Harley-Davidson launched the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)
program in 1999, responding to riders' demands for exclusive
factory-customs. The CVO program fulfills and inspires motorcycle
customizers' dreams, building low-volume models gleaming with
Each CVO model features unique paint schemes and
accessories-limited production means supply is far short of demand.
These bikes feature accessories that can't be purchased anywhere
else. The special paint schemes are unavailable for existing
motorcycles, and a repaint requires proof of being an original CVO
In 2001, the CVO program expanded with another assembly line at the
Vehicle Operations facility in York, Pennsylvania. That year
featured the FXDWG2 Switchblade, with a Scarlet Red paint scheme
and 23k-gold-leaf flames.
The 2001 Harley Davidson CVO Switchblade is based on the Dyna Wide
Glide and is powered by a Twin Cam 88 motor. The slammed front and
rear suspensions lower the bike for a road-hugging look and feel. A
full length full tank console (designed by Willie G. Davidson) and
the silver-faced speedometer, along with the Lightning Star Wheels,
slash-cut Vance and Hines exhaust and billet-style turn signals add
to the drama of this visually impressive motorcycle.
The FXDWG2 features more than $8,000 in Genuine Harley-Davidson
custom parts and accessories. Its sleek custom paint finish is done
in a Scarlet Red and is accented with streaming flames of gold leaf
on the fuel tank, fenders and headlight fairing. The powder-coated
frame, chin fairing, battery box, coil cover and electrical
enclosure are all color-matched for added visual intensity.
Harley Davidson limited the production of the CVO FXDWG2 to 1,465
units, making them rare and hard to find, especially in such great
condition and low mileage.