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2019 - 2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2019 - 2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Blue Chip At Its Best

Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations division was at it again with a revised CVO Street Glide model in 2019. The newest “SG” sports a new Boom! Box infotainment system with some serious speaker packages. Power comes from the Milwaukee-Eight 117 and brings its “guns” to the table with oodles of torque and a new color band as a model-year identifier.

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2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide

2020 Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide

The Best Of The Best In The World As Far As Production Trikes Go

Harley-Davidson’s Tri Glide has always been a top-shelf machine, but the MoCo takes it to the Nth degree with its CVO treatment. The Custom Vehicle Operations division is where bikes, and in this case trikes, go to be elevated to greatness, and the 2020 CVO Tri Glide is a better example than usual as Harley uses it as a platform for all its all new electronic goodies. H-D joins the 21st century with its Reflex Defensive Rider Systems that counters the inherent issues with the traditional two-in-back trike layout to make this a machine that can compete with the burgeoning Delta-trike sector. Best of all, H-D powers the CVO Tri Glide with its largest production engine to date, the Milwaukee-Eight 117 Twin-Cooled Engine that churns out well over 100 pound-feet of torque with not one but two generous contact patches to put the power to the pavement.

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2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

Top-Of-The-Line Touring

Harley-Davidson’s “Limited” has always been a top-shelf machine, so how do you improve on something that already comes with all the bells and whistles? Why, you turn it over to the Custom Vehicle Operations division, of course. The CVO Limited represents the pinnacle of Harley’s tourbike development with all the gadgets and gizmoes of the Ultra Limited, plus the pure-D awesome-sauce that comes with “CVO-ification”. An updated infotainment system joins the brushed-up, year-model specific design details to boost curb appeal, and the MoCo shoehorns in the largest production mill it has ever built to drive it all. Like the rest of the CVO line, the Limited comes with three distinct paint packages with varied levels of bling, so without further ado, let’s dive into Harley’s premium two-wheeled performance tourbike.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Limited.

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2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

The Benchmark For Luxury

Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations division always turns out the best toys, and this year is no exception as it sees a number of improvements and new options for its fixed-fairing boulevard bruiser; the CVO Road Glide. The “CVORG” features new body panels with model-year specific paint details and paint packages that present you with a choice between three levels of brightness (or the lackthereof). On top of all that, the MY2019 CVORG boasts the largest displacement (and most powerful) production engine currently made by the MoCo, and Harley’s latest Infotainment system spreads some power to the audio system as well. Since the CVO range serves as H-D’s top-shelf product line, it’s safe to expect the best Milwaukee has to offer. Let’s see how they did.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide.

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2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2017 - 2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Harley’s Premium Hot-Rod Bagger

Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations department puts together what one could call showroom-custom bikes that include many of the features that buyers commonly add on post-sale and borrows much of the Infotainment system used on the big touring models. For 2017, this hot-rod bagger featured a new-and-improved suspension system to the table; and for 2018, it features the with the all-new, 117 cubic-inch, Milwaukee-Eight engine. Power output falls well above the 100 pound-foot mark — not surprising with a CVO machine — so it falls into the power-cruiser/stoplight-burner category. Performance, good looks and barrels of that Harley mystique push the CVO Street Glide over the top in my book, so join me while I check out the details of this vanity-stoking sled.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide.

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2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Pro Street Breakout

2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Pro Street Breakout

Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) program has been hard at work churning out models with the toppest-of-the-shelfestfeatures they can cook up. All that R&D isn’t wasted on the premium models though, as frequently technology pioneered in the CVO program makes its way through the Rushmore bikes and on down the line to the less-expensive models. H-D’s newest CVO release is a direct assault on the American muscle-bike market, and it cuts a mean figure with its raked front end and massive V-Twin engine. Introducing the FXSE CVO Pro Street Breakout, a model packed with CVO and Screamin’ Eagle yummy goodness as it rolls off the floor ready for stoplight-burner action. While Harley markets the V-Rod as its “performance line,” this Breakout definitely qualifies for that category as well, albeit with a more traditional look and DNA that goes back to the classic dragster/gasser era. Join me while I take a gander at this latest creation out of Harley’s CVO division.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Pro Street Breakout.

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2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2015 - 2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Hot-rod bagger – three little words that one does not expect to see together in the same sentence, let alone see together in a stock bike. Folks, this ain’t your grandpappy’s tour bike, not by a long shot! Built to impress, the CVO Street Glide from Harley-Davidson combines the ride and look of a traditional tour bike – sans "Tour-Pak" – with the testicular fortitude of a modified custom.

In spite of the lofty price of $36,799, this bike is very popular, and if I had a dollar for every one that I have seen just in my own local area on a daily basis, I could go buy a 12-pack and take the rest of the day off. I have noticed that this bike – and its non-CVO cousin – is very popular with some of the local bike clubs, which is a testament to its appeal and capabilities. These guys put some serious miles and state lines behind them, and expect their bikes to look tough while they do it, so if it’s good enough for them, it should be good enough for anyone.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide.

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2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

Generally speaking, stock bikes are a blank canvas upon which the owner, or professional custom builder, places their own personal touches to make a unique machine representative of their own taste and vision. The process takes time (patience), skills, tools and money to do it properly, and to be honest, most buyers seem to lack the first three items on that list, which drives the work into custom shops, or the dealership service department.

Enter Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) program. Since 1999, when the factory released its FXR2 and FXR3, Harley has expanded the program to include bikes across their spectrum, complete with all the bells and whistles. 2016 sees the CVO Limited added to the line of CVO bikes, and this tour-tastic sled gives a whole new meaning to the name “full dresser.”

As with all CVO models, the Limited comes with many of the commonly used accessories and top-shelf features already bolted up, so ambitious do-it-yourselfers will be halfway to their goal right off the showroom floor.

Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited.

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2016 - 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra

2016 - 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra

Harley-Davidson and Project Rushmore is a match made in heaven. The CVO Road Glide Ultra is one of the Harley lineup out for 2016 that benefits from the improvements and innovations of Rushmore, on top of being one of the limited-edition, extra-special swanky CVO line.

CVO — Custom Vehicle Operations — says it all. Everything on the CVO Road Glide Ultra is bigger, badder, faster, smoother, more powerful, more stylish and more luxurious than the Road Glide; but at twice the price, it had better be.

Continue reading for my review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra.

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2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Any motorcycle is more enjoyable when its fit, function and styling are a perfect match to its owner. To help its customers achieve this goal, Harley-Davidson offers H-D1, a comprehensive set of customization tools that can be used by those purchasing a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and riders who wish to update a Harley they already have on the road. Available on Harley-Davidson.com and at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships, H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to turn a Harley into a custom of one, a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.

The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide takes luxury to new heights with a suspended, dual-control heated seat, adjustable passenger backrest with lumbar support; plush lined Tour- Pak luggage, saddlebags and more.

The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide is built on the innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders.


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2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible

2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) emphasizes exclusive styling and inspiring performance with four limited-production motorcycle models for 2012. Decked out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, high-output audio and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles, each CVO model is a rolling object of desire for the discerning motorcyclist.

The Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible is a limited-production custom motorcycle that can be configured for all-day touring, two-up cruising or solo profiling by adding or detaching key components, which can be easily removed or installed without tools.

Power comes from an air-cooled, Twin Cam 1802 engine which sends power to the rear wheel through a six speed cruise drive transmission. The Softail rear suspension mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but offers the comfort of modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis.

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2014 Harley Daivdson CVO Limited

2014 Harley Daivdson CVO Limited

Here’s the 2014 CVO Limited, Harley’s new model year tourer. Like the other tourers in Harley’s lineup, the CVO Limited received all the goodies included in the Project Rushmore.

Therefore the 2014 model year comes with a redesigned fairing, increased passenger seat space and leg room and a newly designed seat. The bike also comes with new saddlebags, a modern infotainment system and an all-new Tour Pak design.

Luckily, the series of upgrades weren’t’ limited only to the comfort, infotainment and style departments as the 2014 CVO Limited has also received a few engine tweaks. The improvements made to the engine are translated into more low end torque, a better exhaust note and an increased refinement. The Twin Cam 110 engine is capable to deliver 115.1 ft-lb of torque at 3,750 rpm and a combined fuel consumption of 41 mpg.

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Limited is offered with a base price of $38,999.

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2014 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe

2014 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe

Featuring a set of small upgrades and continuing to offer the same high class performances as the previous generations , the 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe has all it needs to remain the segment leader.

In terms of style, the 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe comes with high impact Paint and graphics, 9 spoke cast wheels, and stretched fenders.

At the heart of the motorcycle stays Harley’s legendary Twin Cam 110 engine which delivers a generous torque rated at 110 ft.lbs. at 3750 rpm. The engine sends its power to the ground through a six speeds cruise drive transmission that offers a combined city consumption of 43 mpg.

You also get Brembo Brakes, Anti Lock Brakes and LED lights.

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe is offered with a base price of $28,999.

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2014 Harley Davidson CVO Breakout

2014 Harley Davidson CVO Breakout

Low, mean and imposing, the 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Breakout is ready to rock on. The bike features a tasty design language with fresh color schemes and exclusive enhancements. You also get lots of chrome, a chopped rear fender and turbine chrome wheels.

Once you jump on the back of the CVO Breakout you’ll be welcomed by a super slammed console mounted directly on the fuel tank, a two-piece seat-and-pillion saddle and an ergonomically designed handlebar.

Fire up the tasty looking twin cam 110 engine and it will reward you with a mighty roar and a strong 112.1 ft-lb of torque at 3,500 rpm. The engine sends its power to the ground via a six speed cruise drive transmission which helps you get an average fuel economy of 43 mpg.

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Breakout is offered with a base price of $26.899.

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2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King

2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King was fully revealed by the US manufacturer. Like the rest of Harley’s tourers, the CVO Road King has also received the Project Rushmore treatment and here is what you get for 2014: a new Reflex Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Linked Brakes, new dual halogen and LED headlamps, brighter Tour Pak lighting, brighter turn signals, brighter brake lights, and a new steering head with stiffer front forks.

And that’s not all, the motorcycle, has also received an entire revision of the comfort department. Therefore it comes with a better airflow, new heat management and more comfortable seats.

In terms of power, the 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King is propelled by an air-cooled, Twin Cam 110 engine that delivers a maximum torque of 116.5 ft-lb at 3,750. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel through a six speed cruise drive transmission which delivers an average fuel consumption of 41 mpg.

The 2014 Harley Davidson CVO Road King is offered with a base price of $28,499.

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2013 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

2013 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

The 2013 Harley CVO Road Glide Custom has a lot to love. Its exclusivist style attracts instant attention and you’ll especially like the high-impact paint and graphics. Moreover, the 2013 CVO Road Glide Custom is offered in a serialized 110th Anniversary Special Edition, featuring exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements and premium features that make it unique among its rivals.

The motorcycle is powered by a strong 110 cubic inch Cam engine with Screamin’ Eagle badges. The unit cranks out 165.408 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm and delivers a combined fuel consumption of 5.737 l/100 km.

New on the Road Glide Custom CVO for 2013 are a hidden antenna, a bright LED headlight and fat-style, blacked out ergonomically-designed handlebars. You also get a pair of large Agitator wheels which further enhance the unique character of the motorcycle. Other interesting features include the stretched-bottom saddlebags, the shark-nose fairing and an advanced audio system.

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2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Harley Davidson launched the 110 th Anniversary Special CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide which is available in a limited number. The motorcycle features exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements, premium features and finely forged finishes that help it stay among the most attractive motorcycles in its segment.

At the heart of the Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide lies Harley’s Twin Cam 110 Engine which delivers a peak torque of 136 Nm at 3,500 and offers an average fuel consumption of 4.2 l /100 km.

Power is sent to the rear wheel through a six speed cruise drive transmission which provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway.

As far as technology goes, the Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide is fitted with modern features such as Road Tech zūmo 660 navigation system, ABS, luggage-Mounted 12V power supply, electronic cruise control, iPod port and a Harman Kardon audio system.

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2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Road King

2013 Harley-Davidson CVO Road King

With its exclusivist style the Harley Davidson CVO Road King is ready to catch the attention of everyone who passes down the street. Needles to say that the motorcycle comes with all the quality, reliability and performance expected from Harley Davidson and is packed with a series of modern technologies designed to improve the handling, power delivery and ride quality.

The motorcycle comes with standard individually crafted and hand finished paint and graphics. For 2013, the new CVO Road King is available with two exclusive color schemes and a special 110th Anniversary treatment.

Power comes from an Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110 engine with a displacement of 1,802 cc. The engine is combined with a six speed gear box and puts out 156 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.7 liters / 100 km.

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2013 Harley Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout

2013 Harley Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout

The Harley Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout is one of the purest representations of a classic American motorcycle. The bike features a low, long and slammed profile which is combined with a comfortable saddle and attractive graphics.

The 2013 Harley Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout is propelled by a capable Twin Cam 110B Engine with 110 cubic inches of power, with a low cruising RPM for comfort and massive torque for performance. This air cooled unit delivers 150 Nm of torque available at its peak at 3,250 rpm. The bike is not only strong, but is also pretty efficient, its combined fuel consumption being rated at 4.5 l/100 km.

The engine is combined with a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission which provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway offering a perfect match between engine RPM and road speed.

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2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

Harley-Davidson has rolled out their latest line of heavyweight bikes and if you’re in the business of high-powered cruisers, you’re going to love what they have in store for you.

One of the newly launched bikes is the CVO Road Glide Custom, which features a combination of the model’s distinctive frame-mounted fairing with a slender, road-hugging profile.

It comes with plenty of unique features, including a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a customized two-piece seat that comes with a removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching, brushed nickel skull medallions on the fuel tank and fairing, and a low-profile fuel tank console with an illuminated CVO graphic insert.

On top of that, you’ll also find a new "Heavy Breather" style air intake with a black anodized cover, a black ergonomically-designed, internally-wired handlebar, a 19" Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel, and an indoor storage cover with an embroidered CVO logo to go with a commemorative CVO ignition key and a customized tool kit.

There’s also a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon advanced audio radio that includes CD/AM/FM/WB capabilities, delivering 100 watts per channel to a pair of five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. On top of that, the bike also comes with an 8GB Apple iPod nano connects via an interface located in the right-side saddlebag.

Other items of note with the CVO Road Glide Custom include three custom-color finishes with each one having a gloss black powdercoat powertrain, color-matched upper fork sliders, rear fender strut covers, and a license plate light cover.

Powering the CVO Road Glide Custom is a fuel-injected Twin Cam 110 V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine that’s being offered in a Harley-Davidson machine with a claimed peak torque of 122 lb/ft.

If you’re interested in the Harley CVO Road Glide Custom, the bike will come with a price tag of $30,699. Sadly, it’s going to come only as a limited production of 2,100 models, which means that if you want one, you’re going to have get yours as early as you can.

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2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

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?

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