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2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road-Glide-Custom


The 2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road-Glide-Custom offers an unmatched hot-rod touring experience. This chromed-out, shark-nosed beauty features the air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™ engine, an exclusive multi-color paint scheme, a new high-output sound system and a host of fresh custom components.

The 2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road-Glide-Custom is built on the innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders.

2012 CVO Road Glide Custom. This hot-rod bagger combines a matchless shark-nose, frame-mounted fairing with a road-hugging, slammed profile for a glance that is sure to turn heads. A high-output, amplified Harman or Kardon Advanced Audio radio features CD/AM/FM/WB and delivers 100 watts per channel to five-by-seven-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. An included 8GB Apple iPod nano connects by an interface and holder located in the right-side saddlebag. Exclusive custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windshield; a two-piece custom stool with removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching and cover  as well as a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert. A 19-inch Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom front wheel leads this beauty down the road.

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle OperationsTM takes bagger swagger to a new level with the 2012 CVO Road Glide® Custom, a chrome-drenched, shark-nosed beauty that snarls with Screamin' Eagle authority. This limited-production motorbike features the most-powerful V-Twin engine offered by Harley-Davidson, an exclusive multi-color paint system, a new high-output sound system & a host of fresh custom parts. Bombing the boulevard or scorching the highway, the CVO Road Glide® Custom offers an unmatched hot-rod touring experience.

CVO motorcycles are custom-made using exclusive parts & paint treatments combined with premium accessories from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories catalog. The CVO program is often used to introduce new custom parts & techniques before they are offered as individual accessories. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, limitless mileage warranty.


2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road-Glide-Custom Specifications
US MSRP Price : $30,699 USD
Canada MSRP Price : CVO Custom Color $33,689 CDN

Length 96.2 in. (2443 mm)
Overall Width 35.8 in. (909 mm)
Overall Height 52.8 in. (1340 mm)
Seat Height:
- Laden2 26.6 in. (676 mm)
- Unladen 27.5 in. (699 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in. (130 mm)
Rake (steering head) 26°
Fork Angle 29.3°
Trail 6.69 in. (170 mm)
Wheelbase 63.5 in. (1613 mm)

Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall front and rear):
- Front – D408 130/60B19 61H
- Rear – D407 180/55B18 80H
Fuel Capacity 6.0 gal. (22.7 L) (warning light at approximately 1.0 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.0 qts. (3.8 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)
Primary Chain
Case Capacity 1.4 qts. (1.3 L)

- As Shipped 807 lbs. (366.0 kg)
- In Running Order 845 lbs. (383.2 kg)
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
- Gross Axle Weight Rating: 1360 lbs. (616.8 kg)
- Front 500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
- Rear 927 lbs. (420.5 kg)

Engine Air-cooled, Twin Cam 110™
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two-valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 4 in. x 4.38 in. (101.6 mm x 111.3 mm)
Displacement 110 cu. in. (1802 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.15:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Screaming Eagle® Heavy Breather with gloss black cover, high flow backplate, exposed element, and rain sock
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump

Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch Hydraulically activated, 9-plate wet with high performance spring
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive® Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
- 1st 9.593
- 2nd 6.65
- 3rd 4.938
- 4th 4
- 5th 3.407
- 6th 2.875

Frame Mild steel; tubular frame, two-piece stamped and welded backbone; cast and forged junctions; twin down tubes; bolt-on rear frame with forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 41.3 mm telescopic with blow-by valve
Rear Shocks Hydraulic, adjustable
Wheels4: Contrast Chrome Agitator Custom
- Front 19 in. x 3.5 in. (483 mm x 89 mm)
- Rear 18 in. x 5 in. (457 mm x 127 mm)

- Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear
- Rotor Type (diameter x width): Dual floating rotors (front), fixed rotor (rear)
- Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5 mm)
- Rear 11.81 in. x .28 in. (300 mm x 7 mm)
- Anti-lock Braking System: Standard

Suspension Travel:
- Front Wheel 4.6 in. (117 mm)
- Rear Wheel 2 in. (51 mm)

Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
- North America 122 ft. lbs. @ 3750 RPM (165.4076 Nm @ 3750 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
- Right 32°
- Left 30°

Fuel Economy6 (EPA urban/highway test) 41 mpg (5.7 L/100 km)

Custom Colors
- White Gold Pearl/Starfire Black withReal Smoke graphics
- Maple Metallic/Vivid Black with Real Smoke graphics
- Candy Cobalt/Twilight Blue with Real Smoke graphics

U.S. MSRP $30,699

Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 270 cca
Charging Three-phase, 50-amp system (585W @ 13V, 2000 RPM, 650W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.4kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
- Headlamp (dual bulb halogen) 55-watt low beam, 120-watt high beam
- Tail/Stop Lights Combination LED
- Turn Signal Lights 28W
- Indicator Lamps: High beam, running lights, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system7, 6-Speed, low fuel warning, cruise control, ABS

Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval9 First 1000 miles (1600 km), every 5000 miles (8000 km) thereafter

1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod® models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving onditions,
vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2500 mile (4000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.


The 2012 Harley-Davidson FLTRXSE CVO Road-Glide-Custom features a distinctive, frame-mounted fairing that offers a lighter steering feel than a fork-mounted fairing, and incorporates dual headlamps and a cockpit-style gizmo display. Its Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort. Hand-adjustable hydraulic rear shocks accommodate variable passenger and luggage lots. An Anti-lock Braking Process (ABS) and cruise control are standard equipment.