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2015 Harley-Davidson CVO First Looks

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Harley-Davidson has been slowly teasing out models slated for its 2015 line-up; the mid-displacement Street 750 and 500 and return of the Road Glide stealing headlines throughout the summer. Now The Motor Company opens the floodgates with the announcement of its full roster for the coming model year. There are updates throughout the range, but here we’ll take a look at H-D’s premium CVO line to see what changes the V-Twin faithful can expect in 2015.



Across the CVO Line

Four models are set to hit dealers on August 26, 2014: the CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide Ultra, CVO Limited and CVO Softail Deluxe. Features common among the mounts include an Assist & Slip Clutch Pack, which eases the load on the driveline during downshifts. Electronic cruise control, ABS, keyless ignition and the Harley-Davidson Factory Security System come standard on all four machines as well.

Each bike is powered by a Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 V-Twin and three, the CVO Street Glide, CVO Limited and CVO Road Glide Ultra are Twin-Cooled. This is an expansion of the Project Rushmore treatment introduced for the 2014 model year, where only the CVO Limited received the hulking 110 cubic-inch air/liquid-cooled mill. The CVO Softail Deluxe, on the other hand, remains strictly air-cooled.



2015 CVO Street Glide – MSRP $36,349

Harley-Davidson ups the aural stakes with its 2015 CVO Street Glide, outfitting the up-spec bagger with a Boom! Stage II Audio System. This is a serious set-up for the music lover which includes four 6x5 carbon fiber cone woofers, four 1.5-inch mid-range polypropylene fiber dome speakers and four one-inch tweeters. Two 300-watt amplifiers ensure sound reaches your ears and beyond, while upgraded static and dynamic equalizers with midrange DPS cross-over promise improvements in overall sound quality.

The Boom! Box 6.5 GT infotainment system allows riders to control the beast of an audio system, along with the machine’s GPS system and other controls. The 2015 CVO Street Glide rolls on new Aggressor five-spoke Mirror Chrome wheels while other accessories come from the Airflow Collection – heated grips, brake pedal pad and shifter peg, floorboards for the rider and passenger as well as both hand-control levers.

Along with the Twin Cam Twin-Cooled 110 V-Twin, Project Rushmore updates abound, such as Reflex Linked ABS, updated Batwing fairing, improved seats for rider and passenger and the Daymaker headlight. Color options are Scorching Yellow/Starfire Black Flames, Ultraviolet Blue/Molten Lava Flames, Hard Candy Mercury/Smoky Quartz Flames and Starfire Black/Gold Dust Flames.

2015 CVO Street Glide Specs
Engine: Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 V-Twin
Bore x Stroke: 101.6mm x 111.1mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46
Final Drive: Belt, 32/68
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated multi-plate, wet Assist & Slip
Transmission: 6-speed Cruise Drive
Front Suspension: 49mm telescopic fork, triple-circuit damping, 4.6 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Air-adjustable full travel air ride suspension, 3 inches travel
Front Brakes: Dual floating 300mm rotors, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes: 300m rotor, four-piston fixed caliper
Length: 96.7 inches
Width: 38.2 inches
Height: 53 inches
Ground Clearance: 4.9 inches
Wheelbase: 64 inches
Seat Height: 27.2 inches
Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons
Weight: 870 pounds



2015 CVO Road Glide Ultra – MSRP $39,649

The standard Road Glide has been absent a year and Harley-Davidson made sure its return included the full Factory Custom treatment in the 2015 CVO Road Glide Ultra. As with the 2015 Road Glide, the CVO version receives the new Shark-Nose frame-mounted fairing and ergonomically reconfigured handlebar set-up which Cruiser Editor Bryan Harley sampled in his 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide First Ride. The larger 49mm fork, dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlights and Boom! 6.5 GT Infotainment system, all found on the Road Glide Special, are included standard on the CVO as well.

For extra flair, Harley uses custom polished chrome Slicer wheels on the CVO Road Glide while comfort is enhanced by dual-control heated seats. Tour-Pak saddlebags and Carryout saddlebag liners give the bike additional touring chops while the same Airflow Collection accessories as available on the CVO Street Glide add to the tally of custom upgrades.

Color options include Abyss Blue/Crushed Sapphire, Burgundy Blaze/Typhoon Maroon and Carbon Dust/Autumn Sunset.

