The 2018 Harley-Davidson® motorcycle lineup introduces the most robust array of custom Touring bikes the company has ever produced, boasting show-stopping style and plush comfort ready to smooth rough city streets or attack winding country roads.
Three new completely restyled Touring models enter the limited-edition Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO) family with the largest-ever stock engine from Harley-Davidson, while new Street Glide® Special and Road Glide® Special models get sinister, blacked-out styling.
2018 CUSTOM VEHICLE OPERATIONS MOTORCYCLES
The CVO tradition of giving customers the ultimate in Harley-Davidson styling, innovation and performance continues in 2018 with the CVO Limited, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide. Each offers its owners a fully customised, limited-edition motorcycle straight from the factory with a two-year unlimited warranty.
Starting with the largest stock engine ever offered by the Motor Company – and available only in a CVO machine – all three bikes have upgraded Screamin’ Eagle™ power, with the 1923cc Milwaukee-Eight® engine delivering up to 166Nm of torque.
CVO models are limited in number and this year’s bikes feature some of the most distinctively crafted paint offerings the company has ever designed and produced. Also new for all three is an advanced integrated communication technology that features a wireless headset interface module. Customers can use the included Bluetooth headset to communicate with the motorcycle Infotainment system, their passenger and other riders.
Dave Foley, vice president of Product Planning and Portfolio Management, Harley-Davidson Motor Company:
“Our new Touring motorcycles will be some of our most sought-after bikes in 2018. For CVO, we’ve rebooted the styling tone of the overall lineup and added some exclusive performance enhancements. The level of fit, finish and performance has never been higher and owners will appreciate the intricate details like the new color trim on the rocker box lowers that marks the CVO engine’s exclusivity.”
Brad Richards, vice president of Styling and Design, Harley-Davidson Motor Company:
“Dave’s right. The new direction our Styling department took with the design formula on the bikes is truly seismic. Take a look at the level of finish on any of the nine CVO paint sets, but especially the Fade on the CVO Limited, the depth of the paint layers and how it glows in the sunlight is just stunning.”
THE THREE NEW CVO TOURING MOTORCYCLES & THEIR KEY FEATURES:
2018 CVO Street Glide
Custom touring loaded up with Harley-Davidson’s most powerful engine and sound system ever offered straight from the factory.
2018 CVO Road Glide
Sinister bagger with swagger that epitomises CVO’s new look and performance.
2018 CVO Limited
A premium touring machine loaded with best-in-class power, Infotainment, show-winning paint and premium rider and passenger comfort.
2018 STREET GLIDE & ROAD GLIDE SPECIALS
Harley-Davidson takes the wildly popular Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special in a new design direction for 2018, swapping chrome for black. Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 107 (1745cc) engine, the two new hot rod baggers take the base level models and elevate them with an current custom styling statement that is sinister in design and dark in its finishes.
Paul James, manager of Product Portfolio, Harley-Davidson:
“Our two new custom baggers are the most aggressive, on-trend Touring bikes in the market and our owners love to roll up to their favorite hangouts and show off. But we also know it’s important for them to be able to hit the open road in comfort and style. These new hot rod baggers are the epitome of capable touring bikes that look cool, and ride better than ever.”
ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL & STREET GLIDE SPECIAL KEY FEATURES:
rear Talon wheels
- Front suspension features dual-bending valve suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight
The full lineup of new 2018 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, gear and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson® dealerships immediately – for more information visit www.h-dmedia.com
*Comparison made between 2016 and 2018 original equipment Touring models.
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company®
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.