CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide
MSRP $36,499 and limited to a production of 1,500 units.
We also got on one of the oldest bikes in the CVO lineup, the Ultra Classic Electra Glide. This is the "everything bike" in that it has everything that Harley has to offer in a touring bike, from the big 110ci motor to just about every piece of chrome in the catalog. In the handling department, the ride was very nice and very smooth-just what you want for a ride across town or the ride across the country. Once you settle down in the seat and crank up the radio, this was more comfortable than my truck and a hell of a lot more fun to ride.
The FLHXSE CVO Street Glide in Kryptonite and Black Diamond paint.
Being a CVO, it too comes with a 110ci (1,803cc) motor that at 4,000 rpm puts out around 115 lb-ft of torque. The Ultra also has a six-gallon fuel tank and a four-quart oil bag. As I was riding the twisty roads around Lake Tahoe, with a ground clearance of 5.1 inches and a lean angle of 33 degrees on the right side and 31 on the left, the bike was easy to lean over at different speeds. The Ultra has excellent stopping power, especially for a bigger bike. ABS is standard with a single four-piston fixed caliper for the rear and a dual four-piston setup for the front.
The FLHXSE CVO Street Glide in Black Diamond with Crimson and Tag graphics.
Some of the other cool features are the Navigation Interface Module that provides an internal connection to the dash-mounted Road Tech Zumo 660 GPS unit that feeds GPS verbal commands to the radio speakers, as well as the 8GB Apple iPod Nano. The new hammock-style suspended seat has dual-control heaters and a springboard-style suspension system in the passenger seat. One more added comfort piece is the passenger-adjustable lumbar support. The rear of the bike comes with a color-matched and LED-equipped Tour Pak with integrated brake and taillights. Using LED lighting not only offers brighter lights, but it also frees up storage capacity within the Tour Pak. For added safety, new this year is the power locking saddlebags and Tour Pak. The Ultra Classic Electra Glide is offered in exclusive Black Ember and Rio Red paint scheme with Flame graphics, along with a color-matched inner fairing assembly, inner fairing cap, and rear fender filler strips.
The FLHTCUSE CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide in exclusive Black Ember with Rio Red and Fla
This is a big bike coming in at approximately 930 pounds, but out on the road it's not the weight of the bike that you notice, it is how well it handles for its size. The longer I was in the seat, the more comfortable the bike became. All the controls, from the radio and iPod to the GPS system, were easy to manage even with gloves on. The bike was everything you'd want in a touring bike; the one thing that still needs a little improvement is the heat from the motor. With the lower deflector on the engine guards, I noticed a lot of heat once we came to a stoplight; however, I didn't notice it when we were out on the road. The wind is redirected and helps get the heat out of that area, but it's still a bit hot at stops. Overall it is a great touring bike with lots of room for all your gear and needs for any long trip.