Many predicted that Harley-Davidson’s new model would be much more than just a new addition to their already successful custom range, and they were right. It's much more about what the company intends to do in the future. The industry has recently dipped when it comes to bikes that are over 900c, but that has not slowed down Harley. They seem to be rising against the tide for reasons best known to them alone.
A good look at the 2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout bike reveals that an unfathomable amount of attention has been paid to its design, in the form of darker colors, a groundbreaking finish, and beautiful textures. It’s a mean machine that has America written all over it. The model hosts a great performance and a bulky, muscular look.
Brad Richards, styling director for Harley Davidson echoed liking a similar style to what street bikers have been preferring for a while-- plenty of detail and value. Apart from the design, the bike's timing covers have been blessed with a more mechanical appearance. All things considered, it seems like Harley is aiming to target audiences that are willing to shell out a little more money in exchange for more power.
A lot of the hype about the engine is justified. The Eagle Twin Cam 110B is surely the most advanced and powerful air cooled engine Harley-Davidson has ever produced. This is another deviation that might confuse industry experts, since other popular manufacturers are moving onto liquid-cooled engines. The engine performance is pretty good too. The bike offers a clean grip over its throttle control. The speed screen and the chin spoiler do a good job of shielding you when you’re racing across highways, and to top it all off, the hydraulic clutch is easy to use, ensuring you don't have issues with power output.
There are a range of other styling highlights incorporated, like a trimmed front bumper, dark custom mirrors, and a safety console with a meshed vent. Electronic controls and the new security system (including a locking coxcomb) are all a part of the experience. The seat and handlebar make riding comfortable. The drag bar on the Breakout gels well with the new glossy, smoked persona that takes the motorcycle to the next level of custom style.
The price tag could feel pretty serious to a lot of riders, at around $25,699. But when you consider the amount of work that has gone into building this beast-- from the painstaking design to its incredible power and top of the line security features, the investment seems justified. It’s a well-engineered ride, ahead of anything that is currently in its class. There's no doubt that true American street riders will find this beauty just about right.
Whether you choose to buy the 2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout or not, two things are clear - it’s a definite head turner that won’t lose steam anytime soon.
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