• 2009 Harley-Davidson FXSTSSE CVO Softail Springer

    2009 Harley-Davidson CVO lineup
  • 2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Springer

A part of Harley’s 2009 CVO lineup is the already consecrated Softail Springer, an exclusive motorcycle that isn’t simply carried on as a new model year, but which gets a range of new features that aim towards emphasizing the original design, improving the riding position as well as upgrading the braking system, just to mention a few.

With the 2009 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer, it’s all about riding the best of the best. The style definitely sets this model apart from any other one, while the engine is the largest-displacement production unit currently manufactured by the American company.

  • 2009 Harley-Davidson FXSTSSE CVO Softail Springer
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    2 Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
  • Transmission:
    6 Speed Cruise Drive
  • Torque @ RPM:
    110 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
  • Energy:
    Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Displacement:
    110.00 cu. in. L
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph
  • Price:



Delivering an exclusive design combo of the nostalgic Springer front end and a wide 240 mm rear tire and fender, Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) rolls out a truly original motorcycle with the 2009 CVO Softail Springer. Based on a totally unique frame design with wide, fully polished and chrome-plated swing arm, fully polished chrome cast aluminum oil tank and a host of premium components and accessories, the CVO Softail Springer stands alone in the factory custom category.

The CVO Softail Springer also features exclusive granite and chrome treatment on the largest-displacement production engine offered by Harley-Davidson. The Screamin’ Eagle 110-cid (1800cc) Twin Cam 110B, a high-performance V-Twin engine, delivers top performance with 110 ft. lbs. of torque at 3000 rpm thanks in part to the free flowing Heavy Breather intake. The engine is rigid-mounted in the Softail frame, equipped with internal counter-balanced shafts and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for lower cruising rpm in top gear.

The Centerline accessory collection returns for 2009 with grips, footpegs and brake and shifter pedals, and horn cover. Chrome accessorized components include the brake and clutch master cylinders, voltage regulator, switch housings, belt guard, debris deflector and shift lever. Front and rear brakes include Road Winder rotors and the calipers match the Granite engine treatment.


2009 Harley-Davidson FXSTSSE CVO Softail Springer
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2009 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Springer

As one of just two 2009 Harley-Davidson models with the quintessential Springer front fork design, the CVO Softail Springer presents a spiritual and exhilarating ride with authentic look and feel. The faithfully styled front end rides on an 18 x 3.5-inch Road Winder wheel and 130 mm tire with a new four-piston brake caliper with chrome forged mount, color-matched rigid forks and chromed spring components. The new wide 240 mm rear tire and custom Bobtail wide rear fender with louver accents ride on a new 18 x 8-inch Road Winder forged chrome wheel.

With a new, exclusively designed frame, chrome swingarm and specially tuned suspension, the CVO Springer is a Softail unlike any other. The custom seat with Buffalo inserts highlighted by contrast embroidered flames and CVO logo stretches to a custom full-length chrome fuel tank console and is topped with a five-inch speedometer with spun aluminum face. The forward facing exposed Heavy Breather intake carries a special “110” tube emblem and chrome end cap. Other new components include a chrome slash-down staggered dual mufflers with full length exhaust shields, Bullet mirrors with shortened stems, and chrome-plated dipstick, fork inserts, fender struts and covers, swingarm pivot bolt covers, axle nut covers, tank emblems and wheel spacers.

The third edition creation from Harley-Davidson CVO melds time honored Harley-Davidson engineering technology and styling creativity with an exclusive Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine, stunning Genuine Motor Accessories and sizzling color options.

The CVO Softail Springer will be offered in three exclusive color combinations for 2009: Black Diamond with Emerald Ice Flames, Candy Cobalt with Blue Steel Flames, and Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Volcanic Fury Flames. The metal grind flames are topped with Candy highlights making every vehicle truly custom. All models feature color-matched frame, rigid fork and top clamp, frame inserts, and a headlight bucket with custom graphics. A Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with Smart Siren, an indoor storage cover with CVO logo, and unique Harley-Davidson CVO key in a presentation box are also included.


The Harley-Davidson CVO group creates limited-production, exclusive motorcycles produced by a team of highly skilled technicians in a special assembly area at the Harley-Davidson plants in York, Pa., and Kansas City. Approximately 2,500 of the 2009 CVO Softail Springer will be assembled at the York Vehicle Operations facility. The suggested U.S. retail price for the 2009 CVO Softail Springer is $26,999 ($27,099 in California).


