New touring, CVO models from Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson has announced two new touring models and three new CVO models.

It’s been a busy week for the Bar & Shield brand, as it just announced eight new Softail models yesterday. The new touring bikes (Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special) and Custom Vehicle Operations models (CVO Limited, CVO Road Glide, CVO Street Glide—find full specs and MSRP at the Harley-Davidson site in the links) are a little less ambitious in their scope, though, as they’re simply refinements of existing platforms, without features like a new chassis, which the Softails got.

However, the CVO models do get a new 117 ci  (1923 cc) motor, a big-bore version of the Milwaukee Eight. This engine is supposed to put out 125 ft-lb of torque, but we haven’t seen any horsepower rating yet.

None of the CVO models get any earth-shattering changes otherwise. The CVO Limited gets wireless headsets, remote locking luggage and heated seats. The CVO Street Glide gets an upgraded infotainment system which pumps out tunes louder than ever. The CVO Road Glide has a retuned suspension and some restyled bodywork.

As for the Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models: key features are mostly limited to cosmetics and wheel sizes (19-inch fronts, 18-inch rears). Both models get dual-bending valves in Showa forks up front;  Boom Box 6.5GT infotainment systems are standard, and both get the retuned Milwaukee Eight 107 engine, with increased acceleration and better heat management this year.


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