What's Harley's CVO division been up to lately? Quite a lot, it turns out

Not content to just drop a drag-inspired power cruiser on us this week, Harley-Davidson also announced its 2019 CVO lineup. As you may know, Harley's Custom Vehicles Operations division turns out high-performance factory customs based on the company's touring bikes. CVO bikes typically have hopped up engines, special accessory lines, and fancy—and eye-wateringly expensive—paint jobs. So, what does the CVO division have in store for Harlistas next year? Let's have a look.

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Three 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive. The Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program creates limited-production Harley-Davidson motorcycle models for the most-discerning customers, often using finishes, materials and accessories that are only available on a CVO model.

Three 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO models offer new features and finishes:

2019 CVO Limited

The high-po CVO limited.

The high-po CVO limited.

For the rider who expects it all – luxury, performance, features and style. The CVO Limited model offers the ultimate in long-range touring comfort and luxury.

NEW Blaze Red band on engine rocker boxes

NEW Tomahawk front 19-inch and rear 18-inch wheels

NEW Kahuna Collection (Shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger foot boards)

NEW Paint Options

Auburn Sunglo/Rich Bourbon/Black Hole with Contrast Chrome Tomahawk wheels

Red Pepper/Wineberry/Magnetic Grey with Contrast Anodize Tomahawk wheels

Magnetic Grey Fade with Contrast Anodize Tomahawk wheels

2019 CVO Street Glide

The stripped down CVO Street Glide.

The stripped down CVO Street Glide.

A custom bagger with edgy styling, hot-rod performance and a mind-blowing premium audio system.

NEW Blaze Red band on engine rocker boxes

NEW Kahuna Collection with red Bar & Shield inset on some components (shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger boards)

NEW Paint Options

Charred Steel/Lightning Silver with Contrast Chrome Talon wheels

Wineberry/Black Forest with Contrast Anodize Talon wheels

Black Forest with Contrast Anodize Talon wheels

2019 CVO Road Glide

There's no mistaking a Road Glide.

There's no mistaking a Road Glide.

Distinctive, menacing style combined with long-haul comfort in a performance-touring motorcycle ready for long roads and late nights.

NEW Blaze Red band on engine rocker boxes

NEW Fang Front Spoiler is dramatic lower bodywork

NEW Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy Breather intake for bold hot-rod style

Exclusive Knockout™ 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel – the only factory-installed 21-inch front wheel offered on a Harley-Davidson Touring model. The suspension is engineered to work with the wheel size to deliver optimal performance, handling, and ride quality without compromising fitment of accessories.

NEW Paint Options

Charred Steel/Lightning Silver/Black Hole with Contrast Chrome Knockout wheels and Bright Chrome covers and exhaust

Red Pepper/Magnetic Grey/Black Hole with Contrast Anodize Knockout wheels

Mako Shark Fade with Contrast Anodize Knockout wheels

Three Styling Choices

To appeal to a broad range of customer tastes each 2019 CVO model is offered in three distinctly different styling treatments, from a look with a bright powertrain and chrome details with two-tone paint, to a combination of dark and bright finishes, to a very dark look with a monochrome or fade paint.

Premium Paint and Finishes

Harley-Davidson CVO models feature exclusive paint colors and designs. The CVO models are also used to introduce new finish treatments as an alternative to traditional chrome.

CVO Fade Paint is an extremely complex treatment. Developed exclusively for Harley-Davidson, the fade effect goes from a lighter to darker shade as it moves higher on the motorcycle and is very carefully aligned on each piece of bodywork to create the illusion that the motorcycle is being lighted from below. This paint treatment relies on expertly programmed robotic application of multiple layers of paint.

Black Onyx is a finish featured on the exhaust of the darkest styling treatments offered for CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide models. This “physical vapor deposition” finish is applied over chrome. The finish was originally developed for mil-spec and jewelry applications. It’s very durable but also so thin that in bright light the underlying chrome is visible through the Black Onyx finish.

CVO Technology

There's a lot going on here on the CVO's dash.

There's a lot going on here on the CVO's dash.

NEW Boom! Box GTS infotainment system is standard on each 2019 CVO model.

Wireless Headset with Bluetooth interface to the Boom! Box GTS eliminates cords and enables the same functions as wired headset with premium sound quality. The headset has a range of up to one mile and can communicate with up to eight other compatible headsets. The CVO Limited model is delivered with two wireless headsets; the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models include a single headset.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System displays current front and rear tire pressure on the Boom! Box screen and issues an alert when tire pressure is low to warn the rider that tire pressure should be checked, or if a tire is losing pressure due to puncture.

High-Performance Engines

The Milwaukee-Eight 117 is exclusive to CVO models and features 117 cubic inch displacement, a high-performance camshaft and intake, an elevated 10.2:1 compression ratio and produces up to 125 ft. lbs. of torque. On 2019 models the Milwaukee-Eight 117 for CVO is identified by a bright Blaze Red band on the engine rocker boxes.

Premium Boom! Audio

CVO Street Glide: Six Boom! Stage II bi-amped speakers (paired in the fairing, lowers and saddlebag lids) with 150 watts per channel from three separate 300 watt amplifiers for 900 watts total power – the most outrageous factory-installed Harley-Davidson audio system designed to surround the rider in rich, clear sound.

CVO Limited: Four Boom! Stage I speakers (paired in fairing and Tour-Pak® carrier) powered by a single amplifier and 75 watts per channel.

CVO Road Glide: Four Boom! Stage II bi-amped speakers (paired in fairing and saddlebag lids) with 150 watts of power per channel from two separate 300 watt amplifiers for 600 watts total power.