Harley Davidson, never one to be known for compromise, seems fixed on bouncing back from its financial woes from the 2009-2010 model year. With the introduction of three new CVO bikes, the CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide Ultra, and the CVO Softail Convertible, the Harley Davidson CVO team continues to impress, even in a rough economy.
The 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Convertible
No compromise. The mantra that must have guided the construction of a machine like the 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Softail convertible has no less impact than a full-on one of a kind custom machine would have rolling down the road. Thing is, you won’t have to pony up $100k for this ride. It’s got just enough of the CVO touches that let other riders know that it is, indeed, a custom bike, but isn’t so over the top that the CVO Softail Convertible appears unrideable. A detachable fairing, saddlebags, passenger backrest, and gorgeous cast wheels round out a motorcycle package that, chances are, you won’t find too many of on the secondary market. These’ll most likely end up in either one of two places: A collector’s favorites or where some Joe plunks down a heap of savings for his (or her) dream bike. It’ll get passed down to grandkids, no doubt.
The red version is the one you’ll see in all the product literature, but the 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Softail Convertible is available in three different color schemes, each as lusty as the rest. You can check them all out at the Harley Davidson website here. The link will take you right to the CVO Softail Convertible available colors, but don’t forget to come back and read about the other two bikes listed here.
The 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide
The 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide was a natural progression. From one of the most comfortable motorcycles on the road today can only naturally come one of the sweetest-looking customs around. The detail work by the CVO team on the Street Glide is impeccable, with one of the coolest paint/graphic schemes available. If the green takes a little getting used to, it’s all right, because Harley Davidson has seen fit to provide its patrons with four different paint schemes on the CVO Street Glide, all of which you can find here.
The standard-issue Harley Davidson Street Glide is powered by Harley’s everyday powerhouse, the 96ci air-cooled twin found in many of Harley’s offerings. The CVO Street Glide, however, is graced with Harley’s 110-cubic inch Screamin’ Eagle engine, which while sporting just fourteen additional cubic inches, still unleashes a heck of a lot of power onto the pavement by comparison. If you’re not careful, you’ll soon have an honest-to goodness dragstrip terror on your hands.
The 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra
Premium touring is what the 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra is all about. Priced within $500 of its stablemate, the Ultra Classic Electra Glide, the question becomes largely about style choices. The CVO Road Glide carries the distinctive Road Glide shark nose front end, and a bit more distance between the dashboard and rider, but otherwise, the bikes are pretty much alike. In the CVO line, you’ve got three different color schemes from which to choose, while cruise control and ABS brakes come standard. The 2011 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra not only aims to make every ride you take more comfortable than the last, but succeeds with undeniable spirit.
While you may have trouble choosing between these beauties if you’re in the market for a Harley Davidson CVO motorcycle, one thing’s for certain: You’ll have a hard time going wrong with any of them. Yea, they’ll come out on the secondary market eventually, and someday down the road, you might just find a low-mileage example in a used bike magazine. Think carefully, though. This will be your only chance to be the only name on the title- until you hand it down to your grandkids, that is.