2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide FLHXSE3 Baggers

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Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide


Since its debut for the model year, the Harley-Davidson Glide has been at the top of the touring as well as one of the most popular in Harley’s stable. While the for the Street Glide was to take an Glide and essentially make it by the subtraction and addition of accessories, the OE Equipment) Street Glide as from the dealer is still understated as custom bikes go.

For the part of Harley’s illustrious year history Harley a canvas to riders and then dealerships with parts and (PA) to tailor and customize as and needed. As the 20th century was and perhaps due to extenuating circumstances the started the Custom Vehicles (CVO) division to offer customized, limited-edition motorcycles. the years a few generalizations regarding CVO have become apparent.

We say because it is unlikely there is a CVO somewhere deep behind the Juneau Avenue headquarters. The of the CVO bikes was based on the famed FXR that was a half-decade since by 1999. Over the first two of the CVO program Harley offered different iterations of the FXR: the -3, and -4 and each was powered by the 80ci motor that ironically was phased out on the rubbermount Big Twins in

The Softails carried the venerable Evo one year, into 2000, the balanced Twin Cam motor for the solid-mount Big Twin motorcycles. its future siblings the CVO FXRs prettied up with the addition of paint sets only on the CVO, along with and lots of chrome goodies. of the paint and graphics processes are by hand and with the highest control to assure the premium and qualities expected of a CVO.

For of you following Harley and the CVOs the did carry the Screamin’ Eagle beginning in 2000 with would become the future of the Screamin’ Eagle Road with a 95ci Twin Cam The black and orange bike white highlights had a large and Screamin’ Eagle graphic stretched from the rear of the to the front of the fixed fairing. was a more subdued version of bike as well.

That idea of offering paint from wild to more on each CVO model has also somewhat of a trademark of the CVO bikes. the CVO FXRs all of the CVO models has been sometimes loosely, on an existing in the OE lineup.

One of the many strengths of the CVO is its ability to conceive and produce that are relevant to what is in the marketplace when they are Styles and fads change and not easy to predict if last trend will be next dud. These machines are the and baddest bikes coming out of the manufacturer, although the bikes are in York, Pennsylvania.

A select of engineers and designers create bikes that incorporate the technology and innovations aimed at the crowd. Big motors, big paint, and big are targeted to H-D’s core and affluent customers. Harley has extensive research to offer customers a more exclusive

Contrary to what we hear on the CVO owners actually ride miles per year on average do non-CVO riders. And although the CVO come loaded with the in parts and accessories they shell out more cash on While the owners love the the CVO motorcycles also create among prospective buyers who the ultimate in rideable art while having a bike that with full factory and support.

Many of the custom added to CVO bikes are available in the PA; so an OE bike owner can add touches as money, or desire warrant. For that know what want the CVO motorcycles are a value as impossible to build the same from parts for less It appears Harley may even use the CVO as a testing ground for future developments as the larger capacity that made their way in to the OE were first offered on the limited number CVO bikes.

the main goals of the CVO program are to cutting-edge features and performance, also develop what the calls “a custom of one,” a relationship between all customers and PA. uses real world from riders and from the to rallies of the world to offer riders want. A lot of energy is put the fit, function, and style of new PA.

is interplay at work between the OE engineers and designers that both independently operated The rideable art philosophy of the CVO program quickly identify and adapt to trends and the pace is extremely from discussion to market. It has to be or the could appear dated.

At the of the CVO program and a mantra among the CVO is to take a good stock and make it better through and design.

While much is regarding the CVO motorcycles we wanted to get a understanding of the inner workings of the We reached out to Jennifer Hoyer our communications contact at Harley and she set up an interview with Randy the CVO Team Manager for the Street platform. Each specific of CVO has its own team of engineers and stylists for that machine from through production.

Julie an extremely focused and energetic is the Director of the CVO program. There are CVO models this year the past five years) so is a CVO Team Manager for each Also at the core of each are an Assistant Team Manager, two a designer, and two purchasing personnel.

The CVO working at the Juneau Avenue works closely with overall styling department at the Development Center and PA throughout the

While CVO is a division of Harley-Davidson it is like a free standing in that CVO makes its own decisions and its model content. CVO employees are ex-OE Harley employees are at the top of their game. Most of the working for CVO are the best of the best at they do, and since many of the CVO become integrated into OE bikes it makes sense the CVO program is afforded such and independence.

CVO members personally attend dealerships, and ride the streets for inspiration and seeing what’s on from the rider’s perspective.

Team Manager is the kind of (yes, men and women) that someone completely capable of and operating their own successful For example, a new CVO model has a maximum to market time of 18 months, but the work is less than a Following the launch of the new CVOs August of each year) the immediately start on building years bikes.

But building in case is complicated by factors not applicable to other custom builders: feasibility of the ideas and Although CVOs are premium the cost has to be justifiable to prospective whereas a custom builder can an estimate and the price can change the way depending on adding or subtracting

CVO positions are highly sought within H-D and among a particular such as engineer or designer, CVO must have a quick-to-market can work under tight and deadlines, and have a thorough of the production process of building at the factory and consumer level. CVO team has a brainstorming session and the styling and model have decided the Team Manager put together a business plan every aspect such as supply, and engineering of the motorcycle for, the target audience, costs, etc.

