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Harley-Davidson Unveils Eight New Models Featuring Highest Performance V-Twin

On the heels of its King of the Bagger championship, Harley-Davidson is revealing several new 2022 models featuring its most powerful production cruiser engine, the Milwaukee-Eight 117. This is the first time Harley is putting this big twin in non-CVO bikes, including the Street Glide ST, Road Glide ST, Low Rider S and Low Rider ST.

Harley is also introducing four new CVO models for 2022. Here is the press release, followed by a beautifully produced video:

MILWAUKEE, WI (January 26, 2022) – Harley-Davidson adds performance and factory-custom style to its 2022 motorcycle line with the reveal of eight new models, each powered by the Milwaukee-Eight® 117, the most-powerful factory-installed engine offered by Harley-Davidson. New models include the Street Glide® ST and Road Glide® ST in the Grand American Touring line, the more powerful Low Rider® S, and the new Low Rider ST® Cruiser models, and four super-premium models from Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO™).

“As part of our focus on stronghold segments, including Grand American Touring and Cruisier, the 2022 product line is designed for power and performance. Each of these new models feature the unrivalled power of the Milwaukee-Eight 117, for those riders who want nothing but the biggest and the best, building on our position as the most desirable motorcycle brand in the world,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO, Harley-Davidson. 

Street Glide ST & Road Glide ST

Harley-Davidson elevates bagger performance and brings the purposeful style of the championship winning MotoAmerica King of the Baggers race bikes to the street with the introduction of the Street Glide® ST and Road Glide® ST models. These hot rod baggers combine the V-Twin muscle of the Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain with new dark and bronze finishes. For riders who want to strafe corners in comfort, the STs feature the complete suite of Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring features including Reflex™ linked Brembo® brakes with ABS, Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system with color touch screen and navigation, cruise control and Daymaker® LED headlamps. The Street Glide ST features the iconic Harley-Davidson batwing fairing, while the Road Glide ST rolls with an aerodynamic frame-mounted sharknose fairing with dual headlamps. 

Low Rider S & Low Rider ST

The Low Rider S and new Low Rider ST models offer the taut handling performance of the Harley-Davidson® Softail® chassis and the V-Twin muscle of a Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain. 

“Our customers truly inspire us and the Low Rider ST was born from seeing the incredible builds at motorcycle shows around the world,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Design. “We took the iconic Motor Company design from the Eighties and gave it a new identity with a modern echo. Add the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, a taller suspension and raised saddlebags and the Low Rider ST delivers both a dynamic visual package as well as a dramatic performance punch.”

The Low Rider S model is a performance cruiser kingpin designed for the rider seeking unapologetic power. The new Low Rider ST model offers the versatility of hard bags and a new frame-mounted fairing, plus an available Harley-Davidson Audio system powered by Rockford Fosgate.

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)

Premium limited-production factory custom models from Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO™) offer the most-discerning rider a very special motorcycle designed to represent the pinnacle of style and design from the world’s most-desirable motorcycle brand. Exclusive and hand-crafted paint and designs are executed to a level of intricate quality that is unmatched in the motorcycle and automotive categories. Each is powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain. Other standard features include a premium Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate® system, a Boom!™ Audio 30K Bluetooth® Helmet Headset, and Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson, technology designed to enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or poor road conditions. Each CVO model offers all-new paint options for 2022.

  • CVO Street Glide Model is a super-premium bagger for the rider who rolls loud and proud. The classic silhouette of the batwing fairing topped with jaw-dropping paint and finish details, premium audio and the pavement-peeling power of the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine make this one outrageous bike.
  • CVO Road Glide Model is designed for the rider who wants to run out front behind its distinctive dual LED headlamps, frame-mounted shark nose fairing and the unrelenting performance of the Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain. Powerhouse audio, an exclusive 21-inch front wheel, fabulous custom paint and extraordinary attention to detail complete this very desirable bike.
  • CVO Road Glide Limited Model is loaded with luxury and long-haul comfort, head-turning style and power that always satisfies. Premium audio, heated seats and grips, and the aerodynamic Road Glide model shark nose fairing make this motorcycle the ultimate Harley-Davison Touring machine.
  • CVO Tri Glide Model is a super-premium trike offering distinctive style, powerful performance and long-haul touring capability plus the added confidence of a third wheel. The CVO Tri Glide is loaded with premium audio, luxurious comfort features and an astounding finish and attention to detail, on a chassis designed from the wheels up as a trike.

Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson

Standard on CVO models and an option for all Grand American Touring models, including the Street Glide ST and Road Glide ST models, Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson is a collection of technologies designed to assist the rider in maintaining the rider’s intended path through a curve. This technology package provides the following enhancements:

  • Cornering Electronically Linked Brakes
  • Cornering-ABS
  • Cornering-Traction Control with modes
  • Drag Torque Slip Control
  • Vehicle Hold Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)

Harley-Davidson stands for the timeless pursuit of adventure and freedom for the soul. Go to H-D.com to learn more about the complete line of 2022 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, gear, accessories and more.

79 Comments

  1. Mike says:

    People that think Harleys have more torque than a comparable Japanese motorcycle are seriously misguided. They may have peak torque at a “lower” RPM.. but even that is questionable. HDs are limited by two main factors..
    1. Air cooled
    2. Number of cylinders

    Other than that, they are satisfactory motorcycles

  2. ben says:

    Looks like more of the same crap that HD has been building for my entire 47 years. No thanks.

    • huls says:

      Yep the number one seller is clearly doing something wrong.
      Remind us again, how many billion dollar motorcycle companies are you running at the moment?

      What’s that? zero? never ever ran a billion dollar company whatsoever?
      Djeez what a waste of insight!

  3. Reginald Van Gleason says:

    If Harley Davidson went away tomorrow, what would all you poor people have to bitch about?

  4. Chillis says:

    Like many here, I was a fan of the more functional bikes that boasted superior specs and modern tech most of my motorcycling life. Now that I’ve been through most everything I tried my first HD in 2019 and was very impressed with the experience.

    114ci M8 isn’t fast, but it is quick.

    Mine is a Softail so solid mounting and it feels a little buzzy over 70mph.

    That makes is more enjoyable though, keeping the speed down, cruising the open road, very relaxed riding sensations.

    It’s always been go, go, go!

    With the HD it is slow, slow, slow but a handful of throttle will blast by slow cars without downshifting.

    Down the road I can see getting the 117ci parts into my 114ci.

    It takes a different mindset to appreciate these bikes and yes, they are expensive. Everything else has become expensive too though. These things are nice to ride and also a pleasure to look at. Plenty of detail work goes into them.

    I’d it is their bread and butter, no sense reinventing the wheel. Models like my FXDR which sell better overseas were axed here. They are focusing on what sells in the US.

    That said, I was hoping the Cafe Racer with the Revolution 150hp engine was being served up!

    • Mick says:

      It’s kind of funny. I bought a 610 Husqvarna for use as a dual purpose bike in 1994. Your description of the experience is amazingly similar. I even started calling the Husqvarna my Harley. It’s why my current front line street bike is a supermoto.

      My experience of riding real Harleys is very different. I basically feel like fish out of water. They just aren’t my thing. I like a bike that is happy to go slow. But I also want the same bike to be good at other things. I used to hop on a little Moto track on my way to or from work to warm up on cold days. Do that with a Harley and it wouldn’t last very long.

  5. OldBiker says:

    I don’t understand why some models have many color choices and even let you choose “blacked out” or chrome, while other models only offer black or grey? Do younger buyers really like all the black and grey? I’ve talked to a younger friend who has a blacked out black Fat Bob and he keeps talking about how black doesn’t show dirt and he doesn’t have to spend hours “polishing” chrome. To me a dirty black bike looks like a dirty black bike, no way it hides the dirt. Also what is “polishing chrome”? I wash the chrome bits of my bike same as the painted parts. A couple times a year I give the entire bike a detail and wax. However in a lifetime of riding I have never spent hours polishing chrome… Oh well, probably just getting old and onery. “Get off my grass!”

    • Dirty Bob says:

      Exactly Oldbiker! When I ordered my bike I told the salesperson, give me a bike with an engine. No chrome, no fancy paint colors, no ABS. I want to ride without extra work at washing and polishing. Thus!!! Dirty Bob

  6. Tank says:

    Funny, while other companies are trying to imitate Harley, Harley is trying to imitate other companies. I remember when Honda came out with the Interceptor in 82. It was the first motorcycle that handled like a motorcycle should. It’s 40 yrs later and HD can’t make a 883 that handles like that Interceptor. All HD needs to do is make a 883 Sportster with a good 6 speed trans and better handling. Hire some Honda engineers if you have to.

