And man, are these nice motorcycles! The main difference is how much more “put-together” the CVO feels. The base Road Glide is one of the most comfortable and capable baggers made, but the CVO takes it to a whole ’nuther level. The bar/seat/peg relationship feels nigh on perfect, roomy but not rangy. And it's almost eerily calm behind the windscreen, which means you can hear the (very loud) stereo at any speed. The twin joysticks initially brought me no joy, however, as I struggled to figure out which one did what on the fly. Once I’d figured them out, however, they were pretty much second nature.