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H-D Offers Blacked-Out 2010 CVO Ultra Classic

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
2010 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide with blacked-out features
The 2010 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide has a low, smoked windshield and a slew of blacked-out components.
The new 2010 Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Ultra Classic Electra Glide trades the shine of chrome for a fade to black in its debut as the new, darker version of this truly exceptional Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle.

Each motorcycle is serialized from one to 999, and displays a formidable array of blacked out components, led by the serialized CB pod insert and the Gloss Black Rumble Collection and low-smoked windshield, the new CVO Ultra adds leading-edge technology with a handlebar-mounted Road Tech zumo 660 GPS Navigator and an integrated automatic lock system that now includes the ignition knob.

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.

Among the main attractions on the dark road to CVO Ultra custom inspiration are the Contrast Chrome Roulette wheels, the Rumble Collection featuring nine Gloss Black accessories from mirrors to saddlebag latch covers, black engine and saddlebag guards, and Diamond Black gauge faces. All these deeply dark features combine to make the Ultra into an inspired motorcycle that could only come from Harley-Davidson CVO.

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, cruise control, plus standard XM Radio.

The CVO Ultra is built on the innovative 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.

Key CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide Features:
• Screamin’ Eagle Black and Chrome Twin Cam 110 engine with 110-cid (1803cc), rubber-mounted to the frame, is rated at 115 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm. The 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission with black and chrome case features a helical-cut fifth gear.

• Developed for Harley-Davidson by Garmin, the Road Tech zumo 660 has a new mounting position for convenient viewing by both rider and passenger with a glove-friendly touch screen, left-handed controls and a bright, UV-resistant display that's easy to read in sunlight.

• Gloss Black Rumble Collection featuring rider footboard inserts and pans, passenger footboard inserts and pans, shifter pegs, brake pedal, highway pegs, mirrors, windshield trim, saddlebag latch covers and heated hand grips with end caps.

• Contrast Chrome Roulette wheels, 17-inch front and 16-inch rear.

• Suspended, dual control heated leather seat with new perforated printed insert.

• Leather passenger backrest with adjustable lumbar support and new perforated, leather insert.

• New custom paint scheme is Crimson Mist Black / Dark Slate with flame graphics.

Production of the 2010 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide will be limited to approximately 999 units and it has a suggested U.S. retail price of $36,499.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.  

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Ganamanter -Its a bike, not a mortgage.  May 12, 2010 11:53 PM
When did black paint/powdercoat become more pricy than chrome? At 36k thats not gonna leave much in the pocket for HD swag to show the world what an individual I am (ie: HD jacket, t-shirt, belt buckle, pants, chaps, boots, gloves, hat, jerky, pickup truck...whatever). I've owned a few bikes in my life, they all got ridden, they all got dirty, and they were all well worth the price I paid for them. Let the RUBs pay that kinda money for it to stand beside it at the show & shine, at least if they're there, I have less traffic to deal with while using my bike as a bike.
Semperfi81-Get over it people -2010 CVO Ultra  March 14, 2010 07:41 PM
People need to get over it-Harley is out to make a buck. If you don't like it don't buy one. I pull my $1000.00 down and hopefully sometime it May 10, I'll be off on another trip. By the way, it supports the America worker and the America way......
Mike -Live and let live  March 9, 2010 06:08 PM
Wow. Why do so many people get angry with others because they make different choices about how to spend their money on motorcycles? Too the critics; other bike owners are not spending your money, why should you care how they spend theirs? I have some more advice for the criticizers: If you think a bike is two expensive, don't buy it. If you think its ugly, don't buy it. If you think its inferior to your favorite bike, don't buy it. Why not just live and let live? Would you go to a bike rally if all the bikes were identical and every one wore the same clothing? Go to a communist county if you want that. Be glade with live in a county with so much free choice. Embrace it, don't try to stifle it.
Woody -UMC V.P.  March 2, 2010 09:36 AM
Pricey ? Yep. Victory naw, Euro or Jap naw. "If I had to explain you would not understand".

