2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide®

At a MSRP of $32,499, the new CVO Street Glide Twin-Cam 110″ (1803 cc) ESPFI is equipped with a 19-inch Agitator front wheel the largest-diameter wheel ever offered on a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle (Rear wheel is 18″) Ventilated fairing lowers house two of the six speakers that are part of a high-output audio system boosted by a new high-efficiency, 100-watt-per-channel amplifier. The audio system also incorporates an 8GB iPod nano with dock and holder located in the right saddlebag.

The side-fill fuel tank is topped with a flush-mount cap and LED gauge, and a new low-profile console. A new low-profile seat is faced with snake-style leather inserts, and the fairing is topped with a new seven-inch smoked wind deflector. The new paint scheme is executed in four different color combinations, and for the first time, those colors are complimented by a specific engine color and finish, wheel finish, tank console finish, muffler end-cap style and inner fairing color.

4 paint schemes. Kryptonite and Black Diamond, Black Diamond and Inferno Orange, Autumn Haze and Antique Gunstock, Back Diamond with Crimson Tag Graphics. Harley-Davidson

Barnett Harley-Davidson

40 Responses to “2011 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide®”


  1. 1 1550tc Aug 13th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    The weight on these bikes 940lbs dry?? and the hp that 110 makes, these 110 se bikes are just a joke, boat anchors!!

  2. 2 BC Aug 13th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Would sure like to see this in the $25,000 or under price range. HD is putting these out of reach for the average working Joe.

  3. 3 1550tc Aug 13th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    BC

    these bikes are proof that some guys just have way to much $$$

    huge cash cows for HD, same shit chryco did with k cars, which they sold as new yorkers

    so funny to see ing a guy and his ole babe going up hill with the bike loaded and the throttle fully twisted and he can barley get up the hill

  4. 4 Las Vegas Harley Davidson Aug 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    We were lucky enough to attend the 2010 Summer Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas where we got to see all of the 2011 models up-close & learn all about the great new features! The 2011 CVO Street Glide was definitely one that caught our eyes!

    Check out our recent blog post discussing our other two favorite bikes that we saw for 2011!

  5. 5 Mr. Knuckles Aug 13th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    The new CVO Street Glide comes with an iPhone app that allows the owner to order accessories and t-shirts while on the road for pickup at the nearest Harley dealership to their route. An optional LCD projector and dvd player built into the right saddlebag enables the owner to project endless episodes of Sons of Anarchy on the wall of their favorite roadhouse.

  6. 6 Darin Maltsberger- Instructor@MTI Aug 13th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I got to see the one that Willie G. Davidson rode into Sioux Falls, SD ( J&L Harley-Davidson) the Saturday before Sturgis. No matter what anyone says, and even if it isn’t your personal style, there is a lot of cool innovations and gadgets that are part of this bike. I struggle to be a bagger man, but this bike has a lot going on. Out of my buget, but stil a ride I’d love to have. Thanks.
    -Darin

  7. 7 Woody Aug 13th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Finally! A stock Harley with sound to match the aftermarket’s power. Once again they follow the outsiders’ concepts, but at least they finally got it done. I can’t afford one of these bkes but I’m glad they made them available for those who obviously can.

  8. 8 robert henderson Aug 13th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I just went to my local dealer and inspected the new CVO 2011 Street Glide.

    This is a beautiful machine, however, it is low on power, and the price is ridiculous!!!

    I just bought a 2010 toyota tundra with ten times the engineering, material,and development costs for the same price.

    These CVO’s are nice, but there playing Harley riders for easy suckers!

    Lower the cost to $25,000 without reducing the features or I’m done buying Harley’s

  9. 9 ROCKSTAR Aug 14th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    At a MSRP of $32,499 THEY AREN’T PLANNING ON SELLING VERY MANY.

