Harley-Davidson is raising the bar for the motorcycle riding experience with the introduction of two premium 2023 models from Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO).

  • The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models not only showcase advanced technology but also enhance rider comfort and deliver dynamic performance, thanks to the powerful new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine.
  • These exclusive models present a transformative revision of the iconic Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring platform.

Jochen Zeitz, the Chairman, President, and CEO of Harley-Davidson, expressed his excitement about the new models, stating, “With the all-new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models, our mission is to advance every aspect of the Grand American Touring motorcycling experience. These models set a new standard for Harley-Davidson performance, technology, and style, accelerating the evolution of the world’s most desirable motorcycle brand.”

The new CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models feature stunning designs that have evolved from the classic shapes of previous Grand American Touring motorcycles. Integrated venting and LED signature lighting with integrated turn signals are incorporated into the fairings of both models.

Notable design elements include a trimmed front fender, a distinctively beveled 6-gallon fuel tank, and saddlebags that harmonise with the fairings and fuel tank with their three-dimensional shape. The bold custom statement is further reinforced by the new Combo Cast Laced wheels, featuring a black machine-cut cast-aluminum rim and laced spokes. Each model will be available in two highly detailed finish options.

Setting a new benchmark for factory-installed torque and displacement in a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle, the new 121-cubic inch V-Twin Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine delivers exceptional performance. It features optimised liquid-cooled cylinder heads with a new cooling system, variable valve timing, a redesigned intake tract, and a performance exhaust system. The development of the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models carefully considered every aspect of design to enhance overall performance and comfort. 

These models weigh significantly less than their predecessors, with a reduction of 31 pounds for the CVO Street Glide model and 35 pounds for the CVO Road Glide model. High-performance front and rear SHOWA suspension components provide confident handling and greatly improve rider comfort compared to previous CVO models, with rear suspension travel increased by 50 percent. Premium Brembo braking components ensure outstanding braking feel and performance, enhancing rider confidence.

*2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

A notable feature of the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models is the introduction of selectable Ride Modes – Road, Sport, and Rain – which electronically control power delivery, engine braking, Cornering-Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), and Cornering-Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings.

*2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

The models prioritize aero and thermal comfort through all-new fairings with a “floating” windshield design and adjustable air-control vanes. In wind tunnel testing, these improvements resulted in a 60 percent reduction in subjective helmet buffeting compared to equivalent 2022 models. The new engine cooling system further enhances thermal comfort for riders compared to previous CVO models.

Embracing cutting-edge technology, the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models introduce an all-new suite of infotainment technology powered by the Skyline OS. Replacing analog instrumentation and most switches, a customizable 12.3-inch TFT color touch screen offers three distinct view options and is compatible with Apple and Android devices.

Confidential and Embargoed Until 6/7/2023; 10:00AM CST – 2023 Key Features. CVO Street Glide.

Wireless connectivity through Wi-Fi enables riders to connect their devices seamlessly, while a built-in Bluetooth receiver facilitates wireless headset use. These models also feature expanded media storage compartments with a USB-C connection point. A premium Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II four-speaker audio system, boasting a new 500-watt RMS amplifier, enhances the overall riding experience.

The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models will make their U.S. public debut during the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival in Milwaukee from July 13-16, 2023. Authorized Harley-Davidson dealer showrooms worldwide will have both models available in mid-July.

Harley-Davidson has officially announced the upcoming launch of its 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models.

  • The reveal is set to happen on June 7, but some details have already been unveiled. 
  • The two new motorcycles, to be equipped with an all-new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine.

Firstly, both models will feature a new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine, a variable valve timing system, and new suspension. The variable valve timing system will allow Harley-Davidson to tune the engine for better performance at both high and low speeds. The CVOs’ new suspension is said to be “all-new,” with inverted forks at the front and a new monoshock system at the rear.

The new CVO models also boast dramatically redesigned fairings, which have already received mixed reactions from fans of the brand. 

*Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide.

The CVO Street Glide’s fairing has been updated to better integrate with the fuel tank, side covers, and saddlebags. It features an “Omega-shaped” light and LED strips on either side of the fairing that serve as forward turn signals. 

On the other hand, the CVO Road Glide’s fairing offers a more dramatic change, with a broader headlight that includes integrated turn signals.

*Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide.

Nevertheless, both models receive a new infotainment system, with a large digital display that replaces the previous analog dials. The display will show vital data and control over the audio system, and it’s expected to provide information on electronics, although Harley-Davidson hasn’t confirmed this yet.

Harley-Davidson’s 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models are set to be powerful and stylish cruisers that come with significant updates over their predecessors. While the new fairing designs have received mixed reactions, fans of the brand are eagerly awaiting the full reveal on June 7 to get a better look at these two new models.

Harley-Davidson fans have something new to get excited about as the company’s upcoming CVO Street Glide 121 has been unveiled in new certification filings in Australia. 

  • The 2024 CVO Street Glide to feature extensive styling.
  • The new generation motorcycle is powered by a new 121 cubic inches powertrain. 

The bike features a substantially reworked batwing fairing with a squared-off LED headlight and a more modern, aerodynamic look.

Other changes include a new front-fender design with innovative wheels, floating brake discs, and larger side cases topped with speakers. 

The CVO Street Glide’s main draw is likely to be its engine, with “121” badges denoting its capacity in cubic inches, and the anticipated employment of the variable valve timing system for better emissions. 

While still largely air-cooled, the bike has a big cooler sitting in a blacked-out piece of bodywork just ahead of the motor. 

Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson is also expected to launch a similarly updated CVO Road Glide later this year.

(source: Cycle World)

Harley-Davidson will announce its 2023 motorcycle lineup on 18 January 2023, along with the details of the firm’s Homecoming, a celebration 120 years in the making. 

  • Harley-Davidson to reveal its 2023 lineup this month. 
  • The lineup likely to include the new Nightster variant, anniversary edition models and the Chinese-made 350cc model. 

The full reveal and announcement will be made live via

Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, hopes for everyone to celebrate the brand’s rich heritage. 

“2023 marks the 120th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson, during which we’ll honour our rich heritage, celebrate with our fans and riding community, and reveal our newest motorcycles and product offerings,

“Please join us as we kick off our 120th Anniversary with exciting new model introductions and a peek at what we have in store for the landmark year ahead,” he said.

While Harley-Davidson is yet to disclose the list of models, recent reports suggest that it will include a special edition Fat Bob 114, Heritage Classic 114, a new Nightster variant, a 2023 CVO lineup and likely a new Icon model. 

Interestingly, Harley-Davidson could also introduce the Chinese-made 350cc model based on a new vehicle identification number (VIN) submitted to the US NHTSA, as reported by 

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