Harley-Davidson has dropped the debut of the 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide cruisers ahead of their official unveiling on June 7, 2023. Custom Vehicle Operations, or CVO, is an independent division of Harley-Davidson responsible for its flagship line of motorcycles. CVO bikes come with all the bells and whistles, and the 2023 edition promises to be even better, especially since this year marks the iconic American manufacturer’s 120th anniversary.
The 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide get new styling and a more modern look. The batwing fairing on the CVO Street Glide is now more sculpted and houses new LED headlights with signature LED DRLs. The CVO Road Glide has an aggressive update to the shark nose fairing design that integrates nicely into the fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The rear also features split vertical LED taillights. Other upgrades include new panniers and stepped seats, while the engine and exhaust system have been completely gutted.
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Power will come from a new Milwaukee-Eight 121 V-twin engine with Variable Valve Technology (VVT). The 121 badge stands for 121 cubic inches (ci) or 1,983 cc of displacement. The engine continues to be air-cooled using the oil cooler. Power figures, while yet to be announced, will be due for next month’s launch date. Expect those numbers to be higher than those on the older 114 ci (1,868 cc) V-Twin motor.
Other upgrades will include new USD forks with dual disc brakes up front. These bikes also use new wire spoke wheels. The 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide also feature new technology, including a larger touchscreen infotainment system that will bring a range of connectivity options, as well as features like navigation.
First published date: May 11, 2023 at 17:45 PM CST