2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Guide

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
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2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide: ALL-NEW OLD SHARKNOSE.

Introducing the 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide…

The new CVO Road Glide model showcases advanced technology, enhanced rider comfort and dynamic performance propelled by the powerful new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine. Exclusive and dramatic new visual designs present a transformative revision of the Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring platform.

POWERFUL STANCE. STREAMLINED FLOW. PURE EMOTION.

The all-new CVO Road Glide model fairing presents an aggressive update to the MY22 “sharknose” design and integrates with the fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The single LED headlamp has a wide, horizonal shape, yet appears to have twin elements, recalling a key feature of all previous Road Glide model fairings and turn signal lamps are integrated within the outer portions of the signature lighting.

 

 

 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • Dramatic new visual designs
  • New Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine
  • All-new suspension
  • All-new infotainment system
  • Offered with two paint/finish options

 

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MOTORCYCLES DELIVER EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Powered by Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 Engine

MILWAUKEE (June 7, 2023) – Harley-Davidson elevates the motorcycle riding experience with the mid-year introduction of two premium 2023 models from Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO). The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models showcase advanced technology, enhanced rider comfort and dynamic performance propelled by the powerful new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine. Exclusive and dramatic new visual designs present a transformative revision of the Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring platform.

“With the all-new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models, our mission is to advance every aspect of the Grand American Touring motorcycling experience,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “These models set a new standard for Harley-Davidson performance, technology and style, accelerating the evolution of the world’s most desirable motorcycle brand.”

 

Iconic Design, Redefined

The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models feature stunning new design clearly evolved from the familiar shapes of previous Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring motorcycles. Both models feature fairings with integrated venting and LED signature lighting with integrated turn signals. Additional design elements include a trimmed front fender, a new 6-gallon fuel tank with a distinctive side bevel, and saddlebags with a three-dimensional shape in harmony with the fairings and fuel tank. The new Combo Cast Laced wheels make a bold custom statement with a black machine-cut cast-aluminum rim and laced spokes. Each model will be offered in two highly detailed finish options.

 

Pinnacle Performance

The new 121-cubic inch V-Twin Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine establishes a new benchmark for factory-installed torque and displacement available in a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle and features optimized liquid-cooled cylinder heads with a new cooling system, variable valve timing (VVT), a new intake tract and performance exhaust system.

Every aspect of design that could impact overall performance and the comfort was carefully considered during the development of the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models. Dry weight has been reduced significantly – by 31 pounds for the CVO Street Glide model and by 35 pounds for the CVO Road Glide model – compared to the models they replace. High-performance front and rear SHOWA suspension components promote confident handling and provide a dramatic improvement in rider comfort compared to previous CVO models, with rear suspension travel increased by 50 percent. Premium Brembo braking components offer outstanding braking feel and performance for added rider confidence.

For the first time the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models offer selectable Ride Modes – Road, Sport and Rain – that electronically control a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering-Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering-Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings.

 Aero and thermal comfort are informed by all-new fairings with a “floating” windshield design, and by adjustable air-control vanes. In wind tunnel testing, subjective helmet buffeting is reduced by an average of 60 percent compared to equivalent 2022 models. The new engine cooling system will further improve thermal comfort for the rider compared to previous CVO models.

 

All-New Infotainment Powered by Skyline OS

The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models introduce an all-new suite of infotainment technology powered by the new Skyline OS. A 12.3-inch TFT color touch screen replaces all analog instrumentation and most switches. This premium display is customizable within three distinct view options and is compatible with Apple and Android devices. Wi-Fi connectivity enables wireless connection to a rider’s device, and a Bluetooth receiver for wireless headsets is built into the system. Both models feature expanded media storage compartments with a USB-C connection point. A premium, high-performance Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II four-speaker audio system is powered by a new 500-watt RMS amplifier.

 

HARLEY-DAVIDSON INTRODUCES ALL-NEW CVO MOTORCYCLES

Limited Mid-Year CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Models Will Debut at Harley-Davidson Homecoming and 120th Anniversary Events

MILWAUKEE (April 26, 2023) – Since 1999, Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) motorcycles have been an aspirational collection of limited-production motorcycles that deliver the ultimate in refinement of styling, design, craftsmanship and attention to detail, along with top-of-the-line performance. Over the decades, Harley-Davidson designers and engineers have thoughtfully evolved these motorcycles, introducing incremental improvements to further enhance the riding experience, while carefully respecting their heritage and position as icons within the hearts and minds of enthusiasts around the world.

Today, Harley-Davidson announces two new 2023 CVO motorcycles with exclusive and dramatic new visual designs, advanced technology, and dynamic performance, the details of which will be announced on June 7, 2023, with the official premiere of the all-new 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide.

“With the introduction of the all-new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide, we’ve completely reimagined two of Harley-Davidson’s most iconic motorcycles and redefined the boundaries of CVO in the process,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “By rethinking these two models from the ground up, we are ushering in a new era of innovation, design, engineering, and technology, while expanding the definition of Harley-Davidson CVO and taking the Grand American Touring experience to another level. The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide break the mold and reset the bar for the pinnacle Harley-Davidson riding experience.”

“These all-new and unquestionably Harley-Davidson designs bring a cohesive and dynamic flow from the front fenders to the saddlebags,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Design and Creative Director, commenting on the design of the new motorcycles. “Achieving a greater degree of visual change than any generation prior, the design of these CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models are revolutionary takes on the historical art of evolution. Like all Harley-Davidson motorcycles, these new models are meant to instill a sense of timeless desire.”

 

 

 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

FLOW STATE
Born from the rich lineage that came before it and sculpted by wind tunnel, every surface of the CVO Road Glide has been reimagined and refined, creating a seamless visual flow from the tip of the front fender through to the tail of the rear saddlebags.

SHARKNOSE FAIRING
The acclaimed sharknose fairing takes on new life with a sculpted silhouette, fully-integrated LED lighting and new windshield design. Using computational fluid dynamics to improve aerodynamic efficiency, the CVO Road Glide achieves optimal aero performance and rider comfort with an aggressive new take on the original design.

SIGNATURE LED LIGHTING
Seamlessly integrated into the CVO Road Glide design, the full LED lighting package optimizes visibility, integrates turn signals and accentuates the lines of the sharknose fairing, creating a distinctive look that’s instantly recognizable, day or night.

FUEL TANK
The CVO Road Glide’s 6-gallon tear-drop fuel tank is long and lean with a tailored profile and distinct beveled edge.

WHEELS
The CVO Road Glide is fitted with 19” front and 18” rear combo cast laced wheels and equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

SADDLEBAGS
A final extension of the aggressive lines and athletic build of the fairing and fuel tank, the saddlebags increase overall luggage volume capacity and complete the aggressive stance of the CVO Road Glide.

PAINT AND FINISHES
Available in Dark Platinum with Bright Smoked Satin pinstriping or two-tone Whiskey Neat and Raven Metallic with airbrushed details and pinstriping. Each is complemented with either gloss black/chrome or scorched chrome accents for a total package that accentuates the new body lines and highlights the CVO ethos of obsessive attention to detail.

ELEVATED EXPERIENCE, DRIVEN BY INNOVATION.

12.3” TFT DISPLAY
The latest innovation in rider connectivity, the crystal-clear, anti-reflective surface of the 12.3” touch-screen color TFT display replaces analog gauges and puts navigation and infotainment at your fingertips.

SKYLINE OS
The customizable in-dash experience with three unique display options, navigation, and an all-new suite of connected infotainment features powered by Skyline OS.

RIDE MODES
Ride Modes electronically control performance characteristics and the level of safety technology intervention. Each of the three standard and two customizable ride modes bring to life a unique combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings.

PREMIUM AUDIO
The CVO Road Glide is equipped with the Rockford Fosgate Stage II premium audio system featuring a 4-channel 500-watt RMS amplifier that powers integrated fairing and saddlebag speakers.

A MORE DYNAMIC TOURING EXPERIENCE.

MILWAUKEE-EIGHT VVT 121 POWERTRAIN
The highest displacement powertrain ever to be factory-installed on a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle, the Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 features liquid-cooled cylinder heads, variable valve timing (VVT) and a new intake tract. The increased displacement produces more power and torque than the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, while VVT broadens the overall powerband and improves fuel economy.

EXHAUST
Complete with 4.5” diameter mufflers and premium finishes, the high-flow exhaust system complements the engine tuning performance, while enhancing style and sound.

WEIGHT REDUCTION
The 2023 CVO Road Glide is 35 pounds lighter than its predecessor, enhancing all aspects of performance including acceleration and braking.

SUSPENSION
New inverted 47mm SHOWA forks and premium shocks with 3 inches of suspension travel optimize handling performance and rider comfort.

STOPPING POWER
Dual 320mm diameter front disc brakes with radially mounted four-piston Brembo calipers in the front and a single four-piston Brembo caliper and 300mm diameter rotor in the rear enhance feel and overall braking performance.

RIDER SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS
Designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking, the system utilizes the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology to enhance rider confidence while riding in adverse road conditions.

SETTING A NEW BAR FOR COMFORT.

AERODYNAMICS
Developed using computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel analysis, the new windshield design, coupled with the new fairing design helps reduce wind buffeting and rider fatigue while adjustable air vanes enhance comfort with the ability to tune air flow.

ERGONOMICS
Premium seat with a new shape coupled with wider, flatter handlebars and adjustable levers help optimize the rider triangle for enhanced comfort and reduced fatigue during long rides.

REAR SHOCKS
The new SHOWA remote-adjustable shocks increase travel by 50% compared to its predecessor, which provide a significant improvement to rider comfort.

COLD WEATHER COMFORT
For colder days, heated grips and prewired connections for heated gear come standard on the CVO Road Glide.

 

ICONIC DESIGN, REDEFINED

The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models open a new chapter in the canon of Harley-Davidson motorcycle design. The stunning new design creates dynamic flow among the key components of the motorcycle – the fairing, fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The result is a dramatic visual transformation that respects and is clearly evolved from the familiar shapes of previous Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring motorcycles.

  • CVO Street Glide Model Fairing
    While an all-new batwing fairing exclusive to the CVO Street Glide model retains the iconic “T” shape, the silhouette has been updated to present a faster overall look with the splitstream vent now fully integrated into the design. Undercuts beneath the headlamp are more pronounced.Signature LED lighting is used as a distinctive design element and provides instant recognition of the new model, even at night. Amber LED turn signals are seamlessly integrated into the left and right lamp elements, eliminating separate turn signals for a cleaner over-all look.
  • CVO Road Glide Model Fairing
    The all-new CVO Road Glide model fairing presents an aggressive update to the classic Road Glide model “sharknose” design, with more surface tension and the definition of a well-trained athlete. In examples of design flow, the aft edge of the new fairing relates to the fuel tank shape, and the edge of the lower portion of the fairing to the front engine cylinder.A single LED headlamp has a wide, horizonal shape and appears to have twin elements, recalling a key feature of all previous Road Glide fairings. The “W” shape of signature forward lighting provides instant recognition of this new model. Amber turn signal lamps are integrated within the outer portions of the signature lighting, eliminating the previous bullet turn signals.

Other new design elements are featured on both the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models. The front fender is trimmed at the rear and has less skirt depth to reduce visual mass at the front of the bike and to reveal more of the distinctive wheel, the inverted forks and Brembo radial brake calipers. The 6-gallon fuel tank presents a new taut and stretched surface, with a distinctive shoulder bevel. The side covers are shaped to create a linear pull through the center of the motorcycle to the saddlebags, which have three-dimensional shape in harmony with the fairings and fuel tank. While the new luggage appears more compact, it actually has slightly more volume for speakers and cargo. The new Combo Cast Laced wheels (19-inch front/18-inch rear) make a bold custom statement, with a black machine-cut cast-aluminum rim and laced spokes for a look that is both rugged and exclusive. This design also enables TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) on a laced wheel.

 

PAINT AND FINISHES

The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models will be offered with two paint/finish choices:

  • Standard Dark Platinum with Bright Smoked Satin pinstriping and color-matched inner fairing.Powertrain and air cleaner are Gloss Black with Scorched Chrome accents on the engine inserts. The lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and exhaust are finished in Scorched Chrome. Adversary Collection accessories are finished in Black powder coat with machined highlights.
  • Optional for an additional charge, Whiskey Neat/Raven Metallic two-tone with color-matched inner fairing.This complex paint scheme is hand-applied. Raven Metallic panels are laid over the deep orange Whiskey Neat base, with airbrush accents and a bright orange pinstripe at the color break. Powertrain and air cleaner are Gloss Black with orange accents on the engine inserts. The lower rocker boxes and pushrod tube collars are painted Whiskey Neat. Pushrod tubes and exhaust are chrome. Adversary Collection accessories feature a Black and Orange double anodized finish.

 

PINNACLE PERFORMANCE

The bragging rights of riding a motorcycle powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 powertrain are exclusive to owners of the 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models. This 121-cubic-inch 45-degree V-Twin engine establishes a new benchmark for factory-installed torque and displacement available in a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle – approximately 8 percent more torque and 9.5 percent more horsepower than the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine – while further improving thermal comfort for the rider and producing an intoxicating exhaust tone. The Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 is equipped with a number of new features, including optimized liquid-cooled cylinder heads with a new cooling system, variable valve timing (VVT), and a new intake tract. A single counter-balancer is tuned to cancel undesirable vibration.

 

TECHNOLOGICALLY ENHANCED

To complement the power of the new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine every aspect of design that could impact overall performance and the comfort of rider and passenger was carefully considered during the development of the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models.

Dry weight has been reduced significantly, by 31 pounds for the CVO Street Glide model and by 35 pounds for the CVO Road Glide model, compared to the models they replace. This reduction was achieved by shaving ounces whenever possible. For example, the fuel tank is formed from lighter-gauge steel and a new triple clamp is manufactured using a liquid aluminum forging process reduces component weight by about 7 pounds. The result is an improvement in every aspect of performance – braking, handling and acceleration – and in rider comfort in regard to lift-off the side stand, balancing at a stop and even moving the bike around the garage.

