India’s 13-million-unit-per-year motorcycle market is comprised of mostly small-displacement models, so it sounds odd at first when manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson and Triumph enter the market with their larger-displacment models. The question quickly arises as to whether they will stick with their existing big-bore models or introduce an all-new, small-capacity model for the Indian market. […]
2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Lineup Revealed
Harley-Davidson revealed its four-model Custom Vehicle Operations lineup for 2015, adding new CVO versions of the Road Glide Ultra and Street Glide to go with the returning CVO Softail Deluxe and CVO Limited. Our own Evans Brasfield is currently in Sonoma, Calif., for Harley-Davidson’s 2015 press launch, and he’ll have full first ride reports later this week. For now, let’s take a look at the CVO models.
Like the CVO Limited, the CVO Road Glide Ultra and CVO Street Glide are powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled High Output 110 engine which Harley-Davidson claims puts out 115.1 ft-lb. of torque at 3750 rpm. The CVO Softail Deluxe is the only one in the line to use the air-cooled Twin Cam 110B engine which claims 107.7 ft-lb. at 3000 rpm.
The CVO Road Glide Ultra offers the updates on the non-CVO Road Glide which returned to Harley’s lineup after a one-year hiatus. The new frame-mounted shark-nosed fairing offers three splitstream vents and a 13.5-inch windshield to help deflect air around the rider. The lower fairings divert air around the rider’s legs while also covering the Twin-Cooled engine’s radiators. Behind the new fairing is the Boom! Box 6.5 GT touchscreen infotainment system and 6.5-inch speakers, part of Harley-Davidson’s Project Rushmore enhancements.
For the CVO version, Harley-Davidson equipped the Road Glide Ultra with a 1.25-inch diameter handlebar that reaches higher and further back than the regular Road Glide’s hand controls.
Other differences include the rider and passenger backrests, heated handgrips and seats, Mirror Chrome Slicer Custom wheels and CVO Carryout Tour-Pak.
The CVO Street Glide also comes with the Boom! Box 6.5 GT infotainment system, pumping audio out of 12 speakers with two 300-watt four-channel amplifiers. The CVO team added custom five-spoke Aggressor wheels, extended saddlebags, a CVO seat, wind splitter windscreen, Daymaker LED headlights and other custom accessories and, of course, a special CVO paint scheme.
The 2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra is priced at $39,649 while the CVO Street Glide comes in at $36,349. The returning CVO Limited is priced at $39,349 while the CVO Softail Deluxe offers the lowest price at $28,999.
2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra
2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited
2015 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe