Leaked: 2023 Harley-Davidson Touring, CVO and 120th Anniversary Models

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

FLHFB Electra Glide may be 2023's Icon model

Earlier this week, we uncovered Australian certification documents revealing a new Nightster S model and Harley-Davidson‘s 2023 Softail lineup including 120th anniversary Fat Boy 114 and Heritage Classic 114 models. As we predicted, a similar document certifying Harley-Davidson’s 2023 touring models has now been released in Australia, confirming the models returning, as well as the Anniversary Edition Touring models, plus one possible addition to Harley’s Icon collection.

120th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Softail Models Leaked

Returning for 2023, at least for the Australian market, are the Road Glide Special, Road Glide ST, Street Glide Special, Street Glide ST, Road King Special, and Ultra Limited. According to the certification document, Harley-Davidson will introduce Anniversary Editions for the CVO Road Glide Limited (FLTRKSEANV), Road Glide Special (model code FLTRXSANV), Street Glide Special (FLHXSANV), and Ultra Limited (FLHTKANV). Most of these anniversary models also received 115th Anniversary Editions in 2018, including the Ultra Limited pictured above.

New for 2023 is a model designated as the “FLHFB”. The model code was previously used in the ’60s for the FLHFB Electra Glide, which makes us suspect that it will be 2023’s addition to Harley-Davidson’s Icon lineup. The 1965 Electra Glide was one of the last Harley-Davidson models to use the Panhead engine, but the first with electric start.

The non-Special Road King, Road Glide and Street Glide, plus the Electra Glide Standard are not listed, which is no surprise as they weren’t offered in Australia for 2022; it remains to be seen whether these models, all powered by the 107ci Milwaukee-Eight engine, will be available in other markets including the U.S.

The Trike lineup is also not included, as they would be part of a different certification file, so we’ll wait to see if the Freewheeler, Tri Glide Ultra or CVO Tri Glide will return for 2023.

The new certification document does not show any changes to the engines, so expect the CVO and ST models to come with the 117ci Milwaukee-Eight while the rest of the touring lineup remains with the 114ci engine. There are also no changes indicated to certified tare weights, dimensions or wheel sizes compared to 2022.

We expect the returning models and the 120th Anniversary Editions will be part of Harley-Davidson’s announcement on Jan. 18. The event might be a good time to reveal the FLHFB, though it wouldn’t be a surprise if Harley-Davidson saves it for a separate launch event.

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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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  • N A N A on Dec 24, 2022

    Looks like the same old Massey Ferguson tractor from mid 1970's.

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    • Imtoomuch Imtoomuch on Dec 28, 2022

      Cool. Harleys are far from mediocre. That's why they are the sales leader.

      What do you ride?

  • Jerry Jerry on Dec 29, 2022

    Same bike from 120 years ago. How can you even continue to write articles on Harleys? Finding something creative has to be a pain when it’s the same bikes over and over. They are the same thing every year except maybe paint colors. Boring and archaic would be my description of a Harley.