Harley's real new model for 2013

Breakdown on the Breakout

THE Breakout is Harley's only significantly 'new' model for 2013 and as a CVO machine it's going to be made in limited numbers at a high price.

Based on the Softail chassis, it gets the firm's 110 cubic inch engine and what it describes as 'hot rod' styling. That means 'turbine' wheels, plenty of chrome and metalflake paint.

Here are the full details in Harley's own release:

  • The Screamin' Eagle® Twin Cam 110B engine with 110-cid (1803cc), counter-balanced and rigid-mounted within the frame, is rated at 112 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 rpm. The engine is equipped with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
  • Assist & Slip Clutch Pack provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce loading of the driveline and improve shift feel, while a new internal design doubles 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 by 17 percent. Finally, a new clutch lever shape reduces reach and optimizes lever control.
  • The CVO Breakout will be offered in three dramatic custom-color schemes, each with a Granite powdercoat-and-chrome powertrain.
  • Black Diamond and Molten Silver with Crushed Slate graphics. This combination features polished steel areas on the fuel tank and fenders that require 10 hand-sanding passes, beginning with 150 grit and finishing with 3000 grit, and a three-step final-polishing treatment. This process produces a high-luster finish with intentional hand-worked marks that make each part unique. The color elements are then applied, followed by coats of candy and standard clear that let the polished steel shine through. This color is paired with a black-leather seat.
  • Hard Candy Gold Dust and Liquid Sun with Pagan Gold graphics. This paint set also features polished-steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders, but the candy clear coat is tinted to give the polished areas the gleaming Liquid Sun tone. Gold Dust is created by applying large metal flake over a black base, and finishing it with the tinted clear. This color is paired with a black-leather seat.
  • Crimson Red Sunglo and Scarlet Lace with Hammered Sterling graphics. To create a graphic effect on the lower portions of the fuel tank and fenders, Black Candy is sprayed through lace fabric placed over a Silver base color, and finished with a layer of Scarlet Candy. Because the lace is applied by hand, no two painted parts will have the same exact pattern. This color is paired with a rich, brown-leather seat.
  • Turbine wheels with matching brake discs and drive sprocket are highly polished and chrome plated.
  • Front and Rear Fenders are each chopped to the legal limit of tire coverage. The front fender location and bracket are specific to the CVO Breakout. The rear fender is shaped and positioned to fit as close as possible to the 240mm tire.
  • One-Piece Forged Aluminum Rear Fender Supports are highly polished. The fender supports and chopped rear fender are four pounds lighter than the forged steel supports and covers used on other Harley-Davidson® Softail® models.
  • Wide Front End spreads the forks approximately 1.75-inches wider than previous FX Softail models to allow fitment of a 130mm front tire. The entire front end assembly is chrome plated, including the nacelle and headlamp bucket
  • Low-Profile Console tops a five-gallon fuel tank with a strip of brilliant chrome. Two elbow outlets and braided stainless steel lines exit forward from the top of the console to accommodate the tank vent.
  • Single-Rib Cast Aluminum Oil Tank is polished and finished in chrome.
  • Leather Seat and Pillion in black or brown leather is accented with an embossed horn-back gator hide pattern. The seat and pillion are shaped to provide good lower back support for the rider. The pillion may be removed without tools to fully expose the paint on the rear fender.
  • Chrome Handlebar offers a neutral rider position and is internally-wired for a clean look. The integrated chrome riser incorporates a mount for the four-inch combination digital speedometer/analog tachometer and LED indicators, which are positioned below the riser.
  • Side-mounted license plate and combination stop/turn/tail lights leave the wide rear fender uncluttered.
  • Customer Care package includes an indoor/outdoor storage cover with CVO™ logo, tool kit, microfiber detail cloth and H-D jiffy stand coaster.

The 2013 CVO Breakout has a suggested U.S. retail price of $26,499. Production will be limited to approximately 1,900 units.