  7. todd says:

    I actually haven’t seen a Harley in a while. I see plenty of other (non-cruiser) motorcycles out on the road but I can honestly say I don’t remember the last time I saw a Harley. I saw only six bikes on the road today, not including mine, and none were Harleys. There are at least 39 motorcyclists at my company yet I’ve only ever seen one Harley – but he stopped riding it to work when he bought his KLR. I think it’s long overdue that Harley start looking into how to start selling bikes to people that aren’t well into retirement.

    • cw says:

      I think that may depend on where you are. The majority of the bikes that I see, when I see them, are HD.

      Now, bike passing through (I live, more or less, on an interstate) will be more varied, but I’d say the majority are still HD.

      The other day, I saw a couple guys from Vermont stopped at a gas station here (upper Louisiana). They were both on CVO HDs One looked to middle-aged-ish, the other looked to be in his mid-or-so 30s.

      On the other hand, there are two colleges withing 5 miles of each other here. One, in particular, is a tech/engi school where I would expect to see more bikes. They definitely trend toward Japanese/sport/standard bike. Of note to me, I have only ever seen one brand new SV650 there (we only have one Suzuki dealer within 80 miles and they’ve only been there about 5 years).

      So, yeah. Around here the majority of riders who aren’t college-aged seem to go for HD. I have seen 1, *maybe* 2 riders of Polaris products (and I think that may have been the same person). The only moto dealer we have in-town is Honda/Kawasaki. I know of one Gold Wing rider near me. Oh! Somebody did come by on a Slingshot yesterday.

    • badChad says:

      You apparently don’t live on Earth.

    • todd says:

      I just got back from the museum in San Francisco today and easily saw a hundred bikes. Still don’t recall seeing any Harleys. This morning, I did ride past an auto repair shop with around ten Harleys that were apparently meeting up for a ride so, I guess they are out there.

      • cw says:

        Like, I said, I think it depends where you are.

        I’d expect more bike diversity generally in Cali, SF specifically. I wonder how much that might change if you headed further away from the population centers.

  8. TP says:

    Well, good for Harley but I’m not interested. As a friend said, Harleys are like bellybuttons– everyone has one. And it’s probably black with chrome.

    • Tom K. says:

      Kanye’s, maybe. But I just checked, and mine is pink (with lint).

      As to the Big News, how would you like to be the guy who paid a bunch extra for the CVO engine last year, only to find out that almost any run of the mill HD purchaser can have it now? With respect to the pricing, maybe whoever is running the MoCo these days has been looking on Zillow for a house in Austin, Boise, or Phoenix, and had a revelation that there’s a whole lot of people currently flush with cash from crypto (or whatever) and is more than happy to throw said cash off the rooftops. Sure does sound like the stories Gramps told me about the Roaring Twenties. How did that era end again?

  9. Neal says:

    I rented a Street Glide Special for a long weekend riding along the FL and GA coast and really enjoyed it. I can imagine enjoying owning one, with another lighter more agile bike parked next to it. However, the pricing has gotten to an absolutely absurd place. The new crop of sport tourers is coming in the $14-15k range, which is higher than I’d like but probably is fair. Softails with bags are pushing $22k. I should be the target demographic (38 years old, well into a nice corporate career, a lot of money spent on bikes in the last couple of decades) but I just can’t stomach the prices they are asking.

  10. fred says:

    A lot of negativity here. Harley-Davidson is a profitable company with premium products and a loyal customer base. That’s not a bad position to be in.

    While most of us here have other preferences in motorcycles, it makes sense for H-D to continue to reach out to those who already own Harley’s, or aspire to.

    I like the Pan America, but H-D doesn’t make any other bikes that appeal to me. Like many of us here, the Bronx was interested, but it was dropped or delayed. Hopefully H-D can figure out how to attract new customers without alienating their current market. How do you attract riders who despise the outlaw image while keeping those who love the outlaw image pacified? It’s a conundrum.

    • VLJ says:

      “Harley-Davidson is a profitable company”

      Less and less so all the time.

      “with premium products”

      Depends on the definition.

      “and a loyal customer base. That’s not a bad position to be in.”

      Unless that loyal customer base is growing too old to continue riding and buying, and it isn’t being replaced with younger buyers.

      • Snake says:

        HD’s products *are* indeed premium, everyone who doesn’t like HD because of some personal difference in riding style or taste needs to get over it. It only shows a personal level of pettiness.