High-performance suspension components are designed to promote confident handling and provide a dramatic improvement in rider comfort compared to previous CVO models.

  • Front suspension is 47mm SHOWA inverted forks designed to promote confident handling by keeping the tire in contact with the road surface.Front suspension travel is 4.60 inches (117mm).
  • Rear suspension travel is 3.0 inches (76mm), a 50 percent increase in travel compared to comparable 2022 Grand American Touring models. SHOWA dual outboard emulsion technology shock absorbers feature a new remote hydraulic pre-load adjustment knob located forward of the left saddlebag. Adjustments can easily be made to rear suspension preload without tools or removal of the saddlebag to accommodate up to an additional 100 pounds of cargo loading or short-term passenger adjustments beyond the primary suspension loading condition. Pre-load adjustment for the primary loading condition (the condition that the bike will most often be used in, for example rider only or rider plus passenger) is accomplished by removing the right saddlebag and adjusting the threaded preload adjuster with the provided spanner tool. Rear suspension rebound damping is also adjustable to provide ideal suspension performance across a wide range of loading conditions. Adjustment is made using a dial on the bottom of each shock absorber, which requires removal of the saddlebags.

Braking provided by premium Brembo components offer outstanding braking feel and performance for added rider confidence. Dual front disc brakes feature new radially mounted four-piston Brembo calipers designed to offer the rider more braking power. The front brake rotor diameter is increased to 320mm from 300mm (previous models). The single rear brake features a four-piston Brembo caliper. Rear brake rotor diameter is 300mm.

Lighting is all-LED, designed to deliver style, outstanding performance, and to help make the motorcycle conspicuous to other motorists. The LED headlamps are designed to produce an even spread of light, eliminating distracting “hot spots.”

New signature lighting on both models includes one element surrounding the headlamp plus elements extending along the left and right sides of the fairing. The result is signature lighting with a distinct appearance that identifies these motorcycles as the new CVO models. A shutdown sequence keeps the signature lighting illuminated for 10 seconds after the vehicle is turned off, a dramatic effect curbside.

Front turn signals are integrated within the fairing behind the same lens used for the signature lighting. The signals are eye-catching and create a smooth, integrated look for the front of the motorcycle. Combination rear brake/tail/signal lighting is located between the rear fender and the saddlebags.

Ride Modes For the first time the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models offer selectable Ride Modes that electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle and the level of technology intervention. Each Ride Mode consists of a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering-Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering-Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings. The rider may use the hand control MODE button to change the active ride mode while riding the motorcycle or when stopped, with some exceptions. A unique icon for each mode appears on the display when that mode has been selected.

  • Road Mode: Intended for daily use, Road Mode delivers balanced performance. This mode offers less-aggressive throttle response and less mid-range engine power than Sport Mode, with a higher level of C-ABS and C-TCS intervention.
  • Sport Mode: Sport Mode can maximize the rider’s connection to the motorcycle. The rider can experience the full performance potential of the motorcycle in a direct and precise manner, with full power and the quickest throttle response. C-TCS is set to its lowest level of intervention, and engine braking is increased.
  • Rain Mode: This mode is designed to give the rider greater confidence when riding in the rain or when traction is otherwise compromised. Rain Mode is also an appropriate setting for riders building confidence as they become familiar with the motorcycle. Throttle response and power output are programmed to significantly restrain the rate of acceleration, engine braking is limited, and the highest levels of C-ABS and C-TCS intervention are selected.
  • Custom Mode: Within two available Custom Ride Modes the rider may create a set of performance characteristics to meet personal preference or for special situations. To create a Custom Mode the rider uses the touch screen display to select their combined preference of engine torque delivery characteristics, engine braking, throttle response, and C-TCS and C-ABS intervention, within specific ranges.

 

Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson, a collection of technologies designed to enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or adverse road conditions, are featured on the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models. Rider Safety Enhancements are designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. These models include the following elements of Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson:

  • Cornering Electronically Linked Brakes (C-ELB)
  • Cornering ABS (C-ABS)
  • Cornering Traction Control (C-TCS) with modes
  • Cornering Drag Torque Slip Control (C-DTSC)
  • Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)

Aero and Thermal Comfort are informed by all-new fairings with a “floating” windshield design, part of a completely new aerodynamic system. Each aero system element was created using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) tools, wind tunnel analysis and real-world subjective testing with an emphasis on reducing rider helmet buffeting at highway speed. Many riders will find that the combination of improved aero design and adjustable elements results in a significant improvement in overall aero comfort compared to the fairing/windshield combination of previous Grand American Touring models.

