2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike Review

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2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

A one-of-a-kind bespoke bagger packed with power and unique features. Combo front and rear wheels are 21 inches in diameter, while the back wheels are 18 inches. High-performance Stage II Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate. Milwaukee-Eight®117 V-Twin engine and Knockout wheels.

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Features

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Milwaukee-Eight® 117 Engine

Exclusive to CVOTM models, the most powerful V-twin engine ever made by Harley-Davidson. Rocker Box Lowers with Blaze Red finish are included.

Premium Paint and Finishes

There are no equals in the motorcycle and automobile industries for the detailed quality of the paint and design work that goes into each vehicle.

Boom!™ GTS infotainment system

Motorcyclists may now enjoy a new kind of user interface that looks not only great but also feels great and has functions optimized for motorcycle use. Every aspect of the bike is designed to increase the rider’s connection to the bike and its environment.

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

High-Performance Front and Rear Suspension

Hand-adjustable pre-load on the emulsion rear suspension and dual bending valve front suspension give you control of the smooth ride.

Exclusive Knockout™ Wheels

With a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel, this is the only Touring model with a 21-inch front wheel. In gloss black with a contrast smoked satin finish, this set exudes an air of exclusivity.

Custom Touring Style

A full-scale bespoke treatment, from the fender to fender. In addition to the heated hand grips and controls for the KahunaTM collection and the KahunaTM controls and unique seat coverings and stitching, you receive a fang front spoiler.

Wireless Headset

In addition to hands-free phone calls, you may listen to stereo music or GPS voice directions and conduct intercom chats with passengers or other riders using the Boom!TM Audio 30K Bluetooth® headset.

New for 2021 is the CVO Limited model that carries on the history of providing consumers with the utmost in Harley-Davidson style, innovation, and performance. Each model has a two-year unlimited warranty and a completely personalized, limited-edition motorbike.

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

New Harley-Davidson® Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate

Legendary sound is what you can expect from this motorbike audio performance. New components have been developed with the help of Harley-Davidson and Rockford Fosgate, both of whom have pushed the boundaries of technology to build a high-performance audio system for Harley-Davidson bikes. There will be no other audio system available for the 2021 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models but that provided by Harley-Davidson Audio, powered by Rockford Fosgate and featuring Stage II triaxial speakers.

Daymaker® Adaptive LED Headlamp

To date, Harley-Davidson motorcycles have never had a more modern headlight system than that seen on the 2021 CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models. When the bike is leaning, 12 extra LED lights are activated to project light into bends to highlight portions of the road that may be dark by regular LED headlights.

Wireless Headset

There are no wires to worry about when you buy a 2021 CVO motorbike, thanks to a Bluetooth® headset that links to the Boom!TM Audio 30K infotainment system. In public mode, the Mesh IntercomTM Network protocol automatically connects to a near-limitless number of riders (no more lost group connections when someone goes out of range). In private mode, it can easily connect with up to 16 riders at a range of up to five miles (8.05km). The Boom!TM Box GTS’s Apple CarPlay microphone requirement may be met with this headset.

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Price

The new 2021 CVO Road Glide is available at $41,399 only.

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

USA Pricing

Custom Color $41,399
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premium Radio Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $435

Canadian Pricing

Custom Colour $51,895
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premier Radio Option Standard

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

UK Pricing

Custom Colour £35,495
ABS Option Standard
Reflex™ Defensive Rider System (RDRS) Option Standard
Security Option Standard
Cruise Control Option Standard
Premier Radio Option Standard

Dimensions

Length 96.9 in. (2,460 mm)
Overall Width 38 in. (965 mm)
Overall Height 50.4 in. (1,280 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 25.9 in. (658 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen 26.8 in. (680 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (125 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 26
Fork Angle (deg) 29.25
Trail 6.8 in. (173 mm)
Wheelbase 64 in. (1,625 mm)
Tires, Type Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
Tires, Front Model D408F
Tires, Front Specification BW 130/60B21 M/C63H
Tires, Rear Model D407
Tires, Rear Specification BW 180/55B18 M/C80H
Fuel Capacity 6 gal. (22.7 l)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 1 gal. (3.8 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 5.2 qt. (4.9 l)
Transmission Capacity 1 qt. (.95 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity 1.1 qt. (1 l)
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 860 lb. (390 kg)
Weight, In Running Order 893 lb. (405 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1,360 lb. (617 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 500 lb. (227 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 927 lb. (420 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume 2.4 cu ft (0.068 m3)

Engine

Engine Milwaukee-Eight® 117
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.075 in. (104 mm)
Stroke 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Displacement 117 cu in (1,923 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Exhaust Dual, with crossover
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler

2021 CVO Road Glide Harley-Davidson Touring Bike

Drivetrain

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Mechanically actuated 10 plate, wet Assist & Slip
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.593
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.65
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.938
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 4
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.407
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.875

Chassis

Frame Mild steel; tubular frame, 2-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast & forged junctions; twin down tubes; bolt-on rear frame featuring forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, 2-piece drawn & welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 49mm Dual Bending Valve
Rear Shocks Premium Low Hand-Adjustable Rear Suspension
Wheels, Front Type Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Combo
Wheels, Front Width 3.5 in. (89 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 21 in. (533 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Combo
Wheels, Rear Width 5 in. (127 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 18 in. (457 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type 32mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
Brakes, Front Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.2 in. (5.1 mm)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 3.6 in. (91 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 2.2 in. (55 mm)

Performance

Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 126 ft-lb (171 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 34
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 34
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 41 mpg (5.7 l/100 km)

Electric

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca
Charging Three-phase, 48-amp system (600W at13V, 2000 RPM, 625W max power at 13V)
Starting 1.6 kW electric featuring solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp LED 34-watt, 915-lumen low beam, 37-watt, 915 high lumen beam.
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop LED
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights LED
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, turn signal indicator, neutral, low oil pressure, check engine, security/fault indication, battery, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS, tire pressure monitoring system indicator, traction control, rain mode, vehicle hold control
Lights, Rear Turn Signals LED
Gauges Custom gauges are styled to complement each CVO vehicle. The display features an odometer, trip A, trip B, range to empty and gear indicator, and more considerable tell-tale indicators.
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet Electric power accessory port in the fairing
GPS System New Boom!™ Box GTS audio system featuring GPS and touchscreen
Reverse Gear N/A

Warranty And Service

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

Conclusion

A powerful and distinctive custom bagger. The front and rear combo wheels are 21 and 18 inches—stage II high-performer Rockford Fosgate Harley-Davidson Audio.