2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Reviews- Harley-Davidson First Rides

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Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO – First Four for the Show.

In an economy no one has the to call “upwardly mobile,” you assume that sales of Harley-Davidson models would felt the pinch. Not so. In fact, the CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) has done very well for The Company, providing both a aspirational step up for loyal and a conduit for trying new ideas in production numbers.

What in CVO doesn’t necessarily stay

For 2012, Harley-Davidson keeps the CVO at four models on two basic The CVO Softail Convertible; the CVO Street the CVO Ultra Classic Electra and the newest member, the CVO Road Custom, which replaces a version of the RG found in the 2011

All CVO models rumble to a similar using the muscular 110-cubic-inch, V-Twin introduced in 2007, all the standard six-speed Cruise transmission. (Does Harley to name everything? ) Notable among the four engines to the chassis they’re in: The Softail the counterbalanced B-model engine the three FL-based bikes on the chassis’ rubber mounting to life happy for the rider.

During our two-day ride in California, the CVO Road Glide got the most attention. To create model, H-D started with the updated FLT chassis—the one that a massive increase in stiffness for to cure the noodle-like handling for all of touring rigs—mated to the familiar Road Glide fairing.

In and its effect on handling, the frame-carried is superior to the more-popular (and batwing fairing screwed to the triple-clamps on other FL models. behind the stubby windshield is up to 75 mph for anyone 5-foot-9 or shorter—a at which the same pilot on the Classic Electra Glide or Glide CVOs is getting his matter partially rearranged by

2012 Harley-Davidson Street CVO

Moreover, putting the burden of the on the frame rather than on the suspension allowed Harley’s to ease off the spring and damping for an overall smoother, more-composed Plus, the Road Glide steers more precisely the other FL-based CVOs on During the last afternoon’s back to the resort, our lead rider (who shall unidentified) decided to wick it up, but the CVO Glide Custom had no trouble the pace.

Those shiny floorboards the pavement just a bit later you expect, and the Brembo ABS brakes are than capable of putting whoa on more than pounds of bike and rider.

to well-mapped fuel injection, the CVO Glide’s 110-inch engine is well-mannered and flexible. It gets the displacement over the standard Cam powerplants through a 4-inch (up one-eighth in. over the 103-in. that now are stock on all regular-production models except the 96-in. Street Bob and Dyna Super Custom) to go with the same … used in all Twin

Primary imbalances are well-controlled rubber mounting (or counterbalancers in the so the combustion pulses are now delightfully

This year, the CVO Road is the most torque-rich of the CVO models, a claimed 122 ft.-lb. at 3750 Harley doesn’t list horsepower. But the Road Glide is up 7 over the two other FL-based and is 17 ft.-lb. stronger than the CVO Maybe it’s the Road Heavy Breather (we’re not that up) air-filter assembly.

Each of the 2012 CVO machines with a top-notch sound cruise control, ABS and security For the Road Glide, tunes through a Harman/Kardon system out 100 watts per channel with speakers in the main fairing two tweeters taking the place of gauges. You get CD/AM/FM/weather band dashboard control for the included iPod nano that in the right-side saddlebag lid. interface works with iPods and iPhones.)

Winner of the Outrageous Sound System is the returning CVO Street Glide. speakers—four (including two tweeters) in the fairing, two in the lowers and two in the saddlebag music with the force of 100 per channel (400 total). In boisterous news, the CVO Street returns with three new schemes, a special low-profile leather touring seat, passenger saddle with pad, and Diamond Cut-themed of the instruments and various engine

While the Street Glide the most “bad boy” of the it’s also a reasonably ride. Compared with the Glide, the Street has steering a bit heavy and easily influenced by playing on the batwing fairing. The seems slightly less than the Road Glide’s, due to its heavier wheels and the mass on the head. What’s more, the windscreen sets up a fearsome of turbulence for anyone 5-foot-9 or

Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible

Of course, optional windscreens

2012 Harley-Davidson Road CVO

Harley’s evergreen CVO Ultra Electra Glide parades its way the 2012 roster with new paint schemes, including a Crystal Citron/Diamond Dust (don’t call it yellow). Chrome Chisel wheels are new year, along with a speaker kit for the tail trunk uses tuned ports to bass response.

A navigation module, factory fitted a Road Tech zumo 660 GPS by is standard; voice prompts the GPS are automatically fed to the audio system. Now know you’re lost in full-range stereo.

Full-dress rarely are screamers, but the CVO Electra comes closest. Although we ride it two-up or with any baggage, the bike’s solo suggests more than all-hands-aboard alacrity. That engine surely does its causing a full-on ruckus hard acceleration and then seamlessly into the background as you throttle and ease into the of traffic.

Harley brought improvements to the member of the CVO range, as well. The CVO Convertible retains most of the owners loved last including easily removable saddlebags and windshield, lowered way-down-there floorboards and chrome you look. New for 2012 is a taller that, along with lowers flanking the headlight, better coverage for the prototypical rider.

Last year, the system bolted to the inside of the could be fed by an iPod; but now, the CVO Convertible comes with a Tech zumo 660 GPS that not tells you just how lost you are but kicks out tunes loaded as MP3 Simple power and volume reside below the GPS mount. In it’s a clean installation stays together when you the windshield.

Two of the three new paint come with hand-airbrushed skulls so well done you don’t notice the detail at We’ll also call to one color scheme, Satin with the distressed-leather seat and covers, that is nothing of stunning in the flesh.

MSRP for the CVO Ultra Classic Glide is $37,249; the CVO Street is $32,699; the CVO Road Glide is $30,699; and the CVO Softail Convertible for $29,699. The CVOs will be into dealerships as you read

Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible
Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible
Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible
Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible
Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible
Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible
Harley-Davidson FLSTSE3 CVO Softail Convertible


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