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2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout CVO: Voted Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:42 am

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2013 Harley-Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout

2013 Harley-Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout

Slammed and chopped style goes premium in this all-new CVO motorcycle. From stunning details and finishes to brawny power, the only thing low about this sport custom is its silhouette.

The 2013 Harley-Davidson® CVO Breakout motorcycle is muscle in motion. This new, limited-production Softail® model from Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations combines the unrelenting power of the Twin Cam 110B engine with a level of custom detailing that is unmatched on a production motorcycle. Curbside, the Breakout motorcycle rests with a proud rake and dazzling finish. On the road, the CVO Breakout motorcycle is a chrome-plated fist punching the air with each twist of the throttle.

Harley-Davidson® CVO motorcycles are customized using exclusive components and paint trea ents combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO Program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories.

The Breakout motorcycle is intended to project a tough attitude, according to Harley-Davidson Motor Company Styling Manager, Kirk Rasmussen.

"We begin by stripping the bike down to the bones and building up from there," said Rasmussen. "Stylist, Mark Daniels, penned a tough-looking hot rod concept and we were off to the races. To create a compact, muscular profile we've chopped the fenders to the legal limit so more tire rubber is revealed at both ends of the bike. The same principle is applied to the console, where we shaved it down and used braided steel lines for vent tubes. This gives us a larger canvas for paint and finishes, an essential element of the CVO formula."

The CVO Breakout motorcycle's story begins with its Twin Cam 110B engine, a 110-cid V-Twin that pumps out 112 ft. lbs. of peak torque to give the CVO Breakout motorcycle the best power-to-weight ratio of any current CVO model. The CVO Breakout motorcycle takes production motorcycle paint to a new level of true customization. Two paint schemes feature hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders. A third paint option incorporates hand-laid lace stenciling. The amount of manual finishing required to create these painted parts makes each set of bodywork unique.

New polished chrome Turbine wheels are another styling highlight to debut on the CVO Breakout motorcycle. "We gave the Turbine wheel a good deal of drama by pulling the spoke ridges all the way through to the rim, which help make the wheel diameter look larger," said Rasmussen. "The front wheel has 21 spokes. I think the ridges on the rear wheel look a little scary. The dramatic diameter of the 21-inch front wheel with a 130 mm tire and the 18-inch rear wheel with a 240 mm tire give the bike a strong proportional foundation."

Other custom details introduced on the CVO Breakout motorcycle include a wide front end with a mini headlamp nacelle, and a chromed cast-aluminum oil tank. The Softail® chassis mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but utilizes rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally and out of sight within the frame rails. Electronic cruise control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), keyless ignition, and the Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System are standard equipment on the CVO Breakout model.



2013 Harley-Davidson FXSBSE CVO Breakout - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Custom Color Option $26,499
Canada MSRP Price: $ 30,099



DIMENSIONS
Length 96.3 in.
Seat Height, Laden 724.8 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 725.8 in.
Ground Clearance 4.2 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 37
Trail 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 67.3 in.
Tires, Front Specification 130/60B21 63H
Tires, Rear Specification 240/40R18 79V
Fuel Capacity 5 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3.5 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 698 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 728 lb.
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A
Luggage Capacity -Weight N/A


ENGINE
Engine 1Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110B™
Bore 4 in.
Stroke 4.38 in.
Displacement 110 cu in
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)


DRIVETRAIN
Primary DriveChain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.79


CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, shorty-dual exhaust w/ slashdown chrome mufflers and chrome heat shields
Wheels, Optional Style Type 9 N/A
Wheels, Front Type 9 Mirror Chrome Turbine Custom Wheels
Wheels, Rear Type 9 Mirror Chrome Turbine Custom Wheels
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front; 2-piston floating rear
Parking Brake N/A


PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 112 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 25.3
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 26.2
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 45 mpg


ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8High-beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS
GaugesNew- 4 in. Combination Digital Speedometer / Analog Tachometer
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:43 am

BRAND NEW MODEL from Harley-Davidson from 2013! Sometimes Harley-Davidson will release a new model to the CVO line first to see how it's received by motorcyclists before putting it into production.

Tell Harley-Davidson what you think and IF the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout should be in the main line!

