Harley-Davidson’s 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 touring motorcycle.
Only 999 of these limited edition bikes will be built, and each will be serialised from one to 999. As part of its blacked-out-image, this CVO version of the Ultra Classic Electra Glide boasts an array of blacked out components, led by the serialised insert and the Gloss Black Rumble Collection and low-smoked windshield.
In an attempt to add some technological advances to the mix, H-D is also throwing in a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS Navigator and an integrated automatic lock system which now includes the ignition knob.
The CVO Ultra is powered by a black and chrome Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 (the largest-displacement V-Twin engine offered by the Harley factory) and a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
Besides the black powertrain, the company is helping the Electra Glide to get in touch with its dark side through approximately 185 other unique black parts, components and accessories that have been melded to form and function by the CVO team.
One element of the CVO Ultra custom we rather fancy is the the contrast Chrome Roulette wheels. And for some bling there is the Rumble Collection which features nine Gloss Black accessories from mirrors to saddlebag latch covers, black engine and saddlebag guards, and Diamond Black gauge faces.
The CVO Ultra boasts a lower profile tyre up front with a 6.5-inch smoked windshield and is also treated to premium Touring features like ABS, Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection, a 22.7-litre fuel tank, Brembo brakes and 160-watt CD/AM/FM/WB Advanced Audio System by Harman-Kardon, and passenger audio with controls and cruise control.