To deploy the 2022 CVO Road Glide Limited Harley-Davidson Tourer, Harley-Davidson combined two of its most excellent series, the Limited series. The giant Big Twin ever produced puts this machine at the top of the food chain, with the finest of everything the MoCo has to offer regarding touring accouterments. The King Of Paint, as usual, has some fiery color schemes that let it stand out.
2022 CVO Road Glide Limited Harley-Davidson Tourer – Features and Price
Here we have it, the ultimate H-range D’s of motorcycles on two wheels. The CVO Road Glide Limited may appear similar to its non-CVO sibling—in fact, they share the same red flame paint job—but the devil is in the details.
For starters, the quality of the paintwork is superb. There are two different sporty two-tone kits available, each including black with either orange or yellow over chrome. My all-time favorite is the red and black reverse-flame fade-over blackout since it gives the car an entire custom look and a dash of additional crazy curb appeal.
Underneath the frame mount, a high-side fender indicates the way. The standard fork-mounted batwing form of a shark-nose fairing, the CVO version, stands alone. Indeed, perhaps more so than usual. The vented windshield is rather tall and its primary benefit is comfort; but, if you want to show off your street cred, you can simply replace it with a hacked or tinted version—possibly both of those things.
In addition to the 6.5-inch color TFT display, there are two analog speedo and tachometer gauges mounted directly above the handlebar clamp. The latter bears a heavy burden, what with tracking ride statistics, providing on-board navigation and weather forecasts, and controlling the Boom! Various musical selections are available on the Box GTS, and the speakers are Rockford Fosgate’s deliciously fantastic stuff. Enjoy yourself, Wayne.
The bike’s frame is dressed up with Tomahawk wheels and Kahuna grips, and the rider will appreciate the convenience of the standard blackout highway pegs. Kahuna line floorboards are installed for both the rider and the passenger. The pilot and passenger seats are heated, and the pilot’s backrest has been updated with lumbar support for added comfort over long distances. The Tour Pak also provides the traveler with a comfortable backrest.
In combination with the Pak, the hard bags provide 4.7 cubic feet of safe, waterproof storage space, and their integrated liners make loading and unloading a breeze. Stop attempting to pry out the storage compartments in the fairing lowers; they were sacrificed to create a way for the twin-cooling apparatus.
The CVO Road Glide Limited’s main frame and yoke-style swingarm are mild steel, as is standard practice. The frame is tubular steel with MIG welded connections, while the backbone is made of substantial, box-style steel.
The fork’s proper angle is 29.25 degrees from vertical because of an offset in the triple tree, determined by the steering head up front, which sets a rake angle of 26 degrees. With the combination of the 64-inch wheelbase and 6.7-inch trail, the vehicle is very well-mannered and follows the road with little effort from the driver, even when buffeted by a crosswind.
You should be able to lower the seat to its running position, 28.2 inches from the deck if your weight is about 180 pounds. It, in conjunction with the bike’s mid-mounted foot controls and medium-lift handlebar, creates an upright riding posture suitable for riders of average height. However, if it doesn’t work for you, you may adjust the rider’s triangle by adjusting the suspension and the seat to suit your body better.
The Tomahawk design’s cast wheels use a 130/60-19 hoop in front of a 180/60-18, and the latter has a solid center. In Harley’s touring lineup, only the CVO Road Glide Limited has a 21-inch front wheel.
The tires are part of Dunlop’s Harley-Davidson line and have an “H” speed rating, which means they can easily handle speeds up to 130 miles per hour. Friends, if it isn’t, you’re looking at the incorrect type of bike. The front suspension is unique thanks to the Showa Dual Bending Valve technology, which provides demand-driven damping for a comfortable ride without needing adjustments. The rear suspension is hand-adjustable, allowing fast and simple preload changes without tools or dirty knees.
The majority of the stopping force comes from the twin front brakes and the rear brake, which are both based on 300 mm discs with dual, four-bore calipers up front.
H-Enhanced D’s Electronic Linked Braking and the bike’s lean-sensitive Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) work together to ensure that you may safely use the bike’s formidable stopping power without endangering yourself or others. To put both feet down securely during stops on inclines, Harley includes a feature called Hill Hold Control to hold the brake for you.
As part of its standard equipment, the CVO Road Glide Limited has corner-sensitive versions of its traction control and drag-torque control functions, adding to the bike’s extensive electronic gimmickry. Now H-D has electronic safety equipment on par with the latest and greatest on the market, and it can compete with the finest of the best anywhere in the globe.
To give credit where credit is due, the manufacturer installed an engine that is, at 117 cubic inches, very sizable. However, if H-D is crammed in their Milwaukee-Eight 122 monster, things may turn out better; there is always an opportunity for improvement, no matter how little.
Even though it weighs over half a ton wet, the CVO Road Glide Limited gets along just fine thanks to its 125 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. Modifications to the intake tract reduce drag and increase volumetric efficiency somewhat; these, coupled with the high-performance camshaft and low-resistance exhaust, make the vehicle almost ready to go at the level of a stage-one performance package.
The factory final-drive pulleys will allow you to reach peak speed faster thanks to the performance upgrades, but the governor will still restrict you to 105 mph.
The link between the engine and the road is made via a fiber-reinforced belt for the final drive, which is both silent and requires little in the way of upkeep. The gearbox itself has six gears.
