This is it—the pinnacle of the Harley-Davidson lineup. The ultimate in full dressed touring, the 2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited features the impressive all-new Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 powerplant, which puts out a stunning 124 ft/lbs of torque at just 3250 rpm.Another major upgrade this year is the suspension. Harley-Davidson uses Showa Dual Bending Valve forks, plus emulsion shocks that have no-tool spring-preload adjustment.
The amazing colors and paint schemes are all-new, of course, and both the Tour-Pak and Splitstream fairing are color matched. There’s also a new seat, and an LED taillight. So the 2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited sounds as good as it looks, there’s a BOOM! Box 6.5GT sound system and four-inch touring mufflers.Read our Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2017 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Spec:
Motor: Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114; single cam pushrod, 4vpc
Bore x stroke: 4.016” x 4.500”
Displacement: 114 cubic inches
Maximum torque: 124 ft/lbs @ 3250 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Cooling: Liquid and air
Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Dry sump
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated assist-and-slip
Primary drive: Chain
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Mild tubular steel w/ two-piece stamped and welded backbone
Front suspension: Showa 49mm Dual Bending Valve; 4.6 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Spring-preload adjustable emulsion shock; 3 inches of travel
Front tire: 130/80-17; Dunlop Harley-Davidson D408F
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