The CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) Street Glide powerd by the 117 cid power house V-Twin. The biggest change to the 2018 CVO Street Glide comes in the form of bigger pistons. Last year, when the engine displaced a mere 114 cu. in. (1868cc) the piston bore was 101.6mm (4.0 in.) in diameter. 117" =1917cc – a 49cc bump from last year. While that may not sound huge, it’s big enough to be the largest production engine ever available from Harley-Davidson. This year’s CVO Street Glide is oil-cooled as opposed to liquid-cooled. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 announces itself on the air cleaner, letting everyone know that this is a big engine. Note the engine’s many finishes: crinkle, gloss black, and chrome. The 6.5 Boom! Box Infotainment System gained an additional set of Stage II speakers – this time in the lowers, taking up some of the space that the radiators formerly used. New speakers aren’t all that’s new about the Boom! system. The twin amplifiers now feature 900 total watts of power to pump out a total of 75 watts per channel. We know plenty of people whose home theater systems don’t put out as much power. And, according to Harley-Davidson, attention-grabbing is what the CVO Street Glide owner is all about. So, expect CVO Street Glide owners to ride with their sound systems loud and proud. However, for riders who want to communicate with passengers and other riders or take phone calls, the system is in place to do so. The stock bars have given way for a teller than stock set. The transmission shifts smoothly – both short shifting while trolling along on the torque curve and when bellowing through a series of high-rpm clutchless upshifts. Beware, though, the engine has a sweet spot at around 3,200 rpm which translates to 90 mph in sixth gear – at which point the CVO Street Glide is effortlessly galloping along with only a slight V-Twin thrum reaching the grips and floorboards. When there is no traffic around to give reference to the CVO SG’s speed, you can easily find yourself cruising unawares at impound-your-vehicle speeds. The bike floats over minor road imperfections yet remains firm enough to give the rider feedback. Larger hits deflect the washers in the dual bending valve fork and are largely absorbed without transmitting the force to the rider. The shock handles those big hits better than ever before. Out on the open road, the CVO’s massive sound system is more than enough to overpower highway noise while cruising along at 80 mph. The stereo sounds good enough to use as the party sound system. With a choice of XM radio, Bluetooth audio connection, and a USB port, the options for supplying the tunes are nearly endless. Ready to ride a bike that turns heads, Here it is the Street Glide CVO!!!
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