The Harley-Davidson Icons Collection continues to expand. This time, we get the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider El Diablo. Harley-Davidson takes the standard Low Rider ST cruiser/sport/tourer and gets serious about red paint and big sound.The layered paint job is undoubtedly worthy of the Icons Collection. Gunslinger Custom Paint, who does the work by hand, starts with an El Diablo Bright Red base. That’s followed by an El Diablo Bright Red Sunglo pass, with the paint featuring a candy effect thanks to a tinted clear element.
Next, the artisans mask off red pinstripes so they can add a layer of Dark Red Pearl and El Diablo Dark red is faded around the panels. Then, there’s more masking before applying an El Diablo Dark Red Metallic layer that surrounds the El Diablo Bright Red. The colors meet in a fade.When the masking is removed, the El Diablo Bright Red pinstripes show themselves on the fairing, tank sides, fenders, and cases. Finally, Pale Gold pinstriping is hand-applied inside the El Diablo Bright Red panels.To give the shades of El Diablo red even more impact, the front end, powertrain, and exhaust get black finishing. A Matte Dark Bronze finish contrasts the Radiate cast aluminum wheels.Okay, so now you’ve got everyone’s attention. Now, it’s time to play DJ for everyone in your vicinity.The new Low Rider El Diablo features Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate. That gets you a 250-watt amp in the fairing, plus 5.25-inch woofers and a pair of remote tweeters. A smartphone app gives you control over the system, including automatic speed-based volume adjustment, a seven-band equalizer, and a configurator for the entire system. Your smartphone streams to the system via Bluetooth 4.2, rather than the BT 5 protocol that has been around since 2020.Other than weighing a few pounds more than the standard 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that we have tested, due to the addition of the sound system, the 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider El Diablo should ride the same as the ST.There will be 1500 examples of the Low Rider El Diablo, with the motorcycles individually numbered on the tank.As part of the Icons Collection, Harley-Davidson is asking for a $6250 premium for the El Diablo compared to the ST. The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider El Diablo hits showroom floors in the Fall with the price tag of $27,999, though that doesn’t include a $750 factory “surcharge”.Photography by Drew Martin, Buddy Wilinski, Clutch Studios2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider El Diablo SpecsENGINE
Type: Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin
Displacement: 117ci (1923cc)
Bore x stroke: 4.075” x 4.5” (103.5 x 114.3mm)
Maximum power: 103 horsepower @ 4750 rpm
Maximum torque: 125 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.2:1
Valvetrain: Pushrod; 4vpc
Exhaust: 2-into-2; catalyst in muffler
Cooling: Air and oil
Lubrication: Dry sump w/ oil cooler
Transmission: 6-speed Cruise Drive
Clutch: Wet multi-plate w/ assist function and hydraulic actuation
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.