Traveling from coast to coast has never been easier than with the new Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Built for never-ending highways, this motorcycle offers the comfort, performance and style that daylong riding requires, while being highly reliable. It’s the ride that experienced bikers search for when planning the trip of a lifetime although, for the CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide, this sounds like the warm up only.
The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide melds custom paint, a potent powertrain and a well-chosen array of top line Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories to the all-new 2009 Harley-Davidson Touring chassis. The result is perhaps the most exciting touring motorcycle ever to roll over the horizon.
The skeletal structure of the CVO Ultra is all new from the front wheel to the wide rear tire. This new Touring line has a modular frame for enhanced maneuverability, a new 180 mm rear tire with a higher weight rating, a new 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust system and other enhancements that set a foundation for the next generation of Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles. The CVO Ultra is powered by the CVO-exclusive granite coated Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110-cid (1800 cc) engine, the largest displacement production engine offered by Harley-Davidson, producing 113 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm, as well as the smooth shifting 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
As part of a most discerning and well-traveled group of motorcyclists, CVO Ultra riders enjoy extra amenities for 2009 such as a Tour-Pak mounting rack with increased carrying capacity, mid-frame air deflectors, and lighting and electrical updates that include shorter antennas. These features complement and preserve the commanding Ultra design along with mechanical features like Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), six-gallon fuel tank, Brembo brakes and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
While ABS is designed to help maintain control during emergency stopping situations, especially those that happen in less than ideal conditions, the CVO Ultra also features Brembo front and rear brakes for maximum performance, feel and look.
Based on the Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide , the CVO Ultra offers premium amenities from that model such as a 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon, CB and intercom, and passenger audio with controls, cruise control, plus standard XM Radio and integrated navigation system. The bike is also protected by the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with Smart Siren.
The 2009 CVO Ultra rides on new Roulette wheels with a 180 mm, 16-inch rear tire and 130 mm, 17-inch front tire. For that extra comfort, there is the new suspended, dual-heated seat with shark print leather inserts. Newly styled foot controls and heated hand grips are called by the name Rumble Collection, which includes windshield trim, mirrors and saddlebag latches.
Other new components on the 2009 CVO Ultra include a matching rider and passenger backrest, Tour-Pak inserts, CB pod inserts, chrome push-button fuel door with CVO logo, smooth air cleaner cover, Screamin’ Eagle 110 air cleaner cover insert, two-inch backlit gauges, braided stainless steel clutch and brake lines, custom oil cooler with chrome cover and the Air Wing Tour-Pak luggage rack.
CVO Ultra features also include a power-locked saddlebags and Tour-Pak locking system with integrated key fob activation, internally wired handlebar with Electronic Throttle Control, oil filter mount with internal thermostat and chrome voltage regulator. The CVO Ultra rides on the Touring-exclusive air-adjustable rear suspension. Instruments with spun-aluminum metal faces are mounted below a custom black-leather inner fairing pad with chrome trim.
The CVO Ultra is offered in three exclusive color combinations: Ruby Red and Typhoon Maroon with Forge-tone graphics, Autumn Haze and High Octane Orange with Forge-tone graphics and Stardust Silver and Twilight Blue with Forge-tone graphics. The vented lower fairings and inner fairing and switch panel are color-matched to the selected paint scheme. An indoor storage cover with CVO logo and a unique Harley-Davidson CVO key in a presentation box are also included.
The Harley-Davidson CVO program creates limited-production, exclusive motorcycles produced by teams of technicians in a special assembly area at the Harley-Davidson plants in York, Pa., and Kansas City. Approximately 4,200 examples of the 2009 CVO Ultra will be assembled at the York Vehicle Operations facility. The suggested U.S. retail price for the 2009 CVO Ultra is $35,499 ($35,699 in California).
With models such as the standard Ultra Classic Electra Glide and the very special CVO version of it, Harley-Davidson shows once again who the leader in producing luxurious touring motorcycles is as the Milwaukee based company remains true to the original V-twin engine configuration that started it all. .
Engine and Transmission
Displacement: 110 cu. in. (1803 cc)
Type: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110TM
Valves: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 4 in. x 4.38 in. (101.60 mm x 111.25 mm)
Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive: Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated, 9-plate wet, with high performance spring
Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive
Gear Ratios (overall):
Chassis and Dimensions
Frame: Mild steel; tubular frame, two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; twin down tubes; bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm: Mild steel, two piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168): 33° (right) / 31° (Left)
Front Forks: 41.3 mm telescopic, cartridge-style damping
Rear Shocks: Air-adjustable
Front Wheel: Roulette 17 in. x 3 in. (431.80 mm x 76.20 mm)
Rear Wheel: Roulette 16 in. x 5 in. (406.40 mm x 127.00 mm)
Front Brake: (dual) 11.81 in. x .20 in. (299.97 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear Brake: 11.81 in. x .28 in. (299.97 mm x 7.11 mm)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Front Wheel Travel: 4.60 in. (116.84 mm)
Rear Wheel Travel: 3 in. (76.20 mm)
Front Tire: D407F BW 130/80B17
Rear Tire: D407 BW 180/65B16
Length: 98.20 in. (2494.28 mm)
Overall Width: 38.20 in. (970.28 mm)
Overall Height: 57.00 in. (1447.80 mm)
• Laden2: 27.40 in. (695.96 mm)
• Unladen: 29.80 in. (756.92 mm)
Ground Clearance: 5.10 in. (129.54 mm)
Rake (steering head): 26°
Fork Angle: 29.3°
Trail: 6.69 in. (169.93 mm)
Wheelbase: 63.54 in. (1613.92 mm)
Dry Weight: 887.20 lbs. (402.43 kg)
Wet Weight: 924.20 lbs. (419.21 kg)
Features of the 2009 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide include:
o Ruby Red and Typhoon Maroon with F
o Autumn Haze and High Octane Orange with Forge-tone graphics
o Stardust Silver and Twilight Blue with
40 watt per channel Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon with CD/AM/FM/XM/WB radio receiver, CB/Intercom, amplifier, navigation system and front and rear speakers
o Rider and passenger footboard inserts
o Heated grips and grip end caps
o Brake pedal pad
o Shifter pegs
o Highway pegs with chrome billet engine guard mounting
o Saddlebag latch covers
o Windshield trim