You will identify it right away with its new paint process and brilliant “turbine” wheels. This new, limited-production Softail® model from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™ combines the power of the Twin Cam 110B™ engine with a level of custom detailing usually not seen on a production motorcycle. Curbside, the Breakout a proud rake and dazzling finish. On the road, the CVO Breakout is a fast chrome-plated fst punching the air. The Breakout is intended to project a tough attitude, according to Harley-Davidson Styling Manager Kirk Rasmussen.
To create a compact, muscular profile fenders have been chopped to the legal limit so more tire rubber is revealed at both ends of the bike. The same principle is applied to the shaved down console and the use of braided steel lines for vent tubes. This gives us a larger canvas for paint and finishes, an essential element of the CVO formula.
The CVO Breakout is equipped with the Twin Cam 110B engine, a 110-cid V-Twin that pumps out 112 ft. lbs. of peak torque to give the CVO Breakout the best power-to-weight ratio of any current CVO model. The CVO Breakout takes production motorcycle paint to a new level of true customization. Two paint schemes feature hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders. A third paint option incorporates hand-laid lace stenciling.
New polished chrome Turbine wheels are another styling highlight to debut on the CVO Breakout. The 21-inch front wheel has 21 spokes. with a 130mm tire and the 18-inch rear wheel with a 240mm tire give the bike a strong proportional foundation.
Other custom details introduced on the CVO Breakout include a wide front end with a mini headlamp nacelle, and a chromed cast-aluminum oil tank. The Softail® chassis mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but utilizes rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally and out of sight within the frame rails. Electronic cruise control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), keyless ignition, and the Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System are standard equipment on the CVO Breakout.
Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are customized using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories.