Harley-Davidson CVO: 2012 Street Glide

2012 CVO Street GlideWe put spotlight on another beautiful Harley-Davidson bike created by its in-house custom design arm. These CVO motorcycles kick off as the usual Harley OE-models and then the design team works their magic adding the goodies from Harley’s accessories and parts department. Today we look into one of this year’s successful Harley-Davidson CVO bikes – 2012 Street Glide.

The CVO Street Glide is very popular with bikers for its styling, smooth power from its 96 cu.in. Twin engine, handling performance, wind protection, and comfort level. Around 3,500 units of the CVO Street Glide will rolled out this year from the Harley factory each with a tag price of $32,699.

Don’t expect more chrome for the Super Glide but if you love riding and music going together, this bike from the Harley-Davidson CVO lineup. The bike gets two more 5×7 inch speakers in its saddlebag beefing up the sound setup to eight speakers. There is also the new amplifier with a 200 watt output also doubling the total wattage to 400 watts compared to its older version. In short, the 2012 Street Glide is one loud boom-box!

The sound quality of the setup is excellent. You can clearly hear everything even while cruising more than 80 mile per hour, wearing earplugs, and your helmet. This Harley also comes standard with an iPod nano that can be manipulated from the switchgear controls.

The 2012 SG still rolls on Agitator wheels for the front and rear on Mirror Chrome finishing. The designers also gave the chrome touch for the mirrors while the emblem gets a red backlight.
The bike also has a low-profile saddle to ensure comfort when you ride the bike. The backrest and the pillion pad are detachable.

The only downside to this bike is its rear suspension which only has around 2-inches of travel. This is the compromise you have to make when you want a sleek, low profile bike that has no choice but to have that slammed stance. Storage is also very limited because of the additional speakers.

The CVO Super Glide was rolled out in Ruby Red, Hot Citrus, Dark Slate, Black Diamond, and Antique Gunstock.