2022 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® vs. Road Glide®
Two of the best-known bikes in this year’s Harley-Davidson® Grand American Touring line are the 2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide® and the 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide®. Both the Street Glide and Road Glide are iconic baggers built for open roads and wide horizons. But what are the differences between them?
The experts at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson have put together this comparison of the Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Road Glide to lay out the differences between these storied models. You can learn more at our Harley dealership in Branford, CT, where you’ll find the Street Glide for sale as well as the Road Glide for sale. To truly understand these bikes, you’ve got to ride them, and at Freedom Road Harley-Davidson we can help you do that. Contact us by phone at (203) 315-4759 or online to book a test ride or if you have any questions.
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Road Glide Summary
The Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Harley-Davidson Road Glide are both powerful touring bikes. They share the Milwaukee-Eight® 107 engine, which provides a pavement-scorching 111 pound-feet of torque. They also both offer the Boom!™ Box 4.3 twin-speaker sound system, smartphone integration, standard anti-lock brakes, and the optional Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS).
The main difference between the H-D Street Glide and Road Glide is the fairing. The Street Glide has a batwing fairing, a classic Harley-Davidson design, mounted to the forks. The Road Glide, on the other hand, has a sharknose fairing that’s frame-mounted, and the handlebars and forks turn within the frame. Is one of these better than the other? No — but they’re undoubtedly different, and most riders prefer one or the other. The Street Glide with its fork-mounted fairing is a more traditional and intuitive layout, while the aerodynamic fairing of the Road Glide transfers wind buffeting forces to the frame rather than the handlebars, reducing rider fatigue.
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Road Glide 2022 vs. 2021
To celebrate a thrilling win in the 2021 King of the Baggers championship, Harley-Davidson is offering new racing-inspired models for 2022. The two new touring bikes are the 2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide ST and the 2022 Harley-Davidson Road Glide ST. Echoing the architecture of the Street Glide and Road Glide, but with added west coast-inspired styling, the ST models come with the uprated Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine for pavement-scorching power and speed.
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Road Glide Dimensions
The 2022 Street Glide and 2022 Road Glide are very similar in overall size. But with the contrasting fairing styles, there are differences. The Road Glide weighs in slightly heavier while the Street Glide is an inch longer. Dimensions can be found in the comparison chart.
|96.5 in.||Length||95.7 in.|
|26.1 in.||Seat Height||25.9 in.|
|5.3 in.||Ground Clearance||5.5 in.|
|829 lbs.||Weight||855 lbs.|
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Road Glide Available Upgrades
Customize and upgrade your Street Glide or Road Glide with available upgrades from Harley-Davidson:
Both bikes are available in Vivid Black, with optional Midnight Crimson or White Sand Pearl paint to set off the chrome finish.
Upgrade to the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system, with a larger Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen, faster speed, and more intuitive design
Reflex Defensive Rider System (RDRS)
Anti-lock brakes, electronic linked braking, and other cutting-edge features combine to improve traction and safety
2022 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Road Glide Riding Profile
The H-D Street Glide and Road Glide are both touring bikes designed for following the horizon, with a custom hotrod-inspired look and aggressive performance. The two models have a similar seat height and a rider triangle built for comfort over long-haul rides, while the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine will provide the thrilling acceleration and earth-shaking sound you expect from a Harley.