  10. 10 Michael Rasmussen Aug 14th, 2010 at 6:53 am

    THIS would be the one Harley I would allow back in my garage IF I had an extra $35K lying around! Not bad looking…comes in a cool green color combo too…would look better with a 21″ front wheel and a Klockwerks windshield, and bump that engine up to 113″ w/Stage II kit and some S&S touring pipes and dual cone intake………oops, there I go again – just added about $4K to the cost of this puppy without even breaking a sweat! Sorry, no more Harley “money pits” for me!

    (my current ride is a 2009 Big Dog K9 in 15th Anniversary colors, #5 of 15 made….yeowza!!)

  11. 11 Terry St. Amand Aug 14th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I agree with the others. Too much money for too little horsepower and too much weight. Too many other options out there for your money…..

  12. 12 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian MotorCycle Co Aug 14th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    The more successful Harley is the more successful our industry is as a whole. CVO operations for most auto/motorcycle manufacturers are profitable divisions. Harley has identified this and will continue to pursue it. One has to hand it to them that they are very sharp bikes.

  13. 13 Gary Bang Aug 14th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The CVO is like flying First Class you pay more and you get their at the same time as the rest, but you sure feel better.

    The CVO is for the customer that wants the very best offered and wants to really feel good and does not care that the whole family can fit in a Toyota and even haul a bail of hay.

    He is called Top Joe and Top Joe wants the very Best.

    Average Joe, Harley has a lot of very nice product to offer him , still Average Joe would like to be Top Joe.

    Poor Joe he would really like to be Average Joe some day and even the thought of owning a motorcycle would excite him.

    It seems that a lot of use are Average Joe’s and that is not so bad, but I would really like to be Top Joe. Gary Bang

  14. 14 Ulf Engborg Aug 14th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    $32,499 would be a bargain in Europe. Here in Sweden I’ll have to pay around $44,000 for this bike.

  15. 15 Patrick Jansen Aug 14th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I find it incredulous that people complain about Harley’s prices. I’ve just seen the price of $25000 tossed around for this bike comparing it to a Toyota Tundra and the threats being made about not buying Harleys anymore. If Harley produced as many of these as Toyota did Tundras they’d be $15000. People complain because they can’t afford them. Stop whining and get a better job.

    As far as power goes…I ride a freakin 1997 Road King and have made eighteen trips to Sturgis Fully loaded two up and make it every time and no one is sailing past me. The 110 has plenty of power, what do you want a Viper motor in it. When it comes to power and price you guys really need to start doing some basic math.

  16. 16 Patrick Jansen Aug 14th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    And as far as not selling very many of them…try to go buy one and you’ll find the ones coming in already have deposits waiting on them.

  17. 17 Bigal Aug 15th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I LOVE THIS BLOG, when HD builds a real great Bike and and guys with like Robert Henderson talk about TiYotooo’s Pick em ups in comparison with what He bought with $32 K of sensible Spending. “First of all you Aien’t in the HD Caliber of Ownership any ways. I know at the very best you ride a VTX. I love it when a Gary Bang talks about Average Joe and, describes the 3 types of Buyers and Patrick Jansen, you are correct “quit whinning and get a better Job”. I know that’s right. And 1550tc, all worried about the Weight. Are you going to lift the Bike and and carry it upstairs, to bed with you? And Michael Rassmussen, the only reason your Big Dog is a Limited Production is because No one else was In line loooking to buy One and: secondly The Factory didn’t have any Employees left, and no Money left in the Bank to build one. Please post your FOR SALE Add for $12 Grand in the next year after you really start Riding the DOG, and make sure you use your name “RASMUSSEN” in the ad, we will know who’s Bike it is for sure! Back to the real Bloggers and Readers and Lovers of HD’s. Great Bike, Great Design, Great Options and Just deciding to spend the extra $10 G’s in options up front from the Factory or spendind $14 G’s later on down the Road, bit by bit and Show after Show and Event after Event, purchasing all the Goodies to make my Own CVO. Just the way life is for us Average Joes, or Just Joe’s or Wannabe Joe’s!!! Carry On Cyrill.

  18. 18 Somchai Klinkaman Aug 16th, 2010 at 1:23 am

    $32K would be a steal and $44k would still be a bargin in Thailand where this bike is selling for $65k.

    We’re used to payng a premium for a HD here.

    While these CVO’s are great to ride, I own an 07 cvo RK, their (CVO’s) resale value isn’t great, typically loosing half their value within 3 years.

  19. 19 JimC Aug 16th, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I am riding a FXFX which is a Dyna Sport. Great handling bike with adjustable suspension and plenty of power. In the looks dept,it is blacked out and gets lots of compliments and is pretty much stock from the factory.
    I have said in the past,my next bike would be a Street Glide and I have to say after seeing this bike,that I am headed over to the dealership to check them out,up close and personal. The bike pictured above brings the best that HD has to the table. I am not sure that it is worth $32K but pricing is irrelevent when talking about a bike that I would keep for next 20 yrs. My Dyna is 11 yrs old and not going anywhere. ;) Just my .02

  20. 20 fuji Aug 16th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    This test is based being the top dog when you were in High School… and later as a boomer.

    What crowd you ran with, what car you drove, what motorcycle you owned , who you dated, how loud and obnoxious you are. etc.

    It’s pretty accurate.

    You may want to send it to your friends to see if they’ve changed. If you have friends or people who one thinks of as friends just because they say hello or admire you just because they glance your way.

    This doesn’t have anything to do about owning a motorcycle and the pleasure of riding but just about being ” Top Dog.”

    Oh so Many !

    COOL PERSON TEST ——– The answer is_____ your still a xxxx xxxx.

  21. 21 robert henderson Aug 16th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I’ve been riding harleys longer than most “wanna be’s” have been getting tattoos, and buying every piece of harley clothing they can get on their effiminate fat butts.
    I make $100,000 a year and can afford them. My current 06 flhtcuse was such a dog, i pulled the stock drivetrain and added a 124″ S&S with a procharger. Now the bike can handle the top dog status.
    If your willing to pay $40,000 setting up a new bike, and still settle for 100 horsepower, you either have a vagina or want to be one, let alone possess the common sense of a shoe lace.

  22. 22 robert henderson Aug 16th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    just a footnote for Bigal

    my toyota tundra is 100% built in the USA, unlike your ford, chevy’s, and the rest of the rattle traps you buy from mexico.

    and with the factory supercharger it puts out 500 horsepower.
    but i’m sure you yuppie talkin manly men would settle for some milk and cookies!

  23. 23 robert henderson Aug 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    fuji???

    give me a break!

    you better stick to your backpack and rubics cube, and leave the horsepower to the people who invented it!

  24. 24 fuji Aug 16th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    robert henderson

    Thanks for taking the hook , I assumed another fish would bite but when you fish at Boca Grand any Tarpon will do

    Did you really invent horse power ?

    Damn you are right, you are old.

  25. 25 robert henderson Aug 16th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    yeh,
    i invented nuclear bombs, flame throwers, and built the missouri battleship too, pee wee!

  26. 26 robert henderson Aug 16th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Supercharger, Turbocharger, V8, Allison, Pratt Whitney, F22 Raptor, Moon landing, electricity, Airplane, Radial engine, the drag racing 4 second mile, The Internet,
    the ocean crossing vessel, the submarine, the saturn rocket, the television, and by the way the v twin motrcycle.

    Yeh
    i’ve invented alot of stuff.
    what about you and yours???

  27. 27 fuji Aug 16th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    You forgot one, the Thai stick. You dont want to forget that while your on a buzz. 500 hp

  28. 28 1550tc Aug 22nd, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    And 1550tc, all worried about the Weight. Are you going to lift the Bike and and carry it upstairs, to bed with you?

