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The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S has a starting MSRP of $17,530. Gunship Gray will set you back an additional $450.
The 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S has a starting MSRP of $17,530. Gunship Gray will set you back an additional $450. (Harley-Davidson/)


H-D’s biggest engine, the Milwaukee-Eight 117Traditional cruiser look, sound, and feelExcellent clutch and throttle feel


Single rider onlyLimited cornering clearanceSmall/obscure instrumentation
The third version of Harley-Davidson’s Low Rider S features the same defining elements you’ve come to expect from the platform: T-bars, a headlight cowl, and solo seat.
The third version of Harley-Davidson’s Low Rider S features the same defining elements you’ve come to expect from the platform: T-bars, a headlight cowl, and solo seat. (Jeff Allen/)


The Low Rider S is an excellent example of a modern Harley-Davidson Big Twin. It’s big and loud, but smooth and refined all at the same time.


The Low Rider S was introduced as an extension of the Dyna platform, then as a Softail in 2020. That initial Softail model has been refined and updated for 2022 without losing the muscular character and classic style that defined previous LR S models.

The Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine is well-tuned and strong. Ergonomics are somewhat tight for more relaxed rides, but great for shifting your weight around in corners—at least compared to other H-D models. Unfortunately, cornering clearance is still somewhat limited.

The S is a great example of the high level of fit and finish we expect from Harley-Davidson. Paint is smooth and shiny, cables and wires are all neatly tucked away, and there is no clutter, making it easy to focus on the bike’s overall form and performance.

The Low Rider S is a balance of style and performance, with style dictating the measure of performance allowed.
The Low Rider S is a balance of style and performance, with style dictating the measure of performance allowed. (Jeff Allen/)

Updates for 2022

For 2022, Harley-Davidson equipped the Low Rider S with its biggest engine yet, upgrading from the Milwaukee-Eight 114 to the 117.

The ‘22 S now has a small digital dash system integrated into the handlebar riser, as well as a slightly taller monoshock that adds an inch of travel in the rear.

Pricing and Variants

The 2022 Low Rider S in Vivid Black starts at $17,530. Gunship Gray will set you back an additional $450.


Direct competitors for Harley-Davidson’s Low Rider S would be Indian’s Chief Bobber Dark Horse, the Ducati XDiavel, and new Ducati Diavel.

Keep in mind that success in this space is about balancing performance with style, and each of these bikes bring a little something different to the table.

The Low Rider S has a bigger engine that puts out more power than any previous Low Rider.
The Low Rider S has a bigger engine that puts out more power than any previous Low Rider. (Jeff Allen/)

Powertrain: Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Harley-Davidson’s 2022 Low Rider S is powered by the brand’s largest powerplant, the Milwaukee-Eight 117.

The engine is strong and loud with tons of torque available immediately from idle. But while it’s every bit a hot-rod engine, the powerplant feels surprisingly smooth and refined on the road.

“Initial power delivery is very smooth but there is plenty of power on tap throughout the running range,” Cycle World testers said in a first test on the bike. The 117 produces over 100 lb.-ft. of torque from 500 rpm after idle to 500 rpm before redline, peaking at 115 lb.-ft. at 3,200 rpm. The character of the M-8 does not change drastically with the increased size, but sounds more full. Also, power delivery feels similar; there’s just more of it.

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Title: 2022 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S
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THE ARTISTRY OF CUSTOMIZATION: Builders Bring Their Best to Barrett-Jackson

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THE ARTISTRY OF CUSTOMIZATION: Builders Bring Their Best to Barrett-Jackson

As anyone who has witnessed The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions knows, you can expect the unexpected at any given event – particularly when it comes to custom cars. The 2024 Scottsdale Auction will be no different, with some incredible custom creations set to make their way across the famed auction block, a sampling of which are highlighted here.

These often include re-creations of exceptional collectibles, like Shelbys from the 1960s, or tributes to popular movie cars, like the ever-popular Eleanor of “Gone in 60 Seconds” fame. Then there are those that fall into the not-something-you-see-every-day category, such as a highly customized 1932 Willys named “Low Standard” that is toting its very own hot-rod tanker based on an early 1900s Standard Oil horse-drawn version.

Often builders really let their creative juices flow with the customs they bring to auction and reimagine the classics into something completely new and different. Bodies are chopped, door handles shaved, frames modified, accessories and modern technology added and – voila! – before you know it, you are looking at a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in a whole new light.

Barrett-Jackson has always been at the forefront of the Resto-Mod movement, first hinted at when something completely different crossed the block during the 2002 Scottsdale Auction – a 1957 Ford called “The Intruder” and a 1954 Plymouth known as “The Sniper.” While they looked fairly stock on the outside, at the heart of the vehicles was the latest technology in terms of powertrain, suspension and more. Highly successful sales, they became the first of what was to become the Resto-Mod trend that continues to this day.

