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Harley Davidson Touring Bikes

Harley Davidson has been manufacturing motorcycles for over a century. They have several models of what is considered a “Touring Motorcycle”.  These bikes were introduced by Harley in the early 1980’s and include the following model lines: Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide, Street Glide, the CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) series introduced in 1999 and the Tri Glide three-wheeler introduced in 2009. The 2019 model lines include the Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Road Glide Ultra, Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Ultra Limited Low, Ultra Limited, Tri Glide Ultra and the CVO series.

Touring bikes tend to be larger and heavier than “Street” or “Sport” bikes, leading to a smoother and more comfortable long-distance ride. The latest models have many features such as GPS navigation, stereo radios, intercom and bike-to-bike communications via Bluetooth or CB radio transmission and cruise control. These bikes also have anti-lock braking systems as either an option (about $795) or as a standard feature on the more expensive models like the “Ultra” series.

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The CVO Series is the top of the line in Harley touring. It comes standard with the most powerful factory engine Harley makes and has all the electronic goodies too, such as a premium infotainment system with Harley’s best factory loudspeakers. The infotainment system also has tire air pressure monitoring (and warnings) and air temperature along with other useful information. However, if you can’t afford the hefty price tag that comes with the CVO series ($ 40,000+), then many of the other touring bikes offer most of the same features as add-ons (with the exception of the CVO 117 cubic inch engine).

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