CVO Road Glide Ultra
MSRP $35,999 and limited to a production of 3,000 units.
New this year is the Road Glide Ultra, the one bike I have been waiting for. I'm already a fan of the OE Road Glide but to make it into the CVO lineup was a big deal for me. It has all the cool CVO features such as the 110ci motor and six-speed transmission, but the list of new features are what made me want one more than ever. The Road Glide Ultra features an aerodynamic, frame-mounted fairing that offers a lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing, and incorporates dual headlamps and a cockpit-style instrument display. The Road Glide Ultra is also equipped with ventilated fairing lowers. This year a new reshaped and windtunnel-tested 16-inch windshield was added. As a taller rider, I can tell you that in the past I was getting beat up by the wind. Now the windshield has a reduced angle to limit cockpit buffeting. H-D also added wind deflectors that fit onto the top of the engine guard to redirect turbulent air that previously passed between the fairing and the fuel tank and into the rider area. You can still get the air to pass through, but now it feels more directed and less turbulent.
The CVO FLTRUSE Road Glide Ultra in Black Twilight paint with Quartzite graphics.
The CVO FLTRUSE Road Glide Ultra in Frosted Ivory and Vintage Gold paint with Quartzite gr
The FLHXSE CVO Street Glide in Black Diamond and Inferno Orange paint.
The other thing you will notice is the deluxe color-matched Tour Pak luggage carrier with LED brake/tail lamp and Air Wing Tour Pak rack. Also new is the power locking system that provides push-button key fob security for the Tour Pak, saddlebags, and ignition.
Here is the H-D 8GB Apple iPod Nano connected to the audio system through an iPod interfac
It was the word "boom" that we kept hearing from all the H-D people when they were talking about the new upgraded sound systems for '11 CVO bikes. The Road Glide Ultra has a 40-watt-per-channel Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system featuring four high-performance bagger speakers, along with speakers in the passenger seat area, an XM satellite radio, and a CB/intercom with two headsets. A new amplifier with customized equalization for the new speakers gives a much cleaner sound at higher speeds. Added new this year is an iPod interface and iPod holder located in the right side saddlebag. This system both charges the iPod, and integrates it with the audio hand controls on the bars. If you're without an iPod the good thing is the Road Glide Ultra comes with one; an 8GB iPod Nano with etched Bar & Shield logo.
The Navigation Interface Module provides an internal connection to the dash-mounted Road T
Making sure not to get lost, the bike has a Road Tech Zumo 660 GPS navigation system with an integrated interface module that allows verbal navigation commands to be heard through the radio speakers as you are heading down the highway. This was real cool as we never needed to take our eyes off the road. One other thing that was a noticed change was the seat. It has a new shape that is narrower towards the front giving me more reach to the ground at stops. The seat also features dual heat controls and the passenger backrest has adjustable lumbar support. Some of the other eye-catchers include all the chrome pieces like the 18-inch Agitator wheels, internally wired 1-inch-diameter handlebar, and chrome billet muffler end caps with black spears.
The Road Glide Ultra will be offered in three custom color schemes, Rio Red and Black Ember with Quartzite graphics, Charcoal Slate and Black Twilight with Quartzite graphics, and my favorite, Frosted Ivory and Vintage Gold with Quartzite graphics. All I can say about the bike that I wish was different was the amount of time I got to spend with it; it was just too short.