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Sometimes you don’t want a fleet of vehicles for different styles of driving or riding. Sometimes you want a veritable Swiss Army Knife to handle everything from commuting to road-tripping, to spirited weekend canyon carving. When it comes to motorcycles, a super cruiser has the potential to knock all of those riding needs out of the park. Enter the 2024 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST, the throwback super cruiser motorcycle with a do-it-all demeanor. 

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST channels the sport cruiser ride of the Low Rider S and adds road-tripping credentials

You open the door to your single-car garage. However, rather than seeing three different motorcycles for touring, commuting, and battling corners on a sunny weekend, you see one silhouette under a cover. It’s a super cruiser; a motorcycle destined to tackle all three tasks at once. Upon uncovering that bike, you see one, unmistakeable clam-shell fairing and Softail body: a Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST. 

I had a Harley-Davidson Low Rider S when it was still a twin-cam Dyna. That bike handled like none of the MoCo’s offerings I had sampled before. If memory serves, a Honda CBR rider once stopped me after a spirited ride through Spicewood Springs in Austin, Texas to inquire about how a Harley could “hang like that.” The Low Rider ST channels some of that same Club Style, corner-carving DNA, albeit with matching, hard-shell saddlebags.

A black 2024 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST shows off its saddlebags and clam shell fairing.
2024 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST | Harley-Davidson

Pair that with an air-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117-cubic-inch V-twin, and the Low Rider ST has the grunt to tackle nearly any riding scenario. Of course, we can’t recommend taking the ST up against liter bikes on the track. That, and you wouldn’t want to wreck a $24,000 super cruiser.

Engine 117ci Milwaukee-Eight V-twin
Horsepower103 hp
Torque125 lb-ft
TransmissionSix-speed transmission
Starting price$23,399

Of course, the Low Rider ST isn’t alone in the high-powered, mile-munching, corner-carving motorcycle space. The Indian Sport Chief packs the brand’s Thunderstroke 116 cubic inch V-twin, good for 120 lb-ft of torque. Plus, with taller Fox rear shocks, inverted forks, and bitey Brembo brakes, it’s a solid alternative to the Low Rider ST. Of course, you’ll have to stretch a little further to outfit the Sport Chief with bags to get the same storage qualities as the ST.

Moreover, the Club Style-inspired 2025 Buell Super Cruiser might not be air-cooled like the 2024 Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST, but it doesn’t need to be. The new Buell Super Cruiser packs 175 horsepower at just 450 lbs. That’s quite a power-to-weight ratio compared to contemporary cruisers.