2022 CVO Road Glide Limited Harley-Davidson Tourer – Price
The cost of the CVO Road Glide Limited’s plethora of extra features adds up over time. Blackout begins at $44,899 for the basic model in Dante’s Red Fade. Both the Wicked Orange Pearl and the Hightail Yellow Pearl are more expensive than the standard black and chrome ($47,899)
2022 CVO Road Glide Limited vs. Indian Dark Horse
From the massive V-twin in the middle to the vast, fixed front fairing, the Pursuit Dark Horse is very similar to the CVO Road Glide Limited. India’s general LED lighting for great, two-way visibility is on par with its local competitors. Still, Indian pulls ahead thanks to its power-adjustable windshield that allows you to tune in for choice.
While the MoCo’s entertainment features are superior to those of the Indian, the engine electronics are not as advanced as those of the Harley. A seven-inch TFT display controls both systems. Hardware brilliance, on the other hand, is something you can forget about. Everywhere the sheet metal paint doesn’t reach, the Pursuit Dark Horse swoops in with total blackness.
A few more pounds of oomph can be had from the Indian’s PowerPlus engine, which has a 108-cubic-inch displacement and 128 pound-feet of torque. Still, the difference is so negligible that it doesn’t even register on the old heinie dyno. Nonetheless, I can reveal what the cost will be.
The Black Smoke variant from Indian makes it to the cash register with a price tag of $30,999. A large sum of money is behind the table when a non-monochromatic painted model sells for $31,749 and a two-toned painted model sells for $32,499.
2022 CVO Road Glide Limited Harley-Davidson Tourer – Technical Specifications
|Length||101.2 in. (2,570 mm)|
|Overall Width||43.1 in. (1,095 mm)|
|Overall Height||56.5 in. (1,435 mm)|
|Seat Height, Laden||28.2 in. (716 mm)|
|Seat Height, Unladen||29.9 in. (760 mm)|
|Static Ground Clearance||5.1 in. (130 mm)|
|Rake (steering head) (deg)||26|
|Fork Angle (deg)||29.25|
|Trail||6.7 in. (170 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 130/60B19 61H|
|Tires, Rear Model||D407|
|Tires, Rear Specification||BW 180/55B18 80H|
|Fuel Capacity||Six gals. (22.7 l)|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light)||One gal. (3.8 l)|
|Oil Capacity (w/filter)||Five qt. (4.7 l)|
|Transmission Capacity||One qt. (.95 l)|
|Primary Chain Case Capacity||1.1 qts. (1 l)|
|Coolant Capacity||0.8 qt. (0.75 l)|
|Weight, As Shipped||927 lb. (420 kg)|
|Weight, In Running Order||963 lb. (437 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||4.7 cu ft (0.132 m3)|
|Engine||Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 117|
|Valves||Pushrod-operated, overhead valves including hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; four valves per cylinder|
|Bore||4.075 in. (103.5 mm)|
|Stroke||4.5 in. (114.3 mm)|
|Displacement||117 cu in (1,923 ccs)|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Air Cleaner||Paper, washable|
|Exhaust||Dual, with crossover|
|Lubrication System||Pressurized, dry-sump|
|Primary Drive||Chain, 34/46 ratio|
|Final Drive||Belt, 32/68 ratio|
|Clutch||Mechanically actuated ten plates, 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|
|Frame||Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece stamped & welded backbone; cast & forged junctions; twin downtubes; bolt-on rear frame including 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 standard height hand-adjustable rear suspension|
|Wheels, Optional Style Type||Gloss Black Tomahawk|
|Wheels, Front Type||Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Tomahawk|
|Wheels, Front Width||Three in. (76 mm)|
|Wheels, Front Height||19 in. (483 mm)|
|Wheels, Rear Type||Gloss Black and Contrast Chrome Tomahawk|
|Wheels, Rear Width||Five in. (127 mm)|
|Wheels, Rear Height||18 in. (457 mm)|
|Brakes, Caliper Type||32 mm, 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||0.28 in. (7.1 mm)|
|Front brake lever free travel||N/A|
|Rear brake pedal free travel||N/A|
|Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)||Standard|
|Suspension Travel, Front||4.6 in. (117 mm)|
|Suspension Travel, Rear||Three in. (76 mm)|
|Engine Torque Testing Method||J1349|
|Engine Torque||125 ft-lb (169 Nm)|
|Engine Torque (rpm)||3,500|
|Power (Hp/kW)||105 HP / 78 kW @ 4850 rpm|
|Lean Angle Testing Method||J1168|
|Lean Angle, Right (deg.)||34.3|
|Lean Angle, Left (deg.)||33.4|
|Maximum hill-starting ability||N/A|
|Fuel Economy Testing Method||Estimated City/Hwy|
|Fuel Economy||41 mpg (5.7 l/100 km)|
|CO₂ Emissions Testing Method||N/A|
|Battery||Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 405 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)|
|Charging||Three-phase, 48-amp system (600W @13V, 2000 RPM, 625W max power @ 13V)|
|Starting||1.6 kW electric with 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, 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.|
|Electric Power Outlet||Electric power accessory port in fairing and tour pack|
|GPS System||Boom!™ Box GTS audio system with GPS and touchscreen|
Warranty And Service
|Warranty||24 months (unlimited mileage)|
|Service Interval||First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter|