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2012 Harley-Davidson CVOs – First Look

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

Rider Magazine
July 20, 2011
Filed under Cruiser + Touring Motorcycle Reviews, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Road Tests: Reviews on Harley Motorcycles, Latest News

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Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) unit designs limited-production factory customs. CVO bikes are decked out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, high-output audio and Harley’s largest-displacement production V-twin, the fuel-injected Twin Cam 110, rated at 122 lb-ft of torque.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

Harley-Davidson is offering an all-new CVO model, the 2012 CVO Road Glide Custom, a hot-rod bagger that combines a shark-nose, frame-mounted fairing with a slammed profile. A 100-watts-per-channel Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system features CD/AM/FM/WB, 5-by-7-inch fairing-mount speakers, dash-mount tweeters. An 8GB Apple iPod nano is also included. Exclusive features include a smoked Wind Splitter windscreen; a two-piece custom seat with removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching and cover; a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert; and a 19-inch Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Three CVO models return for 2012, each with new features and three new color combinations. The 2012 CVO Street Glide is a bagger with a fork-mounted bat-wing fairing and an enhanced two-amp/eight-speaker audio system with speakers in the fairing, fairing lowers and saddlebag lids. Also new is a low-profile solo touring seat with an embossed insert pattern, detachable passenger pillion and backrest pad, and Diamond Cut Charcoal engine cover inserts and instrument faces.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible

The 2012 CVO Softail Convertible has a compact fairing, saddlebags, passenger pillion and backrest, all of which are detachable to convert from tourer to cruiser. A redesigned windscreen reduces turbulence and integrates a Road Tech zūmo 660 GPS Navigator with an MP3 player, with turn-by-turn voice commands played over the two-speaker audio system. The leather saddlebags match the seat and passenger backrest in either distressed brown leather or black leather with reptile inserts. A welded mini-ape handlebar adds a custom touch, and electronic cruise control, keyless ignition and ABS are standard.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

The 2012 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide is the ultimate long-haul tourer. New for 2012 is the  amplifier-powered BOOM! High Performance Audio, Bagger Speakers and Audio Bass Booster Ports in the Tour-Pak liner. An 8GB Apple iPod nano is included. New Mirror Chrome Chisel Custom wheels match the brake rotors, and the King Tour-Pak features new chrome LED brake/tail lamps. The suspended, dual-control heated, two-up seat and adjustable passenger backrest have an H-D Bar & Shield monogram and pebbled pattern texture. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control and ABS are standard.

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