Harley-Davidson 2011: Three new models, new features and options, four CVO models


Harley-Davidson this week revealed its 2011 lineup at its dealer meeting in Las Vegas. The company has three new models: the SuperLow, XR1200X and Road Glide Ultra. The company also announced new features and options for existing models, as well as four new CVO models.

Harley says the SuperLow combines revised front-end geometry, new wheels and tires with a reshaped seat and handlebars “to achieve well-balanced handling and comfort that will inspire confidence in new riders and exhilarate those with experience.” The SuperLow is powered by the air-cooled Evolution 883cc V-twin with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 55 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3500 rpm. Seat height is just 25.5 inches. With an MSRP starting at $7,999 in Vivid Black, the SuperLow is the lowest-priced model in the 2011 Harley-Davidson line. The SuperLow is also available in Cool Blue Pearl, as well as Merlot Sunglo/Vivid Black and Birch White/Sedona Orange two-tone paint.

The Road Glide Ultra features a frame-mounted fairing and luxury touring accommodations. Powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine, the model comes equipped with a King Tour-Pak luggage carrier, vented fairing lowers, ABS, the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System, cruise control, and a four-speaker, 80-watt Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System.

The XR1200X is a Sportster model with adjustable front and rear suspension, floating front brake rotors and a high-compression 1200cc Evolution V-twin engine.

Harley-Davidson now offers 32 models altogether. Select Touring models gain power and technology with the new Harley-Davidson PowerPak, which bundles the Twin Cam 103 engine with ABS and the H-D Smart Security System. PowerPak is a standard feature on the 2011 Road King Classic, Electra Glide Ultra Limited, and Road Glide Ultra models, and will be available as a factory-installed option on the 2011 Street Glide and Road Glide Custom models.

2011 Harley-Davidson Softail models except for the Cross Bones are newly available with optional ABS. New hand controls add features, convenience and cleaner styling.

The 2011 VRSC models are available with a new Security Package option, which bundles ABS with a Smart Security System. Michelin Scorcher tires and new colors and graphics round out changes to the Night Rod Special and the V-Rod Muscle. The four 2011 Dyna models are each also offered in new colors.

Harley-Davidson offers four limited-production CVO motorcycles for 2011:

  • The CVO Road Glide Ultra features a Road Tech Zumo 660 GPS navigation system, upgraded Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system with Boom! Bagger speakers and an 8GB iPod Nano and dock, and a two-up suspended touring seat with dual heat controls.
  • The CVO Street Glide rolls on a new 19-inch Agitator front wheel, and new ventilated fairing lowers house two of the six speakers that are part of a 100-watt-per-channel audio system that incorporates an 8GB iPod nano with dock.
  • The CVO Softail Convertible has a new audio system that integrates 3.5-inch speakers and a 20-watt-per-channel amplifier into a redesigned inner fairing. Music is delivered by an 8GB iPod Nano stored in a protective pouch. Also new is a 1.25-inch welded mini-ape handlebar, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), cruise control, keyless ignition and ABS.
  • The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide has a new suspended, heated two-up seat with leather inserts. Dual mufflers feature new chrome billet end caps with black spears, and new mirrors are finished in mirror chrome.

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson