2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom

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2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom
2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom
2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom
2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom
2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom
2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom


– 2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom Review

A shark-nosed touring beast packed with premium tech, luxury, and plenty of street appeal. This is how you take the road with power and style

The CVO™ Road Glide® Custom offers an unmatched hot-rod touring experience. This chromed-out, shark-nosed beauty features the air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™ engine, an exclusive multi-color paint scheme, a new high-output sound system and a host of fresh custom components.

The CVO Road Glide Custom is built on the innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders.

Harley-Davidson is offering an all-new CVO model for 2012:

2012 CVO Road Glide Custom: This hot-rod bagger combines a distinctive shark-nose, frame-mounted fairing with a road-hugging, slammed profile for a look that’s sure to turn heads. A high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB and delivers 100 watts per channel to five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. An included 8GB Apple iPod nano connects via an interface and holder located in the right-side saddlebag. Exclusive custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windshield; a two-piece custom seat with removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching and cover; and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert. A 19-inch Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel leads this beauty down the road.

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle OperationsTM takes bagger swagger to a new level with the 2012 CVO Road Glide® Custom, a chrome-drenched, shark-nosed beauty that snarls with Screamin’ Eagle authority. This limited-production motorcycle features the most-powerful V-Twin engine offered by Harley-Davidson, an exclusive multi-color paint scheme, a new high-output sound system and a host of fresh custom components. Bombing the boulevard or scorching the highway, the CVO Road Glide® Custom offers an unmatched hot-rod touring experience.

CVO motorcycles are customized using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with premium accessories from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

The CVO Road Glide Custom features a distinctive, frame-mounted fairing that offers a lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing, and incorporates dual headlamps and a cockpit-style instrument display. Its Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort. Hand-adjustable hydraulic rear shocks accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads. An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and cruise control are standard equipment.

 

EXCLUSIVE CVO™ ENHANCEMENTS

All the quality. All the legacy of the Harley-Davidson® name. Plus custom touches and performance that distinguish you from every other bike on the road. Sure there’s a little vanity. Premium custom. Big, tricked-out wheels. The perfect storm of engineering and style you’ll only find on a custom machine. And you’ll spoil yourself with the accessories—from comfort to electronics to chrome. But the real signature of a Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycle is the explosive power and sleek detailing of the huge Screamin’ Eagle® engine. It’s custom-built, not just for anyone, but for true connoisseurs of the road.

HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK

Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that’s what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make it worth their time. And a classically styled, bold six-gallon fuel tank doesn’t just give you a bigger canvas for premium, custom paint; it holds six gallons of go so you can eat up a lot more road between pit stops.

HIGH-IMPACT STYLING

Individually crafted and hand finished, high-impact paint and graphics come standard on all Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycles. The CVO Road Glide offers three, exclusive new color schemes for 2012, with bold Real Smoke graphics adorning the gas tank and plenty of matching paint on the fairing and upper fork covers, fenders, saddlebags, and more. Plus, the fuel tank and fairing sport brushed-nickel “skull” medallions. Skimping? The word’s simply not in our vocabulary.

LOW-PROFILE GTX® SADDLEBAGS

These injection-molded hard bags have room for 2.26 cu. ft. volume of long-haul luxuries and a perfect surface for showing off some premium paint. Even better, they open from the top, so your gear won’t end up spilled all over the highway. They keep your fancy unmentionables dry, and the chrome latches won’t corrode in bad weather. And when you’re off the road, one common key starts the bike and opens your saddlebags. But all that usefulness doesn’t come at the cost of style. In fact, it’s the bags’ stretched bottom design and contoured composite skirts that wrap over the exhaust that helps give your CVO Road Glide Custom its low, lean and mean road profile.

CUSTOM REAR TAILLIGHT AND FASCIA

We keep the back end clean and no-nonsense with tri-line fender lights—a brilliant, unique taillight as the centerpiece—plus ground effects and a low mounted license plate with LED lighting for crisp visibility and style. This completes the powerful, one-of-a-kind look.

BLACKED-OUT POWERTRAIN

Can something menacing also be elegant? Here’s the proof. The CVO Road Glide Custom’s black powder-coated powertrain gleams with a gloss black engine and transmission covers. It’s every element, from rocker box covers to crankcase, cylinders, and transmission side cover embody tuxedo-fine styling that’s dripping with unmistakably raw attitude.

CHROME DUAL EXHAUST

The premium custom look goes the distance on the CVO Road Glide Custom model with the chrome dual exhaust. Featuring 4-inch touring mufflers, black billet muffler end caps with chrome spears and chrome touring shields. Relish the style, rumble and performance of these high-end pipes.

CLASSIC FULL FENDERS

These long, full fenders do a lot more than keep the mud off your neck. With its front fender trimmed up and slammed to the tire, they give your CVO Road Glide Custom its long low lines and classic touring profile. It’s a stylish nod to tradition that acknowledges the modern.

CUSTOM AGITATOR WHEELS

These wheels are gorgeous in every way. Bold 19-inch front and 18-inch back wheels deliver a dramatic profile. Plus, you’ll still get that custom Agitator style—wheels with a seven spoke design, mirror chrome finish, and matching full-floating brake rotors with a chrome center hub.

SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® TWIN CAM 110™ ENGINE HERITAGE

The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward.

And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson’s unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88® engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century’s worth of commitment to life on two wheels.

SCREAMIN’ EAGLE® TWIN CAM 110™ ENGINE INNOVATION

Fire up the Twin Cam 110™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. The colossal 110 cubic inches provide seemingly endless torque with adrenaline-pumping pull through all six gears. Boasting the largest-displacement V-Twin engine by Harley-Davidson, the Twin Cam 110™ produces 122 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn’t feel better.

PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING

Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 110™ engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson® style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Granite heads and cylinders feature machined cooling fin tips and are highlighted by chrome rocker covers. Exclusive to Custom Vehicle Operations™, the granite powertrain and 110 badging are unapologetically distinguished. It’s a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power.
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 110™ engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

SIX-SPEED CRUISE DRIVE®

You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. And the Isolated Drive System makes acceleration flow in a smooth, steady stream from your wrist right down to the pavement. It’s a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you’re opening up the road ahead.

HYDRAULIC CLUTCH

Performance gets the custom treatment on Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycles. The addition of a high-performance clutch with hydraulic actuation helps make sure you’re getting a smooth, confident feel with just the right amount of effort and a hands-off reliability that’s only fitting. And you’ll love the confidence and control it lends when harnessing those 110 cubic inches of Screamin’ Eagle® power.

“HEAVY BREATHER” PERFORMANCE AIR CLEANER

Added for 2012, this high-flow, forward facing exposed air cleaner is sure to turn heads with its black anodized styling, as it boosts your Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine’s performance for even more power.

ACCESSORY CONNECTOR

Beyond the unique paint and graphics. Beyond the broad band of power. Beyond the cool custom features. You can enhance your Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycle even more by taking advantage of the exhaustive catalogue of Harley-Davidson add-ons and accessories. The connector sits discreetly under the rider seat to the left, making sure that whatever you envision for your bike is easily within your reach, and can be plugged in with ease.

ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

INTUITIVE CONTROLS

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

ENHANCED HARMAN KARDON® AUDIO SYSTEM WITH IPOD®

Naturally, the king of the road gets some royal extras. New for 2012, we bumped up this Custom’s premium Harman Kardon® audio system with a high output 100W per channel amplifier and in-fairing two-way 5×7-inch speakers and tweeters, for even better booming down the boulevards. And to play your tunes, we’ll even throw in an exclusively-styled Harley-Davidson® 8GB iPod nano. The system’s integrated iPod interface charges it as it play, and lets you control it right from the hand controls.

