Harley-Davidson thought at the 2010 CVO Softail Convertible as to a limited-production custom motorcycle that will allow riders to customize it (without needing tools) depending on the type of ride they’re planning to take each and every single day. So, by adding or detaching key components, the bike turns out being adequate for all-day touring, two-up cruising or solo profiling.
Based on the belief that good looks shouldn’t affect functionality, the comfortable, modern suspensions are hidden under the chassis, allowing the Softail rear suspension to mimic the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame.
Power comes from a massive Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine displacing 110ci (1803cc) and delivering an impressive 110 ft. lbs. of torque at 3000 rpm. This unit is rigid-mounted to the frame and coupled to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. Does this sound like a Harley or what?
TOUR OR CRUISE ON THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO SOFTAIL CONVERTIBLE
A Combination Custom with Detachable Fairing and Bags, Big Power and Bold Paint
The 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible has a split personality. With its compact fairing and smoked windshield providing protection from the elements, and leather-covered saddlebags to hold gear, the CVO Softail Convertible is a refined touring machine ready for a weekend get-away with a passenger comfortably supported by the wide pillion and padded backrest. But because each of these components can be quickly detached, the CVO Softail Convertible can be stripped down to reveal an alter ego. In just minutes, it’s an aggressive solo-saddle custom cruiser with bold paint, gleaming chrome, smooth lines and a massive engine, ready to prowl the boulevard in style.
Designed to be a "two-in-one" motorcycle, the CVO Softail Convertible can be configured for all-day touring, two-up cruising or solo profiling by simply adding or detaching key components, each of which can be easily removed or installed without tools.
Based on the Harley-Davidson Softail platform, the CVO Softail Convertible features a rear-suspension design that mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but offers the comfort of a modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis. A fuel-injected Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B V-Twin provides the CVO Softail Convertible with extraordinary power and thrilling performance.
Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine with 110-cid (1803cc), counter-balanced and rigid-mounted to the frame, is rated at 110 ft. lbs. of torque at 3000 rpm. The 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission features a new helical-cut fifth gear.
New detachable compact fairing with smoked windshield.
New detachable leather-covered saddlebags with genuine buffalo-hide inserts.
New custom-leather seat and detachable passenger pillion with genuine buffalo-hide inserts.
New detachable upright and backrest pad with genuine buffalo-hide inserts.
New combination digital speedometer and analog tachometer.
New 18-inch chrome aluminum Stinger wheels with matching Stinger chrome sprocket and Stinger floating brake rotors.
New full-coverage wide rear fender and trimmed front fender.
New two-piece chrome and color-matched tank console.
New 200/50R18 radial rear tire.
New rear light bar with integrated stop/tail/turn lighting.
High-flow Ventilator engine air intake with engine-turned insert and rain sock.
Lowered rear suspension.
Rumble Collection grips, footboards, passenger and shifter pegs, brake pedal pad and mirrors.
Custom paint offered in three color schemes, with color-matched frame, swingarm, frame inserts, oil tank and saddlebag supports:
Inferno Orange with Vivid Black and Silver Braze Graphics
Abyss Blue with Sapphire and Silver Braze Graphics
Crimson Red Sunglo with Autumn Haze and Black Candy Grind
Assembled by teams of technicians in a special assembly area at the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations facility in York, Pa., production of the 2010 CVO Softail Convertible will be limited to approximately 2,500 units. The 2010 CVO Softail convertible has a suggested U.S. retail price of $27,999.
"...while the mill in the CVO Softail Convertible is the same 1803cc powerplant as the others, it is the only counterbalanced version. The Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine is rigid-mounted, with peak output claimed to be 110 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm. A high-flow Ventilator engine air intake keeps the good air flowing in while spent gases exit out of chrome, shorty dual exhausts with chrome heat shields." – motorcycle-usa
"On the road, counterbalanced engine vibes fade into the scenery as the hard-pulling engine reaches for its claimed peak of 110 ft/lbs of torque at 3000 rpm. As the digital speedo climbs along with the headwind, the smoked shield protects against body blows, but its limited coverage does little to reduce helmet buffeting." – ultimatemotorcycling
"It’s incredibly heavy to move around out of the garage but get it going and the low-slung weight makes you feel like you’re ploughing through the road, and riding some real American Iron with a comfortable seat and a 180-mile tank range. And once on the move it’s very easy to manoeuvre, but just watch the footboards as they will touch down leaving the car park at work.” –MCN
"Suffice it to say that if you like chrome, you’ll like this bike. Techies will love the new "Digispacho," which sounds a lot more like cold soup than a motorcycle part, but is in fact a trick all-in-one digital speedo/analog tach gauge. As with the other CVO models, multiple paint schemes are available, and overall fit and finish quality is phenomenal." –cycleworld