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Unread post by ceemes » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:00 pm

it just screams...."look at me, look at me, aren't a badass?" when in fact it is really saying "hi, I am a poser, an accountant pretending to be an outlaw on the weekends" It's the perfect bike for the wanna be crowd that "Pretend to ride, ride to pretend" FAIL!!!!!!!
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:14 pm

ceemes wrote:it just screams...."look at me, look at me, aren't a badass?" when in fact it is really saying "hi, I am a poser, an accountant pretending to be an outlaw on the weekends" It's the perfect bike for the wanna be crowd that "Pretend to ride, ride to pretend" FAIL!!!!!!!
LOL :laughing: Well, I am always encouraging opinions and that's definately an opinion! Well done.

"Pretend to ride, ride to pretend", that's pretty good (although I'm sure some won't appreciate your humor). BTW - Did you make that up or?

Ok, Question for ya, what would (in your opinion) Harley-Davidson have to do to make the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout not a poser bike?

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Unread post by ceemes » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:43 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:
ceemes wrote:it just screams...."look at me, look at me, aren't a badass?" when in fact it is really saying "hi, I am a poser, an accountant pretending to be an outlaw on the weekends" It's the perfect bike for the wanna be crowd that "Pretend to ride, ride to pretend" FAIL!!!!!!!
LOL :laughing: Well, I am always encouraging opinions and that's definately an opinion! Well done.

"Pretend to ride, ride to pretend", that's pretty good (although I'm sure some won't appreciate your humor). BTW - Did you make that up or?

Ok, Question for ya, what would (in your opinion) Harley-Davidson have to do to make the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout not a poser bike?

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As for what HD could to this two bit tart of a bike to make it less of a poser-mobile....I think running it through the local scrapyard crusher would be a damn good start.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:54 pm

Funny enough, both the Japanese bike rider and the American bike rider in that YouTube skit have so much in common they can't even see it. :D

But the point should be made, no matter what you ride, where you ride or how you ride, you are part of the "total" motorcycle culture. :revv:

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:55 pm

I think HD have had a lot of fresh and innovative takes on cruisers, like with the various V-Rods and XRs, and some of the Dark Customs like the Iron 883 and Forty Eight.

But the Breakout just looks . . . uninteresting. And dated. And like the first idea that came to mind. "Let's slap on lots of chrome and and a metalflake paint job." It looks like a prop for one of Sigfried and Roy's shows.

It's hard to blame H-D on stuff like this. The V-Rods and XRs don't sell, and I assume bikes like the Breakout do. And $26,500 must result in a lot of profit per unit for a bike that barely needed any engineering R&D.

PS, on a practical note, how the heck do you polish all that chrome? You'd end up spending more time cleaning it than riding it.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:48 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote: Ok, Question for ya, what would (in your opinion) Harley-Davidson have to do to make the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout not a poser bike?
I think the era of the non-poser Harley ended with the death of the Shovel.
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Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:08 pm

OK, it's a pretty bike, so what? $26K for a 110 motor and a lot of pretty paint and chrome? No thanks. It's a toss up between uncool and fail.
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Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:33 am

The breakout seems to be the perfect combination of an FL (softail) and an FX (dyna) and it couldn't be more awesome.

Some people in this thread seem to be getting butthurt about the weekend warrior types but everyone needs to remember that those people are not limited to Harley Davidson, and they only represent a small group of people who ride HD.

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Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:25 am

snakedoctEr726 wrote:........the weekend warrior types but everyone needs to remember that those people are not limited to Harley Davidson, and they only represent a small group of people who ride HD.
Around here (south New Jersey) "weekend warriors" are the huge majority of HD riders. Yeah, I know a few serious riders who ride HD, go touring, do the Polar Bear runs, etc.... but over 90% of the HD riders are the "few hundred miles a year" type.

The number of low mileage HD's our local Craigslist is remarkable. From this morning:
'04 Road King Custom 3600 miles
'05 Road King 6200 miles
'02 Road King Classic less than 3000 miles
'03 Road King 7200 miles
'07 Sportster 3563 miles
'08 Dyna Superglide 2200 miles

..... and it goes on and on. That's just from the 1st half of the 1st page this morning.

