For Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts who want a custom touring motorcycle direct from the factory, no bike is more compelling than the CVO™ Road Glide®, and the team at Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® is thrilled to announce that we now have the 2022 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Road Glide®. It’s here in our showroom. You can see it in person as soon as today. We’re also booking test-rides, and if you’d like to test-ride the 2022 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Road Glide® in Brandon, you can schedule with us online or by phone.
The Iconic Road Glide®
For those who are new to the Road Glide®, it’s important to note that that this is among the most iconic and popular Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and that many consider it the standard for long-distance touring motorcycles. One of its defining features is its frame-mounted fairing. This bike is so popular that H-D® offers a number of special variants, and one of those is the CVO™ Road Glide®.
Introducing the CVO™ Road Glide®
CVO™ stands for Custom Vehicle Operations. CVO™ models are custom versions of popular Harley-Davidson® vehicles aimed at the custom market. These bikes are an excellent option for riders who want a custom motorcycle but aren’t interested in the time and costs associated with doing it yourself. Many aspects of the bike compared to the standard Road Glide® are upgraded and tricked out, and consumers should note that the specific loadout of your bike will depend on which design you choose.
Updates for the 2022 Model Year
The biggest mechanical change for the 2022 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Road Glide® is that it now has Reflex electronic linked Brembo brakes, which is a change that H-D® has made with all of its touring machines. The other big change are the available designs. The CVO™ models tend to undergo significant changes from year to year because H-D® introduces new designs completely different from the year before.
Three Unique Design Options
There are three core designs for the 2022 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Road Glide®: Wicked Orange Pearl, Envious Green Fade and Blue Steel. The Wicked Orange Pearl has a chrome aesthetic. Envious Green Fade has a blacked-out aesthetic, and Blue Steel has a carbon-look aesthetic. Some features are standard across all three designs, such as the Kahuna collection and Rockford Fosgate sound setup. But many subtle and non-so-subtle aspects of the bike are different depending on the design choice.
One of the reasons to choose a CVO™ is that most of the high-end customizations are already completed for you, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for customization. In fact, Harley-Davidson® has an entire catalogue of parts, accessories and gear available for all of the Road Glide® models.
As mentioned, a defining feature of the CVO™ Road Glide® is the frame-mounted fairing. Other notable characteristics include an upright riding position, a passenger seat, floorboards, saddlebags and an infotainment system. Earlier we mentioned that the loadout differs depending on the design choice, and the saddlebags are an example of this. Wicked Orange Pearl, for instance, comes with stretched saddlebags whereas Blue Steel features the shorter bags.
Another reason to choose the CVO™ Road Glide® is that it comes standard with the Milwaukee-Eight® 117 V-Twin engine. The 117 is currently the most powerful engine that Harley-Davidson® makes, and in this configuration, it delivers 126 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm.
If you need another reason to choose the CVO™, then that would be the state-of-the-art infotainment system. It includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen made with Gorilla Glass and all the features you expect, such as joysticks, voice control via smartphone passthrough, Bluetooth, navigation, Android and Apple smartphone integration, cloud-based apps and much more.
Rider Safety Enhancements
A suite of rider safety enhancements is available. When equipped with these features, your CVO™ Road Glide® is able to adjust dynamically to current traction conditions. This occurs when accelerating, cornering and braking. Note that this upgrade is only available as a factory option.
Test-Ride the CVO™ Road Glide®
Are you ready to test-ride the 2022 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Road Glide® in Brandon? Give us a call or schedule online. At the top of our website, hover over the New Bikes menu option and click or tap the Schedule a Test Ride link. We just need a few details, and it takes just seconds. You can also visit Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson® or call or email us for additional information.