        After owning a few different styles of bikes I have personally come to the conclusion that I [no longer] like the cruiser riding position. Therefore I haven’t, and will probably never personally will, own a HD.

        That’s a personal decision.

        But that doesn’t mean that I deny that millions of riders like HD products, the vast majority of owners are very, very happy with them, and in modern times the vast majority of HD’s products are durable and of high quality. In the last 10 years HD has poured a tremendous amount of development into their products, from Rushmore to these new models, and are very different from the older models that most people associate with the “HD” branding.

      • Jeremy says:

        Well, like that kind of bike or not, I think it is hard to argue that a Harley Davidson is anything other than a premium product.

        • Dave says:

          I am of the opinion that H-D is a premium brand the same way as Cadillac and Corvette were before their very necessary reinventions. It’s now a premium product based more on brand than substance. There are other cruiser products in the market that are objectively superior in most ways. Some of them deliberately compromise on some aspects to deliver a more Harley like character (flaws like vibration and noises).

          Like is often pointed out, the number of people who find this nostalgic are aging out and aren’t being replaced by as many younger riders. HD knows this all to well and are trying to change.

          • Jeremy says:

            Cadillac definitely, in my opinion, reached a point where it was relying on brand only to communicate it’s premiumness. Material choices and build quality were inarguably subpar in relation to it’s competitors. While H-D are effectively the Cadillac of the motorcycle world putting out virtually the same bikes for the same aging demographic, I don’t think they let the quality of their fit and finish slip.

            I do not like their bikes, but I do recognize a well finished product when I see one. Since cruisers are not a performance segment, I don’t think it makes much difference if other makes are producing bikes that objectively “superior” to H-Ds. Cruiser “performance” is measured through microculture and lifestyle experience. That though alone is enough to make many readers of this site throw up in theirs mouths a little, but I think it is a meaningful quality to H-D’s bikes that adds value and further validation to their premium standing.

          • Neal says:

            I ride a CB500X, I’m not a “Harley guy” but I’ve owned and ridder all sorts of brands. Go test ride Indians, Japanese cruisers, and Harleys back to back. The Harleys are head and shoulder above competitors in refinement and detailing.

          • Dave says:

            @Jeremy, I agree that their finishes are premium, it’s more a matter of what the finish is applied to.

            @Neal, I have. Compared to most of the others I’ve tried, the HD feels like a beautifully decorated lawn tractor. Everything else ran, handled, and braked far better with comparable finish quality, if fewer choices in the latter.

          • Neal says:

            We’ll have to agree to disagree. I went to an Indian demo day and rode a Challenger and Super Chief. They felt like half baked products to me, designed primarily to match HD on paper. Rough fit and finish, awkward clutch, the Chief had floppy handling. My old Kawasaki Mean Streak had weird counterbalancing where vibes were canceled out at some rpms and throbby at some rpms in a way that felt unrefined and artificial. my gf’s Rebel 300 is as dinky and cheap as you’d expect. HD does a great job of hiding serious engineering and refinements behind old school tech and looks.

  11. Davester says:

    Snore…..same old stuff
    Bring on the Bronx with the Pan America 150 HP engine, not the detuned version. I would read that article and just maybe visit a HD dealer. I think the Pan America engine is brilliant so we know HD has at least a couple smart engineers.
    HD try to reach those us us that don’t appreciate early 1900’s designs. But then again even canned Spam continues to sell.

    • Montanasan says:

      Harley riders don’t understand sport bike riders and visa versa. We get it already.
      Im a BMW sport rider, but the fact is, I’ve found few things more enjoyable than putting around Hawaii or the CA coast road or the Blue Ridge Parkway two-up on a Harley lumbering at 2200 RPM. Rent one and find out for yourself?
      I agree with Davester, let’s exploit that Pan Am engine in a bike that has at least some semblance to a Harley. Instead of that dashboard fairing, why not a bat-wing styled one? Why no cooling fins on the engine, even if they are only aesthetic. Why not a sleek, traditional tank? Where’s the traditional chromed fuel tank emblems. Why make the damned thing look like a European or Japanese bike when Harleys strongest asset is its styling?
      My guess is that if the V-rod engine had been placed in bikes that looked like traditional Harleys, it would have done well.

      • Dave says:

        I always thought that the v-rod still looked too much like an HD to do well at it’s intended purpose which was to attract more euro and Japanese brand shoppers to the H-D brand.

