WHEN a mass-made Harley just isn't exclusive enough then the firm's Custom Vehicle Operations division is only too happy to step in with something a little less common and a lot more expensive.
Here's Harley's release on its CVO machines for 2013:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON® CVO™ OFFERS TWO NEW PREMIUM MODELS FOR 2013
CVO Also Introduces Daymaker LED Headlamp and Vented Wind Splitter Windshield
MILWAUKEE (August 20, 2012) – Four models from Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ take limited-production, factory-custom motorcycles to the highest level of performance, style and exclusivity in 2013. New models include the CVO Breakout™, a high-performance Softail® model with exciting new surface finish options and custom details, and the CVO Road King®, fitted with an innovative vented windshield and high-output audio system. Returning for 2013 with new custom features and finishes are the CVO Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® and the CVO Road Glide® Custom.
Serialized 110th Anniversary Editions of 2013 CVO Road King, CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide and CVO Road Glide Custom will also be available, with 110th Anniversary badging and fuel tank medallions, and an exclusive Diamond Dust and Obsidian paint scheme.
CVO motorcycles are designed using premium accessories and paint treatments combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
All 2013 CVO models are powered by the Screamin' Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ V-Twin engine. Rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque, the 110-cid air-cooled Twin Cam 110 is the most-powerful engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and is only available in CVO models. The new Assist & Slip Clutch Pack provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce loading of the driveline. A new internal design significantly improves the life of the clutch pack in test cycles. Hydraulic clutch actuation has been updated to reduce lever effort; peak force required is reduced by 10 percent and hold-in force is reduced 17 percent. Finally, a new clutch lever shape reduces reach and optimizes lever control. All 2013 Harley-Davidson CVO models also feature electronic cruise control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System, and a new indoor/outdoor storage cover with CVO™ logo.