and the surrounding areas is now scheduling test-rides of the new Road King®. We can also set up multi-model appointments for riders who want to compare fairings, bikes with and without RDRS and so forth.
Request Additional Details
If you would like additional details about the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Road King®, Harley-Davidson® of Tampa is happy to provide them. You can visit our showroom, but we are also happy to answer questions over the phone or via text or email. If you shop with us online, click or tap the chat button in order to speak live with one of our team members.