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Dawn Of A New Era Harley Releases New 2024 Touring Models

Harley-Davidson gave us a glimpse of their returning 2024 models earlier this month, before today confirming the new generation of touring models headed for Australia. Three new models including an all new Street Glide, Road Glide and a performance inspired CVO Road Glide ST are destined for Australian dealerships and due to arrive in  mid March.

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Custom Vehicle Operations, the new CVO Road Glide ST model takes hot rod bagger performance to the next level with racing inspired high performance suspension and brakes, and a potent new Milwaukee-Eight 121 High Output engine, and low final drive ratio that combine to produce the kind of acceleration and mid-range thrust aggressive riders crave.

Interestingly on a global front Harley-Davidson also launched a fourth CVO model alongside the current Road Glide and Street Glide models which score two new colour options this year. The CVO Pan America does not appear to be headed to Australia although it does signal that their is still significant interest in the revolution max range globally.

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The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide will retain the same features launched mid last year with 2 new colour options, Copperhead and Legendary Orange with the latter attracting a $9,995 premium over the standard colour with pricing for these models starting at $63,995 ride away. The CVO Road Glide ST will be priced from $62,995 ride away.

The all-new Street Glide and Road Glide models featuring the new Milwaukee-Eight 117, are more powerful, comfortable, and lighter, and packed with advanced technology, including a new infotainment system, all wrapped up in a dramatic new visual design.

“These exciting new models represent a new era for Harley-Davidson, elevating every aspect of performance, technology, comfort, and style,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “Without question, these are the most enticing touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson.”

Both models feature an updated Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine features a new cooling system which further optimises thermal comfort for the rider and enhanced intake and exhaust flow to boost performance as well as Selectable Ride Modes that first featured on last years CVO models.

Infotainment technology is powered by Skyline OS and presented on a 12.3-inch TFT colour touch screen that replaces all analogue instrumentation and most switches. A new 200-watt audio amplifier powers a pair of fairing-mounted speakers.

2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Both the Street Glide and the Road Glide receive improved aerodynamics to enhance rider comfort and reduce subjective helmet buffeting at highway speed by an average of 60 percent. Rear suspension travel is increased to 3-inches. A redesigned one-piece seat shape and padding materials offer a significant improvement in long-range comfort for most riders.

The CVO Road Glide ST is the quickest, fastest, and most-sophisticated performance bagger ever produced by Harley-Davidson, and represents a unique collection of components providing high value to performance minded riders.

A deep solo seat and six-inch riser paired with a moto handlebar put the rider in an aggressive, upright position with West Coast custom style.

The CVO Road Glide ST will be available two premium paint choices,Golden White Pearl or Raven Metallic. A Screamin’ Eagle graphic on the fairing sides and fuel tank is inspired by the Screamin’ Eagle Harley- Davidson Factory motorcycles raced in the MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers series.

The Milwaukee-Eight 121 High Output V-Twin engine is exclusive to the CVO Road Glide ST model, tuned to produce 126 horsepower (94kW) and 142 lb. ft. (193 Nm) of torque – the most horsepower and torque ever from a factory-installed engine in a production Harley- Davidson motorcycle. A lower final drive ratio is selected to enhance acceleration performance in every gear. The bike also utilises selectable riding modes including Track and Track Plus.

The use of alternate materials helps reduce dry weight to 366 kg (807 lb.). Mufflers have lightweight titanium shells and forged carbon fibre end caps; forged carbon fibre composite is used to form the front fender, seat cowl and tank console; the oil pan is formed of lightweight composite and wheel design and wave-style front brake rotors are optimised to minimise unsprung weight.

Fully adjustable front and rear suspension includes SHOWA rear shock absorbers with remote reservoirs and inverted 47mm SHOWA 1×1 forks. Braking is provided by premium Brembo braking components provide outstanding braking feel and performance for added rider confidence.

A suite of infotainment technology is powered by Skyline. A colour touch screen replaces all analogue instrumentation and most switches. A premium audio system features a 500-watt amplifier and Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate Stage II 6.5-inch fairing speakers.

For more information, you can talk to your local Harley-Davidson dealer, or visit their Australian website.

2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
2024 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
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