2012 Harley CVO Road Glide Feature

2012 Harley CVO Road Glide Feature This hot-rod bagger combines a distinctive shark-nose, frame-mounted fairing with a road-hugging, slammed profile for a look that's sure to turn heads. A high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB and delivers 100 watts per channel to five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. An included 8GB Apple iPod nano connects via an interface and holder located in the right-side saddlebag.

Exclusive custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windshield; a two-piece custom seat with removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching and cover; and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert. A 19-inch Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel leads this beauty down the road.

Harley claims there’s only one all-new CVO model for 2012, the 2012 Road Glide Custom, but there was a Road Glide CVO last year in the guise of the Road Glide Ultra. This year The Motor Company ditched the topcase and hot rodded its bold bagger even more with a big engine, boomin’ audio and bitchin’ paint. The pushrod-operated engine is the most powerful V-Twin Harley offers in a production motorcycle and you’ll only find it currently on the CVOs. Harley’s added a Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather Intake and chrome dual exhaust with four-inch touring mufflers to spice up the CVO Road Glide Custom package.

Turning west on Highway 80 from Truckee, we reach the inevitable road construction that dogs mountain roads. Built as a serious machine trip, the Road Glide Ultra is based on the last of Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, with its simple frame backbone of the mast and tilting in two parts. This rigid frame adds durability and maneuverability. Air adjustable shocks allow the suspension to be adjusted depending on the load and help minimize the effects of a bumpy road, while the ABS brakes ensure safety stop on the sidewalk crisp.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Quick Stats
• ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
• BORE x STROKE: 4" x 4.38"
• WHEELBASE: 63.5 inches
• RAKE: 26 degrees
• SEAT HEIGHT: 27.5 inches
• CURB WEIGHT: 845 pounds
• PRICE: $30,699