Preview: Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible

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Harley-Davidson FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

Preview: Harley-Davidson CVO Softail

David Booth. National · Jul. 31, 2009 | Last Jul. 31, 2009 12:36 PM ET

you read the label right this Harley is a convertible. I know motorcycles don’t a top. And, no, it doesn’t a power-operated umbrella to protect bikers who ride Harleys the occasional rain splatter.

explanation is obviously required.

In you haven’t noticed, cruiser are incredibly fashion conscious. are the two-wheeled equivalent of high — style and trend are raison d’etre and woe to anyone to sully them with an to make them more

Of course, even divas to walk sometimes, spiked or not, and the motorcycling equivalent is occasionally, cruiser riders to ride their steeds than their favourite hole. For these occasions, Custom Vehicles Operation offers the Softail Convertible.

On inspection, the Convertible looks a touring-outfitted Softail, its fork a smallish wind-deflecting screen, its twin leather saddlebags a modicum of luggage capacity and even a dual passenger with an included backrest in the significant other also to partake in some long-distance

What makes the Convertible though, is that all this can be stripped off the Softail in less two minutes and without the need for a solitary tool. Unsnap two grommets and the front screen Twist one knurled knob each saddlebag and each off as well. Even the backrest has two, easily manipulated while getting rid of the rear seat is just another knob away.

In less two minutes, the Softail is back to its single-seater, badass self. Of the intimation is that someone ride in comfort to Sturgis and quickly detach all the paraphernalia so he or she cool profiling on Main

Harley-Davidson FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

As long as you put that aforementioned — modicum — in of comfort, luggage capacity and protection, there is some in advertising. Remember, though, the does offer the shortest suspension of a Harley, so the ride is not to be Electra Glide soft.

The big V-twin engine is also mounted to its frame, so there’s vibration through the handlebars and than on many other though it’s far from the paint shakers of yore. And not forget the Convertible’s windscreen and are smaller than normal, there’s less protection and capacity than on any full-fledged bike.

All that said, none of disadvantages would sway me buying the newest addition to the CVO In fact, my major complaint the same as the one with a few of the division’s Softail models — that in the pursuit of style, this higher-performance edition makes do with a single disc brake. The CVOedition Glide, on the other hand, twin front discs and a ABS system.

On stock Softails their 88-cubic-inch motors, not much of a loss. But the CVO Softail is by a much more potent variant that, despite its nature, hustles the Convertible quite briskly. More are needed and fashion be damned, I pull on that front lever I want serious power.

Nonetheless, the Softail Convertible is my favourite CVO product after the Electra Glide. It has that Kong V-twin that is vastly more powerful and than its smaller, stock Most of all, despite its as fashion diva, the ability to me (and possibly a significant over long distances a semblance of touring abilities is the reason I admire its versatility. all, I am a guy.

I don’t give a damn if my are fashionable as long as they’re

Harley-Davidson FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

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