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

Riding Impression: 2010 CVO Street Glide Motor once again defines power and style.

Photography By Nelson

Are you “affluent, accomplished and If so, you would qualify to become one of “alpha customers.” It’s a special club that in no more than 10,000 per year. Price of admission? You have to plunk down for one of fully zooted new 2010 Vehicle Operations motorcycles and with pride at the head of local HOG-chapter …

At the recent Northern California introduction for these machines, we informed that CVO owners do occupy a special place in They tend to be lifelong loyalists, and despite the costs (this year’s models from $25,299 to $35,999), still spend more, on for additional PA than “normal” H-D “We’re here, we’re and we’re shiny. Get used to could easily be the motto for elite club within a within a niche…but of course, it

So what do you get for the H-D/CVO rider who has and wants more? That’s the challenge for the CVO team. Carried with a few refinements from ’09 are the Fat Bob and Classic (now in its fifth CVO year), while two new models the charge for 2010: the Softail and the 2010 CVO Street Glide last year’s CVO Road

Check out the gallery for photos of all the

The Street Glide is one of several built on the successfully redesigned FL That old rubbery feeling in exhibited by 2008-and-earlier models is now as as a balky kickstarter. But there was specialized work to be done and that’s where in-house engineer Matt Kirar his sights. He works for Showa and is full time at H-D’s Development Center in Wauwatosa,

His mission this year: Let the give the Street Glide styling, but also give riders a bike that jar their bones to jelly. His involved splitting damping between the shocks—compression on the right and on the left.

The idea is that larger chambers for each (working through 40mm-diameter the shocks can react more and accurately to impacts, in turn the tires tracking while harshness transmitted through the A simple knob behind the saddlebag is your spring-preload Set up correctly, the Street Glide is flickable. It’s light on entry, stable at the apex and to pick up with the throttle on the of the turn.

It was so sporty I turned off the radio and listened to the “music” of the grinding About the only time the doesn’t work transparently is at speeds: The weight of the fork-mounted makes steering the bike a bit of a in those situations. And the shorty may look cool in the photos, but was an issue out on the highway.

Perhaps opt for over form and go for a taller before you leave the dealership.

The wide swath of power the 110-cubic-inch V-Twin (used in all the CVO is a big step up from the stock in the standard Big Twins. And the 113 foot-pounds of is most welcome, too, we’re talking about an motorcycle here. Cruise is easily engaged and very in maintaining speed, and the ABS is nearly in how it comes online—you just without drama, even on roads. Both features are

Further, the Street Glide with H-D’s security and a 40-watt stereo with input. It gets a bit tough to the music at speeds over 60 mph or so aforementioned buffeting played a here). There’s no Bluetooth available at all and a rider/passenger communicator extra.

Seems like a GPS would have been the thing to include on both the Street Glide and the full-tour Classic. Maybe next

On the beauty side, buyer’s can from three paint including a retina-melting orange job they call “Tequila that uses real leaf for the sparkle part. a long list of special and processes that set the CVO apart lesser Street Glides, but key to the look are the beautiful-in-black 18-inch wheels—and your jealous will get a cleaner view of all spokes thanks to the cut-down fender.

The hard saddlebags are a couple inches longer standard FL cases, which combined with the lower give the bike a definite countenance. And really, that’s you’re buying here: The reliability of a full factory that’s also one of a relatively run of semi-custom bikes, pimped by Now all you have to do is go find a parade to

Others will follow.


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