2011 Harley CVO Road Glide Ultra Preview

2011 CVO Preview

The new 2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra provides the feature-savvy riders everything they possibly need, from an aerodynamic frame-mounted fairing, to a Road Tech zumo 660 GPS navigation system to upgraded Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system with BOOM! Bagger speakers and an 8GB iPod nano and dock.

But along with these features also arrives much comfort: a two-up suspended touring seat with dual heat controls, adjustable backrests and leather insert surfaces.

For comfort at speed, Harley did some wind-tunnel testing, which was used to design a new mounting angle for the 16-inch Road Glide windshield and discreet deflectors that reduce buffeting in the rider area.

New CVO Road Glide Ultra FLTRUSE Highlights:

• An exclusive paint scheme, with color-matched inner fairing and speedometer/ tachometer pod

• Road Tech zumo 660 GPS unit with integrated handlebar mount and Navigation Interface Module feeds GPS verbal commands to the radio speakers

• The 40-watt per channel Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System features four BOOM! Audio High Performance BOOM! Bagger speakers, XM satellite radio, CB/intercom with two headsets, and a new amplifier with customized equalization for the BOOM! Audio speakers

• An 8GB Apple iPod nano with an etched Bar & Shield logo connects to the audio system through an iPod interface and iPod holder located in the saddle bag

• Road Glide 16-inch windshield with a reduced angle to limit buffeting

• Road Glide wind deflectors fit on top of the engine guards and redirect turbulent air from the area between the fairing and the fuel tank

• Hammock-style suspended, dual-control heated seat with leather inserts and reshaped rider area

• Spring-board style suspension system in the passenger area

• Passenger backrest with adjustable lumbar support and leather inserts has “Ultra Road Glide” monogram. An adjustable rider backrest also has leather inserts

• Inner fairing storage box plush liners

• Chrome billet muffler end caps with black spears

• Chrome, 1-inch diameter handlebar has a more-comfortable shape and is internally wired

• Chrome mirrors NEW Diamond-cut inserts for the CB pod, Tour-Pak lid, and the Screamin Eagle 110 intake

• Customer Care package that includes a tool kit, microfiber detail cloth, and H-D jiffy stand coaster

Standard Highlights:

• Rumble Collection rider footboard inserts, passenger footboard inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal, highway pegs, saddlebag latch covers, and heated hand grips with chrome end caps

• Mirror Chrome Agitator wheels

Key Features:

• The CVO Road Glide Ultra, a super-premium touring motorcycle, offers its rider and passenger exceptional style, comfort and performance. The aerodynamic, frame-mounted fairing offers a lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing, and incorporates dual headlamps and a cockpit- style instrument display.

• Production will be limited to approximately 3,000 units assembled at the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations facility in York, Pa.

• The CVO Road Glide Ultra is built on the innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s more-powerful engines.

• Aerodynamic fork-mounted fairing with dual headlamps

• Anti-Lock Brakes

• Electronic Cruise Control

• Air Wing Tour-Pak rack

• Hard saddlebags and Deluxe Tour-Pak with color-matched LED brake/tail lamp and Air Wing Tour-Pak rack

• Plush Tour-Pak bottom liner embellished with the CVO monogram, and CVO carry-out luggage liners for the Tour-Pak and saddlebags

• Power lock system secures saddlebags, Tour-Pak and ignition

• Brilliant LED interior Tour-Pak and saddlebag lighting, and Tour-Pak 12Volt outlet

• Chrome Accessories – Fork sliders – Upper fork covers – Lower triple tree cover – Front wheel spacer – Valve stem cover caps – Classic front axle nut covers – Dipstick – Voltage Regulator – Rider footboard supports – Adjustable passenger footboard supports – Billet engine guard footpeg mounts – Extended-reach billet-style brake lever – Billet-style heel/toe shift levers

• High-performance clutch with hydraulic actuation • Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with siren

2011 CVO Road Glide Ultra Specs:

• Length (in./mm): 98.8/2510

• Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 27.5/699

• Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613

• Tire: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear

Front: D408 130/70B18 63H

Rear: D407 180/55B18 80H

• Wheel

Front: 7-spoke, mirror chrome Agitator wheels 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)

Rear: 7-spoke, mirror chrome Agitator wheels 18 in. x 5 in. (457 mm x 127 mm)

• Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters): 6.0/22.7

• Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg): 905/410.5

• Engine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110TM

• Displacement (in./cc) 110/1803

• Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

• Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive

• Miles Per Gallon: 47 HWY/32 CITY

• Custom Colors:

Rio Red and Black Ember with Quartzite Graphic

Charcoal Slate and Black Twilight with Quartzite Graphic

Frosted Ivory and Vintage Gold with Quartzite Graphic

• U.S. MSRP: $35,999

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).