CVO Road King Key Features
New for 2013, Harley-Davidson
launches Hard Candy Custom , a styling movement rooted in themes first seen
in the chopper era of the late 1960s that embraces dazzling metal flake
paint, brilliant chrome, and styling details in accessories, gear and
apparel. Hard Candy Custom elements include "big flake" paint finishes,
three of which will be selectively offered as a solid-color option on five
Harley-Davidson production motorcycles for 2013.
Three exclusive paint schemes:
- Burgundy Blaze with Hot Fusion Graphics
- Crushed Sapphire with Cold Fusion Graphics
- 110th Anniversary Edition Diamond Dust
• Assist & Slip Clutch Pack provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce
loading of the driveline; hydraulic actuation with reduced
effort and reshaped lever
• Four-speaker audio system with
a 200-watt amplifier and interface for an 8GB Apple® iPod® controlled by
buttons on the handlebar
• Detachable Vented Wind
Splitter windshield with an adjustable vane to match air flow to the rider’s
• Low-profile chrome console
holds a combination speedometer/tachometer with programmable back-light
• Chrome billet-style extended
reach heel shifter
• Solo seat and detachable
passenger pillion and backrest with tuck-and-roll leather inserts and laser
etched “Road King” panel
• Chrome 1.25-inch-diameter,
• Slipstream Collection hand
grips, rider floorboard inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal pad and passenger
• Mirror Chrome Agitator Custom
wheels with matching Agitator floating front brake rotors
• Chrome billet muffler end caps
with black spears
• Injection-molded, extended
hard saddlebags; color-matched rear fascia with LED brake/turn lights
• Color-matched saddlebag
latches, rear fender strut covers, license plate light cover and rear
Harley-Davidson FLHRSE5 CVO
Road King Features and Benefits
The CVO™ Road King® combines the
largest displacement V-Twin engine offered by Harley-Davidson with the
innovative Vented Wind Splitter windshield and the first audio system
offered on a Road King® model, for unmatched touring performance, comfort
and custom exclusivity.
Production will be limited to
approximately 3,650 units assembled at the Harley-Davidson Vehicle
Operations facility in York, Pa.
The CVO™ Road King® is built on
the innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis, based on a single-spar,
rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands
of long-haul touring riders and today’s morepowerful engines.
• Anti-Lock Brakes
• Electronic Cruise Control
• Chrome Accessories
• Black high-torque 1.4kW starter
• Braided stainless steel brake and clutch lines
• Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with siren
• Commemorative CVO™ ignition key with display box
• Customer Care package that includes a tool kit, microfiber detail cloth,
H-D® jiffy stand coaster, and indoor/outdoor motorcycle storage cover with
embroidered CVO™ logo
Exclusive CVO™ Enhancements
All the quality. All the legacy of the Harley-Davidson name. Plus custom
touches and performance that distinguish you from every other bike on the
road. This is the CVO™ Road King® for 2013: everything that makes this a
timeless cruiser equipped for long-run touring, now scaled up to pure,
exclusive excellence. Premium custom style. Big, tricked-out wheels. Deep
attention to details. The perfect storm of engineering and style you'll only
find on a custom machine. And you'll spoil yourself with the
accessories—from comfort to electronics to chrome. But the real signature of
a Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycle is the explosive
power and sleek detailing of the huge Twin Cam 110™ with Screamin' Eagle®
engine badges. It's custom-built, not just for anyone, but for true
connoisseurs of the road.
High-Impact Paint and Graphics
Individually crafted and hand finished paint and graphics come standard on
all Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ motorcycles, balancing style
and premium appeal to create one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle masterpieces.
For 2013, the new CVO™ Road King® motorcycle offers two exclusive color
schemes (and a 110th Anniversary treatment—see separate Key Feature) with
hand-painted "Fusion" graphics and pin-stripes adorning the gas tank and
plenty of matching paint on the fairing-lowers, fenders, saddlebags, and
more. Plus, the fuel tank sports true custom melted-glass-look cloisonné
emblems. Skimping? The word's simply not in our vocabulary.
Slammed Instrument Console
Brilliant in every sense, this console is your chromed-out command module,
newly designed specifically for the CVO™ Road King® model. Slammed low on
the tank, it's packed with a programmable speedo/odometer gauge and multiple
LED indicators and ignition button. Instruments include gear/RPM tach, time
clock, dual trip meter, engine diagnostics, and fuel level, pressure and
countdown—all set in a sleek, shining unit that adds a powerful touch of
New Slipstream Collection
The new 2013 Slipstream controls add a touch of top-of-the-line custom to
the CVO™ Road King® model. With a new design for 2013, the hand grips, brake
pedal, foot pegs and footboard inserts all feature that characteristic
modern Slipstream look and quality. It’s premium custom touches like
this—stylish and comfortable—that set our Custom Vehicle Operations™ models
on a higher level.
Custom saddlebags and rear
fascia with LED signal lights
This motorcycle may be a masterpiece, but it’s no museum piece—it’s ready to
go the distance and its rear assembly’s a big part of that. Sure, the custom
rear fascia with its dark, smoked-lens signals, and the saddlebags with
their extended styling and color-matched finishes all add to the bike’s
premium custom look. But there’s plenty of space in those hard-case bags to
secure your loot, the speakers in their locking lids help surround you with
your tunes, and the LED stop/turn/tail lights deliver crisp, reliable
visibility in all conditions, mile after mile after mile.
Custom Agitator Wheels
Gorgeous in every way, the bold 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels
deliver a dramatic profile. Plus, you'll still get that custom Agitator
style—seven spoke design, mirror-chrome finish, and matching full-floating
brake rotor and chrome center hub on the front wheel.
Twin Cam 110™ Engine Heritage
The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The
Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 110™
engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and
technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of
Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the
Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88®
engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result
of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage
that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.