        I’ve also long believed that there’s a truly American sport bike aesthetic to be seized on and that H-D *nailed it* with the Bronx. Indian is also appealing with the FTR. I hope they come to their senses and make that thing.

  12. Dirty Bob says:

    Don’t call me for a test ride HD. Not interested!

  13. The Bo's'n says:

    I was hoping they’d take their 750 engine and make a light(ish) weight scrambler.

  14. Donk says:

    And we wonder why the rest of the world laughs at us Americans? Hype up the big low HP motor and stereo while forgetting about your own new product line? It’s sad really.

    • Pesro says:

      HDs sell well in Europe, and the HP isn’t so low, but the secret sauce is torque – gobby globs of it. If the world laughs at the US, it isn’t because of Harleys.

  15. Staying in Mexico says:

    Was really hoping their announcement was one of a very new Sportster 975, 450 pounds maybe 110 horsepower dreaming of Big Bore kits but then again the more I ride and tune my paid-for non-bank-owned VRSCA the more I appreciate it. Their new ones are nice bikes and glad to see Harley is listening to people who want bikes that handle, stop, accelerate! My Concours 14 is heavy at 680 pounds wet makes 151 horsepower to the back wheel 70 more with a flip of the switch and a push of the horn button, me and Fat Ninja ain’t scared of meeting one of those 130 Hp Big Money $$ Harleys in the Mountains!

  16. VLJ says:

    The Harley world is just a constant embarrassment.

  17. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    HD will never commit to a new idea / design as long as there are MORE goofy old rich peeps available to buy the image, than motorcycle folks. The sad fact is HD has come close to a normal bike several times in the past, but could not develop the new image to endure. Think V Rod, Pan America, the original Dyna, Buel, and a few I can’t remember now. Sometimes even with a new design they infuse just enough goofy Harley ideas to let the old rich peeps identify a little, thereby shutting off new customers looking at a new design. I’m thinking foot peg placement, giant hand grips that are too close to front brake levers, short rear suspension etc. Holdovers of stupid design and marketing. I have always checked out these new designs to purchase but walked out the door because of such details.

    • warprints says:

      seems that they have committed to the Pan America – just saying …..

    • Marcus says:

      And to eliminate serious competition they invent a race that only their bike qualifies for. (Well, Indian too, but same thing). This gives Hardly Dudson the fake “championship” status needed for the marketing department. And it works.

      • Jim says:

        And as usual they run a displacement advantage that they forget to mention.

      • Dave says:

        And then some smart people pull a cheap engine out of a cheap Kawasaki street bike, with liquid cooling and 100 fewer cc’s displacement along with other disadvantages (firing order/piston/crank orientation) and win. Ouch…

      • Dave #2 says:

        About as exciting as racing elephants….

      • huls says:

        Yeah,
        Imagine dominating a dragracing class, another dragracing class, Bagger racing class and flat track racing, like the factory has been dominating all kinds of motorcycle racing for the last 100 years.
        If it wasn’t for your lunatic conspiracy theories, you might think Harleys are actually very good motorcycles and are very succesful in any kind of competition.

    • LarryC says:

      Well Reggie, you really nailed it with that post. I’ve been saying essentially the same thing for years. It’s as if there is someone deep in the bowels of HD that really would like to build a “normal” motorcycle, but the marketing dudes get cold feet at the last moment and morph it back into something more familiar. End result, nobody buys it. Non-HD people don’t trust the motor company and the faux Hell’s Angles only want cast-iron tradition.

      • The Bo's'n says:

        Like the ridiculous foot peg position on the Street 750/Rod, just to mention one of many reasons it failed IMO.

  18. michael D says:

    Yawn, think I’ll fix some toast.

  19. revo says:

    Harley spends more money on advertising than motorcycle development.

    • Fuzzyson1 says:

      Harley spends more on everything else except development! Mainly selling their H-D brand name. They’ve been slapping a different paint design on old bike every spring and calling it “new” for years.

  20. Mick says:

    At least the blurb isn’t overly lengthy. It kind of reads like a political speech transcript. It’s loaded with statements that might have some truth if one were to qualify them enough.

    For me, anything from Harley is like reading about motorcycles from planet Zork. I’m sure that the Zorks read it with great interest. I just see it as a mildly interesting look into life on another planet.

    Considering how popular these things are where I now live. Maybe Zork has successfully invaded without anyone really knowing about it. Maybe that’s why so many people are trying to retroactively lose world war two.

