"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROAD GLIDE"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROAD GLIDE & FAT BOB LEAD CUSTOM VEHICLE OPERATIONS LINE FOR 2009 Harley-Davidson Premium Custom Motorcycles Celebrate 10th Anniversary OXFORD, UK (July 22, 2008) – The pride and passion that define Harley-Davidson and its riders are prominent in the Motor Company’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) range of motorcycles. As the ultimate expression of factory custom style, CVO models are hand-built with detailed craftsmanship and stand proudly among the most desirable custom motorcycles available. The 2009 model year marks the 10th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson CVO program. An effort that began a decade ago as a response to rider requests for higher spec factory custom motorcycles has evolved into the top class of its industry, proving that production volume is really the only limit when it comes to making Harley-Davidson® CVO motorcycles. “Features like bigger engines, exclusive accessories and custom paint and colours, combined with limited production quantities make the Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles truly unique and inspirational,” said Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson Vice President and General Manager, Parts & Accessories and CVO. “The CVO bikes were introduced to meet customer desires and they have fulfilled our riders’ ultimate dreams with miles of memories and great riding for a decade. We expect the unique CVO experience to continue for years to come.” The Harley-Davidson CVO line for 2009 includes the following four models: FLTRSE3 CVO Road Glide® FXDFSE CVO Fat Bob® FLHTCUSE4 CVO Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide® FXSTSSE3 CVO Softail® Springer® The Fat Bob is a first-time CVO offering, while the Road Glide, Softail Springer and Ultra Classic Electra Glide all enjoy a history in the program. The CVO bikes are based on Harley-Davidson factory models, but are then taken to a new level of customisation with an abundance of Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories and unique, sumptuous paint schemes. FLTRSE3 CVO Road Glide® A sleek, lean muscle machine, the 2009 CVO Road Glide is a bagger loaded with style and attitude. From its lowered front fender and skirted saddlebags to its vivid paint and massive powertrain, the CVO team showed little restraint when executing the CVO Road Glide. Start with the unbridled power of the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine, 1800cc of pure American V-Twin muscle and the largest engine offered by Harley-Davidson. Available only on CVO models, the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Twin Cam 110 produces huge torque at 1 4000 rpm and features electronic throttle control and a heavy-duty, self-adjusting clutch with hydraulic actuation. It’s finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers, and features new “110 Screamin’ Eagle” badges on the air cleaner cover insert. A custom oil cooler has a chrome cover with the CVO logo. The CVO Road Glide rolls on the same all-new chassis that underpins all 2009 Harley-Davidson Touring models, based on a redesigned frame and swingarm for enhanced manoeuverability. The new Touring chassis also incorporates a new motor-mount system that reduces engine shake at idle, a new 2-1-2 exhaust system with a one-piece front exhaust shield, and a new 180 mm Dunlop® Multi-Tread rear tyre. Over this foundation CVO layers chrome and custom components. To achieve a lower profile, composite skirts are added to the saddlebag bottoms and wrap over the exhaust pipe outlets. Filler strips between the saddlebag and rear fender incorporate LED stop-tail-turn lights that replace the traditional fender-mounted lights and signals. To balance the bike visually front-to-rear, the front fender has been lowered with a new mounting bracket, and the fender covers a new 18-inch-diameter front wheel. The effect is to place the front fender skirt as low as is practically possible for street use. The CVO Road Glide rolls on 18-inch Blade chrome forged aluminium wheels front and rear. The frame-mounted, aerodynamic fairing is the most distinctive design element of the Road Glide, and it gets a full custom treatment from CVO. The inner fairing panel is colour-matched and carries gauges with spun-aluminium faces. The gauges are back-lit. The headlight area is revised with new trim that replaces the clear headlight cover used on the regular-production Road Glide. New headlight lenses are hardened. The fairing is topped with a black, low-profile wind deflector and trim assembly. Rider comfort begins with a new low-profile, two-up seat with Buffalo inserts and a matching passenger backrest. The new Touring exhaust system creates more space between the passenger and the exhaust pipe, producing less heat. The new frame increases passenger leg room behind the calves. Brembo® brakes with ABS are standard equipment, as is cruise control, two-speaker AM/FM/WB/CD/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon®, and air-adjustable rear suspension. A chrome tank console has a push-button fuel door and a new insert with the CVO logo. The hand and foot controls are from the Rumble collection, with matching mirrors, saddlebag latches and passenger footpegs. Handlebars are internally wired for a clean look. The CVO Road Glide has a chromed front end, chrome billet rear brake and shift levers, chrome switch housings and master cylinders, and enough other chromed parts to keep this bike sparkling night and day. The 2009 CVO Road glide is available in three colour combinations, all with Ghost Feather graphics: Yellow Pearl & Charcoal Slate, Stardust Silver & Titanium Dust, and Electric Orange & Vivid Black. Features of the 2009 CVO Road Glide include: Rubber-mounted, air-cooled, Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with O2 sensors 6-speed Cruise Drive™ transmission Active intake and exhaust Three new paint and graphics schemes 2-1-2 exhaust header pipe design 2 High performance clutch with hydraulic actuation Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console with push button fuel door and CVO emblem Rumble accessory collection: grips, footpegs, shifter pegs, mirrors One-piece, two-up custom seat with buffalo hide inserts 18-inch "Blade" wheels Brembo 4-piston front calipers with chrome screens and CVO emblem Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as standard Air-adjustable rear shocks Harman-Kardon® Advanced Audio System with AM/FM receiver and CD/MP3 player Commemorative CVO ignition key FXDFSE CVO Fat Bob® Projecting super-duty pro-street presence, the new CVO Dyna Fat Bob rolls with a high-performance rumble and the flash of custom chrome. From its beefy front tyre, to its twisted Tommy Gun exhaust, to the arrogant flip of its bobtail rear fender, the 2009 CVO Fat Bob will stake its claim to a wide stretch of road. The CVO team took Dyna® styling in a new direction when they first launched the FXDSE Screamin’ Eagle® Dyna® motorcycle in 2008. For 2009, the CVO group gives the Dyna Fat Bob the CVO treatment – bold paint, brilliant chrome and a monster motor – to create a premium custom motorcycle loaded with exclusive features. New 16-inch Fang wheels also debut on the CVO Fat Bob. These cast-aluminium wheels feature a black powdercoated slotted centre that contrasts with a chrome rim flange with bolt-on “fang” inserts clawing over each slot. The brake discs and rotors are styled to complement the wheels. The front wheel carries a 130mm tyre with that distinctive, blocky tread pattern. On the rear is a 180mm tyre. Premium suspension includes lowered front forks and chromed rear shocks that have been re-tuned for enhanced ride comfort. Chromed from the wheel nut covers to the triple clamps, the front end of the CVO Fat Bob is topped with a chrome pull-back riser, chrome drag-style handlebars, plus chrome switch gear, hand levers, and clutch and brake master cylinders. Hand controls, forward-mounted footpegs, shifter peg and brake pedal pad are from the Ironside Collection. A new two-piece tank console is finished in chrome and Midnight Pearl with a special CVO medallion. CVO debuts another new material on this motorcycle’s saddle, which features a seating surface covered in Alcantara, a high-tech engineered material that looks and feels like soft, natural suede but exceeds Harley-Davidson standards for durability and comfort. The remainder of the seat is smooth black leather, and it’s finished with a recessed chrome Harley-Davidson medallion. The seat rests over a wide bobtail rear fender that holds a smoked LED tri-bar tail/brake light with a Midnight Pearl slotted cover for a dark and sinister look in the back. Below the distinctive Fat Bob fuel tank that gives this model its name rests the largest engine produced by Harley-Davidson, the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110. Available only on CVO models, the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Twin Cam 110 produces huge and features a heavy-duty, self-adjusting clutch with hydraulic actuation and 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. The CVO Fat Bobexclusive Tommy Gun 2-1-2 exhaust snakes around the engine before exiting through chrome blunt-cut mufflers. The header pipes, which are exposed through 3 the exhaust shield slots, are finished with a black coating. The powertrain is finished in CVO-exclusive granite powdercoat with chrome covers, and features new “110 CVO” badges on the chrome billet timer and derby covers. The CVO Fat Bob is available in three colour combinations: Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Platinum Quartz, Black Diamond with Fire Quartz, and Denim Granite with Electric Blue Fade – CVO’s first ever combination of matt and gloss paint finishes. In each case, the frame, swingarm, battery cover, electrical panel cover and coil cover are colour-matched to the main bodywork colour. Features of the 2009 CVO Fat Bob include: Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 powertrain with granite and chrome finish 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active and exhaust system High performance clutch with hydraulic actuation Leather seat with Alcantara accents High impact paint with Quartz graphics on two colour schemes and a denim/gloss combination on the third: Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Platinum Quartz Black Diamond with Fire Quartz Denim Granite with Electric Blue Fade Ironside Collection: including footpegs, shifter pegs, brake pedal pad, hand controls Commemorative CVO key FLHTCUSE4 CVO Ultra Classic™ Electra Glide® The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide blends custom paint, a potent powertrain and a well-chosen array of top line Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories, to the allnew 2009 Harley-Davidson Touring chassis. The result is perhaps the most exciting touring motorcycle ever to roll over the horizon. The skeletal structure of the CVO Ultra Classic is all new, from the front wheel to the wide 180 mm rear tyre. This new Touring line has a modular frame for enhanced manoeuverability, a new 180mm rear tyre with a higher weight rating, a new 2-into-1into-2 exhaust system and other enhancements that set a foundation for the next generation of Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles. The CVO Ultra Classic is powered by the 1800cc, CVO-exclusive, granite powdercoated, Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, the largest displacement production engine offered by HarleyDavidson, producing huge torque as well as smooth shifting 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. CVO Ultra Classic riders will enjoy extra amenities for 2009 such as a Tour Pak™ mounting rack with increased carrying capacity, mid-frame exhaust air deflectors, and lighting and electrical updates that include shorter antennas. These features compliment and preserve the commanding Ultra design, along with mechanical features like Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), 22.7 litre fuel tank, Brembo® brakes and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The 2009 CVO Ultra Classic rides on Roulette wheels with a 180mm, 16-inch rear tyre and 130mm, 17-inch front tyre. For extra comfort, there is a new suspended, dual-heated seat with shark print leather inserts. New Rumble foot controls and heated hand grips lead a new Rumble trim collection that includes windshield trim, mirrors and saddlebag latches. Other new components on the 2009 CVO Ultra Classic include a matching rider and 4 passenger backrest, Tour Pak inserts, chrome push-button fuel door with CVO logo, smooth air cleaner cover, Screamin’ Eagle 110 air cleaner cover insert, two-inch backlit gauges, braided stainless steel clutch and brake lines, custom oil cooler with chrome cover and the Air Wing Tour-Pak luggage rack. The CVO Ultra Classic offers premium amenities such as a 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon® and passenger audio with controls, plus cruise control and integrated navigation system. The bike is also protected by the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with Smart Siren. The CVO Ultra Classic features include a power saddlebag and Tour-Pak locking system with integrated key fob activation, internally wired handlebars with Electronic Throttle Control, oil filter mount with internal thermostat and chrome voltage regulator. The CVO Ultra Classic rides on the Touring-exclusive air-adjustable rear suspension. Instruments with spun-aluminium metal faces are mounted below a custom black-leather inner fairing pad with chrome trim. The CVO Ultra Classic is offered in three exclusive colour combinations, all with Forge-tone graphics: Ruby Red & Typhoon Maroon, Autumn Haze & High Octane Orange, and Stardust Silver & Twilight Blue. The vented lower fairings and inner fairing and switch panel are colour-matched to the selected paint scheme. Features of the 2009 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide include: Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 powertrain with granite and chrome finish 6 speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system Deluxe Ultra King Tour-Pak with air wing luggage rack New chrome touring mufflers with chrome billet end caps New Roulette wheels New suspended dual control heated seat Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Brembo front and rear brakes New Paint: Ruby Red & Typhoon Maroon with Forge-tone graphics Autumn Haze & High Octane Orange with Forge-tone graphics Stardust Silver & Twilight Blue with Forge-tone graphics 40 Watt per channel Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon with CD/AM/FM/WB radio receiver Navigation system Cruise control Rumble Collection: including foot board inserts, heated grips, brake pedal pad, shifter pegs, mirrors, windshield trim Saddlebags and Tour-Pak power locking system with integrated key fob activation Commemorative CVO key FXSTSSE3 CVO Softail® Springer® Delivering an exclusive design combination of the nostalgic