The Kryptonite and Black Diamond CVO Street Glide
In for its second go-around as a CVO model, this year's Street Glide (SG) is definitely for those who like to be seen and heard. The SG is loaded with great new features like a 19-inch, seven-spoke Agitator front wheel and matching 18-inch rear wheel-the 19-inch wheel is the largest front wheel ever offered on an H-D Touring model. To help exaggerate the size of the rear wheel and give the SG more of a custom look, the front fender has been trimmed, tightly hugging the wheel. Other new features include a side-fill gas tank with a flush-mounted gas cap and LED fuel gauge, a low-profile tank console and insert with a back-lit LED CVO emblem, a high-output audio system with a 100-watt-per-channel amplifier and eight speakers (two independent tweeters in the fairing, two 5 1/4-inch two-way speakers with bridged tweeters are also in the fairing, and two 6 1/2-inch speakers in the fairing lowers).
With all that audio power staring you in the face, you want to make sure your favorite song is blasting when you pull up in front of the local hang-out, so included with the bike is an 8GB iPod Nano with etched Bar and Shield logo that connects to the audio system via an iPod interface and holder in the saddlebag. Other new components include a low-profile seat with snake-style leather inserts and matching passenger pad, and a taller 7-inch smoked Electra Glide windscreen. Notable features on the SG include hydraulic rear shocks with adjustable preload and optimized rebound and damping, Rumble Collection grips, floorboard inserts, passenger pegs and shifter pegs, ABS brakes, electronic cruise control, and one-piece injection-molded extended saddlebags that help give the rear a lower look.
The new tank on the Steet Glide features a flush-mount gas cap and fuel gauge and a new low-profile tank console.
The new tank on the Steet Glide features a flush-mount gas cap and fuel gauge and a new lo
The CVO Street Glide is definitely a hot rod amongst the other two touring models. The lightest of the three, the SG zips around with plenty of horsepower and it's hard not to lead the pack when you're at the helm of this bike. The sweeping tree-lined highways and back roads of the Tahoe and Nevada County area were perfect for this bike. Rounding each turn, the bike slipped from side-to-side and just begged you to give it more throttle. Loud and proud, it was hard not to just crank up the stereo, leave everyone else behind, and head for the Canadian border.
The CVO Street Glide is available in four color options, Kryptonite and Black Diamond, Black Diamond and Inferno Orange, Autumn Haze and Antique Gunstock, and Black Diamond with Crimson graphics. The various color schemes come with either chrome or black engine finishes. The SG has an MSRP of $32,499, with 3,700 units being produced.
One of the two 6 1/2-inch speakers mounted in the Street Glide's fairing lowers.
The Street Glide with the gloss black engine treatment.