On Jan. 26, Harley-Davidson is anticipated to reveal several 2022 models, including its top-tier Custom Vehicle Operations models. While the full list of 2022 CVO models has yet to be revealed, we expect the announcement to include a new Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Limited.
We received confirmation after obtaining the installation manual for a secondary amplifier kit, which is required by Harley-Rockford Davidson’s Fosgate-powered audio systems with six to eight speakers. A 2022 FLTRKSE is mentioned several times in the installation manual, which is dated January 26, 2022.
In Harley-Davidson parlance, the FLTRK is the Road Glide Limited, while “SE” denotes a CVO model. The manual also provides instructions for “2021 and later” FLTRXSE (CVO Road Glide) and FLHXSE (CVO Street Glide) models, suggesting they will also be a part of the 2022 lineup. The FLHTKSE CVO Limited is mentioned for model years “2014 and later,” which makes it unclear if there will be a 2022 model.
While it’s possible this is a typo, we don’t believe it to be the case, as “FLTRKSE” is mentioned several times. It is also the only model that specifically says 2022 instead of “… and later”, which implies that it is a brand new model. There’s even a dedicated section describing the steps to install the kit to the FLTRKSE’s left saddlebag, while the instructions for the CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide are separate, and describe installation to the right saddlebag. A typo would not explain these distinctions.
The manual makes no mention of the CVO Tri Glide (FLHTCUTGSE), though that comes as no surprise as the kit isn’t compatible with Harley-Davidson’s Trikes because they can only be equipped with up to four speakers.
Based on this evidence, we expect the 2022 Harley-Davidson lineup to include the CVO Road Glide, CVO Street Glide, the new CVO Road Glide Limited, and possibly the CVO Tri Glide. A CVO Limited might be part of the 2022 lineup, but we wouldn’t be entirely surprised if the Road Glide Limited replaces it.
What remains to be seen is whether the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 will be replaced in the CVO vehicles. The CVO models are distinguished from the rest of Harley-portfolio Davidson’s by having the highest engine displacement out of the box. However, as we previously reported, the 2022 Low Rider S is slated to be powered by a 117ci (1,923cc) engine.
Harley-Davidson might consider increasing the CVO’s displacement to 122ci (1923cc), which is typically reached with a Screamin’ Eagle Stage III package. There’s also a Stage IV that boosts the Milwaukee-displacement Eight’s to 131ci (2,151cc), but we imagine Harley-Davidson will want to sell the upgrade separately.
We’ll find out for certain on Jan. 26 with Harley-Davidson’s “Further. Faster.” launch event.