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A Closer Look at The 2022 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

2022 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

On 26 January, Harley-Davidson anticipates to release more models of their 2022 Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO). Though their top-of-the-line list of 2022 CVO models is yet to be announced, there is a high probability that a new Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited will be included in that lineup, as the Business Journal reports. In this post, we will take a closer look at the 2022 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide, as well as its features, price, and the upgrades it might include.

Installation Manual

The information currently available about the 2022 CVO Road Glide was derived from an installation manual dated 26 January 2022 for a secondary amplifier kit sent by Harley-Davidson. The installation manual makes several references to a 2022 FLTRKSE, and, in Harley-Davidson lingo, the FLTRK means that it is the Road Glide Limited version, and the “SE” part implies it is a CVO model. The manual also provides additional instructions for the previous 2021 FLTRXSE (Road Glide) as well as the FLHXSE (Street Glide) models, indicating that they will also be included in the upcoming 2022 lineup. However, the FLHTKSE CVO Limited is listed for a model year, "2014 and later," which makes it uncertain if it will be part of the 2022 Road Glide model. While there is a possibility that this might be a typo, we highly believe that the mentioned “FLTRKSE” model will appear in the 2022 model. The main reason behind this is that it is the only CVO model that specifically mentions 2022 instead of the typical "… and later", which indicates that it is a brand new CVO Road Glide version. Furthermore, there is a segmented section that decries the steps required to install the kit to the FLTRKSE's left saddlebag, while there are other instructions for the Street Glide CVO and Road Glide CVO on how to install the same equipment to the right saddlebag. The installation manual does not mention anything about the Tri Glide CVO (FLHTCUTGSE), though this was expected as the kit is not compatible with the Davidson’s Trikes. These can only be installed with no less than four audio speakers.

Harley-Davidson Street Glide Vs. Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Basically, there is no difference between the 2016 Harley-Davidson CVOTM Street Glide and the 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. Both of them are fully featured touring motorbikes that offer top-notch performance and comfort. Moreover, either of them can easily take you wherever you wish to go with excellent handling and performance. That said, there is a reason fans love to see 'CVO' in a Harley-Davidson bike. Here is how these models differ from other Harley-Davidson models:

1. Features

The Harley-Davidson Street Glide comes with amazing features, such as hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, a 4.3" display color infotainment system with 5.25" front audio speakers, voice recognition, and many more. While the Harley-Davidson CVO version not only comes with the same exciting features but also, they are fully upgraded. For instance, the Street Glide provides a bigger 6.5" screen display with each channel receiving 75 watts and each being transmitted to each of the four front speakers; the Street Glide version only comes with two audio speakers. Moreover, the speakers in the 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide CVO are bigger than the standard version as it comes in sizes of up to 6.5 inches. Other premium features that the Street Glide version offers include Bluetooth compatibility and anti-lock brakes. There are many other additional features offered by the Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide that make it the most preferred option of the two.

2. Pricing

When it comes to deciding what bike to get yourself, price is usually an important factor to consider. In terms of pricing, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide is relatively less costly as it is sold at an average price of $20,899 MSRP in Vivid Black. On the other hand, the Harley-Davidson CVOTM Street Glide is more expensive as it goes for an average price of $36,799 MSRP. However, at his price, you will have unrestricted access to additional features such as added comfort and an exceptional driving experience.

3. Engine and Transmission

While the Harley-Davidson Street Glide offers a standard High Output V-Twin Cam 103, the Harley-Davidson CVOTM Street Glide comes with a Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110. Moreover, the standard Street Glide model has an impressive 104.7 lb-ft of torque, and the Street Glide model provides more power with a maximum of 115.1 lb-ft at 3,750 pm. The fuel consumption between the two is quite similar as the Street Glide has a fuel economy of 42 mpg, while a 41 mpg for the CVOTM Street Glide.

Possible Upgrades

The 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra was the final Road Glide model to come with a tour pack for the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) treatment. In 2020, the Road Glide Limited models substituted the non-CVO Road Glide Ultra models. What is yet to be replaced is whether the Road Glide CVO models will be upgraded from the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117. The Road Glide CVO models come with the largest engine displacement, separating them from the upcoming Harley-Davidson's CVO Road Glide models to be announced this year. An example is the 2022 Low Rider S, which is will feature the 117ci (1,923cc) engine, according to Harley-Davidson may decide to give their upcoming CVO Road Glide models with an engine size of 1,923cc (122ci), requiring them to use a Screamin' Eagle Stage III kit. There is also a Stage IV kit that gives the Milwaukee-Eight a maximum engine capacity of 2,151cc (131ci). Still, there are high chances that Harley-Davidson will leave sufficient room for their clients to buy the engine upgrade separately. Nonetheless, all these concerns will be made clear on 26 January after Harley-Davidson's launch event.


On 26 January, Harley-Davidson is expected to release several new models, including its topnotch Custom Vehicles Operations (CVO) models. Although the valid list of the 2022 CVO models is yet to be announced, we anticipate the launch of a new 2022 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited. We also expect Harley Davidson's 2022 lineup to include the Street Glide, the new Road Glide CVO limited, the CVO Road Glide, and probably the CVO Tri Glide.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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