If a new part or is sought after the Team must do the research and find out who is such part. In the case of the CVO Glide here, Randy had to with Apple to produce the between the Apple iPod plug and the Harman/Kardon audio Then the cost and delivery of the part must be factored in the plan can move forward.

If a new or process is to be sourced from Harley, the Team Manager have a thorough understanding of how the works, and what it takes and how from order to shelf. Any in any of these and the bike may not get produced on

Even with such a schedule the development of each CVO is an process that goes different paths throughout After approval of the Team proposal and the budget and resources to the project by H-D corporate the teams get to A lot of communication must occur the styling departments and the PA division—the of H-D as a whole, PA, and CVO are critically dependent on

It’s an orchestrated dance creative types with big and engineers and production personnel to the goal of getting parts people want to market on and within budget.

Each throughout the year the teams get with H-D’s other people including Willie G. to assess progress and make changes. The paint is one of the most aspects of a CVO motorcycle and a lot of resources go the choices made here. the color, the graphics are decided Sketches are made and debated. must be mixed and then on real bikes.

This takes about six months and the is observed inside, under lighting conditions, as well as in the direct sunlight. It’s a process and serious business—the comes through on these Each CVO model employs levels of “flashy” as well; subtle paint and graphics to the “look at my CVO” colors and

All of the exclusive to CVO paint design is locally in Wisconsin at Calibre a team of workers attends to the process of producing what the and designers envisioned. Pinstriping, and sanding are all done by hand. we visited the Calibre factory it was to see that all of the pinstripers were

After our tour of the facility we all of the workers to come outside to see handiwork in person as a group of us CVOs from H-D’s to Calibre. It was a moving moment to see the on these people’s faces and how hard work and attention to was appreciated by riders.

Even the that appear on CVOs are and a lot of energy goes into them spectacular. After a is made and decision made the is constructed three-dimensionally in a computer Even then, the design has to be from a manufacturing perspective and impact. Paul Martin a designer from the styling was responsible for the eagle badge on the Glide.

Paul worked with other stylists and led by Nelson, the main content Brian bridges the gap between OE styling and that of CVO.

On the front CVO gets to try new coatings and before anyone else. In the Kryptonite bike was a trial for black engine. In 2012 the Glide will get a black while the Street Glide a chrome version. Going to a motor also necessitates changes.

The exhaust had to be retuned for but it also produces more While the engineers were at it, the frequency sounds of the exhaust increased while still compliant to federal sound It sounds better to us and that’s what’s important to riders—looks, and power.

To handle the extra from the larger engine the employ a hydraulically activated along with a redesigned and clutch spring. The hydraulics clutch pull easier and benefit is no maintenance compared to actuated clutches.

There are things that the CVO team on that make a big difference. The wheel on this year’s CVO Glide (the third in a row for this model) is 19 inches, but the “appears” larger than The drop center (distance the rotors and edge of the rim) of the was reduced and that makes the appear larger than are.

From an engineering there is always a delicate between handling and looks, as as tire availability. A lighter is beneficial to handling, and even and braking. To reduce mass and the inertia of the wheels, CVO employed a process instead of the billet of many custom wheels.

The wheels on the CVO Street Glide are You’ll also notice is no carrier for the floating brake This reduces complexity but reduces any squeal from that some rotor-wheel can experience.

Helping out the wheels is a suspension was tuned for the bike. The rear shocks are customer friendly, no air or tools to adjust. The shocks are responsive and more resistant to out compared to the OE air-assist units.

saved the best part of the new CVO Glide for the end: the audio Never before has such a system been employed on a produced motorcycle. In total are eight speakers driven by the Advanced Audio System: in the inner fairing, two in the fairing and two more in the saddlebag lids; two amplifiers, iPod dock charging capabilities.

Before the are revealed here is some into how a model like comes to market. CVO targeted a CVO customer based on the premium paint, and the low profile two-piece all attributes seen in the custom hot rod scene. Market research an average age for the CVO Ultra is 52 versus the CVO Glide at 48.

In addition, CVO heard and clear from customers of the CVO Street Glide, that the was great and they wanted CVO knew they could what the aftermarket was exploiting on With that in mind the CVO Glide was designed as the flagship CVO model for specific outreach and specifically young adults and Americans.

As a comparison, the CVO Ultra has audio also but is not the over-the-top like the Street Glide, chosen to be different. The CVO Road would have also from the speaker in the saddlebag but was a differentiator feature between the Glide and the Street Glide CVO wanted to be separate.

Borrowing the aftermarket Harley and CVO designed lowers to carry 61⁄2-inch and saddlebag lids to house speakers. The inner fairing has two speakers as well as the addition of two tweeters. This is big, audio—it’s not a system adapted a boat supply store but to work in the environments motorcycles

A major challenge was overcoming and engine noise and getting the balance between high and low found in music. Each was “tuned” to provide the right while not having to make the or enclosures too large and insightly. The a box or speaker that is used the low frequency (bass) sound can be and heard.

