New 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street …

Harley-Davidson has today officially released details of two new 2023 models, the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide.

The two new CVO ( Custom Vehicles Operations) bikes make up the upper echelons of the H-D range, and for 2023 they have both been significantly updated and improved, with new technology, heavily revised styling, enhanced rider and passenger comfort, and a new powertrain, in the form of the brand new Milwaukee-Eight VVT 121ci engine. Both the new CVO models will be landing in UK and Ireland showrooms in August 2023.

What’s new with the Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide and Street Glide

Starting at the top, the biggest news with these two models is the introduction of the big-cubed engine, the Milwaukee Eight 121 VVT engine. 

Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight VVT 121 details

The 121ci (1,977cc) unit features a traditional 45-degree V-twin architecture, although for the first time on a Milwaukee-Eight motor Variable Valve Timing (VVT) is used to boost performance and improve the economy.

The engine runs a 103.5mm x 117.5mm bore and stroke, with a compression ratio of 11.4:1. The result is 115 hp at 5,020 rpm, and 135 ft-lb of torque at 3,500 rpm. Compared to the 2022 117ci CVOs (106hp and 126 lb-ft), the new bikes make a healthy chunk more power and torque. But the numbers on the spec sheet are only part of the story, as the VVT system also helps to clean up exhaust emissions while boosting torque in the areas of the rev range it matters most.

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