Today, Harley-davidson is releasing a new CVO serialized edition (999 units at a suggested U.S. retail price of $36,499) of its luxurious Ultra classic Electra Glide Model. And as you can see, Harley continues to lean to the dark side by trading the shine of chrome for a fade to black. The CVO Ultra is built on the new Touring chassis introduced by Harley-Davidson in 2009, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm specifically developed to suit the needs of long-haul touring rides.
It is powered by a black and chrome Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine and a 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission, which is the largest-displacement V-Twin engine offered from the factory by Harley-Davidson. Besides the black power-train, this special edition touring bike got a dark with a Crimson Mist Black / Dark Slate and Flame graphics base color, and approximately 185 other unique black parts, components and accessories. It includes “Contrast Chrome” Roulette wheels (17-inch front and 16-inch rear), a “Rumble” collection featuring nine Gloss Black accessories from mirrors to saddlebag latch covers, black engine and saddlebag guards, and Diamond Black gauge faces. The bike is equipped with a low 6.5-inch smoked windshield and adds premium Touring features like anti-lock braking system (ABS), LED saddlebag lights, Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), a six-gallon fuel tank, Brembo brakes and 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon, CB and intercom, and passenger audio with controls, cruise control, plus standard XM Radio and a handlebar-mounted Road Tech™ zūmo® 660 GPS Navigator. For comfort, Harley added a dual control heated leather seat with new perforated printed insert and a leather passenger backrest with adjustable lumbar support. Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide.