2009 Harley-Davidson CVO And FLTR Road Glide Hot Bike Baggers

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Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide
Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide


When the rumors circulating that the Road may or may not be in the 2010 lineup we decided to get our on both the FLTR and Custom Operations (CVO) versions and them a good run through to see why people either love or these bikes.

The Road was introduced in 1998 as a slightly version of Harley’s famed Glide and is only currently in the United States and Canada.

The CVO is the third edition of the Road from Harley’s Custom Operations division, which was in 1999 and built exclusively at York, Pennsylvania plant. The that grace the CVO moniker are factory-customized bikes that big motors as well as many parts gathered from PA; catalog.

The Road Glide is by some and loathed by others due to its shark-nosed frontend. Many debates have been both online and in the flesh which fairing is more the fork-mounted Batwing fairing the Electra Glides possess, or the fairing on the Road Glide. extensively ridden both bikes as well as Road with aftermarket fairings, I was at the bit to throw a leg over the pair of Glides to see if I could finally put the versus fork fairing to rest.

I decided to first ride the FLTR and on its inaugural ride my 205 pound frame, I took the on a 150-mile ride starting out on the then through the Southern canyon roads, and finally the ride with a leisurely cruise.

What I immediately about the stock Road was the balanced feel of the bike at freeway speeds above 60 It seems as if from 45 to 59 mph the buffeting the fairing was the worst with it down the faster I went. The on the bike was soft, but not squishy and on any cloverleaf freeway interchanges the felt solid at speed no wobble to speak of.

When I hit the within the first three I was challenged by a pretty stiff and found that the fixed-fairing of the Road Glide seemed to through it much better any fork-mounted fairing I have Whilst hitting the mid-canyon the bike felt pretty the same as its other Harley-Davidson FL and seemed to not like getting to any sort of extreme limit a bit of back-end wobble.

While cruising Pacific Highway, the box-stock bike orange paint seemed to a ton of looks and when I stopped for gas I had a guy on a Vulcan ask me who painted it. So at least the scheme gets a thumbs up one member of the metric community.

the first day of riding, I had the orange Glide for another week and it primarily as my daily driver. I was a bit sad the day I had to it back since it seems as if I to feel a bit of affection for the funky and bright paint.

When I had access to the CVO Road Glide, I the way it looked and sounded, but I had to get used to the way the interacted with the hydraulic It felt odd and clunky and made the few miles on the bike not so fun. was simply no modulation to speak of the clutch lever.

That off and on lightswitch feel of the coupled with the slight throttle lag, took getting used to.

During the first ride, I tried to it through the same workout I did the orange FLTR with success. As you can guess the CVO is definitely a up from the stock Road I loved the 110ci engine and 5 feet 10 inches, the lowered of this bike kept me having to tip-toe the bike. The mill and squatted stance was for canyon carving as well as good, but as with all lowered it doesn’t make for a Cadillac-like

The big motor had to slow down more than the stock over big bumps and potholes of its stance, so the extra cubic the bike possesses had to be used kid gloves when the road got

The only other complaint I had was the 5-inch windshield that nothing but look good. a minimalist, I would go so far as saying if you didn’t have to have a on your bike, a CVO Road would be a better choice. The was definitely an attention getter and on garish, but with a $30,999.00 it better be something special.

I this bike to the brightly hey look at me Lamborghinis that are with the nouveau riche.

The when compared to one another, are different. If money was not an option I am most would go the CVO route, but I most buyers in the real would start out with the model and add some bells and as their wallet allowed. I am in no way that the CVO is not worth the price of because it is.

One look at the CVO and its powerful motor, painted inner 18-inch wheels, 1 1/4-inch saddlebag extensions, custom seat, custom taillight, and of chrome and you know it is one pimped-out On the other hand, the FLTR’s engine has ample power and is of an out of the box workhorse that begs to be to fit your personal taste.

Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide
Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide

In short, the CVO is for show and the FLTR is to pack up a weeks worth of and go. Let’s just say one is a high-powered boat and one is a nice cabin

If you were thinking about either version, I would long and hard about what you want to do with it. If you are the of person that loves raw or has to have the top-shelf liquor, the CVO is for If you want a nice comfortable that can get the job done well and good doing it, then the FLTR is for you.

After both bikes long to know them intimately, if I going to buy a Road Glide, I buy a stock FLTR, put a 110ci kit in it, add custom wheels as well as a few goodies and pocket the extra 15

As far as ending the frame vs. fork fairing debate, I can honestly say if I had to choose between a Road and an Electra Glide, I would no go the frame mounted fairing B

2009 CVO Road Glide

* Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110 Motor

* Sequential Port Fuel

* Cruisedrive Six-Speed Transmission

* Throttle Control

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Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide
Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide
Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide
Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide
Harley-Davidson FLTR Road Glide

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