New Mil-8 117 Engine And New Suspension

It seems like it’s been an extra-long wait for the new Harley-Davidsons to start rolling out this year, but the floodgates have finally opened and I want to start out by taking a look at the new models coming out of the CVO division. H-D’s Custom Vehicle Operations serves as a proving grounds of sorts, a crucible in which up-and-coming tech is forged, so naturally it gets all the very best toys first. This puts it at the tip of the spear, as it were, and makes the best place to start, so let’s get started.

Continue reading for more on the new CVO line.

Milwaukee-Eight 117

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This mill means serious business with stump-pulling torque.

Anyone looking to buy one of these is definitely into performance and the factory certainly doesn’t disappoint on this point. On all three 2019 CVO rides, power comes from a massive, 117 cubic-inch (1,923 cc) V-Twin, the newish Milwaukee-Eight line that sees a return to the old-style, single-cam setup in a recovery from the dark days of the Twin Cam, and this mill means serious business with a whopping 125 pound-feet (claimed) that tops out at a low 3,500 rpm.

Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

Harley-Davidson's Top-Shelf CVO Range Leads The Way Into MY2019
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The luxury is even more luxurious.

For the top-of-the-line full-dressed tourer, Harley added new Tomahawk wheels, new paint (of course), red accents on the rocker boxes and, as part of the new Kahuna Collection, shifter pegs, heated grips, floorboards, and a few other bits and bobs to make the luxury even more luxurious.

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

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Features a mind-blowing sound system and edgy, but sophisticated, styling.

Like the Limited, the CVO Street Glide features the new Kahuna Collection, new paint choices and red accents to make Harley’s hot-rod bagger the bad-boy of the CVO stable with a mind-blowing sound system and edgy, but sophisticated, styling.

Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

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The only factory-installed 21-inch wheel on any of their touring models, and newly engineered suspension to deliver the best performance and handling.

Of the three, the CVO Road Glide receives the most in the new-for-2019 lovin’. Yeah, new paint choices and red accents, it also features some attention from Screamin’ Eagle®, a new front spoiler, new KnockoutTM wheels, as well as the only factory-installed 21-inch wheel on any of their touring models, and newly engineered suspension to deliver the best performance and handling.

What’s Next?

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Perhaps more electronic fandanglery to come.

If there’s any disappointment to be had here in the new CVO lineup, it’s in the fact that Harley still isn’t dabbling with rider modes, traction control or any other sort of top-shelf engine-control electronics, at least not yet. At least we’re seeing it added to the trikes this year. For 2019, Infotainment development got its share of the budget, and as neat as it may be to have a helmet-to-helmet comms system with a one-mile radius, I’d rather be able to dial down the power for inclement weather or count on a TC system to kick in and save my bacon. This is just a quick first look. Stay tuned for the full reviews on these models; coming soon.

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Further Reading

Harley-Davidson CVO Limited

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Review Pending

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2019 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
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See our review of the Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

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Review Pending

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