CVO ROAD GLIDE ST 121 HARLEY DAVIDSON 2024
CVO Road Glide ST 2024

My first impression of the new CVO Road Glide ST 2024

I took a closer look at the thing and let me say one thing in advance: This thing is absolutely awesome. But – and here it comes – there is a big catch. For everyone who's freaking out and thinking this is the Holy Grail they've been waiting for forever: You'll hardly be able to find them in our corner.

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I go to have a look at them

That was also the reason why I made the long journey to have a look at this special Harley. Unfortunately it was still offline, meaning I couldn't launch it to listen to the sound, but at least I was able to watch it. In front of me is a CVO Road Glide ST , in Golden White Pearl. Even in the hall where I am, you can see the golden shimmer in the paint.

The paint job is truly a CVO worthy masterpiece to speak of. With the CVO in Palladium Silver, I personally found that the paintwork came across as comparatively sober for a CVO, even though I eventually got used to it. With the Golden White Pearl, they gave it their all.

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Carbon has found its way into the CVO ST

The first impression of the new CVO is simply impressive - this model has been intensively worked with carbon and lightweight composite materials, which not only gives it an aesthetically pleasing appearance, but also takes the visual performance to a whole new level.

Innovation meets sound

Harley-Davidson has integrated a state-of-the-art infotainment system with an impressive 12.3-inch TFT monitor into the new CVO. The sound system has a whopping 500 watts, but unlike other newer CVO models, the two speakers are no longer in the cases.

Instead, the ST has two speakers installed that direct their powerful sound from the front panel towards the driver. The result? The CVO ST is now a few kilos lighter at the rear - no wonder, because the large magnets in the speakers are anything but lightweight. In addition, there is now 0.7 cubic centimeters more volume available in the case.

Harley-Davidson sets new standards with the CVO Road Glide ST

With the new CVO Road Glide ST, Harley-Davidson is bringing an engine onto the road that, with a displacement of 121 cubic centimeters and an impressive 128 hp, knows absolutely no compromises. This engine does not rely on the variable valve timing (VVT) used in other new CVO models, but stands out with a camshaft position sensor and a camshaft specifically designed for sport performance.

The ability to accelerate the engine to an impressive 5900 revolutions for around 25 seconds underlines the exceptional performance potential of the CVO ST. This bike is not only a visual eye-catcher, but also a powerful piece of sports equipment that is ready to shake up the excavator racing scene.

The CVO Road Glide ST is not just beautiful to look at!

The new CVO Road Glide ST is not just something to look at! The 121 cc engine with its 128 horses is not a tame kitten. No VVT? No problem! This beast has other tricks up its sleeve. With the camshaft position sensor and the ability to escalate up to 5900 rpm for a short time, the CVO ST shows that it will cut a fine figure not only on the road but also on the racetrack. It also has the specially configurable driving modes Track Mode and Track Plus Mode. Just think of the Bagger Race races – this bike is made for it.

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Pure power with up to a maximum of 5900 rpm.
Pure power with up to a maximum of 5900 rpm.

Camshaft position sensor

The camshaft position sensor can also be found in other Harley-Davidson models, here is a short excursion into the technical world of the sensor.

  • Ignition control: The sensor allows the engine control unit (ECU) to determine the exact time at which ignition should occur. This is crucial for optimal engine performance and fuel efficiency. By precisely matching the ignition timing to the engine load and current speed, the engine can run more efficiently and smoothly.
  • Fuel injection control: In addition to ignition, the camshaft position sensor also influences the timing and duration of fuel injection. The ECU uses the data from the sensor to adjust the injection so that it occurs at the perfect moment and in the right amount, resulting in better combustion and therefore greater efficiency.
  • Improving engine performance: Precise control of ignition and fuel injection allows the engine to optimize its power and torque over a wider speed range. This results in better engine response, increased power and improved overall driving performance.

The CVO Road Glide ST is already a rarity!

You'll probably see her in our corner as rarely as a unicorn at the hairdresser. That's the big catch I was talking about. It's a shame, because it would be nice to see such a cool device on the streets more often.

Price ex works:46.995€
ColorRaven Metallic (Black)
ColorGolden White Pearl
Delivery abilityIt is currently estimated that there are 50 machines for the DACH region

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Technical details

DATAFLTRXSTSE CVO™ Road Glide ST
Tires, TypeDunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
Tires, front modelD408F
Tires, front130/60B19 M/C 61H
Tires, rear modelD407T
Tires, rear180/55B18 M/C 80H
tank6 gal. (22.7 l)
reserve1 gal. (3.8 l)
Oil (w/filter)5qt. (4.7L)
Weight800 lbs. (363kg)
ready for driving838 lbs. (380kg)
engineMilwaukee-Eight® 121 High Output
ValvesOverhead operated valves with push rod and hydraulic self-adjusting tappets; four valves per cylinder
cubic121 cu in (1,977 cc)
Fuel systemElectronic Sequential Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust2-1-2 dual exhaust, titanium muffler with carbon fiber end caps
transmission6-Speed ​​Cruise Drive®
Brakes, caliper type32 mm, fixed 4-piston engine, double radially mounted at the front and single axially mounted at the rear
BrakesWave style, two floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
Brakes, front diameter12.6 in. (320 mm)
Brakes, front strength0.18 in. (4.5 mm)
Front brakesThe front brakes are double
Brakes, rear diameter11.8 in. (300 mm)
Brakes, rear thickness0.28 in. (7.1 mm)
Engine torque145 ft-lb (197 Nm)
Performance128 HP / 95 kW @ 4900 rpm
Service IntervalThe first 1,000 miles (1,600 km), then every 5,000 miles (8,000 km).
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