Harley Davidson CVO Limited vs Indian Roadmaster

Taking the motorcycling world to a new height, these machines are equipped with best of company\'s innovations and technologies.

Published: 01st November 2014 01:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2014 01:16 PM   |  A+A-


Harley Davidson has launched CVO Limited at Rs. 49.23 Lakh that will come to India via CBU route. The machine has so much to show-off that it is difficult to set a competitor against it. However, we have taken Indian Roadmaster as its competitor as it is the only bike that has a price and feature list that can make the prospective buyers take enough time to ring their bells. Taking the motorcycling world to a new height, these machines are equipped with best of company's innovations and technologies.

Design, Styling and Features: Placed at the top of the price lists, both of them are crafted for enhancing the personality of the rider, while offering them a biking experience, which is impossible to gain from any other machine. Exclusive are its features and built that take the comfort, performance and safety to the extreme point.

Harley Davidson CVO Limited: Priced among the most expensive motorcycles, the manufacturer has crafted it with utmost zeal and passion from the headlight to the rear fender, it only sports class. Giving a glimpse of future-past in one show, it makes the motorcycling feel like an art. >From rider's comfort and convenience, it houses easy accessible controls near bucket seats with pillion back and arm rests and foldable rider's back-support, Batwing front fairing with lowers, day-maker LED headlamps and Boom Box audio system with 4-chanel speakers, 6.5 inch touch screen. It also comes with sleek hard saddle bags and Tour-Pak with one touch opening.

Sporting custom paint with hand-finished graphics, it gets 3D badges on the fuel tank and fender. An H-D styling CVO Limited calls for a chrome dual exhaust, bullet turn signals, mirror finish alloys and dual finish black-chrome V-twin with Screamin' Eagle badges. The all new Airflow collection includes rider and passenger footboard inserts, shifter pegs, brake pedal and cover, highway pegs, heated handgrips with rubber inserts, and shift lever arms. Keeping the security and safety of the rider and passenger intact, it brings featuring keyless ignition with a proximity-based, factory fitted ABS, electronic cruise control and H-D smart security system and hands-free security fob.

Indian Roadmaster: Celebrating the name of the 1940's iconic Roadmaster by keeping the American luxury alive, Roadmaster is a magnificent angel with competent comfort & convenience, security and infotainment features. The features that helps get some more points than CVO limited are Desert Tan Genuine Leather heated seats with individual controls and high/low settings, power-adjust, adjustable passenger floorboards for extreme comfort and heated grips featuring 10 temperature settings.

High-resolution ABS, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pathfinder LED lighting throughout, and electronic cruise control defines safety in the bike. Keyless ignition with remote opening for 142.3 liter storage,  triple power ports and advanced infotainment system featuring communication,  navigation,  telephone,  Pandora integration plus Bluetooth capability for hands-free multi-device connectivity.

Engine, Transmission and Performance: Displacing a same amount of 1800cc with a V-Twin, CVO Limited and Roadmaster are designed to run 1000 of miles in a single stretch.

Harley Davidson CVO Limited: It is loaded with the latest generation Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 engine that has iconic Harley Twin Cam engine design with advance air and precision-cooled technology and Screamin' Eagle air filter. Mated to a 6-speed cruise drive transmission, the 1801cc mill churns out a thrilling 153Nm of peak torque. The quite shifting gearbox reduces the engine speed on the highways for balanced engine RPM and road speed.

Indian Roadmaster: The fantastic ThunderStroke 111 engine empowers it with closed loop fuel injection system. The 1811cc V-twin with square geometry takes-out 138.9Nm of pleasant torque, which is a bit lesser than its competitor but compliments its 403kg of dry weight.

Chassis: Packed with roaring mills for an amazing riding experience, the motorcycles are coupled to highly reliable brakes, suspensions and wheels and other equipments.

Harley Davidson CVO Limited: Keeping the rider relaxed are the super strong 49mm telescopic forks at the front and fully-adjustable air ride suspension with pneumatic adjustability at the rear. Riding on 130/80 17” front and 180/65 16” rear section rubber, the rider feels safe with dual 300mm disc brakes with 4-piston calipers at the rear and single 300mm disc brake with 4-piston caliper at the rear. The braking is further made superior with the incorporation of ABS.

Indian Roadmaster: Indian has equipped the Roadmaster to a 130/90 16 inch front tyre and 180/60 16 inch rear tyre. At the front, the bike is equipped to 46mm telescopic front forks, while the rear works fine with and pneumatically adjustable single shock. Anti-lock braking system enhances the safety of the rider with dual 300mm front and single 300mm rear disc brakes.

Pricing: Where Harley Davidson CVO Limited stuns the buyerswith its price tag of Rs. 49.23 Lakh, Indian Roadmaster makes them feel like a subtle blow of air under hot sun with its price tag of Rs. 37 lakhs.

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