builder652 -Rider  February 10, 2010 05:24 AM
I don't understand all the hatred and envy over the Harley's!!! I would never be seen riding a BMW PLASTIC PILE OF _HIT....Or a EURO piece of junk sounding like a blender getting ready to bake a cake. Ride you foreign pieces of crap, CAUSE THATS ALL YOU REALLY CAN AFFORD!!! How do you know how they ride, how fast they are, how much they break down (as you claim).... just jealous kids wishing they had something cool to ride to their Honda biker rally... I'll ride my honda generator to this weeks rally hope to see you their.
Victory Rider -More Harley Junk  February 8, 2010 11:05 AM
I don't care what you think but Harley does not make anything worth $36K. It is the same old lump of metal they have been passing off as a motorcycle for years with a different paint scheme. Is this crap the best Harley can come up with? The newspapers are flooded with used Harley's that can be bought cheap. If you want one of these outdated, over weight, over priced bikes then buy one from someone who realized he made a mistake and is trying to unload it. Buy it cheap and paint it black. It would be the same piece of crap no matter what color it is.
Big rig -Very nice!  February 1, 2010 02:17 PM
The only thing I don't like about it is the price...Oh well.... it's still cool to live in a world where stuff like this exists if you want it bad enough.
EAB -Umm...WOW  February 1, 2010 11:28 AM
I don't care if this is a Harley, BMW, Honda, or whatever; $36K plus for a twin tourer is insane. The Ultra limited is less than 25K. So for a fancy paint job and 7 cubic inches more, you get to pay 12 grand? Even if I wanted a Harley dresser, I'll pass. As a friend of mine who writes about cars said a while back when describing a Bentley; it's an awful use of money, even if it's "f*ck you" money.
Mr. Happy -egotistical reactions  January 31, 2010 11:43 AM
Interesting how some people assume everything is about them even when their name was never mentioned ... but I guess people respond when they think comments accurately describe them... or when they just need more time to talk about themselves.

Tom -@Mr. Happy  January 31, 2010 05:00 AM
Dude, grow up, I can buy any Harley up to 20k euros without loans, and roll it out the showroom tomorrow if I want to, all money down. So quit bitching. Lol, you're so sad with that pathetic remark. :)

Feeling frustrated that you put yourself in gigantic debt for a similar POS? I would be too in that situation. Being able to afford something doesn't mean I can't see the terrible value/money and the fact that a thunderbird is almost 5000 euros less expensive than a similar harley.

Hehe, what a weak reply if ever I saw one. So any grounded criticism is due to financial envy, so that wins the argument and you can get back to your delusional little biking friends looking down your nose at anyone not owning 'a real motorcycle'. Somewhere along the way trying to justify your mortgage on the bike, by insulting other people as if they wouldn't be able to afford one.

And why don't you try reading (granted, there are a couple of spelling errors in my previous post, but english is not my native language). I REALLY REALLY LIKE A V-ROD!! (and I'm 26 years old) So harley is doing something right for their younger crowd. Also, whenever I see one, the rider is probably younger than 30. It appeals to me for all the right reasons (watercooled, high revving 'sporty' engine, lighter, narrow bike, more power, 1300cc well utilized, instead of using a 1600cc to transform petrol into noise, great finish, technological hydroformed frame...)

I just find it terribly sad that the harley crowd (the weekend rebel) is too narrow minded to consider it a real harley. The one bike from the motor company that can show them a way forward, and it's being blasted from every side. So maybe you need to get a look at that when you start complaining about 'anger'. I would like to see them evolve that platform. Too bad that a bunch of whining regressionist pensioners are holding them back. I don't even know if Harley WANTS to go forward with this bike, after killing of any hope for a modern bike with Buell.