Springer® front end and a wide 240 mm rear tyre and fender, Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) rolls out a truly original motorcycle with the 2009 CVO Softail Springer. Based on a unique frame design with wide, fully polished and chrome-plated swingarm, fully polished chrome cast aluminium oil tank and a host of premium components and accessories, the CVO Softail Springer stands alone in the factory custom category. As one of just two 2009 Harley-Davidson models with the quintessential Springer front fork design, the CVO Softail Springer presents a spiritual and exhilarating ride 5 with authentic look and feel. The faithfully styled front end rides on an 18-inch Roadwinder™ wheel and 130mm tyre with a new four-piston brake caliper with chrome forged mount, colour-matched rigid forks and chromed spring components. The new wide 240mm rear tyre and custom bobtail wide rear fender with louver accents ride on a new 18-inch Roadwinder forged chrome wheel. With a new, exclusively designed frame, chrome swingarm and specially tuned suspension, the CVO Softail Springer is unlike any other motorcycle. The custom seat with Buffalo inserts highlighted by contrast embroidered flames and CVO logo stretches to a custom full-length chrome fuel tank console and is topped with a speedometer with spun aluminium face. Other new components include bullet mirrors with shortened stems, and chrome-plated dipstick, fork inserts, fender struts and covers, swingarm pivot bolt covers, axle nut covers, tank emblems and wheel spacers. The CVO Softail Springer also features exclusive granite and chrome treatment on the largest displacement production engine offered by Harley-Davidson. The 1800cc Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B™, a high-performance V-Twin engine, delivers top performance with huge torque ,thanks in part to the free-flowing heavy breather intake. The engine is rigid-mounted in the Softail frame, is equipped with internal counter-balanced shafts and is mated to 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for lower cruising rpm in top gear. The Centerline accessory collection returns for 2009 with grips, footpegs, brake/shifter pedals, and horn cover. Chrome accessorised components include the brake and clutch master cylinders, voltage regulator, switch housings, belt guard, debris deflector and shift lever. Front and rear brakes include Roadwinder rotors and the calipers match the granite engine treatment. The CVO Softail Springer will be offered in three exclusive colour combinations for 2009: Black Diamond with Emerald Ice Flames, Candy Cobalt with Blue Steel Flames, and Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Volcanic Fury Flames. The metal grind flames are topped with Candy highlights making every vehicle truly custom. All models feature colour-matched frame, rigid fork and top clamp, frame inserts, and a headlight bucket with custom graphics Features of the 2009 CVO Softail Springer include: Three new exclusive colour combinations with metal grind fire graphics: Black Diamond with Emerald Ice Flames Candy Cobalt with Blue Steel Flames Sunrise Yellow Pearl with Volcanic Fury Flames 1800cc Screamin’ Eagle 110B counterbalanced engine with granite finish 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission Active intake and exhaust system New custom leather two-up seat with Buffalo inserts and custom embroidery New Roadwinder chrome forged aluminium wheels High performance clutch with hydraulic actuation Centerline collection: including chrome horn cover, grips, foot pegs, shifter peg, brake pedal pad Commemorative CVO key 6 CVO MOTORCYCLES CELEBRATE 10th ANNIVERSARY The launch of the CVO program began with the 1999 FXR2 and FXR3 models, and was so well-received that it was followed in 2000 by the FXR4. Also in 2000, the first edition of the FLTRSEI Road Glide® was introduced, combining the latest touring design and Screamin’ Eagle performance parts. Initial annual production of CVO models was limited to about 900 units per model (compared to between 2,450 and 4,200 units per model today). Over the last decade the CVO team has produced a series of very memorable motorcycles, including variations on the Dyna® Wide Glide®, Road King®, Softail® Deuce®, Fat Boy® and Electra Glide®. In addition, the 2005 CVO program boasted the Screamin’ Eagle® V-Rod® with its 60-degree, 1250cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, followed in 2006 by the VRXSE Screamin’ Eagle® Destroyer™, designed specifically for drag racing with a 1300cc Screamin’ Eagle Revolution® polished silver powertrain. The Harley-Davidson CVO department consists of a select group of engineers and designers, supply managers and other staff, who work together with the HarleyDavidson Styling team to create these limited-production, custom motorcycles. The CVO models are then produced by highly skilled technicians in special assembly areas at the Harley-Davidson plants in York, Pa., and Kansas City. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.harleydavidson.com. ### 7