Harley-Davidson recently announced it will beef-up its 2010 lineup with two more models. The new 2010 Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Ultra Classic Electra Glide trades the shine of chrome for a fade to black in its debut as the new, darker version of this Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle. Each Ultra is serialized from one to 999, and displays an array of blacked-out components, led by the serialized CB pod insert and the Gloss Black Rumble Collection (featuring nine Gloss Black accessories from mirrors to saddlebag latch covers) and low-smoked windshield. The new CVO Ultra also adds a handlebar-mounted Road Tech zumo 660 GPS Navigator and an integrated automatic lock system that now includes the ignition knob.
The CVO Ultra is powered by a black and chrome Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine with the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission, the largest-displacement V-Twin engine offered from the factory by Harley-Davidson. Besides the black powertrain, this touring bike has a Crimson Mist Black / Dark Slate and Flame graphics base color, and approximately 185 other unique black parts, components and accessories meticulously melded to form and function by the CVO team.
Main attractions include Contrast Chrome Roulette wheels, black engine and saddlebag guards, and Diamond Black gauge faces. The CVO Ultra also presents a lower profile up front with a 6.5-inch smoked windshield and adds premium Touring features like anti-lock brakes (ABS), LED saddlebag lights, Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), a six-gallon fuel tank, Brembo brakes and 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB/MP3 Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon, CB and intercom, and passenger audio with controls, cruise control, plus standard XM Radio.
Production of the 2010 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide will be limited to approximately 999 units; it has a suggested U.S. retail price of $36,499.
The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle is a factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of the Dark Custom bikes. Riding low with a slammed suspension and featuring the classic 2.1-gallon “peanut” fuel tank, the Forty-Eight backs up its bulldog appearance with the performance of its blacked out and polished rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine. The low solo seat, under-mounted mirrors, side mount license plate, clean rear fender and tall and fat front tire emphasize the Forty Eight’s focus on chiseled customization. It starts at $10,499 MSRP in Vivid Black.