Also, to buy a v-rod I need to set foot in your typical harley dealer. I'd rather drop dead to be honest. So I'll need to find a second hand one.
Mr. Happy -anger = envy  January 30, 2010 05:05 PM
Spewing that much anger about someone else’s choice of bikes is kind of strange. You might want to get some counseling about that… sounds like envy… maybe envy about the fact that some people can afford things you can’t … maybe envy about camaraderie that other people share… something sad is going on there. Get well soon.
Tom -price??  January 30, 2010 02:42 PM
37000 dollar? They must be retarded. I'm not even going to look for something in the spec sheets that justifies this price, because nothing can. No bike, and especially something as plain as a Harley, should cost that much. It's by no means an exotic ducati desmosedici

And as far as I know, that's even before taxes, so go figure.

I don't get the whole "lets buy a bike and throw as much extra dollars on it as possible" attitude. Like someone said in a comment on this site, Harley sells you bikes, just as a platform to sell their real business case for. If I buy a bike, it better be damn well as good as it can be rolling out the showroom.

I find it hilarious how Harlistas get hung up in the obsession to make their bike 'better' and somehow faster than their buddy's harley, throwing thousands of dollars on improvements of an old antiquated push rod design... Those screaming eagle kits are expensive, and all it does is not even give you the same horsepower as any other cruiser out there, that was thousands of dollars less expensive to begin with.

In the land of the blind, one-eye is king? Or "it's like wanting to be the smartest kid with down syndrome".

And boy o' boy, don't even try to suggest that even after all the imbecile crap they throw at their engine, it's not even as fast as almost anything else out there, then suddenly your bike is "not a real motorcycle" Pretty funny stuff. What a bunch of delusional old farts...

Something else, Harley is running out of old people and babyboomers to sell their crap to. The aversion to their current state of affairs from the mostly younger crowd in comments on other sections of this site is almost shocking. (but rightfully so) And don't give me that crap like 'if you don't appreciate what they have now, you're not worth a harley'. I like companies to show me what they can do, show new things, keep me exited... And so do more and more younger people among is. Also, don't think they'll survive on fanboys alone.

V-rod is the only bike I'd buy. In fact I've been looking at it just now in my search for a new bike. But in Europe it's crazy expensive (18000 euro) For comparison, an M109R sets you back 13000 dollar, 12000 if you negotiate. The V-rod is just stupidly expensive, and I just can't justify the 5000 dollar gap between that an almost any other bike.

Also, YOUNG PEOPLE CAN APPRECIATE CRUISERS TOO. So don't paint the frequent rants on here as a general hate towards cruisers. That's just putting your head in sand and an manufacturing an easy excuse. For me, besides all roads, it's almost the only type of bike I can be comfortable on with 6'4" (and even softails and dynas are WAY cramped compared to suzuki's, thunderbirds and others...) Oh well, I don't share that same irrational 'buy american' bullshit you guys have to suffer from. I simply choose the best bike I can find.

If a company doesn't produce good products, it deserves to go down, not being artificially saved by drummed up peer pressure, 'patriot' bullshit and other sorts of stupid marketing.
Matt -B.O. CVO  January 28, 2010 04:01 PM
I actually like the blacked out look for this model. I've never thought of the Ultra Glides as being especially pleasing to the eye but this one might cause me to give it a look if it were at least $10k cheaper. I do share Mitch's curiousity though of why the blacked out model is more expensive then the chrome heavy version. As for Victory the report Mike referred to shows modest profit gains for Polaris & recovery for Victory for the 4th quarter. I don't believe it would make sense for Polaris to terminate it's Victory brand with a recovering economy but then again I said the same thing about Harley & Buell =).
Oliver -GB  January 28, 2010 02:22 PM
Right on GB!!! Also they can thank Victory for the EFI because Victory had EFI on ALL their bikes well before Harley. Oh, and don’t forget the big rear tire. What was Haley using for a rear tire before victory came around…that’s right a bicycle tire no bigger than the tire on a Ninja 250.
GB -MILWAUKEE MIKE  January 28, 2010 12:10 PM
please show me where Victory said that? do you really the believe garbage you spew? the blacked out HD is just another attempt to copy Victory, you HD guys can thank Victory for your new chassis, bigger motor, 6 speed tranny and of course the 8 ball look. Can HD think of anything by themselves anymore. but of course with the Victory 8 balls they don't add 10 grand to it!!!
Doodle -Nice Bike  January 27, 2010 06:06 PM
That bike is very cool... too expensive for my budget, but cool nontheless.

'Skipper" if you really think that bike isn't good on the open highway you're horibly misinformed... have you ever even ridden the new chassis E-Glide?
Skipper -Get Real HD  January 27, 2010 03:43 PM
Good God - another "New Harley". Last years junk with a new paint job. Talk about overpriced. They have to be absolutely nuts to be charging $37,000 for that antique. Of course it has screaming beagle equipment on it. This thing can hardly get out of its own way and HD has the balls to charge top price for it like it is a real touring motorcycle. This thing is only good on a straight 4 land road. Don't get on a twisty road with this crap and try to keep up with a real motorcycle. You will end up in the ditch. Harley should put a disclaimer on this junk saying. "Danger - use this motorcycle only on city streets. Not intended for use on open highways".
Copied -Makes a Lot of Sense....  January 27, 2010 03:37 PM
Here is someone who makes a lot of sense: "Harley makes a fine cruiser and they do what they were made to do with a reasonable level of fit and finish they don't break like they used to and they don't leak oil like they used to. They also make just as few parts in America as any other major brand out there.Harley is not the only bike builder in the U.S. Honda has a few factories and employs a lot of people rite here in the U.S. Kawasaki made the KDX here along with a few other U.S. market only bikes. So the buy American song doesn't fly with me , especially when Harley is just as likely to lay off workers cut benefits and close factories as any other big corporation when the going gets tough. All the while paying top execs way to much money to do way to little. So yes many of us are sick of the Village people costumes and bikes that wake the baby from 4 blocks away.(Squids take note that a 15,000rpm sport bike with open exhaust is just as annoying) I like the V rod but try getting a sales man who knows anything about it to show you one . Any thing new or exciting is simply not gonna be from Harley Davidson and most likely will not be done well or embraced buy the dealerships. So after years of being told that my bike made me some how less of a man than a Harley rider is and hearing stuff like Yama-Ha-Ha-Ha ect yes we are gonna bash harley when they foist another over weight piece if junk built with 1930's Russian tractor technology on to the market with the laughable tidal of "New" . For the same 10k i can get a nice Bmw that will out class a Harley in almost any way you can measure a bike .The only things a Harley can measure up in is things like style that are hard to quantify and are mostly subjective.People talk about resale value but if it has so much value why is it being sold rather than ridden ??
milwaukee mike -Mitch, you need to think outside the box  January 27, 2010 02:39 PM
With Victory releasing a stock holders report that this may be their last year of production, and they now have more Eightball models than ever, who do you think is going to survive.

The "Blacked Out" look is in vougue, but a BO'ed Harley is not decontented as the Victory models are (8 balls are 5 speeds, not 6 speeds and they don't lose passenger accomodations).

When the 2010 year is over there will be fewer M/C manufacterers, and HD will be a survivor.
Mitch -Harley thinking outside the box  January 27, 2010 12:01 PM
To Kanban I would have to disagree. Harley is thinking outside the box because most other manufacturers reduce the cost of there models that replace chrome parts with less expensive paint. Yet Harley is charging more for this model then they are for it's chromed out twin CVO Ultra Classic. That kind of innovation might just tick that HD stock price up another penny or two.
Kanban -**Yawn**  January 26, 2010 08:44 PM
Wow, an all black Harley. Looks like they don't encourage outside the box thinking at The Motor Company.