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Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic

FXSTSSE translation: 110-cubic-inch Springer style, CVO exclusivity

By Ried, photos by Kevin


Alphabet soup to some, but to in the know, these groups of represent four of Harley-Davidson’s exclusive models for 2007. The The last two letters, SE, which for Screamin’ Eagle, the Motor performance division.

They that each is a limited-edition hand-built by Harley’s own Custom Operations.

Whether it’s the comfort of the Ultra Classic, the of the Road King, the pro street of the Dyna or the retro-cool of the Softail there’s something in the CVO lineup for who wants to stand out from the

Well, not quite everyone. first-come-first-served for these exclusive The CVO program will produce a of 12,500 bikes for 2007, them considerably rarer any of Harley’s standard models.

And more expensive: Prices for the range from $24,995 for the and Dyna, up to $33,495 for the Ultra

The CVO program dates to 1999, Harley introduced its first custom, the FXR2. Just 900 produced. A year later, the CVO unveiled its first performance the Screamin’ Eagle Road a customized touring machine the added kick of a 1,550cc of the Twin Cam engine.

Since then, all CVO models featured significant performance over their stock

And for 2007, Harley has upped the in CVO performance even further by its all-new 96-cubic-inch, air-cooled modifying the cases, boring it out to a 110 cubic inches, and topping it off new high-compression cylinder heads larger intake valves.

mods translate into a increase in torque, especially at rpms. The two Screamin’ Eagle models, the Road King and the Classic, pump out an impressive 115 at just 3,000 rpm, a 13 percent increase over the 103-cubic-inch Twin Cam mill powered the ’06 CVOs.

While the new have plenty of go, they’ve go lots of show, thanks to hand-painted graphics (unavailable to of standard models, even Harley’s Color Shop), frames, unique wheels, of course, chrome. Lots of

Chrome brake levers, shift levers, chrome covers, chrome voltage chrome master cylinders, belt guards, chrome housings, chrome wheel chrome valve caps, head bolt covers—well, you get the

Let’s summarize: Big motor. graphics. Enough chrome to pilots of low-flying aircraft on days. Did I want to ride You bet!

Fortunately, I recently had the to spend some quality with a Screamin’ Eagle Springer in the rolling California just north of San Luis

The Springer is a good-looking machine gets its name from the leading-link exposed-spring-and-shock front that replaces a conventional It immediately sets the bike and gives the Springer’s front end the weight it needs to balance the impressively wide 200/55R-17 tire.

Other styling include 21-inch front and rear 10-spoke Revolver a chrome mini tach to the ‘bars just behind the headlamp nacelle, and grips, and pedals from Harley’s new accessory collection.

One of the neatest bits on the Springer is the fuel gauge on the left of the five-gallon Fat Bob tanks that like a solid metal the motor’s fired up. Then a row of and a gas pump icon magically through the reflective chrome of the gauge, showing how much gas Very trick indeed.

As I a leg over the big twin, it feels and balanced. The forward controls are at just the right point—far forward to let me stretch out my legs, but not so far I struggle with the brake and levers, while the flat, 1.25-inch-diameter handlebar puts the right where I need

Harley-Davidson FLSTSC Softail Springer Classic

And, as slice my way down the brown hills on Adelaida just west of Paso I find the Springer’s got the handling to those comfortable ergos. the lowered rear suspension can run out of on rough pavement, you’ll to work hard to touch any parts in a corner, thanks to high-mounted shotgun pipes. in the natural anti-dive tendencies of the fork and you’ve got a custom fun to ride, even when get twisty.

All too quickly I leave the hills and re-enter the world of stoplights, and minimarts. But even here, the big provides ample entertainment. The dished leather seat me firmly in place as I tap into seemingly endless supply of torque, the big mill propelling me light to light and giving a great view of the smoked LED and the oh-so-wide rear tire as I pull away.

A quick down Highway 1 demonstrates while not a touring machine, the is also perfectly capable of freeway travel. The top cog in the six-speed acts as an overdrive, dropping the to a sedate 2,300 or so at speeds come just shy of what earn you a ticket in most That deep seat and flat bars help wind blast (and the fatigue) to a minimum.

Between the near-perfect ergonomics, handling and that retro-cool end that really works, the is a bike that is as much fun to as it is to look at. And the fact that will only be 2,500 of world-wide makes it even Anyone want to loan me

The other 2007 CVOs

The CVO bikes are designed to do more just satisfy the demand for off-the-shelf customs.

“We also put motorcycles together to show our what they can do with bikes,” said CVO Senior Manager Ken Lussow. “And we with Willie G. to define his of styling and test new concepts as bikes.”

So if you can’t get one of these models yourself, you can use them as for customizing your own Harley.

to look fast standing the CVO Dyna features an inverted front fork, a color-matched spoiler, an integrated speedo/tach pack mounted to the handlebars, and low rear shocks that are for preload. The pro-street-inspired machine is in Silver Rush and Midnight Inferno Red and Desert Black, and Blue and Granite with Ice Pearl with an MSRP of

Screamin’ Eagle Road

Back by popular demand a four-year hiatus from the CVO the new Road King features a smoked windscreen, a 170mm tire mated to a 130mm front, custom leather-wrapped with embossed flames, and rider and passenger backrests. available in Black Ice with Leaf Graphics, Candy with Pale Gold Graphics and Razor Red with Gold Leaf Graphics for an of $28,495.

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