To get more power to the the audio head unit was with two small amplifiers.

testing was done for the best and weather protection for the new speakers. For protection, each speaker has a cone without a seam and a surround to keep out the elements. were treated to testing put them through the extremes.

For resistance the speakers were put a chamber that replicates the rain imaginable, the so-called downpour. The “HOGwash” test was to simulate a one-hour powerwashing. The were even filled water and frozen solid turning on the radio.

Apparently, as as the signal was applied to the speaker, the immediately began melting the That may sound extreme but needs to stand by thousands if not speakers that will be to all kinds of abuse. We’ve H-D employees riding motorcycles in the Speakers were left out in the sun and subjected to dust and dirt to sure they would anything a rider could at them.

A simulated 18,000-mile ride bumps was done while the music at high levels.

all of those attributes were it was time to actually listen to and the speakers even more. A lot of testing was performed because a might sound great in the lot and terrible once up to speed. the angle of the saddlebag speakers had to be into account, as the mechanical of a speaker cone can be altered and different when highway wind hits a speaker.

has state-of-the-art sound facilities are used for development of motors, etc. This acoustic lab was used to further tune the response of the speakers with and engine and exhaust noise.

We to say that the audio system some of the best home equipment we’ve ever After riding home work we found ourselves the beach and just parking the to wind down with tunes. Because of the system of the eight speakers the dynamic is amazing—producing thumping bass can be felt in your chest to the cymbal crashes.

Even at well above the speed the audio is crystal clear, to discriminate the most subtle of passages. We’ve said before and it’s never more true: big audio is the new pipes. This audio will easily get you noticed and over by the police if possibly to know who makes such a system.

It’s no secret the Street Glide has been a motorcycle of this magazine. The CVO Street Glide was an awesome but for 2012 the CVO Street Glide in the audio gaps. With the of Harley’s premium speakers and we have dubbed this the BOOM! Glide.

If we had our choice is the one bike we would own. not as plush or smooth as an Ultra due to the and tuned suspension, but all in all this delivers outstanding performance, and unmatchable sound. B

2012 CVO Glide Features

• Twin Cam 110 powdercoated powertrain with 110 Eagle identifiers on cylinder

• Automatic cylinder head releases

• Black high-torque starter

• High-performance clutch hydraulic actuation

Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide

• Hydraulic shocks with hand-adjustable

• Harley-Davidson Smart Security with immobilizer and siren

• exclusive paint schemes: Slate/Black Diamond with Flame graphics; Hot Citrus/Antique with Phantom Flame Ruby Red/Typhoon Maroon Phantom Flame graphics.

• components include: fairing with speaker housings, plate light cover, latch covers and rear covers

• Custom console with chrome CVO emblem and LED light

• Color-matched rear fascia incorporates LED stop/turn/taillights

• Custom low solo leather touring with an embossed pattern

• detachable passenger pillion and backrest pad

• High-output amplified system with 100 watts of per channel (400 watts and eight custom speakers

• lids molded to hold 5×7-inch speakers with tweeters

• 8GB Apple iPod and iPod holder

• Diamond Charcoal faces on speedometer, and 2-inch gauges

• Diamond Charcoal inserts for timer derby cover, and ignition

• 19-inch, seven-spoke Mirror Agitator Custom front and Agitator floating brake with chrome center web

• fuel tank (a la Road with chrome flush-mount LED gauge and flush-mount cap

• Smoked, Electra Glide wind

• Customer Care package includes a tool kit, detail cloth, and H-D jiffy coaster

• Rumble Collection grips, rider floorboard passenger and shifter pegs, and pedal pad

• Anti-Lock Brakes

• Electronic Cruise Control

• turn signal lenses amber bulbs

• Carry-out liners

• Injection-molded, extended full depth with bottoms and increased storage

• Accessories: voltage regulator, front axle nut covers, triple tree cover, wheel spacer, valve cover caps, dipstick, footboard supports, passenger supports

Harley-Davidson Boom! Custom Touring Sound

Aside from the deep, paint, accessories, and 110-inch the CVO Street Glide arguably the highest quality sound ever offered on a motorcycle The clarity and volume of sound most riders’ home systems.

At the heart of the system is the Advanced Audio System is found on all ’06-later radio-equipped and Electra Glide models. Amps and eight speakers exceptional sound clarity. The

Audio Custom Touring (PN 76000209, $1,895.95) found on the CVO Street Glide is available Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor The speakers and system combines fairing, fairing lower, and speakers to envelop the rider and in music.

Fits ’06-later Glide and ’06-09 Electra Standard models equipped Advanced Audio Radio. separate purchase of a Vented Fairing Lower Kit and appropriate Lids. Not compatible with Heavy Breather Air Cleaner, and other audio accessories.

The Digital Technician software is required and dealer installation is A Boom! Audio Saddlebag Kit (PN 76000202, $369.95) and Boom!

Fairing Lower Speaker Kit (PN $219.95) are available as separate See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for details or harley-davidson.com .

Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHXSE CVO Sreet Glide


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