Harley-Davidson’s 2023 CVO Road Glide and Street Glide
Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) program was created back in 1999 as a way of breaking into the factory custom motorcycle market among the Big Dog, American IronHorse, Big Bear Choppers and other production custom manufacturers at the time. The CVO program was also a great opportunity for Harley’s Parts & Accessories and Screamin’ Eagle departments to showcase their latest wares on factory bikes to inspire and create interest in upcoming product releases, be it motorcycles or accessories. Harley’s CVOs are still a great platform for showcasing upcoming Harley P&A for the coming year(s). Earlier today, Harley-Davidson announced (at least somewhat) its plans for the freshly redesigned CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide models and both are equipped with redesigned fairings, new Variable Valve Timing Milwaukee-Eight engines, new suspension systems and new infotainment systems. Naturally, the CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide will be available in limited-production runs and aim to deliver the ultimate in styling, design, craftsmanship and attention to detail, along with top-of-the-line performance.
But you’re going to have to wait for all the specifics of these two new factory-custom baggers til June 7, 2023, when the official premiere dives deeper (tune in HERE). 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.
“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.”
NEW FEATURES FOR BOTH INCLUDE:
- Dramatic new visual designs
- New Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine
- All-new suspension
- All-new infotainment system
- Offered with two paint/finish options
“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.”
Harley’s new Batwinged CVO
The all-new batwing fairing featured on the 2023 CVO Street Glide model offers an evolved profile exhibiting a faster overall gesture and more swept windshield. Undercuts beneath the headlamp are more pronounced, and turn indicators are integrated as opposed to external units. While the iconic “T” shape of the batwing fairing is retained, the silhouette and graphic outline have been modernized with updated surfacing, and the new fairing integrates in design with the fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The “Omega-shaped” signature light provides instant recognition of the new model and turns signals are seamlessly integrated into the left and right lamp elements.
The Sharknose Also Gets an Update
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.
Further details will be announced on June 7, 2023. For more information, visit www.h-d.com/ourfutureisreal. Stay tuned for more right here.