The premium appointed – and premium priced – model in Harley-Davidson’s CVO range for 2022, the CVO Tri Glide takes the regular Tri Glide Ultra trike and adds special paint, custom wheels and bunch of parts aimed at improving long-haul comfort and capability.
Even though it’s the same engine used in other CVO models, the Milwaukee-Eight 117 in the CVO Tri Glide produces the most power – 80kW (107hp) – with maximum torque listed at 170Nm (125lb/ft). This twin-cooled engine is matched to Harley’s standard six-speed Cruise Drive transmission, but in the case of the trike, this is supplemented with an electric reverse gear.
Front and rear seats are of a different type to what’s offered on the Tri Glide Ultra and come with dual zone heating as standard, meaning the rider and pillion can have different temperature settings.
LED lighting is fitted all round and the Kahuna Collection of detail parts is standard, including pedals, rider and pillion footboards, muffler tips and heated grips.
The CVO Tri Glide’s fairing is the same fork-mounted batwing type as the CVO Street Glide, with a bobbed and smoked windscreen in the bagger style.
Thanks to the CVO Tri Glide’s integral boot and standard topbox, luggage capacity is a whopping 190 litres (6.8 cubic feet), while a set of analogue gauges and the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with a touchscreen and GPS is standard.
All of the above is unchanged from last year, with the differences between the MY21 and MY22 CVO Tri Glide coming down to the addition of the Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate sound system (Stage I type) and new paint.
There’s only one colour available on the CVO Tri Glide this year – Dante’s Red with Dante’s Black Sunglo. The same as what’s available on the CVO Road Glide Limited two-wheeler, this finish adds a fade flame pattern, but swaps the gloss black engine treatments of that model for bright chrome with decorative inserts.
Tomahawk wheels are similar to those offered on the CVO Road Glide Limited, but in a ‘contrast cut’ finish that combines black with machined bare metal sections to complement all the engine chrome. Front and rear sizing is 19-inch and 18-inch, respectively, with the automotive-style rear wheels 7 inches wide.
Braking differs a little from the other MY22 CVO models, with dual 300mm discs up front and a 270mm disc on each rear wheel. Four-piston calipers feature on the front end, with a single-piston caliper on the rears and an integrated parking brake.
Tipping the scales at 577kg wet, the 2022 CVO Tri Glide has a 715mm (unladen) seat height and 22.7-litre fuel capacity.
The most expensive model in the 2022 CVO range, Australian pricing for the CVO Tri Glide starts at $76,250.
2022 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTGSE CVO Tri Glide – basic specs
Engine: 117ci (1923cc) Milwaukee-Eight twin-cooled 8V v-twin
Power: 80.0kW (107hp) at 4750rpm
Torque: 170.0Nm (125lb/ft) at 3750rpm
Clutch: Wet 10-plate w/slip-assist
Transmission: Six-speed Cruise Drive, belt final drive
Frame: Square-section tubular steel
Suspension: 49mm tele fork front w/117mm travel, emulsion-type rear w/76mm travel
Brakes: Dual floating 300mm discs w/4-piston calipers front, Single fixed 300mm disc w/4-piston caliper rear
Wheels: 19-inch alloy Fr/18-inch alloy Rr
Tyres: 130/60B19 61H front, P215/45R18 83T rear
LxWxH: 2670mm x 1390mm x 1330mm
Seat Height: 715mm (658mm laden)
Fuel Tank: 22.7lt
Luggage Capacity: 190lt (6.8 cu ft)
Wet Weight: 577kg