Because we haven’t yet ridden this very special American motorcycle, we can only wonder how present owners feel about their new rides so we’re inviting them to share their opinions at the bottom of this page and contribute at building an almost complete general image on this model.



Engine and Transmission

Engine Type: 2 Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
Displacement: 110.00 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke: 4.000 in. / 4.380 in.
Engine Torque: 110 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Electric
Gearbox: 6 Speed Cruise Drive
Final Drive: Belt

Chassis and Dimensions

Front Suspension: Leading-link fork
Rear Suspension: Horizontal-mounted, coil-over
Front Brake: Disc brake
Rear Brake: Disc brake
Front Tire: 130/70R18 63V
Rear Tire: 240/55R18 78V
Wheelbase: 65.20 in.
Seat Height: 26.23 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5 gal
Curb Weight: 753.00 lbs


Features of the 2009 CVO Softail Springer include:

  • Air-cooled, Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 counterbalanced engine with granite and chrome finish
  • Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Three new exclusive color combinations with metal grind fire graphics:
  •  o Black Diamond with Emerald Ice Flames
     o Candy Cobalt with Blue Steel Flames
     o Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Volcanic Fury Flames

  • Color-matched headlight bucket with custom matched graphics
  • Color-matched powdercoated frame
  • Color-matched rigid fork and upper triple clamp
  • Color-matched frame inserts
  • Color-matched seat post and muffler support bracket
  • New wide rear fender with louver accents
  • New four-piston front caliper with new forged chrome mount
  • New chrome cast aluminum oil tank with chrome dipstick
  • New chrome Springer fork inserts
  • New chrome fuel tank medallions
  • New 1.25 inch handlebar with internal wires
  • New custom leather two-up seat with real Buffalo inserts and custom embroidery
  • New Bullet mirrors with shortened stems
  • New granite seat post
  • New chrome fender strut covers
  • New 18 x 8-inch Road Winder chrome forged aluminum rear wheel
  • 18 x 3.5-inch Road Winder chrome forged aluminum front wheel
  • 130 mm 18” Radial blackwall front tire
  • 240 mm 18” Radial blackwall rear tire
  • Road Winder chrome 66-tooth sprocket
  • Road Winder floating brake rotors
  • Heavy Breather high flow intake with new filter end cap, tube emblem, and stylized trim ring (includes rain sock)
  • Chrome slash-down staggered dual mufflers and chrome heat shields
  • 1.4kW starter
  • High performance clutch with hydraulic actuation
  • Wide front fender
  • Matching front and rear Granite finished brake calipers with chrome inserts
  • Re-Tuned rear suspension
  • Tri-bar LED tail light
  • Custom full length chrome fuel tank console
  • Chrome swingarm
  • Flush mount fuel cap and LED fuel gauge
  • Centerline Collection:
  •  o Chrome horn cover
     o Grips
     o Rider and passenger footpegs
     o Shifter peg
     o Brake pedal pad

  • Braided stainless steel front brake line
  • Braided stainless steel hydraulic clutch line
  • Braided stainless steel throttle and idle cables
  • Chrome clutch line and brake line clamps
  • Chrome wheel spacers
  • Chrome rear brake lever
  • Chrome handlebar risers and caps
  • Bullet shift linkage
  • Chrome shifter lever
  • Chrome forward control mounts
  • Chrome coil cover
  • Engraved chrome derby cover with insert
  • Chrome timer cover with insert
  • Chrome voltage regulator
  • Chrome front brake and clutch master cylinders
  • Chrome rear brake master cylinder cover
  • Chrome switch housings
  • Smoked turn signal lenses with amber bulbs
  • Chrome head bolt covers
  • Chrome upper belt guard
  • Chrome debris deflector
  • Chrome sprocket bolt covers
  • Chrome valve stem caps
  • Chrome front and new rear axle nut covers
  • Chrome pivot shaft covers
  • Screamin’ Eagle SYN3 Synthetic lubricant in engine,
  • transmission, and primary case
  • Harley-Davidson Smart Security system
  • Indoor storage cover with embroidered CVO logo
  • CVO ignition key with display box
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