Harley-Davidson has revealed full details about the brand new fashions in its premium CVO line, which had been first teased in April. The 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Avenue Glide and CVO Street Glide make use of the brand new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine, with the VVT referring to a variable valve-timing system.
Extra apparent is the brand new styling of the fashions, which provides sharper edges to create extra up to date design sensibilities. “Unique and dramatic new visible designs current a transformative revision of the Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring platform,” says the MoCo.
Needless to say the bikes’ new styling will certainly migrate to non-CVO fashions, that includes fairings with built-in venting and LED signature lighting with built-in turnsignals. Further design parts embrace a trimmed entrance fender, saddlebags with a three-dimensional form to mix in with the fairings, and new gas tanks with facet bevels.
New Combo Solid Laced wheels have a black machine-cut cast-aluminum rim and laced spokes for a novel look, a design that allows TPMS (tire-pressure monitoring system) on a laced wheel.
The brand new fairings characteristic a “floating” windscreen design that’s mentioned to enhance aerodynamics and rider consolation, augmented by adjustable air-control vanes within the middle vent. H-D studies that helmet buffeting is lowered by a mean of 60% in wind-tunnel testing in comparison with earlier fashions.
“With the all-new CVO Avenue Glide and CVO Street Glide fashions, our mission is to advance each facet of the Grand American Touring motorcycling expertise,” mentioned Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president, and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “These fashions set a brand new customary for Harley-Davidson efficiency, know-how, and magnificence, accelerating the evolution of the world’s most fascinating bike model.”
The brand new 121-cubic inch Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 ramps up energy and reliability, that includes liquid-cooled cylinder heads, variable valve timing, a brand new consumption tract, the next compression ratio, and a freer-flowing exhaust system. The 1,977cc V-Twin boasts 9.5% extra horsepower (115 hp at 4,500 rpm) and eight% extra torque (139 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm) than the earlier Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine.
Variable valve timing helps develop the engine’s powerband by advancing or retarding camshaft timing over a spread of 40 levels of crankshaft rotation, which additionally improves gas financial system by as much as 5%. Redesigned 4-valve cylinder heads incorporate new channels for coolant move across the exhaust valve areas utilizing an electrical pump to flow into coolant to a warmth exchanger (radiator) situated low on the entrance of the body. A brand new 4-liter airbox gives a 50% enchancment over the previous Heavy Breather consumption and combines with a bigger throttle physique to enhance energy. The transmission is upgraded with a brand new shift drum that supposedly makes it simpler to pick impartial.
The CVOs additionally supply selectable experience modes (Street, Sport, and Rain) that electronically management energy supply, engine braking, Cornering-Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), and Cornering-Traction Management System (C-TCS) settings.
All baggers are heavy, so it’s good to see the brand new Glides have trimmed some fats. Dry weight of the Avenue Glide has been minimize by 31 lb, whereas the Street Glide is 35 lb lighter. New triple clamps use a liquid aluminum forging course of that reduces weight by about 7 lb, and the 6.0-gallon gas tank is shaped from lighter-gauge metal.
The brand new CVOs use Showa suspension elements that “promote assured dealing with and supply a dramatic enchancment in rider consolation in comparison with earlier CVO fashions,” with rear suspension journey elevated by 50% to three.0 inches, and a brand new distant hydraulic preload-adjustment knob is situated ahead of the left saddlebag.
Braking efficiency needs to be considerably improved with the adoption of radially mounted 4-piston Brembo calipers up entrance.
The Glides obtain new instrumentation with a 12.3-inch TFT colour touchscreen changing the previous bikes’ analog devices and most switches, offering 400% higher display space. Powered by H-D’s new Skyline OS, the show is customizable inside three view choices and is appropriate with Apple and Android units.
A high-performance audio system options 4 Rockford Fosgate Stage II audio system which can be powered by a brand new 500-watt amplifier. Wi-Fi connectivity allows wi-fi connection to a rider’s gadget, and a Bluetooth receiver for wi-fi headsets is constructed into the system. Each fashions characteristic expanded media storage compartments with a USB-C connection level. Heated grips are actually customary and might be adjusted by way of the infotainment show or on the grips.
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Avenue Glide
The SG’s iconic batwing fairing will get an intensive overhaul, up to date to current a sooner total look with the splitstream vent now totally built-in into the design and pronounced undercuts beneath the LED headlamp. Amber LED turnsignals are seamlessly built-in into the left and proper lamp parts, cleansing up the general look. A shutdown sequence retains the signature lighting illuminated for 10 seconds after the car is turned off for a dramatic curbside impact.
2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
The Street Glide’s distinctive sharknose fairing will get up to date for a extra trendy look, “with extra floor pressure and the definition of a well-trained athlete.” The trailing fringe of the fairing now higher matches the form of the gas tank. The horizontal LED headlamp seems to have twin parts, mimicking the styling of earlier RGs. Amber turnsignal lamps are built-in throughout the outer parts of the signature lighting, eliminating the earlier bullet turnsignals.
The Street Glide now has a wider handlebar with a flatter bend, which purportedly places the rider’s arms in a extra pure place for long-haul driving and allows 27 levels of adjustability.
Each Glides characteristic a redesigned seat form and padding supplies to supply enchancment in long-range consolation. The seats (at 26.7 inches when laden) are formed to rotate the rider’s hips to a impartial place relative to the backbone, mentioned to scale back fatigue on a rider’s again and neck.
Each the Glides shall be provided in two end choices. The Commonplace Darkish Platinum end makes use of Vibrant Smoked Satin pinstriping with color-matched internal fairing panels. Engine elements are Gloss Black with Scorched Chrome accents on the engine inserts. The decrease rocker packing containers, pushrod tubes, and exhaust are completed in Scorched Chrome.
An non-obligatory improve is the Whiskey Neat/Raven Metallic two-tone with color-matched internal fairing, a paint course of utilized by hand. Raven Metallic panels are laid over the deep orange Whiskey Neat base, with airbrush accents and a brilliant orange pinstripe on the colour break. The engine and air cleaner are completed in Gloss Black with orange accents on the engine inserts. The decrease rocker packing containers and pushrod tube collars are painted Whiskey Neat. Pushrod tubes and exhaust are chrome. Adversary Assortment equipment characteristic a Black and Orange double anodized end.
The CVO Avenue Glide and CVO Street Glide fashions will make a U.S. public debut in Milwaukee throughout the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Pageant, July 13-16, 2023. Each fashions will attain approved Harley-Davidson supplier showrooms globally in mid-July with an MSRP of $42,999.