If you are touring a lot, have more pesos than the average, can pay cash and want to ride to the dark side, Harley-Davidson has added a new CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) flavor to its Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® models line. The CVO Ultra 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 powertrain, this “menacing” touring bike revels in all things dark with a Crimson Mist Black / Dark Slate and Flame graphics base color, and approximately 185 other unique black parts, components and accessories meticulously melded to form and function by the CVO team. Each motorcycle is serialized from one to 999 and displays a formidable array of blacked out components (why the exhaust is still chrome?). The CVO Ultra presents a lower profile up front with a 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, zūmo® Navigator, cruise control, plus standard XM Radio. In the US this one will set you back $36,499. And guess what? All Harley CVO’s are doing very well and appear to be sold…before they are manufactured. Harley-Davidson.