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October 2, 2017

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MOTORCYCLE www.PowersportsBusiness.com Powersports Business • October 2, 2017 • 37 models enter the limited-edition Custom Vehicle Operations family with the largest- ever stock engine from Harley-Davidson, while new Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models get sinister, blacked- out styling. "Our new Touring motorcycles will be some of our most sought-after bikes in 2018," said Harley-Davidson vice president of Product Planning and Portfolio Manage- ment, Dave Foley. "For CVO, we've rebooted the styling tone of the overall lineup and added some exclusive performance enhance- ments. And our two new custom baggers are the most aggressive, on-trend touring bikes in the market. I can't wait for riders to throw a leg over and experience the new rides for themselves." Starting with the largest stock engine dis- placement ever offered by the Motor Com- pany, and available only in CVO models, all three bikes have upgraded Screamin' Eagle power and exclusive bragging rights with the Milwaukee-Eight engine in a new 117-cubic- inch (1923cc) displacement, rated at up to 125 foot-pounds of torque. CVO models are limited in number, and this year's models feature some of the most distinctively crafted paint offerings the com- pany has ever designed and produced. Also new for all three CVO models is advanced integrated communication technology that features a wireless headset interface module. Customers can use the included Bluetooth headset to communicate with the motor- cycle's Infotainment system, their passenger and other riders. "The level of fit, finish and performance of CVO has never been higher," added Foley. "CVO owners will appreciate the intricate details like the new color trim on the rocker box lowers that marks the CVO engine's exclu- sivity. It features a deep orange finish specially developed for placement on the engine that is unique in the motorcycle industry." "The new direction our Styling depart- ment took with the design formula on the bikes is truly seismic," added Harley-David- son vice president of Styling and Design Brad Richards. "Take a look at the level of finish on any of the nine CVO paint sets, but especially the Fade on the CVO Limited, the depth of the paint layers and how it glows in the sun- light is just stunning." 2018 CVO STREET GLIDE Custom touring loaded up with Harley-David- son's most powerful engine and sound system ever offered straight from the factory. The CVO Street Glide is given the full-on custom treatment fender to fender with three new premium paint schemes and matching Talon wheels and rotors. The top-of-the-line 6.5 BOOM! Box Info- tainment System with Stage II speakers pro- vides superior audio performance. To achieve the rich 900 watts of Boom! Audio sound, there are three 4-channel amplifiers powering six bi-amped speakers in the fairing, fairing lower and saddlebag lids. 2018 CVO ROAD GLIDE The CVO Road Glide is a sinister bagger with swagger that epitomizes CVO's new look and performance. It has an aggressive shark-nose fairing, three premium paint options, custom wheels and a new sleek front fender. It features the first factory-installed new 21-inch Knockout front wheel for touring models from Harley-Davidson, engineered to deliver optimal performance, handling and ride quality without compromising fitment of accessories. High output audio from the BOOM! Box 6.5GT Infotainment System features Stage II speakers in saddlebag lids and fairing for 600 watts of pure audio bliss. 2018 CVO LIMITED A premium touring machine loaded with best- in-class power, infotainment, show-winning paint and premium rider and passenger com- fort, the CVO Limited features dual bending valve front suspension and emulsion rear suspension with hand-adjustable pre-load, so the ride across country will be smooth, com- fortable and brisk. The two-up seat is suspended and heated with a custom seat cover, insert and stitch- ing unique to CVO models and not available anywhere else. Also it comes with matching adjustable rider and passenger backrests. For added safety and convenience, top it off with a power-locking key fob, Reflex- linked Brembo brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System. Two color options are Burgundy Cherry Sunglo Fade and Black Earth Fade. 2018 STREET GLIDE AND ROAD GLIDE "Our custom bagger owners love to roll up to their favorite hangouts and show off their bikes," James said. "But we know it's also important for them to be able to hit the open road in comfort and style. These new hot rod baggers are the epitome of capable touring bikes that look cool, and ride better than ever." Dark finishes stretch from headlight to exhaust with new 19-inch (483 mm) front and 18-inch (457 mm) rear Talon wheels. Drip- ping in black are the engine guard, front forks, handlebars and hand controls, mirrors, turn signals, tank console, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields. Custom touches that create an aggressive, modern look include the stretched saddlebags that accentu- ate the bikes' long, low profile and painted inner fairings. Hand-adjustable emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous low-profile touring shocks. The front suspension fea- tures dual-bending valve suspension technol- ogy that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight. Reflex-linked Brembo brakes with ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are standard equipment. The all-black Milwaukee-Eight 107 (1746 cc) engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling rid- ers want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine. Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11 percent quicker from 0-60 mph, equal to a two-to-three bike length improvement, and 11 percent quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one-to-two bike length improvement. The Milwaukee-Eight engine offers improved rider and passenger thermal comfort due to reduced heat absorption, increased heat rejection and a redesigned exhaust system. For improved fit, a new, slimmer primary drive cover and the low-profile shape of the air cleaner cover provide improved rider legroom around the engine and an easier reach to the ground for many riders. All Milwaukee-Eight powered models are fitted with an assist and slip clutch with improved hydraulic actuation and 7 percent less clutch lever effort. The standard BOOM! Box 6.5GT Touch- screen Infotainment System features upgraded Stage I BOOM! speakers for deep bass and bal- anced sound. The Road Glide Special is available in Vivid Black, Wicked Red, Bonneville Salt Pearl and Hot Rod Red Flake Hard Candy Custom paint. The Street Glide Special comes in Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry, Bonneville Salt Denim and Hot Rod Red Flake Hard Candy Custom paint. PSB HARLEY-DAVIDSON CONTINUED FROM PAGE 36 The 2018 Street Glide is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson

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