2013 Harley-Davidson Softail CVO Breakout

A Gleaming High-Performance Softail From Harley

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

EVOLUTION
For the last 15 years the CVO department has churned out extra-opulent factory-built customs. The Breakout replaces the CVO Softail Convertible for 2013.

RIVALS
Harley-Davidson Blackline, Victory 8-Ball and Jackpot

TECH 
Price$26,499
Engine typea-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve trainOHV, 4v
Displacement1802cc
Bore x stroke101.6 x 111.3mm
Compression9.15:1
Fuel systemEFI
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Transmission6-speed
Claimed horsepowerna
Claimed torque112 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
FrameTubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspensionShowa 49mm fork
Rear suspensionTwin Showa shocks with air-adjustable preload
Front brakeBrembo four-piston caliper, 292mm disc with ABS
Rear brakeBrembo four-piston caliper, 292mm disc with ABS
Front tire130/60B21 Dunlop H-D Series
Rear tire240/40R18 Dunlop H-D Series
Rake/trail37.0°/5.7 in.
Seat height26.3 in.
Wheelbase67.5 in.
Fuel capacity5.0 gal.
Claimed curb weight727 lbs.
ColorsBlack/silver, red/silver, gold/yellow
AvailableNow
Warranty24 mo., unlimited mi.
ContactHarley-Davidson Motor Co.
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
414.343.4056
www.harley-davidson.com

VERDICT: 3.5 out of 5 stars
The good kind of breakout.

By Jamie Elvidge
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