This is an exciting time for Harley-Davidson® fans. The new year has arrived, and with it comes the latest editions of your favorite motorcycles. As you likely know, H-D® tends not to release all of its new models at once but rather introduces and delivers them in waves. That first wave for the 2022 model year includes the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®. The Street Glide® is one of the best-selling bikes in the U.S., and the 2022 model is sure to continue that success. Harley-Davidson® of Tampa now has it in stock, and you can see it firsthand by visiting our showroom serving Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater Wesley Chapel and the neighboring communities. If you opt to purchase the new Street Glide®, our finance department can help you find the perfect loan, and we can assist with motorcycle insurance as well.
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®
As we mentioned in the introduction, the Street Glide® is one of the most popular motorcycles in the Harley-Davidson® lineup and one of the best-selling touring machines period. A key characteristic of the Street Glide® is its fork-mounted fairing, and this is what differentiates it most from the Road Glide, which has a frame-mounted fairing. The Street Glide® is designed to be comfortable when driving for long periods and over long distances, but it is also designed to be comfortable and convenient when riding around town. That balance plays a key role in how beloved the Street Glide® is. Many enthusiasts only have one motorcycle and want to enjoy it in different ways, and the Street Glide® does that very well.
Updates for the 2022 Street Glide®
This current generation of the Street Glide® and the touring platform in general is critically acclaimed and praised by fans. There is therefore no need for sweeping changes. Harley-Davidson®, however, has made the platform more sophisticated thanks to linked Reflex Brembo brakes that dynamically balance front and rear pressure. The new Street Glide® arrives alongside the Street Glide® Special. The standard model has a chrome aesthetic and is available in three colors: Vivid Black, Midnight Crimson and White Sand Pearl. The Special gives you the choice of that chrome finish or a blacked-out aesthetic, and either can be paired with five distinct color options, including a two-tone scheme: Vivid Black/Midnight Crimson.
Perhaps the most notable difference in the models is that the standard Street Glide® has the Milwaukee-Eight® 107 V-Twin engine whereas the Special has the Milwaukee-Eight® 114. The standard setup delivers 111 pound-feet of torque, which should be ample for the average enthusiast. But riders who want greater performance will enjoy the added acceleration and top-end speed that the 114 delivers. In addition, should you decide to install a stage kit, the 114 provides you with more headroom. Beyond that powertrain difference and cosmetic differences, the models are quite similar. Both have an integrated infotainment system and offer ride safety enhancements as a factory option.
The Right Bike For...
The 2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® in Tampa is an ideal option for the enthusiast that wants a tourer that is comfortable and dependable on long trips but who also wants to ride it around town. Thanks to the many accessories Harley-Davidson®, you can even maintain dual setups. Riders should also know that they prefer the batwing or fork-mounted fairing to the shark-nosed or frame-mounted fairing. If you are unsure, then we highly recommend scheduling a test-ride of the Street Glide® and Road Glide so that you can compare them. It is also worth noting that the advanced rider assists are only available as a factory option. If you are uncertain whether you want that option, then we highly recommend a comparison between a Street Glide® that has RDRS and one that does not.
Introducing the 2022 Street Glide®
You can see the 2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® in Tampa at our location serving Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater Wesley Chapel and the neighboring communities. The Harley-Davidson® of Tampa showroom offers convenient hours seven days a week. Riders who would like to schedule a test-ride can do so through our website. Just tap or click the Schedule a Test Ride option, which you will find located under the New Bikes menu. If you have any questions or want additional details about the Street Glide®, call us or contact us online through text, email or live chat.