The 2018 Harley-Davidson® motorcycle lineup introduces the most robust array of custom Touring bikes the company has ever produced, boasting show-stopping style and plush comfort ready to smooth rough city streets or attack winding country roads.
Three new completely restyled Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO) Touring models – CVO Limited, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide – enter the limited-edition family with the largest-ever stock engine from Harley-Davidson. These rolling works of custom art are powered by Milwaukee-Eight® 117 engines, the largest ever stock displacement of 1923cc used by Harley-Davidson®.
Meanwhile, 2018 Street Glide® Special and Road Glide® Special models get sinister back in black, blacked-out styling, underlining maximum stealth appeal and subtle style that guarantees the continuation and rise in their popularity. Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 107 (1745cc) engine, the two new hot rod baggers take the base level models and elevate them with a current custom styling statement.
The CVO tradition of giving customers the ultimate in Harley-Davidson styling, innovation and performance continues in 2018 with the CVO Limited, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide. Each offers its owners a fully customised, limited-edition motorcycle straight from the factory. CVO models are limited in number and 2018’s bikes feature some of the most distinctively crafted paint offerings the company has ever designed and produced.
Also new for all three CVO machines is an advanced integrated communication technology that features a wireless headset interface module. Customers can use the included Bluetooth headset to communicate with the motorcycle Infotainment system, their passenger and other riders.
Dave Foley, vice president of Product Planning and Portfolio Management, Harley-Davidson Motor Company: “Our new Touring motorcycles will be some of our most sought-after bikes in 2018. For CVO, we’ve rebooted the styling tone of the overall lineup and added some exclusive performance enhancements. The level of fit, finish and performance has never been higher and owners will appreciate the intricate details like the new color trim on the rocker box lowers that marks the CVO engine’s exclusivity.”
2018 LIMITED EDITION CVO MOTORCYCLES IN DETAIL
2018 CVO Street Glide
Custom touring loaded up with Harley-Davidson’s most powerful engine and sound system ever offered straight from the factory. Powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923cc) engine and given the full-on custom treatment mudguard to mudguard, with three new premium paint schemes and matching Talon wheels and rotors
Top-of-the-line 6.5 BOOM!™ Box Infotainment System with Stage II speakers provides 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
Sinister bagger with swagger that epitomises CVO’s new look and performance. Powered by the new Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1923cc) engine, with aggressive shark-nose fairing, three premium paint options, custom wheels and a sleek new front mudguard
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 comfort. Powered by the all-new Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 117 (1923cc) engine, and with Dual-Bending Valve front suspension and emulsion rear suspension (featuring hand-adjustable preload), the ride across country will be smooth, comfortable and brisk.
The two-up seat is suspended and heated with a custom seat cover, insert and stitching unique to CVO and not available anywhere else. It also comes with matching adjustable rider and passenger backrests. For added safety and convenience the CVO Limited is topped off with a power-locking key fob, and features the standard Harley-Davidson Touring range Reflex™ linked Brembo® brakes with ABS and Harley-Davidson Smart Security System
ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL & STREET GLIDE SPECIAL KEY FEATURES:
2018 Road Glyde Special
2018 Street Glide Special
Dark finishes stretch from headlight to exhaust with new 19-inch front and 18-inch rear Talon wheels. Dripping in black; the engine guard, front forks, handlebars and controls, mirrors, indicators, tank console, engine covers, air cleaner cover, mufflers and exhaust shields
Custom touches that create an aggressive, modern look include the stretched saddlebags that accentuate the bike’s long, low profile and painted inner fairings
The all-black Milwaukee-Eight 107 (1745cc) engine offers quicker throttle response, more passing power, purer sound, a smoother ride and more of the feeling riders want from a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle engine
Each Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10% more torque*. The Milwaukee-Eight 107 accelerates 11% quicker from 0-60 mph, equal to a two-to-three bike length improvement, and 11% quicker from 60-80 mph in top gear, equal to a one-to-two bike length improvement*. All Milwaukee-Eight powered models are fitted with an assist and slip clutch with improved hydraulic actuation and 7% less clutch lever effort
Standard BOOM!™ Box 6.5GT Touchscreen Infotainment System features upgraded Stage I BOOM!™ speakers for deep bass and balanced sound.
The full lineup of new 2018 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, gear and accessories start rolling into Warr’s Harley-Davidson very soon. We will be holding our launch event to celebrate the arrival of the new Softail range on the evening of the 28th September. Customers old and new along with fans of Harley-Davidson are welcome to join our excited staff to view and talk about these fantastic new Harley-Davidsons with bookings being taken for test rides from Sat 30th Sep.
For more information on the Harley-Davidson® 2018 range of motorcycles, please call in or visit Warr’s Harley-Davidson at our 611 Kings Road dealership, or alternatively please visit Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland
*Comparison made between 2016 and 2018 original equipment Touring models.