A sleek, lean muscle machine, the 2009 CVO Road Glide is a bagger loaded with style and attitude. From its lowered front fender and skirted saddlebags to its vivid paint and massive powertrain, the CVO team showed little restraint when executing the CVO Road Glide. Start with the unbridled power of the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine, 1800cc of pure American V-Twin muscle and the largest engine offered by Harley-Davidson. Available only on CVO models, the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Twin Cam 110 produces huge torque at 2
4000 rpm and features electronic throttle control and a heavy-duty, self-adjusting clutch with hydraulic actuation. It’s finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers, and features new “110 Screamin’ Eagle” badges on the air cleaner cover insert. A custom oil cooler has a chrome cover with the CVO logo.
The CVO Road Glide rolls on the same all-new chassis that underpins all 2009 Harley-Davidson Touring models, based on a redesigned frame and swingarm for enhanced manoeuverability. The new Touring chassis also incorporates a new motor-mount system that reduces engine shake at idle, a new 2-1-2 exhaust system with a one-piece front exhaust shield, and a new 180 mm Dunlop® Multi-Tread rear tyre.
Over this foundation CVO layers chrome and custom components. To achieve a lower profile, composite skirts are added to the saddlebag bottoms and wrap over the exhaust pipe outlets. Filler strips between the saddlebag and rear fender incorporate LED stop-tail-turn lights that replace the traditional fender-mounted lights and signals. To balance the bike visually front-to-rear, the front fender has been lowered with a new mounting bracket, and the fender covers a new 18-inch-diameter front wheel. The effect is to place the front fender skirt as low as is practically possible for street use. The CVO Road Glide rolls on 18-inch Blade chrome forged aluminium wheels front and rear.
The frame-mounted, aerodynamic fairing is the most distinctive design element of the Road Glide, and it gets a full custom treatment from CVO. The inner fairing panel is colour-matched and carries gauges with spun-aluminium faces. The gauges are back-lit. The headlight area is revised with new trim that replaces the clear headlight cover used on the regular-production Road Glide. New headlight lenses are hardened. The fairing is topped with a black, low-profile wind deflector and trim assembly.
Rider comfort begins with a new low-profile, two-up seat with Buffalo inserts and a matching passenger backrest. The new Touring exhaust system creates more space between the passenger and the exhaust pipe, producing less heat. The new frame increases passenger leg room behind the calves. Brembo® brakes with ABS are standard equipment, as is cruise control, two-speaker AM/FM/WB/CD/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon®, and air-adjustable rear suspension.
A chrome tank console has a push-button fuel door and a new insert with the CVO logo. The hand and foot controls are from the Rumble collection, with matching mirrors, saddlebag latches and passenger footpegs. Handlebars are internally wired for a clean look. The CVO Road Glide has a chromed front end, chrome billet rear brake and shift levers, chrome switch housings and master cylinders, and enough other chromed parts to keep this bike sparkling night and day.
The 2009 CVO Road glide is available in three colour combinations, all with Ghost Feather graphics: Yellow Pearl & Charcoal Slate, Stardust Silver & Titanium Dust, and Electric Orange & Vivid Black.