After announcing four new models and six anniversary edition motorcycles at its 120th anniversary, Harley-Davidson has foreshadowed the arrival of two brand-new Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
The new motorcycles, the all-new 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide, will be available in limited production, demonstrating what Harley claims to be the “ultimate in refinement of styling, design, craftsmanship and attention to detail, along with top-of-the-line performance”.
Jochen Zeitz, Chair and CEO of Harley-Davidson, said “by rethinking these two models from the ground up, we are ushering in a new era of innovation, design, engineering, and technology, while expanding the definition of Harley-Davidson CVO and taking the Grand American Touring experience to another level.
Although the details are sparse, Harley has confirmed that both models have Harley’s new 1982cc Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121 engine, all-new suspension, a new infotainment system, and will be offered with two-tone paint finishes. Early shots also show a pair of twin discs, gripped by four-piston Brembo brakes.
Both the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide have had several aesthetic updates. For the CVO Street Glide, there’s a reworked front bat-wing fairing, housing a new squared-off front LED headlamp with integrated LED indicators. There are also some subtle bodywork changes, including a freshly sculpted fuel tank, along with new fairings, side covers and saddlebags.
The CVO Road Glide also has undergone a substantial set of updates, including a new “sharknose” design, which integrates with the fuel tank, side covers and saddlebags. The single LED headlamp has a wide, horizontal shape, yet appears to have twin elements, recalling a key feature of all previous Road Glide model fairings.
Harley is expected to launch the new all-new 2023 CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide on 7 June 2023.