  • In wind tunnel testing, subjective helmet buffeting is reduced by an average of 60 percent compared to equivalent 2022 models.
  • The new adjustable control vane in the fairing center vent of both models allows the rider to dial in airflow for comfort in most conditions and riding gear choices. The fairing vent balances air pressure behind the fairing to minimize helmet buffeting at speed for rider comfort.
  • New adjustable vanes at the trailing edge of the CVO Road Glide fairing can be used to channel more or less air to the rider’s torso area for desired comfort.
  • New Air deflectors located on the fork skirts of the CVO Street Glide model may be adjusted to reduce wind turbulence to the rider’s head.
  • The new engine cooling system will further improve thermal comfort for the rider compared to the precision cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 engines in previous CVO models, especially in low-speed riding situations and hot weather.

 

LONG-HAUL ERGONOMICS

  • A redesigned seat shape and padding materials offer a significant improvement in long-range comfort for most riders. The seat is shaped to rotate the rider’s hips to a neutral position relative to the spine, reducing fatigue on a rider’s back and neck. Laden seat height of the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models is 26.7 inches.
  • The front brake hand lever is adjustable for reach, to best match rider hand size or preference.
  • Two pre-wired connection points for heated gear are provided, located below the seat.
  • Standard heated hand grips may now be adjusted on the grip or through the infotainment display.
  • CVO Road Glide handlebar has a wider, flatter bend than the previous shape, which puts the rider’s hands in a more natural, comfortable position for long-haul riding and enables 27-degrees of adjustability.

 

ALL-NEW INFOTAINMENT POWERED BY SKYLINE OS

The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models introduce an all-new suite of infotainment technology powered by the new Skyline OS. A TFT color touch screen is the most tech-forward display ever offered for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It replaces all analog instrumentation and most switches as found on previous CVO motorcycle models. This premium display is bright and well-organized, is customizable within three distinct view options, is compatible with Apple and Android devices, and offers technology that was either previously not available on a Harley-Davidson system or required a separate app on the owner’s device.

NOTE: All Apple CarPlay projection services from the rider’s device may be applied through the display. Android Auto projection services are not available, but Android users may stream music and place/receive calls through the system. Use of some features requires a compatible wireless headset. One headset is shipped with each motorcycle.

 

The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models each feature the following new infotainment features:

  • The 12.3-inch (diagonal measurement) TFT screen is 90 percent larger diagonally than the 6.5-inch BOOM! Box GTS screen featured on previous CVO models and offers more than 400 percent more screen area. It offers a bright presentation and can display more information in a clear, easy-to-see manner. The screen has anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings.
  • The touch screen functions when a rider is wearing gloves and is not affected by rain or other natural inputs. The touch screen is not disabled when the motorcycle is moving, but some features are disabled. The interface was designed for primary use with hand controls to minimize touch interaction.
  • HomeLink in North America can be configured to pair and interface with three garage doors.
  • New Wi-Fi connectivity enables wireless connection to a rider’s device and to provide live services such as traffic, weather and navigation map updates.
  • The new Voice Recognition System is conversational rather than “fixed prompts” and allows the rider to make general commands like “Find me a gas station” to perform a search on Navigation.Free map updates for the embedded navigation system are available for three years.
  • The new built-in user interface on the touch screen allows the owner to activate the ECU programming required for installation of certain accessories (for example fog lights, HomeLink, heated grips); these updates previously were completed by an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer. The owner can now complete installation of these accessories.
  • HD Radio digital broadcast reception is now available for North America. DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) is now available for Australia and certain other markets. The AM/FM/DAB antenna is located within the fairing, replacing the whip antenna that could conflict with luggage.
  • The Bluetooth receiver for wireless headsets is now built into the system – a separate module is no longer required.
  • The CVO Road Glide inner fairing incorporates left and right-side media storage compartments, each sized to hold most current mobile phones in a case. The door for each is opened by pressing down to release the latch, and the door springs open on its own and stays open. The right compartment is equipped with a USB-C connection point.
  • The CVO Street Glide inner fairing incorporates a single media storage drawer located directly below the infotainment display screen. It opens and slides out at the push of a button and has a premium liner to protect mobile devices from scuffs. Measuring approximately 10 inches wide by 8 inches deep, this drawer has significantly more volume than the previous batwing fairing media compartment and is designed to hold most current mobile devices in a case. It is equipped with a USB-C connection point.
  • The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models are equipped with a premium, high-performance Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II audio system powered by a new 4-channel, 500-watt RMS amplifier.
    • The audio system includes Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II 3-way 6.5-inch fairing speakers, 150 watts RMS power handling per speaker and Stage II 3-way 5×7-inch saddlebag speakers, 150 watts RMS power handling per speaker.
    • Multiple preset EQ curves are available (e.g.: Rock, Dance) through the touch screen; 7 Band EQ is available for creating Custom EQ settings.
    • The new 500-watt amplifier is capable of powering Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage III 6×9-inch saddlebag speakers available from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.