    I’m out skiing for a couple of months. Hopefully the Zorks will get homesick and leave while I am away.

  21. ABQ says:

    And here I am riding a tuned 114 like a chump.
    Actually, it is very tight, and delivers power at very low RPM.
    The question is: how does that extra 3 ci make a difference? What did they do?

  22. Speedeasy says:

    I’ll keep my V Rod.

  23. My2cents says:

    I really got this all wrong. I was feeling certain that the Pan America engine was going into a sport touring platform. I had imagined something similar to the Honda NT 1100, it really seemed to fit the faster//further profile. Haven’t seen pricing yet but the 117 in a Low Rider is going to push line of credit to bursting.

  24. Moto-Kafe says:

    CVO™ ROAD GLIDE® LIMITED……$44,899.
    For real…….??????

    • huls says:

      There are Ducati’s with a 70.000 price ticket on it.
      Surely some very special Italian rust and chewing gum used to make those contraptions. Not to mention the wiring that will set it alight when it functions

  25. enormus says:

    New paint, bigger motor, more money, nothing New

  26. Gary in NJ says:

    I was really hoping that the big announcement was going to be the introduction of the Bronx. I have no interest in these designs or style of bike.

  27. Neil says:

    Amazed that the new sporster s still has 2 inches of rear travel in the name of looking slammed. Yeah it’s cool in FL. Mailed them a what the cheese letter. CEO and Bill D rode it in Scotland. They LIKED slammed suspension there in N Scotland? Rode the Fat Bob. Vibration over 65 mph as those two paint cans move thru the stroke and power tails off.

  28. bob says:

    According to my research (Google), the new Milwaukie-Eight 117 makes 94hp, so this would hardly be HD’s “most powerful production engine”, considering the Pan America is claimed to make 150hp.

    Anyway, this announcement is a big “yawn” to all but the faithful.

  29. dt-175 says:

    the “most desirable motorcycle brand in the world” is NOT the same as the most desirable motorcycle in the world or the manufacturer of the most desirable motorcycle. yamaha/ktm/enfield are trying to make and sell desirable motorcycles, not just brand awareness.

  30. L. Ron Jeremy says:

    Same shit, different day.

  31. fred says:

    While is is pretty obvious that this is a cut-and-paste press release, it still might be nice to have a bit of a fact check.

    Is Harley unaware that they also produce the Pan America, which makes 150hp? Or are they really claiming that the Milwaukee-Eight 117 makes MORE than 150hp? Perhaps they are now stating that the Pan America is NOT a “real” Harley-Davidson? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • mickey says:

      It clearly says in the first paragraph “its most powerful production cruiser engine” (in a cruiser)

      • fred says:

        The first paragraph was not part of the press release. It was MD’s comment on the press release. Regardless, it still appears to be incorrect.

        The Sportster S, which is a cruiser, has a 121hp version of the Pan America’s engine. As bob noted, the Milwaukee-Eight 117 (2020) was dyno-tested at 94hp, which would work out to about 104hp at the crank. Unless H-D has boosted HP dramatically, it is still less power than the Sportster S’s factory-installed cruiser engine.

        On the milwaukee8 dot com website, DC V-Twin is claiming an extra 30-40hp from their mods. If H-D did something similar, perhaps the claim is true. At this point, I remain skeptical.

        • Jim says:

          Harley has never been able to hype HP in the past so they don’t understand anything but torque.
          Sort of like the Harley riders that think their bike is faster just because the engine is bigger. Then they go to the school of 1290 Superduke…

          • huls says:

            Really? You don’t know how HP is calculated? That’s right you cannot measure HP, only Torque.
            Please read the beginners guide to understanding internal combustion engines

          • todd says:

            Correct, but you do understand what the point of a dyno is; to determine how powerful an engine is. You don’t get that information solely from measuring torque, you need to know the rate at which that torque is applied by measuring RPM. Torque applied slowly is less powerful than the same amount of torque applied quickly. Torque at a low rpm requires high gearing to move down the road. Torque applied at a high rpm allows for low gearing to move at the same speed. Gearing is leverage; lower gearing gives more leverage which applies more torque at the rear wheel than higher gearing. First gear pulls and accelerates harder than second gear even though the engine is producing the same amount of torque. Torque at low rpm is less horsepower than the same torque at high rpm. Get it?

          • Jeremy says:

            Not a single person claimed to not know how to calculate horsepower. What are you taking about?