Bold paint, potent power and exclusive prestige soar to even higher levels in 2016 as Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ presents its latest collection of three limited-production factory-custom motorcycles, each a hand-crafted masterpiece intended to push the boundaries of motorcycle luxury, performance and technology.
Loaded for the long-haul aficionado, the 2016 CVO™ Limited model features an all-new paint scheme and new tank badges. Offering outstanding aerodynamics for rider and passenger, the 2016 CVO™ Road Glide® Ultra motorcycle is available in three new paint colour combinations with revised comfort and technical features. The sonic capability of the 2016 CVO™ Street Glide® model is matched only by its mind-blowing performance on the street, and the ultimate hot-rod bagger is back with four outrageous new colour options.
“Each year we work to make the new CVO motorcycles even more exclusive with content not available on a regular-production Harley-Davidson, along with an extreme level of attention to detail in design and finish,” said Adam Wright, Director of Marketing for Harley-Davidson Australia & New Zealand. “The goal is to create motorcycles that are visually exciting and thrilling to ride. Some CVO bikes make a wild statement, others express premium exclusivity, but they are all special motorcycles.”
Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are engineered and customised using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO program is often used to introduce new technologies, custom components and paint and graphic techniques before they are offered as original equipment or accessories.
For 2016, three new technical features debut on each of the 2016 CVO model motorcycles:
- A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System integrated into the valve stem on each wheel functions to monitor front and rear tyre pressures and to provide a warning of lower-than-optimal pressure. Tyre pressure can be viewed anytime through the odometer or the info screen of the infotainment system. The warning alert is displayed as a pop-up screen on the BOOM!™ Box infotainment system.
- A new integrated key fob combines the functions of the electric luggage locking system and the proximity-activated security system, conveniently replacing two previous fobs with a single device.
- New LED front and rear turn signals combine modern style and long bulb life with increased light intensity for enhanced conspicuity.
The 2016 CVO Limited, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Ultra are exclusively powered by the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin-Cooled™ Twin Cam 110™ engine with a combination of air-cooled and precision liquid-cooling strategies to maintain peak performance under the most demanding loads and riding conditions. All models are equipped with the Assist & Slip Clutch Pack that provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce loading of the driveline, and hydraulic clutch actuation to reduce lever effort and maintenance. All Harley-Davidson CVO models are factory-equipped with electronic cruise control, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, keyless ignition and the H-D Factory Security System, and an indoor/outdoor storage cover with the CVO logo. New for 2016, a narrow-profile primary cover and derby cover on all three models improves rider leg clearance, allowing many riders a more firm-footed stance on the ground.
2016 CVO Limited: Offering the ultimate in refined touring luxury, the CVO Limited model appears in a new paint scheme that flows from front to rear and incorporates new tank badges. New styling details include a colour-matched splitstream vent in the batwing fairing, replacing the previous black vent. A new colour-matched bezel for the wrap-around lighting on the Tour-Pak® luggage replaces the previous black bezel. A new super-premium cover material for the rider and passenger seating surfaces combines vinyl and perforated leather for improved comfort.
Refined by Project RUSHMORE, the CVO Limited is equipped with Daymaker™ LED lighting, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, and the colour touchscreen BOOM! Box 6.5 GT infotainment system with 3D GPS and 6.5-inch BOOM!™ Bagger speakers with 75-watt-per-channel amplification.
The Airflow Collection combines black rubber and brilliant chrome highlights on heated hand grips, the brake pedal pad and shifter peg and rider and passenger floorboards. Premium removable luggage liners, back-lit hand control and dash switches and a high-output charging system are also standard equipment.
The CVO Limited rolls on polished-chrome Slicer custom wheels. The new paint scheme is offered in three colour combinations: Palladium Silver/Phantom Blue, Carbon Dust/Electric Red Pearl, and Charcoal Slate/Palladium Silver.
2016 CVO Road Glide Ultra: Wind-tunnel tested to deliver outstanding aerodynamic performance for rider and passenger, the distinctive frame-mounted, shark-nose fairing of the CVO Road Glide Ultra motorcycle features triple splitstream vents and a 13.5-inch touring windshield to virtually eliminate head buffeting. An exclusive 1.25-inch diameter chrome handlebar offers more pullback and height to position the rider for optimal control and long-haul comfort. Touring comfort is further enhanced by improved seat and backrest shapes and foam density for rider and passenger. A new colour-matched bezel for the wrap-around lighting on the Tour-Pak replaces the previous black bezel. The fairing is equipped with brilliant Dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamps. The colour-matched inner fairing holds a colour touchscreen BOOM! ™ Box 6.5 GT infotainment system with 3D GPS and 6.5-inch BOOM! Bagger™ speakers with 75-watt-per-channel amplification. The influence of Project RUSHMORE includes Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, One-Touch design latches, and stout 49mm forks. A dual-control heated seat, polished chrome Slicer custom wheels, premium removable luggage liners, back-lit hand control and dash switches and a high-output charging system are also standard equipment. The paint scheme features flowing colour in three new combinations: Ruby Red/Palladium Silver, Stardust Silver/Palladium Silver, and Charcoal Slate/Carbon Dust.
2016 CVO Street Glide: The CVO Street Glide combines muscular Screamin’ Eagle® performance with a premium audio system unmatched for sonic quality in the motorcycle category – a BOOM! Box audio system driving four dual-amped three-way speakers through a pair of 300-watt, four-channel amplifiers, meticulously engineered to deliver extraordinary sound optimised for the motorcycle riding environment. A colour-matched splitstream fairing vent replaces the previous black vent in the batwing fairing.
The CVO Street Glide also features a side-fill fuel tank topped by a slammed console with illuminated CVO logo, extended saddlebags, Airflow Collection accessories from hand grips to muffler caps, a custom CVO seat, Daymaker™ LED headlamp and aerodynamic Wind Splitter windscreen. Project RUSHMORE features include an iconic Batwing fairing with splitstream vent to reduce head buffeting, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, and the BOOM! ™ Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS.
For 2016, wheels are selected to complement each paint colour combination: Five-spoke Contrast Chrome Aggressor wheels and a blacked-out engine are paired with the dynamic Carbon Crystal/ Phantom Flames and White Amethyst/Black Liquorice Flames colours; Polished Chrome Aggressor wheels and a Granite and Chrome engine are matched with the Atomic Red/ Candy Apple Flames or Black Liquorice/Midnight Cobalt Flames colours.