New patent filings show Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide 121

New patent filings show the first images of the Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide 121, which is anticipated for a 2024 release.


New patent filings by Harley-Davidson in Australia have confirmed the approaching arrival of the new Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide 121. 

The new CVO Street Glide 121 from Harley-Davidson seems set for a 2024 release after the filing of patents by the Milwaukee manufacturer in Australia. 

The patent filings, published by Cycle World, show the motorcycle in its detail thanks to photographs which show new visuals for the new model. 

Starting at the front, the fairing is updated to include a new, more square, headlight in comparison to the rounder light found on the current Street Glide. The central light is also flanked by strip LEDs which extend to the outer part of the front fairing.

Below the headlight is a slight redesign to the bottom of the fairing, which now angles forward.

Staying at the front, the mudguard is reshaped to hug the tyre more loosely, and straightens at either end compared to the current model. The wheel itself is also new for the CVO 121 version of the Street Glide, with an alloy rim encircling spokes. 

Behind the bars, the tank is also reshaped, there is a new, extremely large, screen, with new switches and buttons on the bars to incorporate some of the new capabilities such a large screen presumably will offer with ergonomy. There is also a speaker on either side (left and right) of the back-side of the fairing, with two more at the back of the bike - one on each side case, which themselves are seemingly larger than those on the current bike.

Current Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide.

The cases also feature “CVO” logos, which are also embroidered on the seat, and between them sit two vertical taillights (between the taillights is the back of the rear mudguard).

In terms of the bike’s performance, the highlight is the engine to which the ‘121’ in the motorcycle’s name alludes. The number refers to the engine’s displacement in cubic inches, and in cubic centimetres is equates to 1,983cc. Cycle World also reports the engine is expected to feature variable valve timing, and that it could be twin-cooled, with both liquid- and air-cooling thanks to the presence of a cooler in black bodywork placed in front of the engine.

When it comes to stopping the CVO Street Glide 121, Harley-Davidson has decided on twin floating front discs and Brembo callipers.

When the bike will become available is still not clear, especially as it is still yet to be officially announced by Harley-Davidson itself, but considering the apparent finality of the motorcycle shown in the photos, it would seem likely that a 2024 model year release is likely.

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