Be on the lookout for these incredible custom creations and more on the docket for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

Pictured above, this custom 1958 Packard named “Rita” was built by Oz Kustoms and is powered by a stock original 289ci engine that was detailed and chromed. Finished in Lavender Pearl from House of Kolor, the exterior features a 5-inch chopped top, extended hood, fender and tailfins using frenched ’56 Packard taillights. It was completely molded, nosed and decked, the suicide doors were extended 8 inches and the cockpit area has been completely reshaped. The Pearl White and Lavender interior has a fabricated console, New Zealand lamb’s-wool carpeting and a pearl steering wheel made in Australia. It is equipped with an air-ride system and rolls on Packard 15×6 wire wheels wrapped in Coker tires. “Rita” has been a major show winner, debuting in 2016 in Pomona, CA; winning the Sam Barris Memorial Award at the Sacramento Autorama; was a feature entry at Concours on Rodeo in Beverly Hills, CA; and was shown overseas in Sweden and Norway. It has been on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. 1967 SHELBY GT500CR RE-CREATION – NO RESERVE
Created under license by Shelby Licensing, this is one of 25 all-carbon fiber GT500CRs built in 2022. More than 600 pounds lighter than the original 1967 Shelby GT500, this re-creation is powered by a third-generation Ford Performance 5.0-liter Magnuson VMP supercharged Coyote V8 engine paired with a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission. Casting a sinister presence with its raw carbon-fiber exterior, this unforgettable car features Dark Shadow racing stripes, and the body is fully wrapped in paint protection film. Featuring vertical stitching, the black leather Carroll Shelby Heritage interior includes Carroll Shelby’s distinctive signature on the dash, and it is also embroidered into the seatbacks. This car also features a wood-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, white shift knob and Shelby-branded white-faced Classic Instruments gauges. Other options include a Wilwood high-performance hydro-boost braking system, coilover suspension, air conditioning, an Alpine digital AM/FM CD stereo system driven by a trunk-mounted Focal amplifier, a custom-built Rick’s fuel tank, a rear-mounted Optima battery, and aluminum-accented clutch, brake and accelerator pedals. A front fascia/spoiler, twin close-coupled large-diameter driving lamps, a 1967 Shelby-style scooped hood, dual side-exit exhaust and handsome 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels round out the visuals for this awesome, limited-production reinterpretation of Carroll Shelby’s Mustang-based GT500.  1966 CHEVROLET CHEVY II NOVA CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE
Built by Artistic Customs in Jasper, OR, this custom Pro-Touring 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova is a show-quality custom build powered by a new 525hp 6.2-liter GM Performance LS3 crate engine topped with

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Title: THE ARTISTRY OF CUSTOMIZATION: Builders Bring Their Best to Barrett-Jackson
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THE WINNING EDGE: The Ferrari F12 TDF is a Gorgeous Grand Tourer with a Competition Soul

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THE WINNING EDGE: The Ferrari F12 TDF is a Gorgeous Grand Tourer with a Competition Soul

Written by indepedent automotive journalist Steve Statham


Ferrari doesn’t do anything halfway. When the company releases a new model, almost inevitably the state of the sports car art is advanced. Each new Ferrari calls to mind past glories while setting the stage for new ones.

A perfect example is the 2017 Ferrari F12 TDF shown here, offered with No Reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction, January 20-28, 2024. Finished in Bianco Fuji with Livrea Nero Stellato stripes, this Ferrari is a striking and purposeful balance of Grand Touring and competition influences.

The “TDF” in this case stands for Tour de France, an automotive endurance race held over several days across France, much like its bike-racing namesake. The origin of the race dates to 1899, although the race was held only intermittently in the early years. The race enjoyed a postwar revival starting in 1951, with a Ferrari 212 Export taking the victory. The following 13 years proved to be a golden age for sports car racing at the Tour de France, with Scuderia Ferrari usually taking the checkered flag. The 250 GT Berlinetta and 250 GTO were the dominant cars from 1956-64. Lucien Bianchi, a future 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, won the race three times in Ferraris during that span with his co-driver Olivier Gendebien, and a fourth time with co-driver Georges Berger.

It’s a rich part of Ferrari history worth remembering, and the F12 TDF pays proper homage. In keeping with that racing heritage, the F12 TDF has several performance enhancements over the F12 Berlinetta on which it is based. Aerodynamics are improved with a competition-inspired front splitter, as well as a longer and higher rear spoiler. Racing-derived strakes on the underbody channel air. Louvres on the quarter-panels extract air from the wheelwell, improving efficiency, and the rear defuser incorporates active flaps to aid stability at speed.

The F12 TDF saw the debut of Ferrari’s Virtual Short Wheelbase system, which utilizes an active rear axle to allow the wheels to pivot around a vertical axis. As Ferrari explained it, “The Virtual Short Wheelbase improves the car’s responsiveness to make it feel more agile, with instantaneous turn-in that can be best appreciated on twisty roads and on more technically challenging tracks while, at the same time, improving stability at high speed.”

The improvements in aerodynamics and chassis dynamics will be put to good use, given the pure thrust available. The F12 TDF is powered by a 6262cc V12 producing 770 horsepower and 520 ft/lbs of torque. The engine was designed for the outer limits of performance, with an 8,900 rpm redline, and has the ability to take the F12 TDF from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and on to a rated top speed of 211 mph. As with every Ferrari engine, the V12 is a visual work of art, with red manifold accents that further tie this modern sports car to classic Ferraris from the past. The V12 is teamed with a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox specific to the F12 TDF, with shorter gear ratios that deliver faster upshifts and downshifts.

Delivering that power to the pavement are 20-inch forged Matte Black racing wheels, accented by blacked-out brake calipers. The F12 TDF comes with a high-performance anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. Additional advanced electronics include F1 Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control and E-Diff 3, a third generation of Ferrari’s electronic differential.

The cockpit is suitable for extended periods on track or on the highway. The Nero with Bianco stitched interior is enhanced with carbon-fiber accents, part of Ferrari’s plan to shave every excess ounce of weight. In keeping with the minimalist competition theme, the glove compartment was eliminated in the F12 TDF and replaced by knee padding.

The Ferrari F12 TDF offered at Scottsdale is one of only 799 built. Included in the sale are a build book and unopened luggage set. The luggage is as beautifully detailed as every other aspect of the car, decorated with prancing horses and F12 TDF emblems.

The F12 TDF celebrates a glorious racing heritage, but in a package that employs leading-edge technologically teamed with beautiful and modern, yet functional, design. That’s the combination that has always set Ferrari apart, both then and now.

For a chance to own this remarkable supercar, register to bid today.

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Title: THE WINNING EDGE: The Ferrari F12 TDF is a Gorgeous Grand Tourer with a Competition Soul
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UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction

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UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction

Enthusiasts and collectors alike are in for an unforgettable showcase of automotive history with the Frank Tiegs Collection at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction, set to unfold January 20-28 at WestWorld. Frank Tiegs may not be a name that you are familiar with, but the world will know his collection when the auction concludes in January. This extraordinary collection features 28 muscle cars hailing from the late ’60s and early ’70s, each representing a chapter in the rich tapestry of American muscle. From the legendary Camaros to the rare Thunderbolt and the Hollywood-starred Oldsmobile, every vehicle in this showcase narrates a distinctive tale of power, performance and unbridled passion. Each will be auctioned with No Reserve, providing a unique opportunity to own a slice of the muscle-car legacy.


One standout in the Frank Tiegs Collection is the Daytona Yellow 1969 Chevrolet Yenko COPO Camaro. Don Yenko himself sold this one, and it’s the only survivor, according to COPO Connection. The lineup also includes a black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS and a silver one, adding more muscle to the mix. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 finished in silver is packing the original COPO ZL1 aluminum-block 427ci engine. This ride, #9 out of the 69 produced, went through a thorough restoration that used plenty of new-old-stock parts and a GM factory-assembled body shell to correct the body mods from its drag-racing days.

Completing the Chevrolet lineup in the collection, is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6. It packs an LS6 454ci engine mated to an M22 4-speed manual Rock Crusher transmission. Holding on to its originality, it sports a CRV-code 3.31 posi-traction rear axle assembly. Also making its mark is a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle and a 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS, one of the 4,475 LS6 cars built in 1970. These Chevrolets add a diverse touch to the already impressive collection.


Adding more color to the offering is the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III, famously dubbed the “Psychedelic Judge.” Painted in Mint Turquoise, this GTO boasts a distinctive exterior adorned with factory Judge decals in blue, orange and pink, paired with a red bucket-seat interior. What makes this ride truly unique is its deviation from the standard color combo for a factory WT1 Judge option, a move not typically permitted but somehow realized by GM of Canada. Classified as one of the 75 GTO Judges finished in Mint Turquoise in 1970, this particular model stands out as a one-of-one “error,” as Mint Turquoise GTOs were intended to have black or Sandalwood interiors. Under the hood, the Psychedelic Judge is powered by a documented Judge 400ci Ram Air III engine, factory-rated at 366 horsepower and 445 ft/lbs of torque. It’s mated to a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a 3.55:1 posi-traction differential.

The collection also includes other Pontiac GTOs, such as a 1964 Pontiac GTO featuring a 389ci engine with a rating of 360 horsepower and finished in its original Silver Mist Gray color. Additionally, there’s another 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III in its original Starlight Black over a red interior, complete with full PHS paperwork and its Pontiac Division Window Sticker.


The Blue Oval brand is well-represented in the Frank Tiegs Collection with a lineup of impressive Mustangs. Leading the pack is a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 boasting a matching-numbers engine and rear end, with the added distinction of its VIN ending in 429. Another standout is a Grabber Green 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, preserving its original interior and factory options as detailed in the Marti Report and still rocking its matching-numbers engine along with original body panels and Ford factory parts.

Another Ford offering in the collection is a 1971 Mustang Boss 351, one of 1,806 Bosses built in 1971. Painted in the unique Bright Blue Metallic shade, this Boss 351 is one of seven featuring Magnum 500 chrome wheels, with five equipped with power steering, and only four produced with consoles and AM radios – making this Mustang one of the select three with this combination. Additional Mustangs in the collection include a meticulously restored, matching-numbers 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and a 1969 Ford Mustang 428 SCJ R-Code equipped with the R-code 428ci Super Cobra Jet engine, 4-speed transmission and Drag Pak, and featuring a W-code axle.


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Title: UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction
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