It seems the 2023 Harley-Davidson model release back in January was just the start of this year’s new machinery. At that launch, we got the Nightster Special, the Road Glide 3, the return of the Breakout and a list of 120th Anniversary vehicles. Now, we also see a new CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide coming later this year.
There have been rumours of both those bikes for weeks now, including leaked photos that showed new bodywork, along with regulatory paperwork that tipped the new machines’ names. Now we know a bit more of what to expect with each machine.
Both the CVO Road Glide and the CVO Street Glide get new bodywork, a new Milwauke Eight VVT 121 motor, new suspension and new infotainment system, as well as two paint choices.
For the CVO Street Glide, Harley’s press release says “The all-new batwing fairing featured on the 2023 CVO Street Glide® model offers an evolved profile exhibiting a faster overall gesture and more swept windshield. Undercuts beneath the headlamp are more pronounced, and turn indicators are integrated as opposed to external units. While the iconic “T” shape of the batwing fairing is retained, the silhouette and graphic outline have been modernized with updated surfacing, and the new fairing integrates in design with the fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The “Omega-shaped” signature light provides instant recognition of the new model and turns signals are seamlessly integrated into the left and right lamp elements.”
For the CVO Road Glide, we see “The all-new CVO™ Road Glide® model fairing presents an aggressive update to the MY22 “sharknose” design and integrates with the fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The single LED headlamp has a wide, horizonal shape, yet appears to have twin elements, recalling a key feature of all previous Road Glide® model fairings and turn signal lamps are integrated within the outer portions of the signature lighting.”
That’s pretty much what we know at this point; we haven’t been told MSRP or production numbers. For now, we get the vague-ish photos above and a promise of more details in early June, as Harley-Davidson reveals more details as part of its 120th anniversary celebration.