The new CVO Tri Glide model joins the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models in the 2020 portfolio of limited-production, super-premium motorcycles from the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program. Designed to be the ultimate touring trike, the 2020 CVO Tri-Glide model is the first three-wheel motorcycle to wear a ‘CVO’ badge.
Since its creation in 1999, the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program has created exclusive motorcycle models for the most-discerning customers, often using finishes, materials, technology and accessories that are only available on a CVO model. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain – the most displacement and power offered from the H-D factory – is exclusive to CVO models.
The first CVO Tri-Glide model is a super-premium trike that screams “ultimate 3-wheeler” and offers distinctive style, powerful performance and long-haul touring capability. Designed from the wheels up for a three-wheeled motorcycle, the Tri-Glide chassis delivers confident stability, a comfortable ride and easy handling.
The premium touring suspension features front forks with dual- bending valve internal technology and emulsion technology rear suspension with a single-knob pre-load adjustment to dial in the ride to match luggage and passenger load. An integrated trunk offers 4.4 cubic feet and 50 pounds of storage capacity and is topped by a Tour-Pak luggage carrier. The CVO Tri-Glide model is equipped with the Trike-specific Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS).
Standard on all 2020 CVO models, the H-D Connect service introduces subscription-based cellular connectivity to equipped Harley-Davidson motorcycles to keep riders connected to their motorcycle through their smart phone using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson App. All 2020 CVO models are shipped a single BoomAudio 30K Bluetooth Helmet Headset designed for cordless interface with the Boom Box GTS infotainment system. This new headset features Mesh Intercom Network wireless communication technology.
The protocol automatically connects to a number of riders while in public mode. The headset can connect with up to 16 riders in private mode up to 5 miles (8.05 km), and enables the same functions as a wired headset (CB, phone, navigation prompts, radio and audio, with voice commands) and fulfills the Apple Car Play microphone requirement for the Boom! Box GTS. A Quick Charge feature can provide up to five hours of additional talk time with a 20-minute charge.
The trike is fitted with the largest-displacement factory-installed engine available from Harley-Davidson, the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine (117 CID; 1923cc) is rated at 125 ft. lbs. of torque. A high-performance camshaft is matched to displacement and air flow and a high-performance intake flows more air into the engine.