 

Screen Display Options

The rider can choose from three screen display options:

  • Cruise: The most traditional presentation depicts a separate speedometer and tachometer with satellite gauges for fuel level and engine temperature. Minimal widget info may be contained within the tachometer.
  • Sport: Intended for performance riders, this view places a dial tachometer in the middle of the display with a digital speedometer in its center. This view expands spaces for widgets to give the rider the opportunity to display more information.
  • Tour: Intended for long-haul riders and displays on center a navigation map and turn-by-turn instructions from Apple device projection or the embedded navigation display. Widget information can be displayed to the right of the map, or the rider can change to Full View to expand the map over more of the display area.

 

High Contrast Mode: The rider can change the display appearance to High Contrast Mode. If Auto Day/Night Mode is enabled with High Contrast, the display will automatically change between High Contrast and Dark Mode based on ambient lighting conditions.

Widgets: The rider may use the Trip Switch to select the widget they want shown. In addition, there is a “Blank” widget for users that want to display minimal content.

  • The Cruise layout has space for minimal widget information: Compass, TPMS, Outside Temp + Range, Trip-A/B + Avg. Fuel.
  • The Sport and Tour layouts have more information options: TPMS + Target Inflation, Trip-A/B + Compass + Avg. Speed + Trip Time, Outside Temp + Date + Range + Engine Temp, Playlist/Station View.

 

 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $42,999 to $48,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $54,299 to $61,799 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £38,795 to $45,195 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Dimensions FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
Length 94.9 in. (2,410 mm)
Overall Width 37.2 in. (945 mm)
Overall Height 51.8 in. (1,315 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 26.7 in. (678 mm) 2
Seat Height, Unladen 28.1 in. (714 mm)
Static Ground Clearance 5.7 in. (145 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 30
Trail 6.7 in. (170 mm)
Wheelbase 64 in. (1,625 mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
Tires, Front Model D408F
Tires, Front Specification 130/60B19 M/C 61H
Tires, Rear Model D407T
Tires, Rear Specification 180/55B18 M/C 80H
Fuel Capacity 6 gal. (22.7 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 1 gal. (3.8 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5 qt. (4.7 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (.95 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.1 qts. (1 l)
Coolant Capacity 0.82 qt. (0.78 l)
Weight, As Shipped 825 lb. (374 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 862 lb. (391 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,360 lb. (617 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 500 lb. (227 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 927 lb. (420 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume 2.2 cu ft (0.062 m3)

 

Engine FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
Engine Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.075 in. (103.5 mm)
Stroke 4.625 in. (117.5 mm)
Displacement 121 cu in (1,977 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.4:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) 3
Air Cleaner Synthetic Felt, Washable
Exhaust 2-1-2 dual exhaust
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump

 

Drivetrain FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Mechanically actuated 10 plate, wet Assist & Slip
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive
Gear Ratios 9.593
Gear Ratios 6.65
Gear Ratios 4.938
Gear Ratios 4
Gear Ratios 3.407
Gear Ratios 2.875

 

Chassis FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
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 Fork 47 mm Inverted 1×1 Front Forks
Rear Shocks Dual adjustable emulsions suspension with remote preload adjustment on the left shock, and threaded preload on the right shock
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A 4
Wheels, Front Type Combo Cast Laced 4
Wheels, Front Width 3.5 in. (89 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Combo Cast Laced 4
Wheels, Rear Width 5 in. (127 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 18 in. (457 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed dual radially mounted front, and single axially mounted rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
Brakes, Front Diameter 12.6 in. (320 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.18 in. (4.5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 4.6 in. (117 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 3 in. (76 mm)

 

Performance FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 139 ft-lb (189 Nm) 5
Engine Torque 3000
Power 115 HP / 86 kW @ 4500 rpm
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 32
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 32
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 45 mpg (5 l/100 km) 6
CO₂ Emissions Testing Method N/A
CO₂ Emissions N/A

 

Electric FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Three-phase, 58-amp system (754W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.6 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp LED
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop LED
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED
Gauges Digital gauges integrated within the display
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet 15 Watt USB-C electric power accessory port in media storage box.
GPS System Yes, imbedded navigation system with real-time traffic and weather via Wi-Fi Hotspot
Reverse Gear N/A

 

Warranty And Service FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide Notes
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage) 7
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter 8

 

Footnotes FLTRXSE CVO Road Glide
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 (VRSC 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 conditions, 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 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

 

 

 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

DIMENSIONS

LENGTH

2,410 mm

SEAT HEIGHT, UNLADEN

714 mm

GROUND CLEARANCE

145 mm

RAKE

26

TRAIL

170 mm

WHEELBASE

1,625 mm

TIRES, FRONT SPECIFICATION

130/60B19 M/C 61H

TIRES, REAR SPECIFICATION

180/55B18 M/C 80H

TIRE, TYPE

Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear

FUEL CAPACITY

22.7 l

OIL CAPACITY (W/FILTER)

4.7 l

WEIGHT, AS SHIPPED

374 kg

WEIGHT, IN RUNNING ORDER

391 kg

LUGGAGE CAPACITY -VOLUME

0.062 m3

ENGINE

ENGINE 2

Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121

BORE

103.5 mm

STROKE

117.5 mm

DISPLACEMENT

1,977 cc

COMPRESSION RATIO

11.4:1

FUEL SYSTEM 3

Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

EXHAUST

2-1-2 dual exhaust

PERFORMANCE

ENGINE TORQUE TESTING METHOD

J1349

ENGINE TORQUE 3

189 Nm

ENGINE TORQUE (RPM)

3000

HORSEPOWER

115 HP / 86 kW @ 4500 rpm

LEAN ANGLE, RIGHT (DEG.)

32

LEAN ANGLE, LEFT (DEG.)

32

FUEL ECONOMY TESTING METHOD

Estimated City/Hwy

FUEL ECONOMY 7

5 l/100 km

DRIVE TRAIN

PRIMARY DRIVE

Chain, 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

FRONT FORK

47 mm Inverted 1×1 Front Forks

REAR SHOCKS

Dual adjustable emulsions suspension with remote preload adjustment on the left shock, and threaded preload on the right shock

WHEELS, FRONT TYPE 4

Combo Cast Laced

WHEELS, REAR TYPE 4

Combo Cast Laced

BRAKES, TYPE

Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)

BRAKES, CALIPER TYPE

32 mm, 4-piston fixed dual radially mounted front, and single axially mounted rear

ELECTRIC

LIGHTS (AS PER COUNTRY REGULATION), HEADLAMP, TAIL/STOP, FRONT SIGNAL LIGHTS

LED

GAUGES

Digital gauges integrated within the display

INFOTAINMENT

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

Skyline OS

TYPE

Full Color TFT

SCREEN SIZE

312 mm

WATTS PER CHANNEL

125

SPEAKERS

4

SPEAKER SIZE

Two 6.5in fairing speakers, and two 5x7in saddlebag speakers

HEADSET SPECIFICATIONS (IF EQUIPPED)

Harley-Davidson Audio 30K Wireless or 50S Wireless Headset depending on configuration

AM

Standard

FM

Standard

SD CARD, FLASH DRIVE AND MP3 – VIA USB CONNECTION

Supported

SIRIUSXM PRESETS

20 – P&A Upgrade (USA & Canada only)

LANGUAGES

English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Swedish

HANDS-FREE MOBILE PHONE – VIA BLUETOOTH

Standard

VOICE RECOGNITION LANGUAGES: PHONE FUNCTIONS ONLY

Phone dependent

VOICE RECOGNITION LANGUAGES: TUNER/MEDIA/NAVIGATION

Phone dependent

TEXT-TO-SPEECH (TTS) LANGUAGES

Phone dependent

RIDER/PASSENGER INTERCOM

Standard (passenger headset sold separately), VOX is available for HD headsets

VEHICLE INFORMATION SCREEN (AIR TEMPERATURE, OIL PRESSURE AND EITMS)

Standard

USB

USB-C/MTP/iPod/iPhone, any device with proper adapters to the electric power outlet located in the inner fairing storage.

BLUETOOTH

Phone/Media Player, Headset

RIDER SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)

Included

ELECTRONIC LINKED BRAKING (ELB)

Included

TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)

Included

DRAG-TORQUE SLIP CONTROL SYSTEM (DSCS)

Included

VEHICLE HOLD CONTROL (VHC)

Included

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)

Included

CORNERING ENHANCED ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (C-ABS)

Included

CORNERING ENHANCED ELECTRONIC LINKED BRAKING (C-ELB)

Included

CORNERING ENHANCED TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (C-TCS)

Included

CORNERING DRAG-TORQUE SLIP CONTROL SYSTEM (C-DSCS)

Included

 

 

 

2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

DIMENSIONS

LENGTH

2,410 mm

SEAT HEIGHT, UNLADEN

720 mm

GROUND CLEARANCE

145 mm

RAKE

26

TRAIL

170 mm

WHEELBASE

1,625 mm

TYRES, FRONT SPECIFICATION

130/60B19 M/C 61H

TYRES, REAR SPECIFICATION

180/55B18 M/C 80H

TYRE, TYPE

Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear

FUEL CAPACITY

22.7 l

OIL CAPACITY (W/FILTER)

4.7 l

WEIGHT, AS SHIPPED

375 kg

WEIGHT, IN RUNNING ORDER

393 kg

LUGGAGE CAPACITY -VOLUME

0.062 m3

ENGINE

ENGINE 2

Milwaukee-Eight 121 VVT

BORE

103.5 mm

STROKE

117.5 mm

DISPLACEMENT

1,977 cc

COMPRESSION RATIO

11.4:1

FUEL SYSTEM

Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

EXHAUST

2-1-2 dual exhaust

PERFORMANCE

ENGINE TORQUE TESTING METHOD

EC 134/2014

ENGINE TORQUE 3

183 Nm

ENGINE TORQUE (RPM)

3500

HORSEPOWER

115 HP / 86 kW @ 5020 rpm

LEAN ANGLE, RIGHT (DEG.)

32

LEAN ANGLE, LEFT (DEG.)

32

FUEL ECONOMY TESTING METHOD

EU 134/2014

FUEL ECONOMY

6 l/100 km

CO2 EMISSIONS TESTING METHOD

EU 134/2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

140 g/km CO2

DRIVE TRAIN

PRIMARY DRIVE

Chain, 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

FRONT FORK

47 mm Inverted 1×1 Front Forks

REAR SHOCKS

Dual adjustable emulsions suspension with remote preload adjustment on the left shock, and threaded preload on the right shock

WHEELS, FRONT TYPE 4

Combo Cast Laced

WHEELS, REAR TYPE 4

Combo Cast Laced

BRAKES, TYPE

Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)

BRAKES, CALIPER TYPE

32 mm, 4-piston fixed dual radially mounted front, and single axially mounted rear

ELECTRIC

LIGHTS (AS PER COUNTRY REGULATION), INDICATOR LAMPS

LED

GAUGES

Digital gauges integrated within the display

INFOTAINMENT

INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

Skyline OS

TYPE

Full Color TFT

SCREEN SIZE

312 mm

WATTS PER CHANNEL

125

SPEAKERS

4

SPEAKER SIZE

Two 6.5in fairing speakers, and two 5x7in saddlebag speakers

HEADSET SPECIFICATIONS (IF EQUIPPED)

Harley-Davidson Audio 30K Wireless or 50S Wireless Headset depending on configuration

AM

Standard

FM

Standard

SD CARD, FLASH DRIVE AND MP3 – VIA USB CONNECTION

Supported

LANGUAGES

English (US/UK), German, Spanish (Mexico/Spain), French (Canada/France), Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Swedish

HANDS-FREE MOBILE PHONE – VIA BLUETOOTH

Standard

VOICE RECOGNITION LANGUAGES: PHONE FUNCTIONS ONLY

Phone dependent

VOICE RECOGNITION LANGUAGES: TUNER/MEDIA/NAVIGATION

Phone dependent

TEXT-TO-SPEECH (TTS) LANGUAGES

Phone dependent

RIDER/PASSENGER INTERCOM

Standard (passenger headset sold separately), VOX is available for HD headsets

VEHICLE INFORMATION SCREEN (AIR TEMPERATURE, OIL PRESSURE AND EITMS)

Standard

USB

USB-C/MTP/iPod/iPhone, any device with proper adapters to the electric power outlet located in the inner fairing storage.

BLUETOOTH

Phone/Media Player, Headset

RIDER SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)

Included

ELECTRONIC LINKED BRAKING (ELB)

Included

TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)

Included

DRAG-TORQUE SLIP CONTROL SYSTEM (DSCS)

Included

VEHICLE HOLD CONTROL (VHC)

Included

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)

Included

CORNERING ENHANCED ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (C-ABS)

Included

CORNERING ENHANCED ELECTRONIC LINKED BRAKING (C-ELB)

Included

CORNERING ENHANCED TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (C-TCS)

Included

CORNERING DRAG-TORQUE SLIP CONTROL SYSTEM (C-DSCS)

Included

 

  1. All prices shown are suggested retail prices only.

    Vehicle prices listed do not include an additional MSRP surcharge of £235 + vat (due to extraordinary raw materials and transportation costs) which is added to all MY23 Motorcycles and Trikes.

    Please speak with the dealership team for further details and to obtain a final on the road price.

  2. Recommended 91 octane (95 RON) or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  4. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
  5. Riding range estimates provided following the SAE J2982 and are based on expected performance of a fully-charged battery when operated under specified conditions. Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.

 

 

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