Harley-Davidson FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible

Traveling Strip Show Undressed In 90 Seconds

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Tom Riles, Brian J. Nelson

Tech Spec

Harley's bipolar Big Twin debuted as the frumpier 1989 FXRS Convertible, and survived from 1994 to 2000 as the Dyna-based FXDS Convertible.

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Price $27,999
Engine type a-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 1803cc
Bore x stroke 101.6 x 111.2mm
Compression 9.1:1
Fuel System Delphi EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque 110 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension Showa 41mm fork
Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Hayes four-piston caliper, 292mm disc
Rear brake Hayes four-piston caliper 292mm disc
Front tire 130/70R-18 Dunlop D407
Rear tire 200/50R-18 Dunlop D407
Rake/trail 32.0 deg./5.8 in.
Seat height 24.4 in.
Wheelbase 64.2 in.
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Claimed wet weight 830 lbs.
Colors Orange/black, blue/black, red/black
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Warranty 2 yrs., unlimited mi.

Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Verdict 3 stars out of 5
High-profile style that can roll to Sturgis on the road, not strapped to a trailer.

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