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2021 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS COMBINE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE, STYLE AND LUXURY

Published on January 19, 2021 under Feature
2021 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS COMBINE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE, STYLE AND LUXURY

Two Models Debut Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate

MILWAUKEE (January 19, 2021) – Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ represent the pinnacle of Harley-Davidson style and design. Created for the most discerning customers, the 2021 CVO models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive, engineered and assembled to factory-quality standards and backed by the Harley-Davidson limited warranty. The Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain – the most displacement and power offered in a motorcycle straight from the Harley-Davidson factory – is exclusive to four limited-production, premium CVO models.

CVO models for 2021 include the CVO™ Limited, the CVO™ Street Glide®, the CVO™ Road Glide® and the CVO™ Tri Glide®. Each 2021 CVO model features new paint and graphics. The CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide models introduce high-fidelity Stage II Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate.

Styling Choices

CVO models feature exclusive paint colors and designs executed to a level of intricate quality that is unmatched in the motorcycle and automotive categories. CVO models are also used to introduce new finish treatments that are used as alternatives to traditional chrome.

To appeal to a broad range of customer tastes, CVO models are created with distinctly different styling treatments marrying curated color palettes and finishes. Three styling choices are offered for the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models, from a look with a bright powertrain and chrome details with two-tone paint, to a combination of dark and bright finishes with a fade paint treatment, to a very dark look with a monochrome paint. Two styling choices are offered for the CVO Limited and the CVO Tri Glide models – a bright powertrain and chrome detail with two-tone paint or a dark look with a monochrome paint.

High-Performance Engine

The Milwaukee-Eight® 117 V-Twin engine is exclusive to CVO models and is currently the most-powerful engine offered in the Harley-Davidson model line.

  • 117 cubic inch displacement
  • 125 ft. lbs. of torque
  • 10.2:1 compression ratio helps increase torque
  • High-performance camshaft matched to displacement and air flow
  • High-performance intake flows more air into the engine

NEW Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate

This  rider-focused motorcycle audio performance is designed to produce legendary sound. Harley-Davidson and Rockford Fosgate have worked together to create  all-new components that produce legendary sound – -an advanced, high-performance audio system that pushes the bounds of technology, featuring speakers and amplifiers designed specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate with Stage II tri-axial speakers is the exclusive featured audio system for the 2021 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models.

 Rockford Fosgate is a registered trademark of Rockford Corp.

  • Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II Speakers
    Designed to deliver ultra-clear highs, super-clean midrange, and ground-thumping bass, these amplified three-way speakers feature a durable injection molded woofer and a separate bridge-mounted midrange and tweeter speakers. Each speaker unit is rated to handle up to 150 watts of power and designed to deliver outrageous volume with less distortion for amazing sound, even at highway speeds.
  • Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Amplifier
    Powerful, intelligent amplifier technology has been engineered to perform in the demanding motorcycle environment. This new, compact amplifier (8.13″ x 5.39″ x 2.01″) is installed in the motorcycle saddlebag. A single amplifier powers two sets of Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II speakers. Power rating is 100 watts per channel x 4 @ 2ohms.

 

CVO Model Audio Systems

CVO Street Glide model: Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system with Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II 3-way, 6.5” fairing speakers, 125 watts RMS power handling per speaker and Stage II 3-way 5”x7” saddlebag speakers, 125 watts RMS power handling per speaker. The system is powered by a 4-channel, 400-watt RMS amplifier.

CVO Road Glide model: Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II 3-way 6.5” fairing speakers, 125 watts RMS power handling per speaker and Stage II 3-way 5”x7” saddlebag speakers, 125 watts RMS power handling per speaker. The system is powered by a 4-channel, 400-watt RMS amplifier.

CVO™ Limited model: Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system with four Boom! Stage I 2-way speakers (located in fairing and Tour-Pak® luggage), powered by a single, 4-channel, 300-watt RMS amplifier.

CVO Tri Glide® model: Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with four Boom! Stage I 2-way speakers (located in fairing and Tour-Pak luggage), powered by a single, 4-channel, 300-watt RMS amplifier.

RDRS Safety Enhancements

RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as RDRS), is a collection of technology designed to enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or poor road conditions, and is standard technology on each 2021 CVO model. RDRS Safety Enhancements are designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking, in a straight line or while in a turn. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. Elements of RDRS Safety Enhancements include Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking (C-ELB), Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS), Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

 

Daymaker® Adaptive LED Headlamp

The 2021 CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide® models are equipped with a Daymaker Adaptive LED Headlamp, the most-advanced headlamp system ever developed for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Patented sensors and electronics integrated into the headlamp control 12 additional LED lights that activate based on the lean of the bike to project light into corners to illuminate areas of the road that may be unlit by traditional LED headlamps.

Wireless Headset

Each 2021 CVO motorcycle is shipped with a Boom!™ Audio 30K Bluetooth® Helmet Headset, which connects via Bluetooth® interface with the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system and eliminates fussing with cords. The headset features Mesh Intercom™ Network protocol that automatically connects to a near limitless number of riders while in public mode – no more lost group connections when someone goes out of range – and can connect with up to 16 riders in private mode at a range of up to 5 miles (8.05km). This headset also fulfills the Apple CarPlay microphone requirement for the Boom!™ Box GTS.

MY21 CVO Model Specific Information

CVO Road Glide model: A Touring motorcycle with menacing style behind its distinctive shark nose fairing and dual headlamps.

  • NEW Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate® Stage II
  • NEW Exclusive Combo 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel. This new wheel features a cast-aluminum rim and laced-spokes for a new look that is both rugged and exclusive. This design also enables TPMS on a laced wheel. This is the only 21-inch front wheel offered on a H-D Touring model. The front suspension is re-tuned for no compromise in handling and braking performance.
  • NEW LED console light
  • NEW Instrument faces
  • NEW Standard-length saddlebags (replace extended-length bags)
  • Precision Cooled Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain
  • Heated Kahuna™ Collection hand grips match Kahuna™ shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger boards.
  • Fang Front Spoiler is dramatic lower bodywork and a fresh custom styling feature.
  • Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy Breather intake for improved air flow and bold hot-rod style.
  • Dual Daymaker® LED Headlamps
  • NEW Paint Options
    • Sunset Orange Fade / Sunset Black with satin chrome finishes
    • Black Hole with gloss black and black onyx finishes
    • Bronze Armor with smoked satin and gloss black finishes

CVO Street Glide model: A premium hot rod bagger.

  • NEW Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate® Stage II
  • NEW LED console light
  • NEW Instrument faces
  • Precision Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain
  • Heated Kahuna™ Collection hand grips match Kahuna™ shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger boards.
  • Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy Breather intake for improved air flow and bold hot-rod style.
  • Daymaker Adaptive LED Headlamp
  • NEW Paint Options:
    • Sunset Orange Fade / Sunset Black with satin chrome finishes
    • Great White Pearl with gloss black and black onyx finishes
    • Bronze Armor with smoked satin finishes

CVO Limited Model: The ultimate in long-range touring comfort and luxury.

  • NEW LED console light
  • NEW Instrument Faces
  • Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain
  • Tomahawk™ Front 19-inch and Rear 18-inch wheels Gloss Black and Contrast Satin
  • Heated Kahuna™ Collection hand grips match Kahuna™ shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger boards.
  • Daymaker Adaptive LED Headlamp
  • NEW Paint Options
    • Royal Purple Fade / Royal Black with chrome finishes
    • Bronze Armor with smoked chrome finishes

 

CVO Tri Glide Model: A super-premium trike that screams “ultimate 3-wheeler” and offers distinctive style, powerful performance and long-haul touring capability.

  • NEW Instrument Faces
  • Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain
  • Tomahawk™ Contrast Cut cast aluminum wheels, Front 18-inch and Rear 18-inch
  • Kahuna™ Collection: Heated rider grips, pegs, rider and passenger floor boards, and muffler tips
  • All LED Lighting: Daymaker® LED headlamp, fog lamps, tail/brake lamps and signals
  • NEW Paint Options
    • Sunset Orange / Sunset Black with chrome finishes
    • Charred Crimson with black finishes

 

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About Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Our vision: Building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture with an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles in addition to riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get Harley-Davidson riders on the road. Learn more at www.harley-davidson.com.

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