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2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

For 2012, Harley-Davidson continues to produce the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Street Glide, the motorcycle considered The Motor Company’s “hot-rod bagger.”

Like the previous-year’s model, the FLHXSE3 CVO Street Glide continues to arrive with the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 ci, which pushes 118 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm, and the 19-inch Agitator front wheel, the largest-diameter wheel ever offered on a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle.

What Harley did different with the 2012 CVO Street Glide was based around aesthetics and sound; three new unique color combos are available for the ’12 Street Glide, and a more powerful audio system, with 100 watts of power per channel (400 watts total) and eight custom speakers.

Harley has also added some additional styling dynamics to the Street Glide, including diamond-cut, charcoal faces on the speedometer/tachometer gauges.

As always, the CVO Street Glide is built on the innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm “developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders.”

Following are the highlights, specs, color options and MSRP for the 2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide Highlights:

  • NEW Three exclusive paint schemes: – Dark Slate/Black Diamond with Phantom Flame graphics; Hot Citrus/Antique Gunstock with Phantom Flame graphics; Ruby Red/Typhoon Maroon with Phantom Flame graphics
  • NEW Custom low profile, solo leather touring seat with an embossed pattern
  • NEW Matching detachable passenger pillion and passenger backrest pad
  • NEW High-output amplified audio system with 100 watts of power per channel (400 watts total) and eight custom speakers
  • NEW New saddlebag lids molded to hold custom 5-inch x 7-inch speakers with bridged tweeters
  • NEW Diamond Cut, Charcoal faces on speedometer, tachometer and 2-inch gauges
  • NEW Diamond Cut, Charcoal inserts for timer cover, derby cover and ignition switch
  • NEW Custom console insert with chrome CVOTM emblem and LED back light
  • 19-inch, 7-spoke Mirror Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel and Agitator floating brake rotors with chrome center web
  • Side-fill fuel tank with chrome flush-mount LED fuel gauge and flush-mount cap
  • 8GB Apple iPod nano and iPod holder
  • Color-matched components include: fairing lowers with speaker housings, license plate light cover, saddlebag latch covers and rear strut covers
  • Smoked, 7-inch Electra Glide® wind deflector
  • Customer Care package that includes a tool kit, microfiber detail cloth, and H-D jiffy stand coaster
  • Hydraulic rear shocks with hand-adjustable preload
  • Twin Cam 110 granite powder-coated powertrain with 110 Screamin’ Eagle identifiers on cylinder heads
  • Rumble Collection includes grips, rider floorboard inserts, passenger and shifter pegs, and brake pedal pad
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Smoked turn signal lenses with amber bulbs
  • Carry-out saddlebag liners
  • Injection-molded, extended saddlebags, full depth with contoured bottoms and increased storage
  • Color-matched rear fascia panel incorporates LED stop/turn/tail lights
  • Chrome Accessories: – Voltage regulator – Classic front axle nut covers – Lower triple tree cover – Front wheel spacer – Valve stem cover caps – Dipstick – Rider footboard supports – Passenger footboard supports
  • Black high-torque 1.4kW starter
  • High-performance clutch with
  • hydraulic actuation
  • Harley-Davidson Smart Security System

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide Specs:


  • Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110
  • Displacement (in./cc): 110/1802
  • Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive
  • Miles Per Gallon: 41 combined City/HWY
  • Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters): 6.0/22.7
  • Power: 118 ft. lbs. torque @ 3750


  • Length (in./mm): 96.2/2443
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 26.5/673
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613


  • Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
  • Front: D408 130/60B19 61H
  • Rear: D407 180/55B18 80H


  • Front: Mirror Chrome Agitator Custom Wheels 19 in. x 3.5 in. (483 mm x 89 mm)
  • Rear: Mirror Chrome Agitator Custom Wheels 18 in. x 5 in. (457 mm x 127 mm)

Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg):

  • 820/372

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide Color Options/MSRP:

  • Dark Slate/Black Diamond with Phantom Flame graphics / $32,699
  • Hot Citrus/Antique Gunstock with Phantom Flame graphics / $32,699
  • Ruby Red/Typhoon Maroon with Phantom Flame graphics / $32,699