ANTI-LOCK BRAKES

When it comes to the CVO Road Glide Custom model with ABS, ‘stopping power’ has a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the wheel hub, so you’ll still turn heads with a clean, streamlined design. More importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike’s going to behave when you need it.

ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL

If you’re ready to take Touring to the next level, the cruise control feature will help you settle in for the long haul. Get the comfort of the cruise without the cables cluttering up your handlebar. Our electronic throttle control technology makes it possible to have the best of both worlds.

TOURING CHASSIS

A true Touring bike has to be tough enough to take on thousands of miles for years to come. Our Touring chassis is designed to do just that. Based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm, it easily handles the hum of that big Screamin’ Eagle® engine, and it’s built to last. Perfect for riders that always take the scenic route.

BREMBO® BRAKES

Confidence. Control. High-performance dual disc Brembo® brakes offer consistent stopping power. The 4-piston front and rear calipers with dual front rotor brake system is state of the art and top of the line. It’s just another way The Motor Company puts a high level of detail into their bikes to give you peace of mind throughout your journey.

TUNED TO BE RIDDEN

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different than any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.

FRAME-MOUNTED FAIRING

The iconic frame-mounted Shark-Nose fairing always leads you in the direction of the open road. Its distinctive style and attitude make it an original in motorcycling history and a defining element of the legendary Harley-Davidson® Road Glide. But it also earns its way with performance: bolted to the motorcycle frame, it stays put and cuts down the wind to make your ride smooth and easygoing, while its integrated storage gives you a place to keep the valuables you need to access easily your journey.

FULL-LENGTH FOOTBOARDS

Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length rider footboards boast a tried and true design that’s stood the test of time. Rubber vibration isolation offers a comfortable ride every time. And heel and toe shifting makes getting through the gears quick and easy. Plus, height adjustable passenger boards add another level of comfort for your riding partner.

2-1-2 EXHAUST

Welcome to the crossroads of pure Harley-Davidson style and smart engineering. The 2-1-2 exhaust helps direct heat away from the rider and passenger, while providing ample performance, and signature Harley-Davidson rumble, and big style.

ENGINE IDLE TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider comfort is top of mind. Always. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from the rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger. Best part, you can easily turn this feature on or off yourself whenever the bike is stopped.

“WINDSPLITTER” SMOKED WINDSHIELD

For long two-lane or interstate hauls, comfort against the wind can dictate whether you make the next state or pull off at the next exit. Our improved “Windsplitter” windshield makes the CVO Road Glide Custom a wind-deflecting force to be reckoned with. Add to that some Road Glide wind deflectors and you’ve got a machine designed to make sure the only thing in your face is the sunset on the horizon.

TWO-PIECE SEAT (WITH SOLO OPTION)

The ultimate in custom touring style and comfort in either solo or two-up configuration. Whether you’d rather be a lone road ranger or roll with a passenger, this Ultra’s custom leather saddle goes the distance in luxury and looks. With its low profile and color-coordinated diamond pattern stitching (or cover, depending on the color combo you choose) it offers custom style all the way—while its deep bucket is trimmed in at the thighs and sculpted to hold you close to your ride and the road, so you can log the miles without getting weary.

 

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM emphasizes exclusive styling and inspiring performance with four limited-production motorcycle models for 2012. Decked out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, high-output audio and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles, each CVO model is a rolling object of desire for the discerning motorcyclist.

Each 2012 CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Twin Cam 110™ V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque. This engine is only available from the factory in CVO models. CVO motorcycles are customized using premium accessories and paint treatments combined with numerous items from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

 

 

 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom Model Highlights

NEW Three exclusive paint schemes:
– White Gold Pearl and Starfire Black with Real Smoke graphics (Black seat with gold stitching)
– Maple Metallic and Vivid Black with Real Smoke graphics (Black seat with grey stitching)
– Candy Cobalt and Twilight Blue with Real Smoke graphics (Brown seat with gold stitching)
NEW High-output amplified audio system with 100 watts of power per channel (200 watts total) and two-way, five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch fairing-mount tweeters.
Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB.
NEW “Heavy Breather” style air intake with a black anodized cover
NEW Custom solo Touring seat and matching detachable pillion with color coordinated stitching and cover matched to vehicle color
NEW Ergonomically designed Black internallywired handlebar
NEW Wind Splitter aerodynamic smoked windscreen
NEW Color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO™ graphic
NEW Brushed-nickel skull fuel tank and fairing medallions
– 8GB Apple® iPod® nano connects to the audio system through an iPod® interface and iPod® holder located in the saddlebag
– Twin Cam 110™ Black powder-coated powertrain with 110 Screamin’ Eagle® identifiers on cylinder heads
– Rumble Collection rider footboard inserts, passenger footpeg inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal, hand grips
– Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom wheels with matching Agitator floating front brake disc
– Road Glide® air deflectors fit on top of the engine guards and redirect turbulent air from the area between the fairing and the fuel tank
– Black billet muffler end caps with chrome spears
– Injection-molded, extended hard saddlebags; colormatched rear fascia with LED brake/turn lights
– Color-matched inner fairing and speedometer/ tachometer housing, color-matched upperfork sliders, license plate light cover, and rear fender strut covers

 

 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom Key Features and Benefits

Key CVO Road Glide Custom Features

– Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine with 110-cid (1803cc), rubber-mounted within the frame, is rated at 122 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm. The engine is equipped with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
– New Heavy Breather engine air intake with a black aluminum cover and bright aluminum “cut back” details over an exposed air filter element.
– Black billet aluminum muffler end caps with chrome spears on chrome dual exhaust with four-inch touring mufflers.
– New high-output amplified audio system with 100 watts of power per channel (200 watts total) and MTX Audio two-way, five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. Amplifier is located within the fairing. Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB. The system includes an 8GB Apple iPod nano with an etched Bar & Shield logo, iPod radio interface and iPod holder located the right-side saddlebag.
– New custom two-piece seat with diamond-pattern contrast stitching; thread or cover color-coordinated to motorcycle paint color. – Passenger pillion is removable.
– New black internally wired handlebar with matching black hand controls.
– New Wind Splitter aerodynamic smoked windscreen.
– New color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert.
– New brushed-nickel Skull fuel tank and fairing medallions.
– Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom wheels (19-inch front, 18-inch rear) with matching Agitator floating front brake rotors.
– Rumble Collection features black rubber with brilliant chrome highlights on the rider footboard inserts, passenger footpeg inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal, and hand grips.
– Injection-molded, extended hard saddlebags; color-matched rear fascia with LED brake/turn lights.
– Aerodynamic fork-mounted fairing with dual headlamps
– Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
– Electronic Cruise Control
– Chrome Accessories
– Front fork sliders
– Front wheel spacer
– Valve stem cover caps
– Classic front axle nut covers
– Dipstick
– Voltage Regulator
– Rider footboard supports
– Passenger footboard supports
– Extended-reach billet-style brake lever
– Billet-style heel/toe shift levers
– Black high-torque 1.4kW starter
– Braided black stainless steel brake and clutch lines
– High-performance clutch with hydraulic actuation
– Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System
– Indoor storage cover with embroidered CVO™ logo
– Commemorative CVO™ ignition key with display box
– Customer Care package includes a tool kit, microfiber detail cloth and H-D jiffy stand coaster.
– The CVO Road Glide Custom will be offered in three custom color schemes, each with a gloss black powdercoat powertrain, a color-matched inner fairing and speedometer/tachometer housing, color-matched upper fork sliders, license plate light cover, and rear fender strut covers.
– White Gold Pearl and Starfire Black with Real Smoke graphic (Black seat with gold stitching)
– Maple Metallic and Vivid Black with Real Smoke graphic (Black seat with grey stitching)
– Candy Cobalt and Twilight Blue with Real Smoke graphic (Brown seat with gold stitching)

