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Old 02-07-2012, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible Review


I've befriended many Harley owners over the years, and have met even more while at various events or when I'm out for a ride. Yet despite the number of Harley fans and loyalists I encounter, it never ceases to surprise me how few of them either know very little about, or haven't ever heard of, Harley-Davidson's line of in-house customs known as Custom Vehicle Operations, or CVO for short.

Crafted from existing standard model Harleys, a CVO is adorned with a laundry list of Harley's own aftermarket goodies, as well as possessing a number of items or features unique to each model.

CVOs are notably pricier than the standard models they're derived from, but by comparison to many high-end, high-priced cruisers from independent shops with low-volume production, the CVOs offer some serious value. Attempting to build something close to a CVO one piece at a time would lead to a sum total cost well beyond a CVO's MSRP.

And in terms of value, what revs most folks' engines is getting more than what was bargained for, especially when the deal nets you something on the order of two-for-one. The $29,699 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible is just such a two-for-one deal.

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said it before Unless you like a bike loaded up of HD accesories, paint and are happy with HD customizing YOUR bike (if you wanna call it that) then CVO is for you..Does nothing for me but each there own...opinions are like asses
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said it before Unless you like a bike loaded up of HD accesories, paint and are happy with HD customizing YOUR bike (if you wanna call it that) then CVO is for you..Do nothing for me but each there own...opinions are like asses
Agreed, too expensive and they all look the same!!
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I think CVO's are nice pagage deals.
If I had the money to buy a CVO I'd still
buy a blank canvas and do It myself If for no other reason than I'd learn sumthin.
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My best friend has a CVO road Glide. Guess who has all the braggin rights.
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I guess it all depends on what you are after. I've gone the route with my Fat Bob and customizing it, but traded it in for my CVO Softail Convertible and glad of it. It is a great ride and I have been customizing it in small ways that make a difference.
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The cvos have way to much chrome, chrome is dead!
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I've befriended many Harley owners over the years, and have met even more while at various events or when I'm out for a ride. Yet despite the number of Harley fans and loyalists I encounter, it never ceases to surprise me how few of them either know very little about, or haven't ever heard of, Harley-Davidson's line of in-house customs known as Custom Vehicle Operations, or CVO for short.

Crafted from existing standard model Harleys, a CVO is adorned with a laundry list of Harley's own aftermarket goodies, as well as possessing a number of items or features unique to each model.

CVOs are notably pricier than the standard models they're derived from, but by comparison to many high-end, high-priced cruisers from independent shops with low-volume production, the CVOs offer some serious value. Attempting to build something close to a CVO one piece at a time would lead to a sum total cost well beyond a CVO's MSRP.

And in terms of value, what revs most folks' engines is getting more than what was bargained for, especially when the deal nets you something on the order of two-for-one. The $29,699 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible is just such a two-for-one deal.

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bank can approve a loan for purchase a CVO motorbike.
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