2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide ST Confirmed

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Plus Milwaukee-Eight 117 for Street Glide and Road Glide, with no Specials for 2024

Earlier this week, we broke the news of a Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America coming for 2024, and Motorcycle.com can now confirm it will be joined by a CVO Road Glide ST.

In addition, we’ve uncovered evidence that the Road Glide and Street Glide – both absent from the previously announced returning models – are indeed coming for 2024, with updates drawn from their respective CVO models that were introduced last summer. We expect all of these models to be part of Harley-Davidson’s 2024 model launch event on Jan. 24.

The evidence for all of these new 2024 models come from Harley-Davidson itself, which has prematurely published pages for several new accessories on its official websites for multiple international markets. A few of these pages have already been pulled from the web, but they still remain cached by Google, while some others are still accessible.

The CVO Road Glide ST is mentioned by name as well as by its model code FLTRXSTSE on a page for a forged carbon fiber seat cowl. The part also fits “’24-later FLHX and FLTRX models,” referring to the 2024 Street Glide and Road Glide. This tells us that both models will be back for 2024, while also suggesting they are substantially updated enough that the seat cowl does not fit 2023 and older models.

The seat cowl is just one of several new forged carbon fiber accessories, all formed of chopped carbon fibers infused with resin in a compression mold to give each piece a uniquely random pattern. These include at the very least a forged carbon fiber front fender and tank console. These will be available for the Road Glide and Street Glide, but also standard for the CVO Road Glide ST.

With the CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide both getting upgraded to the new Milwaukee-Eight VVT engine, there’s been speculation on whether any other models will see displacement increases. Across all the new accessory listings we’ve come across, we’ve seen multiple mentions of the FLHX (Street Glide) and FLTRX (Road Glide), but not their Specials. A listing for a Screamin’ Eagle Stage II kit describes how it was initially developed for the 121 engine but also “delivers a high-octane boost for 117ci models”. Later on the page, it mentions the kit is factory equipment on the FLTRXSTSE (CVO Road Glide ST) and fits the FLHX and FLTRX.

This suggests that the Street Glide and Road Glide are getting upgraded to the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine previously reserved for the ST models, the Breakout, and previous-year CVO models. Interestingly, there is also no mention on any accessory pages of a 2024 Street Glide Special or Road Glide Special, so with the base models getting an engine upgrade, there is no need for the Specials. That leaves Harley-Davidson with just the regular Road Glide and Street Glide, plus their CVO versions. What remains to be seen is whether the base models will also be equipped with the CVO models’ variable valve timing system.

Unfortunately, none of these accessory pages have any images, so we don’t exactly know how the new models differ from previous models. We do, however, have some clues to the colors.

A listing for a color-matched inner fairing and fairing cap for the 2024 Street Glide is available in very least an Alpine Green color, while also confirming that it is equipped with a touch screen display. Other confirmed colors include several other existing options such as Vivid Black, Whiskey Fire, Red Rock, Sharkskin Blue, and Atlas Silver Metallic, plus three never-before-seen colors: Copperhead, Legendary Orange, and Golden White Pearl. We assume these three colors may be for the 2024 CVO range.

So, to summarize, we assume next week’s announcement will include at the very least, a CVO Pan America, a new CVO Road Glide ST, plus updated Road Glide and Street Glide models with the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine. We’ll know more in a matter of days, plus whether more surprises are in store, with Harley-Davidson’s launch event on Jan. 24.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • David R David R on Jan 23, 2024

    Based on 1st hand factual knowledge. I bought my first H-D in 1967, a garage-find '52 Hydra Glide 74 panhead. I restored it. Since then I have owned 27 non H-D bikes, but I have ridden a few newer H-D models for old-time sake since then. After riding and owning European bikes for decades, taking a ride on a big V-twin H-D again is very revealing. Euro bikes are well known for excellent handing, great engines and clever, modern designs. My last ride on an H-D was around 2004 on the BRP in Virginia, on top of a mountain ridge with sharp turns. I was on a Road Glide bagger, as my buddy and I had switched bikes. I made a mistake of thinking that I could ride the H-D like I do my Triumphs, BMWs and my dual sport bikes. Wrong, wrong, wrong. In a tight turn I have ridden dozens of times on dozens of modern bikes, the frame (! not the floorboard) of the big H-D gouged the pavement (I weight 185 lbs) which caused the rear tire to briefly go airborne and land about 2" outboard from where it should have been. Thank goodness I was only going about 45MPH but the bike shook, wobbled and oscillated horribly and finally settled down as I exited the curve. I slowed down and pulled over at the next opportunity. I checked for a flat tire, but the tires were fine. My buddy came up and we traded bikes back. So this WTH experience has indeed colored my view of H-D. Proper engineers would never have designed and released a bike that cannot even corner correctly, I mean really? Corning is the best part of motorcycling!

  • Ian Ian on Feb 09, 2024

    Displacement 121 ci (1,277cc)

    Nope, try 121 ci (1,983cc).