So Harley's gonna cash in on this tendency, and market a $26K piece of a$$ jewelery. To each his own, but to me, spending $26K on a Shiny Object is UNCOOL!!
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Unread post by BobK » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:49 am

Here's me and my friend posing with our bikes near the end of a 2000 km, 5-day bike trip:

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The CVO has a bit too much chrome for my taste, but I'd have to ride it before dismissing it out of hand. The red one's not bad. I wonder if they'll make one in orange. :wink:

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:41 pm

jstark47 - I do see your point about the low milage on the used Harley-Davidsons; but I don't see the same concerns as you. I think judging a rider based on per year milage is an easy trap to fall into, many dedicated riders (I think you would count me one!), wish they could ride more miles per year (I'm lucky if I can get in 3000), due to their work load or family life. Then there are those who do the "Iron Butt" rallies and put on more miles than everyone else and they could easly look down and say... 50,000 miles on that 2009? Gesh, that's a weekend rider there. HAHA. So I don't judge myself, after all, Michael Philps could say he is the only decent swimmer in the world and where does that leave 99.9999% of us at? HAHA.

One of the things Harley-Davidson has an issue with is price (IMO), it takes some serious cash to afford anything other than a Sportster (which are good value) and then you need to have a good job which means lots of work hours which means less riding. I wonder if you look at the cheaper big cc bikes out there (say, a KLR650) and due to their price you'll see much more miles on them?

Anyways, back to the Harley-Davidson Breakout discussion. :D

BobK - Great photo! How are you liking the XR1200 and have you had (or heard) any issues with it's plastic gas tank and ethonol gas (expanding the tank and pushing it out of it's housing?)

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Unread post by BobK » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:30 pm

I've read about the tank problem, but haven't seen it here. I don't think there's ethanol in the gas we get here. When I was in Germany some of the pumps were marked E10, so I don't think it's in the regular fuel.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:32 pm

BobK wrote:I've read about the tank problem, but haven't seen it here. I don't think there's ethanol in the gas we get here. When I was in Germany some of the pumps were marked E10, so I don't think it's in the regular fuel.
Unfortunately here in Texas, USA; that's all you can get (ethanol fuel), there isn't any "pure gas/petrol" to be found at any station.

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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:06 pm

It's certainly not my usual bag to come riding to the defense of HD, and I'm not. But I will come in to defend the chromed-out cruiser segment, regardless of who builds it.

Fact is, there's no such thing as a poser bike -- only poser riders. We're all 'weekend warriors' of one kind or another, unless some of you are posting to this forum from the smart phone of the hooker you buried in the woods last night and have plans to hock her jewelry this afternoon to buy heroin. I know I've never personally met a " 1%'er ", and I'm happy to keep it that way. I assume most of you are too. Being a weekend rider doesn't make you a poser, it makes you a citizen, father, husband, wife, mother, and generally a contributing member of society. Nothing wrong with that.

But if you drop 25k on a bike, spend your weekends polishing it in your driveway while blowing through a cooler of beer, and ride it a grand total of 200 miles between the spring and fall equinoxes (equini?), then you're a poser, whether your bike is a chromed out HD with apehangers and skull valve stem caps or a sleek plastic BMW with Arai and Fox decals all over the fairing. No poser bikes -- only poser riders. All that exists between chrome and plastic is a question of taste or style, and sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

All that said, this bike? Epic fail. An obvious Vulcan 800 clone, right down to the fender mounts.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:11 pm

BobK wrote:Here's me and my friend posing with our bikes near the end of a 2000 km, 5-day bike trip:
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The XR1200R is about as far away from a poser bike as they come. Every person I ever saw on the XR was an experienced rider who knew how to ride and logged ton of miles.
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JackoftheGreen wrote:Fact is, there's no such thing as a poser bike -- only poser riders.
I don't agree. This bike is a perfect example of a poser bike. It can't tour. It can't commute. It shouldn't go off pavement. You wouldn't even take it to a bar if it was raining or muddy or dusty, or anything except warm and dry. That doesn't make it unique, there are many bikes that could be critiqued that way. My step-daughter's Nightster is an example. But.... the Nightster costs 37% of what this bike costs. I can sort of justify a $10K bike whose primary function is just to look cool. But $26K should buy more than looks. This is a bike whose value-add consists mostly of appearance: it's impressively shiny, has gorgeous chrome and paint (HD has the best paint in the business). It's all about "hey, look at me!!" while being conspicuously short in the functionality department.

And that typifies poser.
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Unread post by BobK » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:35 pm

Say hello to my little friend:

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She had a good time posing on my bike. :lol:

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Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:39 pm

BobK wrote:Say hello to my little friend:

She had a good time posing on my bike. :lol:
I figured she was maybe your granddaughter?
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