Twin Cam 110™ Engine Innovation
Fire up the Twin Cam 110™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. The
colossal 110™ cubic inches provide seemingly endless torque with
adrenaline-pumping pull through all six gears. Boasting the
largest-displacement V-Twin engine by Harley-Davidson, the Twin Cam 110™
engine produces 118 ft. lbs. of torque at 3750 rpm. Six speeds. A strong
driveline and a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.
Pure Harley-Davidson® Styling
Pure. Dripping with power. A jewel machined out of metal. There's no
mistaking the roots of the Twin Cam 110™ with Screamin' Eagle® engine
badges: authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through, with an
attention to detail you'll get from no other motorcycle company. Its
granite-colored heads and cylinders feature machined cooling fin tips and
are highlighted by chrome rocker covers and Twin Cam 110™ engine badging.
The 110th Anniversary Edition model brings the celebration in distinguished
style, adding an exclusive custom black power train with gloss black covers.
From the cooling fins' classic edges to the clean lined cases and covers,
it's a pure, powerful declaration of the value of staying true to what
satisfies the rider.
Six-Speed Cruise Drive®
You want a ride that rumbles—not
begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little, and it's the rare ride that
responds like this. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides
smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, giving you a
better match between engine RPM and road speed. And the Isolated Drive
System makes acceleration flow in a smooth, steady stream from your wrist
right down to the pavement, for control and response that go a long way when
you're opening up the road ahead.
Performance gets the custom treatment on Custom Vehicle Operations™
motorcycles. The addition of a high-performance clutch with hydraulic
actuation helps make sure you're getting a smooth, confident feel with just
the right amount of effort and a hands-off reliability that's only fitting.
And you'll love the confidence and control it lends when harnessing those
110 cubic inches of Twin Cam power.
Ventilator' Intake with
Screamin' Eagle® 110™ badge
Everything about the Twin Cam 110™ Engine is a testament to the premium
styling and performance you get with a limited Custom Vehicle Operations™
motorcycle. Right smack between the engine jugs rests the 'ventilator'
intake with high-flow filter element, back plate, diamond-cut, Midnight
Pearl finish Screamin' Eagle® badge and protective rain sock. Your bike will
breathe easy while the increased air flow boosts the raw power. Unique and
exclusive. That is what Custom Vehicle Operations is all about.
High Performance Audio System
This is the boom in your bagger and an innovative new dimension in
customization—premium sound on a non-fairing bike. A high output, 200 watt
amplifier delivers high quality, high output audio from speakers in the
fairing lowers in front and the saddlebag lids behind. The controller puts
music command at your glove-tips, making it easy to match your tunes to your
cruise. And with the iPod® connector and included, Harley-Davidson®-branded
8GB iPod Nano you'll always have plenty of boom to move.
When it comes to the CVO™ Road King® model with optional ABS, "stopping
power" has a double meaning. We've incorporated the components of our ABS
within the wheel hub without sacrificing any of the bike's iconic custom
style, so you'll still turn heads with a clean, streamlined design. More
importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike's
going to behave when you need it.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The
turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the
motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly
becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and
more on basking in the freedom of the ride.
Artfully Hidden Technology
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising
style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness
is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all
the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way The
Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium,
top-of-the-line fit and finish.
Frame and Swingarm
This is the game-changer: instead of stamped and welded parts and bent
tubing, this frame and swingarm boast strong castings and forgings—just like
the legendary Harley-Davidson® frames of years past—so the acceleration is
strong and the ride is tight and responsive.
Legendary Low Speed
At The Motor Company, we believe you don't make innovative, next-generation
Touring motorcycles without shedding a little blood, sweat and tears. And
when you get it right—like with the low speed maneuverability on our Touring
models—all the other upgrades in the ride combine to create a big-boned bike
that is light and nimble while carving up tight turns or if you find
yourself riding in a parade or group ride.
Fine-Tuned Front End Geometry
H-D® might as well stand for 'handling details.' Here's another key
engineering innovation we added because we refuse to settle. We took an
already royal ride and fine-tuned the front end, making it even more
responsive. You might not fully appreciate the difference until you're
tucked into a long twisty, sewn to the saddle and fully in tune with every
curve of the road.
Confidence. Control. High-performance dual disc Brembo® front brakes with
Anti-Locking Brake System (ABS) offer consistent stopping power at all
speeds. The 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake
system is state of the art and top of the line. It's just another way The
Motor Company puts a high level of detail into their bikes to give you peace
of mind throughout your journey.
Tuned to Be Ridden
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different than any other bike out on the
road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it's all
in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a
unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing
their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by being like
Low Profile Saddle
Ride in luxury, style and confidence with this 2-piece solo seat and
matching pillion, newly developed for the CVO™ Road King® model. You sit low
(26.5-inches) and wrapped in sculpted comfort with your boots easily
reaching the ground. Custom Tuck-n'-Roll leather inserts and laser-etched
Road King® emblem add an unmistakable touch of top-of-the-line custom
Full-Length Footboards with
Extended Heel Shift Lever
Your boots were made for riding, in comfort, and any way you see fit. Our
full-length footboards boast a tried and true design that's stood the test
of time with rubber isolation that spares you from vibration and passenger
footpegs for a custom look. New for 2013, we've added even more comfort with
a redesigned extended reach heel shift lever that makes getting through the
gears quick and easy and gives your foot more room on the left-side board.
Engine Idle Temperature
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider
comfort is top of mind. Always. The Engine Idle Temperature Management
System (EITMS) feature shuts off fuel to the rear cylinder when the bike is
at idle and the engine reaches a certain temperature, so it can cool off as
the engine idles only on the front cylinder. Best part, you can easily turn
this feature on or off yourself whenever the bike is stopped.