    These bikes get so big and gawdy their like fat chciks, fun to ride but u dont wanna be seen on one

    Nope just a fact, the heavier these bikes are the more power and brakes u need on them. Then with the 110 plus air cooled engines you have the heat issues, so hd is limited to what they can mass produce in hi powered air cooled bikes…………the japs and brits are into the 1.8 2 and 2.3 litre non air cooled bikes so its enevitable hd’s will be cooled by some somthing soon!

  29. 29 Jeff Reid Aug 22nd, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Yeah….well….my dad can beat up your dad!!!

    This is what I expect to read next.

  30. 30 Your mom Sep 23rd, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    So much whining about the price of the CVO. You guys don’t get it. CVO’s are NOT for the “average Joe”. That’s precisely who HD does NOT want buying their premium bike. If it were $25k, every “average Joe” would have one, and the premium appeal would be lost. Wise up db’s.

  31. 31 Cali Nov 1st, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Great Blog Love the Conflict

  32. 32 Cali Nov 1st, 2010 at 6:29 am

    The CVO is the American Dream. Not that everyone wants it, but its bigger,better, and gives those average Joe’s something to strive for. Yeah you could spend $25K on the top of the line import, and then what. Your done. About the power, this must be a joke. If you are trying to run 200mph you might need more power but the torque is what moves you. I ride on 08 Sportster, my friend rides an 07 Dyna, and our other friend rides a 08 Suzuki Boulavard 109 or some crap like that. The Dyna and the Boulavard cost about the same but the boulavard has all the bells and whistles on it. This sounds great but when riding my buddie has to frequently down shift on the boulavard when going up hill or against the wind. He’s also running 8000 RPM or more like most imports were as My buddie and I are running 4000RPM on our Harleys and have no problems. And about the bikes being to heavy, what does that mean. When dropped, I can pick up my buddies Dyna with no effort. I also have not had any problems maneuvering any Bikes I’ve ridden including my friends 2011 Heritage. The bikes are stable and built to ride, if there is a problem its with the rider not the bike, unless there is a mechanical malfunction. You should know Im an average Joe and so are my friends, we all make around $40K a year. Riding is my hobby. I’ve ridden in Washington, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Virginia, and Germany.I’ve never had any problems with the power of my bike, so having more power and torque would just make riding a little better. I do strive for something bigger than what I have now but my dream is not a CVO its simply a Heritage. Every man is different but the drive for something better is what motivates the world and the CVO is the Top of the line.

  33. 33 Willy B Nov 9th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Owned a 2003 Deuce with a set of S&S 510g cams and V&H big shot staggereds. Just bought a 2011 CVO street glide. Still has stock pipes (with the catalytic converter)

    Yes it runs stronger than my Deuce (with cams and pipes)

    No boat anchor here. Can’t to sticks some real exhaust on it. Maybe later on add a set of 570 cams?

  34. 34 JohnJ Nov 14th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I have owned mine for six weeks. It is everything I expected, that is, for a heavy touring bike. For the record the dry weight is 815 pounds. The 110 engine provides as much power as (most) touring riders will need; it is faster than my 2006 Street Glide with a big bore kit and cams. Most touring riders (I know) rank style, comfort, and reliability over raw power; back in the day, my Hayabusa solved my “need for speed” today a sharp looking “geezer glide” is enough, and the 110 pulls just fine without any trouble, fully loaded, and going up a hill (but I haven’t put a fat chick on the back 1550tc).

    New HD prices suck! Almost every dealer is at MSRP or higher and on limited edition bikes (like these) usually more. My dealer hit me for MSRP ($32,499) but compared to the Big Dog – Bull Dog at $40k and the Victory – Vision Arlen Ness and/or a Goldwing at $28k these bikes are competitively priced, but that only means they are all too expensive, but Pat is right, they are all spoken for, and that alone makes them desirable to some people. I won’t defend the price, it just “is what it is” and we all know HD never said they were “entry level” bikes.

    After only six weeks in the saddle I have a few first impressions but after a trip to the mountains next summer I will know more about the overall handling and performance. That said here ya go: it’s a Big Boy, the fat tank tells you that right away and it’s tall, with 2-3 inches of saddle height over my ’06. It runs HOT, seriously, you have to protect the boys until you install a set of mid-frame air deflectors. This (apparently) is a common complaint from everyone who owns a touring bike on the new frame, and WHY do we have to fix HD exhaust for them? I have had many HD models and had to swap out pipes every time. This one will cost a set of slip-ons, plus race tuner, and an hour on the dyno, probably close to $1600 when you’re done. The new bikes (like new cars) don’t “home wrench” very well. Pulling the battery on this thing looks like a half a day, and God-forbid if you arc a spark close to anything electronic. Lastly, your insurance guy thinks it’s faster, the additional cubes will cost you.

    That is the worst of it; the good stuff comes from all the goodies that make a long ride even more fun. It draws a crowd from fellow HD enthusiasts, and the anti-lock Brembo’s may save some lives. From a practical point of view, it details quickly and easily without any “special” treatment. For now I’m pleased, I’ll let you know if that changes.

  35. 35 Radical Randy Jan 10th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Well Boys! I will tell you, four the last 4 years i have had a blast on my 2007 Street Glide that i had the pleasure of building it up to old shool standard with a punch. Our SG was one cool bike sporting and very strong 94.8hp 102tq motor with ape’s, dropped bags, brouhard exhaust, covington custom, mind blower air cleaner, viper wheels and alot more. But there comes a day when your old girl has to go and with a great wife at hand and many years of hard work and saving we purchased a 2011 CVO STREET GLIDE, Black & Orange of course the real harley one, can’t get into the green. And i will tell ya , if you have not ridin one yet don’t down it. I am really impressed with the out of the power and torque and that bad ass stereo. The many options are nice also and the superior ride from my 07. Now i will tell you the 2011 won’t be stock long because of the little speed demon in me, and it is in the works as i write. We will miss our Black Bitch 3, that was the old girl, but 2011 CVO is sure SEXY.

    Thanks For An Awesome Blog Area

    RIDE SAFE
    RADICAL & WENDY-BOB

  36. 36 shins11 Jan 16th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Mine will be here in april.I just hope I will get a fair price for my super clean 00, 9k Ultra

  37. 37 cjd Jan 23rd, 2011 at 8:37 am

    just waiting for mine to be delivered (black and inferno orange) just have to get rid of all this snow and ice. Been riding for 44 years and have logged going on 300,000 miles. I have ridden several brands of bikes over the years, but Harley got it right with it’s new frame, I had bought a 2010 street glide but when the 2011 cvo came out I couldn’t pass it up. Sweet ride. for all the HD haters out there I think there must be a little jealously factor going on there. Everyone knows if there are a group of bikes parked the lions share of attention goes to the HD.

  38. 38 Slacker2 Feb 7th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Mine will be here in April as well. Opinions are like -well you know .
    The minute I saw this bike I knew it was for me.What a beautiful
    machine.
    Being a owner/operator of my auto body shop for the last 18 years
    I can see the detail workmanship in this bike. Others can frown upon it but
    I’ll be the one smiling as I ride. Peace bro’s

  39. 39 gio Feb 13th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It is amazing to me that HD charges so much for low tech. I own a Harley and a Beemer and my 4 year old beemer still surpasses the technology of the CVO hands down. For example, HD has yet to invent integrated brakes….

  40. 40 Pop Apr 8th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Hey I just purchsed my 8th HD. A 2011 cvo street glide. Still have my slammed 98 road king.They’re a long way from that first 73 sportser I bought used in 76, but the chicks dug it every time I kicked it back in high school.And when your gilfriend sees that orange/black street glide she will know she would be looking good,feeling good on it at a 100 digging on the radio,but shes just hopeing you’ll give up video games,get a real job and a motorcycle. If you don’t believe me just ask her.

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