The 2012 CVO Road Glide Custom has a suggested U.S. retail price of $30,699. Production will be limited to approximately 2,100 units.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$30,699 USD

Dimensions
Length 96.2 in. (2443 mm)
Overall Width 35.8 in. (909 mm)
Overall Height 52.8 in. (1340 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 26.6 in. (676 mm)
– Unladen 27.5 in. (699 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in. (130 mm)
Rake (steering head) 26°
Fork Angle 29.3°
Trail 6.69 in. (170 mm)
Wheelbase 63.5 in. (1613 mm)

Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall front and rear):
– Front – D408 130/60B19 61H
– Rear – D407 180/55B18 80H
Fuel Capacity 6.0 gal. (22.7 L) (warning light at approximately 1.0 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.0 qts. (3.8 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)
Primary Chain
Case Capacity 1.4 qts. (1.3 L)

Weight:
– As Shipped 807 lbs. (366.0 kg)
– In Running Order 845 lbs. (383.2 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
– Gross Axle Weight Rating: 1360 lbs. (616.8 kg)
– Front 500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
– Rear 927 lbs. (420.5 kg)

Engine
Engine Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two-valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 4 in. x 4.38 in. (101.6 mm x 111.3 mm)
Displacement 110 cu. in. (1802 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.15:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Screaming Eagle® Heavy Breather with gloss black cover, high flow backplate, exposed element, and rain sock
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump

Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Hydraulically activated, 9-plate wet with high performance spring
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive® Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
– 1st 9.593
– 2nd 6.65
– 3rd 4.938
– 4th 4
– 5th 3.407
– 6th 2.875

Chassis
Frame Mild steel; tubular frame, two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; twin down tubes; bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 41.3 mm telescopic with blow-by valve
Rear Shocks Hydraulic, adjustable
Wheels4: Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom
Wheels
– Front 19 in. x 3.5 in. (483 mm x 89 mm)
– Rear 18 in. x 5 in. (457 mm x 127 mm)

Brakes:
– Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
– Rotor Type (diameter x width): Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
– Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5 mm)
– Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7 mm)
– Anti-lock Braking System: Standard

Suspension Travel:
– Front Wheel 4.6 in. (117 mm)
– Rear Wheel 2 in. (51 mm)

Performance
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
– North America 122 ft. lbs. @ 3750 RPM (165.4076 Nm @ 3750 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
– Right 32°
– Left 30°

Fuel Economy6 (EPA urban/highway test) 41 mpg (5.7 L/100 km)

COLOR OPTIONS
Custom Colors
– White Gold Pearl/Starfire Black withReal Smoke graphics
– Maple Metallic/Vivid Black with Real Smoke graphics
– Candy Cobalt/Twilight Blue with Real Smoke graphics

PRICING
U.S. MSRP $30,699

Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 270 cca
Charging Three-phase, 50-amp system (585W @ 13V, 2000 RPM, 650W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.4kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
– Headlamp (dual bulb halogen) 55-watt low beam, 120-watt high beam
– Tail/Stop Lights Combination LED
– Turn Signal Lights 28W
– Indicator Lamps: High beam, running lights, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system7, 6-Speed, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS

Warranty
Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval9 First 1000 miles (1600 km), every 5000 miles (8000 km) thereafter

1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod® models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving onditions,
vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2500 mile (4000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.

 

 

 


 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: CVO Custom Color $33,689 CDN

Dimensions
Length: 2,443.48 mm
Seat Height, Laden: 675.64 mm
Seat Height, Unladen: 698.5 mm
Ground Clearance: 129.54 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg): 26
Trail: 169.926 mm
Wheelbase: 1,612.9 mm
Tires, Front Specification: 130/60B19 61H
Tires, Rear Specification: 180/55B18 80H
Fuel Capacity 3: 22.7 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter): 3.8 l
Weight, As Shipped: 366.055 kg
Weight, In Running Order: 383.292 kg
Luggage Capacity -Volume: N/A
Luggage Capacity -Weight: N/A

Engine
Engine 1: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
Bore: 101.6 mm
Stroke: 111.3 mm
Displacement: 1,802 cc
Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Drivetrain
Primary DriveChain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st: 9.593
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd: 6.65
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd: 4.938
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th: 4
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th: 3.407
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th: 2.875

Chassis
Exhaust: White Gold Pearl & Starfire Black w/Real Smoke Graphics
Wheels, Optional Style Type: N/A
Wheels, Front Type: 7-spoke, contrast chrome Agitator wheels
Wheels, Rear Type: 7-spoke, contrast chrome Agitator wheels
Brakes, Caliper Type: 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
Parking Brake: N/A

Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method: J1349
Engine Torque 2: 156 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm): 4,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.): 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.): N/A
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy: N/A

Electric
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator LampsHigh beam, running lights, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system, 6-Speed, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS

1: Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
2: Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3: Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4: Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
5: Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6: Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
7: North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8: See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details

 

 


 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom – Press Release 1

NEW CVO™ ROAD GLIDE® CUSTOM OFFERS BAGGER BRAVADO

Hot-Rod Touring Performance with High-Output Audio and Stunning Paint

MILWAUKEE (July 20, 2011) – Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle OperationsTM takes bagger swagger to a new level with the 2012 CVO Road Glide® Custom, a chrome-drenched, shark-nosed beauty that snarls with Screamin’ Eagle authority. This limited-production motorcycle features the most-powerful V-Twin engine offered by Harley-Davidson, an exclusive multi-color paint scheme, a new high-output sound system and a host of fresh custom components. Bombing the boulevard or scorching the highway, the CVO Road Glide® Custom offers an unmatched hot-rod touring experience.

CVO motorcycles are customized using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with premium accessories from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

The CVO Road Glide Custom features a distinctive, frame-mounted fairing that offers a lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing, and incorporates dual headlamps and a cockpit-style instrument display. Its Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort. Hand-adjustable hydraulic rear shocks accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads. An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and cruise control are standard equipment.

Key CVO Road Glide Custom Features

Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine with 110-cid (1803cc), rubber-mounted within the frame, is rated at 122 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm. The engine is equipped with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.

New Heavy Breather engine air intake with a black aluminum cover and bright aluminum “cut back” details over an exposed air filter element.
Black billet aluminum muffler end caps with chrome spears on chrome dual exhaust with four-inch touring mufflers.
New high-output amplified audio system with 100 watts of power per channel (200 watts total) and MTX Audio two-way, five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. Amplifier is located within the fairing. Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB. The system includes an 8GB Apple iPod nano with an etched Bar & Shield logo, iPod radio interface and iPod holder located the right-side saddlebag.
New custom two-piece seat with diamond-pattern contrast stitching; thread or cover color-coordinated to motorcycle paint color. Passenger pillion is removable.
New black internally wired handlebar with matching black hand controls.
New Wind Splitter aerodynamic smoked windscreen.
New color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert.
New brushed-nickel Skull fuel tank and fairing medallions.
Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom wheels (19-inch front, 18-inch rear) with matching Agitator floating front brake rotors.
Rumble Collection features black rubber with brilliant chrome highlights on the rider footboard inserts, passenger footpeg inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal, and hand grips.
Injection-molded, extended hard saddlebags; color-matched rear fascia with LED brake/turn lights.
Customer Care package includes a tool kit, microfiber detail cloth and H-D jiffy stand coaster.
The CVO Road Glide Custom will be offered in three custom color schemes, each with a gloss black powdercoat powertrain, a color-matched inner fairing and speedometer/tachometer housing, color-matched upper fork sliders, license plate light cover, and rear fender strut covers.

White Gold Pearl and Starfire Black with Real Smoke graphic (Black seat with gold stitching)
Maple Metallic and Vivid Black with Real Smoke graphic (Black seat with grey stitching)
Candy Cobalt and Twilight Blue with Real Smoke graphic (Brown seat with gold stitching)
The 2012 CVO Road Glide Custom has a suggested U.S. retail price of $30,699. Production will be limited to approximately 2,100 units.

 

 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom – Press Release 2

2012 CVO BIKES OFFER STUNNING STYLE AND THRILLING PERFORMANCE

Four Models Include New CVO Road Glide Custom; Upgraded Infotainment on All Bikes

MILWAUKEE (July 20, 2011) – Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM emphasizes exclusive styling and inspiring performance with four limited-production motorcycle models for 2012. Decked out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, high-output audio and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles, each CVO model is a rolling object of desire for the discerning motorcyclist.

Each 2012 CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Twin Cam 110™ V-Twin, the largest-displacement engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque. This engine is only available from the factory in CVO models. CVO motorcycles are customized using premium accessories and paint treatments combined with numerous items from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

Harley-Davidson is offering an all-new CVO model for 2012:

2012 CVO Road Glide Custom: This hot-rod bagger combines a distinctive shark-nose, frame-mounted fairing with a road-hugging, slammed profile for a look that’s sure to turn heads. A high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB and delivers 100 watts per channel to five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. An included 8GB Apple iPod nano connects via an interface and holder located in the right-side saddlebag. Exclusive custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windshield; a two-piece custom seat with removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching and cover; and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert. A 19-inch Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel leads this beauty down the road.

Three CVO models return for 2012 with new paint schemes and features:

2012 CVO Street Glide: A high-performance bagger with a fork-mounted bat-wing fairing, the CVO Street Glide has enhanced audio performance with a two-amp/eight-speaker system that includes speakers in the fairing, fairing lowers, and now also in the saddlebag lids. Also new is a low-profile solo touring seat with an embossed insert pattern, detachable passenger pillion and backrest pad, and Diamond Cut Charcoal engine cover inserts and instrument faces. Three new color combinations are available.

2012 CVO Softail Convertible: Detachable compact fairing, saddlebags, passenger pillion and backrest make it possible to transform the CVO Softail Convertible from touring to cruising format in minutes. For 2012, a redesigned windshield significantly reduces turbulence to the rider and integrates a Road Tech™ zumo 660 GPS Navigator with an MP3 player. Turn-by-turn voice commands play over the two-speaker audio system. The detachable leather saddlebags match the seat and passenger backrest in either distressed brown leather or black leather with reptile inserts. A welded mini-ape handlebar adds a custom touch. Electronic cruise control, keyless ignition and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) provide touring functionality. Three new color combinations are available.

2012 CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®: This ultimate long-haul touring motorcycle is ready to take on the most-challenging touring assignments with style. New features for 2012 start with BOOM!™ Audio High Performance BOOM! Bagger™ Speakers plus new BOOM!™ Audio Bass Booster Ports in the Tour-Pak bottom liner. These are all powered by an amplifier tuned to match the dynamics of the speakers and the motorcycle environment. An 8GB Apple iPod nano and iPod interface completes the audio package. The CVO Ultra rolls on new Mirror Chrome Chisel Custom wheels with matching brake rotors, and the King Tour-Pak features new chrome LED brake/tail lamps. The suspended, dual-control heated, two-up seat and adjustable passenger backrest have an H-D Bar & Shield monogram and pebbled pattern texture. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, and ABS are standard equipment. Three new color combinations are available.

 

 

 

2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Custom – Press Release 3

MORE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MODELS WITH TWIN CAM 103™ POWER IN 2012

V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition and Dyna® Switchback Bagger Join the Model Line

MILWAUKEE (July 20, 2011) – Harley-Davidson offers more Big Twin performance for 2012 as its Twin Cam 103™ powertrain is standard equipment on Softail® and Touring motorcycle models and most Dyna® motorcycle models. Harley-Davidson will offer two new models for 2012. The V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition celebrates a decade of power-cruiser performance, while the new Dyna® Switchback is a convertible custom-touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and windshield. In addition, the Night Rod Special has significant updates for 2012 with refreshed bodywork and optimized rider ergonomics. Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM rolls out the gleaming new CVO Road Glide® Custom, a limited-production, high-performance touring masterpiece.

Harley-Davidson believes every motorcycle it sells can be a custom of one. Harley-Davidson H-D1™ is a comprehensive offering of customization tools for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner. H-D1 tools include Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories listings in print and on-line catalogs, Fit Shop and consultation services at Harley-Davidson dealerships, and factory customization and Bike Builder tools on www.harley-davidson.com. H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to optimize fit, function, style and performance and turn a Harley into a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.

Harley- Davidson heads into 2012 with 32 models, each born of experience that spans generations and a passion for riding that will never diminish.

Highlights of the 2012 Harley-Davidson line include:

The Twin Cam 103™ engine powers all 2012 Dyna®, Softail® and Touring models with the exception of the Dyna Street Bob® and Dyna Super Glide® Custom. This engine produces up to 100 ft lbs. peak torque, an increase of approximately 6 percent over the Twin Cam 96 engine it replaces as standard power for many of these models. The Twin Cam 103 is equipped with automatic compression release. It features identifying badges on the derby cover, timer cover and air cleaner trim ring.

A Security Package that pairs Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob is available for all 2012 V-Rod®, Dyna®, Softail®, Touring and CVO™ models. The Security Package is standard equipment on CVO™ models and on the Road Glide® Ultra, the Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, and the Road King® Classic. The Security Package is a factory-installed option for all other models.

The Night Rod® Special is updated with new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, an inverted front fork and improved ergonomics. Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of power cruising with the V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, finished in Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod model that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine in 2002. All V-Rod models will carry V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.

The new Dyna Switchback combines hard saddlebags and a windshield with the eager handling and Twin Cam 103 performance of the Dyna chassis. It’s a custom-touring bike ready for a long weekend trip, until the detachable bags and windshield are removed. Then in seconds the Switchback becomes a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and a mini-ape handlebar. This convertible concept makes the versatile Switchback two motorcycles in one.

All Harley-Davidson Softail models get the performance boost of the Twin Cam 103 engine for 2012. The Fat Boy and Fat Boy Lo have a new reduced-reach handlebar for more-comfortable ergonomics. A lower, narrower seat shape places the Fat Boy rider in a new “in the bike” position. The Softail Deluxe and Heritage Softail Classic will be available with a new optional “tubeless” Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair.

The Twin Cam 103 powertrain gives all Harley-Davidson Touring models assertive power for passing. On Touring models, the Twin Cam 103 is equipped with an oil cooler. All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new “tubeless” Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option.

The Harley-Davidson Sportster® line appeals to a broad range of riders with six 2012 models ranging from the race-inspired XR1200X™ to the accessible SuperLow® to Dark Custom roadsters like the Iron 883™, Nightster® and Forty-Eight®. The Sportster® 1200 Custom can be personalized for fit, function and style with H-D1 factory customization, a process that allows customers to use the Bike Builder tool on harley-davidson.com to build the motorcycle from a selection of options that are installed as the bike is assembled by Harley-Davidson Motor Company or are installed by a dealer after the motorcycle is delivered. New 1200 Custom color options have been added to Bike Builder for 2012.

The new CVO Road Glide Custom is one of four limited-production 2012 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM, each turned out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles. CVO Road Glide Custom is a hot-rod bagger with a frame-mounted fairing topped with a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system, and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console.


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