2015 CVO Road Glide Ultra Specs
Engine: Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 V-Twin
Bore x Stroke: 101.6mm x 111.1mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46
Final Drive: Belt, 32/68
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated, 9-plate wet, with Assist & Slip
Transmission: 6-speed Cruise Drive
Front Suspension: 49mm telescopic fork, triple-circuit damping, 4.6 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Air-adjustable full travel air ride suspension, 3 inches travel
Front Brakes: Dual floating 300mm rotors, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes: 300m rotor, four-piston fixed caliper
Length: 102.2 inches
Width: 42.2 inches
Height: 55.4 inches
Ground Clearance: 4.7 inches
Wheelbase: 64 inches
Seat Height: 29.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons
Weight: 943 pounds



2015 CVO Limited – MSRP: $39,349

Infotainment on the 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited.
2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Screamin Eagle Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 V-Twin.
The 2015 CVO Limited completes the line of Twin-Cooled 110-powered mounts in the CVO line for the coming model year. As with the previous two, the CVO Limited gets the Project Rushmore upgrades, Airflow Collection enhancements and new wheels, in this case the polished chrome Slicers. Like the Street Glide, the Limited gets a Tour-Pak case and saddlebags as well as the updated Batwing fairing.

Palladium Silver/Typhoon Marron, Gold Rush/Carbon Dust and Carbon Dust/Charcoal Slate are the available colorways for 2015.

2015 CVO Limited Specs
Engine: Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 V-Twin
Bore x Stroke: 101.6mm x 111.1mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46
Final Drive: Belt, 32/68
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated multi-plate, wet Assist & Slip
Transmission: 6-speed Cruise Drive
Front Suspension: 49mm telescopic fork, triple-circuit damping, 4.6 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Air-adjustable full travel air ride suspension, 3 inches travel
Front Brakes: Dual floating 300mm rotors, four-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes: 300m rotor, four-piston fixed caliper
Length: 102.4 inches
Width: 42.9 inches
Height: 56.7 inches
Ground Clearance: 5.3 inches
Wheelbase: 64 inches
Seat Height: 29.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons
Weight: 944 pounds



2015 CVO Softail Deluxe – MSRP: $28,999

Harley-Davidson introduces a new braking system for all Softail models in 2015, including the CVO Softail Deluxe. The updated set-up includes a new handlebar master cylinder and four-piston fixed caliper. The caliper has larger pistons than the previous iteration, as well as a higher-spec piston coating. The front rotor is larger as well, upped in size to 300mm. Also new for the 2015 CVO Softail Deluxe is a redesigned side-stand, updated to allow for easier access according to Harley PR.

While the other CVOs come with the Twin-Cooled 110 V-Twin, the 2015 CVO Softail Deluxe is powered by a rigid-mounted, Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110. ABS is a standard set-up, not the Reflex linked package, and its smaller 25.8-inch seat-height makes it the lowest-slung machine in the 2015 CVO line-up. Other features which set the Softail Deluxe apart from its CVO cousins are the vintage-inspired white-wall tires, detachable windscreen, saddlebags, sissy bar and horizontally-mounted coil-over rear shocks.

The 2015 CVO Softail Deluxe isn’t devoid of technological accessories, however, thanks to the integrated Road Tech zumo 660 GPS Navigator.

Color options are Bermuda Blue/Stardust Silver with Airflow graphics or Black Crystal/Dark Tungsten with Airflow graphics.

2015 CVO Softail Deluxe Specs
Engine: Air-cooled Twin Cam 110
Bore x Stroke: 101.6mm x 111.1mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46
Final Drive: Belt, 32/66
Clutch: Hydraulically actuated, 9-plate wet with high-performance spring
Transmission: 6-speed Cruise Drive
Front Suspension: 41.3mm telescopic fork, chrome upper fork-slider covers, 5.1 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Hidden, horizontal-mount coil-over, 3.6 inches travel
Front Brakes: 300mm disc, four-piston fixed caliper
Rear Brakes: 292mm disc, two-piston floating caliper
Length: 95.7 inches
Width: 39.2 inches
Height: 57.3 inches
Ground Clearance: 4.7 inches
Wheelbase: 64.2 inches
Seat Height: 25.8 inches
Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons
Weight: 782 pounds


2015 Harley-Davidson CVO First Looks

Project Rushmore updates abound on the 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited. A removable sissy bar is just one feature of the 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe. Dual control heated seats on the 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra.
A more vibrant colorway on the 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide.  On the road with the 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited. 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe.


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Comments
boscoe   August 28, 2014 04:42 PM
Gaudy, fat, overblown and tired. Creativity isn't just splashing on some purty paint, guys. How about shaving significant weight AND modern HP? Yeah, Harley is all about "heritage," but do we REALLY want to ride the 21st Century equivalent of the B-21 bomber? Of course, what do you expect from the company that shit-canned Eric Buell.
Piglet2010   August 26, 2014 08:15 PM
@ Delvmax11 - Even more hefty than the prices are the wet weights.
Poncho167   August 26, 2014 02:53 PM
Why not just put all of the 2015 Harley Davidson's in one weeks print and get it over with instead of a story or two every week.
Delvmax11   August 26, 2014 02:12 PM
Nice looking but prices are pretty hefty.