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.