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Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

12 February 2010
News image The new 2010 Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Ultra Classic Electra Glide trades the shine of chrome for a fade to black in its debut as the new, darker version of this Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle.


Each motorcycle is serialised from one to 999, and displays a formidable array of blacked out components, led by the serialised insert and the Gloss Black Rumble Collection and low-smoked windshield, the new CVO Ultra adds leading-edge technology with a handlebar-mounted Zumo 660 GPS and an integrated automatic lock system that now includes the ignition knob.


The CVO Ultra is powered by a black and chrome Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine and a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission, which is the largest-displacement V-Twin engine offered by Harley-Davidson.


Besides the black powertrain, this menacing touring bike revels in all things dark with a Crimson Mist Black / Dark Slate and Flame graphics base colour, and approximately 185 other unique black parts, components and accessories meticulously melded to form and function by the CVO team.


Among the main attractions on the dark road to CVO Ultra custom inspiration are the Contrast Chrome Roulette wheels, the Rumble Collection featuring nine Gloss Black accessories from mirrors to saddlebag latch covers, black engine and saddlebag guards, and Diamond Black gauge faces.


All these deeply dark features combine to make the Ultra into an inspired motorcycle that could only come from Harley-Davidson CVO.


The CVO Ultra presents a lower profile up front with a 6.5-inch smoked windshield and adds premium Touring features like ABS, fuel injection, a six-gallon (22.71 litre) fuel tank, Brembo brakes and 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB sound system by Harman-Kardon, and passenger audio with controls and cruise control.


The CVO Ultra is built on the Touring chassis introduced by Harley-Davidson in 2009, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm specifically developed to suit the needs of long-haul touring rides.

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