Harley-Davidson has taken the wraps off the 2023 iterations of the touring motorcycles for international markets, ahead of the company's 120th anniversary. Christened the CVO Street Glide and the Road Glide, these premium bikes will be available for purchase soon in June this year, followed by their entry in our market. They now come with some styling updates, reworked suspension, and a new & powerful 1,982cc V-Twin engine with VVT. The latest offerings belong to the CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) series, which is the American bikemaker's flagship range of motorcycles. When launched, the motorcycles will come draped in two liveries for buyers to choose from.
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide, Road Glide: Features
Both CVO models receive new front fairings. The Street Glide gets an updated batwing fairing with an electronically-adjustable windscreen. While the Road Glide has a classic touring design with revamped sharknose fairing, thereby offering better aerodynamics. Besides, it comes with a blacked-out windscreen.
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In addition, the Street Glide features a squared-out LED headlamp with integrated DRLs, a big teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a stepped-up seat, blacked-out dual exhausts, rounded fenders, a sleek LED taillamp, and wire-spoked wheels. Furthermore, it houses a reworked infotainment system and a semi-digital instrument cluster. Coming to the Road Glide, its feature list is almost similar to the Street Glide - a wide LED headlight, a stepped-up seat, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a new infotainment system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a pulled-back handlebar, lockable panniers, dual exhausts, and wire-spoked wheels.
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide, Road Glide: Powertrain & Performance
In terms of powertrain, the 2023 CVO bikes use an all-new 1,982cc V-Twin engine that is equipped with VVT (variable valve timing). Dubbed the Milwaukee-Eight, the engine gets 4 valves per cylinder and is claimed to be efficient, powerful, and cleaner. The power and torque figures are not known yet, but they will be higher than the Softail model line-ups.
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Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide, Road Glide: Suspension, Braking
The new suspension setup comprises upside-down forks at the front and an adjustable mono-shock at the rear. In terms of braking, the bikes get Brembo-sourced floating disc brakes fastened by 4-piston callipers, at both front and rear. For rider's safety, the bikes are equipped with a traction control system, cruise control, and cornering ABS.
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide, Road Glide: Price, Availability
The American bikemaker is all set to launch the motorcycles for international markets in June this year (June 7). But, buyers have to wait for further details, including their prices.
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