2012 CVO Road Glide Custom | First Ride

Road Glam

By Jamie Elvidge, Photography by Tom Riles, Brian J. Nelson

tech Spec

Evolution
The Road Glide Custom takes its turn in the stylist's chair, replacing last year's Road Glide Ultra edition.
Rivals
Arlen Ness Victory Vision, BMW K1600GTL, Honda GL1800 Gold Wing, Kawasaki 1700 Voyager, Star Royal Star Venture S.
tech SPEC

Price $30,699
Engine type a-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 1802cc
Bore x stroke 101.6 x 111.3mm
Compression 9.2:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Measured horsepower na
Measured torque: 115 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Frame Steel double-cradle
Front suspension Showa 41.3 mm fork
Rear suspension Twin Showa shocks with airadjustable preload
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 300mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 300mm disc with ABS
Front tire 130/70B-18 Dunlop D408F
Rear tire 180/65B-16 Dunlop D407
Rake/trail 26.0˚/6.7 in.
Seat height 27.5 in.
Wheelbase 63.5 in.
Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 845 lbs.
Colors White Gold Pearl/Starfire Black, Maple Metallic/Vivid Black, Candy Cobalt/Twilight Blue
Availability Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Harley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414.343.4056
www.harley-davidson.com

VERDICT: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Exclusivity as aphrodisiac.

By Jamie Elvidge
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CCRydah
@ Deauville_2010-

Yep... And just like Bender from Futurama is apt to do? It's telling you: "Bite my metal a$$ !! ".
Deauville_2010
The fairing/headlights look like Bender from Futurama.
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