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Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Offers Two New Premium Models For 2013

Concord (August 20, 2012) - CVO™ Also Introduces Daymaker LED Headlamp and Vented Wind Splitter Windshield

Four models from Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO™) take limited-production, Factory-custom motorcycles to the highest level of performance, style, and exclusivity in 2013. New models include the CVO™ Breakout™ model, a high-performance Softail® model, with exciting new surface finish options and custom details, and the CVO™ Road King® model, fitted with an innovative vented windshield and high-output audio system. Returning for 2013 with new custom features and finishes are the CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® and the CVO™ Road Glide® Custom models.

Serialized 110th Anniversary Editions of 2013 CVO™ Road King®, CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®, and CVO™ Road Glide® Custom models will also be available, with 110th Anniversary badging and fuel tank medallions, and an exclusive Diamond Dust and Obsidian paint scheme.

CVO™ motorcycles are designed using premium accessories and paint treatments, combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO™ program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson® CVO™ motorcycles are backed by a Two-Year/Unlimited Kilometre Warranty.

All 2013 CVO™ models are powered by the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ V-Twin engine. Rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque, the 110-cid air-cooled Twin Cam 110™ engine is the most-powerful engine offered in a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, and is only available in CVO™ models. The new Assist & Slip Clutch Pack provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce loading of the driveline. A new internal design significantly improves the life of the clutch pack in test cycles. Hydraulic clutch actuation has been updated to reduce lever effort; peak force required is reduced by 10 percent and hold-in force is reduced 17 percent. Finally, a new clutch lever shape reduces reach and optimizes lever control. All 2013 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ models also feature electronic cruise control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System, and a new indoor/outdoor storage cover with CVO™ logo.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is offering two all-new CVO™ models for 2013:
  • 2013 CVO™ Breakout™ Model: This bold new Softail® model is muscle in motion, projecting a tough attitude and boasting the highest power-to-weight ratio of any current CVO™ model. Taking production motorcycle finishes to a new level, the CVO™ Breakout™ model is offered in two paint schemes that feature hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders. A third paint option incorporates hand-laid lace stenciling. New polished chrome Turbine wheels feature dramatic spoke ridges on the rims. Fenders are chopped to expose the tires. A new wide front end is fully chromed and topped with a new mini-nacelle and chromed headlamp bucket. A chrome fuel tank console has been trimmed so low that braided-steel lines house the exposed tank vent. The CVO™ Breakout™ model also features a new internally-wired chrome handlebar, an integral riser with a low-mount speedometer/tachometer, chromed cast-aluminum oil tank, and leather seating surfaces embossed with a horn-back gator hide pattern. Three colour options will be offered. (See the separate press release for more CVO™ Breakout™ details)
  • 2013 CVO™ Road King® Model: The first Factory-installed Road King® audio system includes a 200-watt amplifier and an interface module for an included 8 GB Apple® iPod® controlled by buttons on the handlebar. The system drives two 5 x 7-inch speakers with bridged tweeters located on the saddlebag lids, and two 5.25-inch speakers with bridged tweeters mounted in the fairing lowers. The new detachable vented Wind Splitter windshield was developed by Harley-Davidson and tested in the Wichita State University wind tunnel to relieve low pressure behind the windshield and significantly reduce buffeting at the rider position. A vane within the vent should be adjusted to match the air flow to the rider’s height. A low-profile console holds a combination speedometer/tachometer with programmable back-light colours. Other CVO™ Road King® model features include a chrome billet-style extended reach heel shifter, Mirror Chrome Agitator Custom wheels, extended saddlebag bottoms with a custom fascia and LED lighting, a new chromed handlebar with an ergonomic bend, and Slipstream Collection hand and foot controls. A new solo Touring seat and the removable passenger pillion and backrest have a tuck-and-roll leather insert. A new painting process features hand-finished graphics created with textures and solvents in a multi-step process that results in unique detailing on each motorcycle. Three colour options are available, including the 110th Anniversary scheme. 

Two CVO™ models return for 2013 with new paint schemes and features:

  • 2013 CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® Model: This super-premium Touring motorcycle is fully equipped and stylishly appointed. New features for 2013 include the chrome and rubber Slipstream Collection heated hand grips, rider and passenger footboard inserts, brake lever pad, shifter and highway pegs, and windshield trim. The suspended, dual-control heated, two-up seat and adjustable passenger backrest have a new perforated leather insert. A new chrome billet-style extended reach heel shifter creates more boot room on the left-side footboard. The CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® model is equipped with a high-performance Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system that includes BOOM!™ Audio high performance BOOM!™ Bagger™ speakers. Four new colour combinations are available, including the 110th Anniversary scheme.
  • 2013 CVO™ Road Glide® Custom Model: This distinctive shark-nose bagger now features the Daymaker™ LED headlamp, and is the first production Harley-Davidson® model that is equipped with this very bright and precise headlamp system. The high-output Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system is upgraded with a second 200-watt amplifier and a pair of 5 x 7-inch speakers with bridged tweeters located in the saddlebag lids in addition to 5 x 7-inch fairing-mounted speakers and two-inch dash-mounted tweeters. The audio system features CD/AM/FM/WB, an 8 GB Apple® iPod® nano located in the right-side saddlebag, and a new, more-sensitive hidden AM/FM antenna located within the fairing. Other new CVO™ Road Glide® Custom model features include a smoked Wind Splitter windscreen with a ghosted Harley-Davidson® graphic, a chrome billet-style extended reach heel shifter, a low-profile, two-piece seat with diamond pattern leather inserts, a black 1.25-inch handlebar, and Slipstream collection hand grips and foot controls. Three new colour combinations will be offered for 2013, including the 110th Anniversary scheme. 

About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario. Please visit www.harleycanada.com for further information on Harley-Davidson® products in Canada.

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