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2009 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE4 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

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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.

 

Introduction

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.

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE4 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide


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.

 

History

 

Exterior

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.

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE4 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide


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.

Price

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).

Conclusion

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. . 

SPECIFICATIONS

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE4 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

 

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):
1st: 9.593
2nd: 6.650
3rd: 4.938
4th: 4.000
5th: 3.407
6th: 2.875

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)
Seat Height:
• 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:

  • Rubber-mounted, air-cooled, Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine with granite and chrome finish
  • Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Deluxe Ultra King Tour-Pak with Air Wing luggage rack, increased load capacity, new inserts, map pocket, plush liners, LED interior light and color-matched wrap-around lights
  • Internally-wired one-inch chrome handlebar with electronic throttle control
  • New chrome four-inch mufflers with chrome billet end caps
  • New CB pod insert
  • New chrome push button fuel door with CVO logo
  • New smooth air cleaner cover with Screamin’ Eagle 110 insert
  • New Roulette wheels
  • New braided stainless steel front brake and clutch lines
  • New suspended dual control heated seat with passenger backrest and complementary adjustable rider backrest with shark print leather inserts
  • Chrome Touring exhaust shields
  • Standard Anti-lock Braking System
  • Brembo front and rear brakes
  • Six-gallon fuel tank
  • New Paint:
  •  o Ruby Red and Typhoon Maroon with F

  • orge-tone graphics
  •  o Autumn Haze and High Octane Orange with Forge-tone graphics

     o Stardust Silver and Twilight Blue with

  • Forge-tone graphics
  • Color-matched vented fairing lowers with plush lined storage compartments, painted inner fairing, switch panel and saddlebag filler strips, and custom leather chrome accentuated dashpad
    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
  • Chrome voltage regulator
  • Chrome billet timer cover
  • Chrome front axle covers
  • Chrome fork sliders and chrome upper fork covers
  • Chrome lower triple tree cover
  • Chrome custom passing lamp brackets with bullet-style front turn signal
  • Chrome clutch and brake master cylinders
  • Chrome switch housings and hand levers
  • Chrome extended-reach billet brake lever
  • Chrome billet heel/toe shift levers
  • Chrome rider footboard supports and adjustable passenger footboard supports
  • Chrome valve stem cover caps
  • Chrome front wheel bearing spacers
  • Tear drop front custom floating brake rotors
  • Screamin’ Eagle SYN3 Synthetic lubricant
  • Black high-torque 1.4 kW starter
  • High-performance clutch with hydraulic actuation
  • Oil cooler with chrome cover
  • Front brake calipers with CVO inserts
  • Bullet style rear turn signals mounted on chrome hooded turn signal bar
  • Smoked turn signal lenses with amber bulbs
  • Electra Glide lightly smoked low windshield
  • Adjustable fairing-mounted air deflectors
  • Spun aluminum metal-faced speedometer, tachometer and new two-inch auxiliary gauges with backlighting
  • Cruise control
  • Polished stainless steel hex shift linkage
  • Stealth Collection rider and passenger footboard pans
  • Rumble Collection:
  •  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 Mirrors
     o Windshield trim

  • Integral garage door opener and receiver
  • Saddlebags and Tour-Pak power locking system with integrated key fob activation
  • Carryout saddlebag and Tour-Pak liners
  • Saddlebag plush liners
  • Harley-Davidson Smart Security System
  • Indoor storage cover with embroidered CVO logo
  • Unique Harley-Davidson CVO gold key with box

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