- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
The full details of the New Harley Davidson Pan America have been released, and it’s not too bad for a first touring focused adventure model from a Manufacturer that has zero experience in this market
First up the numbers people want to know, 150HP, 127NM, WET weight of 259KG.
These numbers put the Pan America in a similar zone to the existing big adventure models. The is in teh right ball park considering the BMW 1200GS Adventure is 268kg ready to ride while the Triumph 1200 Explorer is 267kg to pick just 2 of the existing mega ADV tourers.
The HD 1250 pan America uses the engine as a stressed member so there isn’t a traditional frame. The new Revolution Max engine has dual overhead camshafts and Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Suspension and brakes are supplied by familiar OEM suppliers Showa and Brembo respectively but the Showa suspension sports adaptive ride height so when you come to a stop, the suspension will lower up to 2 inches depending on settings, so that you can be more comfortable and have better contact with the ground at a standstill. The Showa suspension also has semi active ride control with a specific off road mode.
There’s a whole lot more as well in terms of TFT speedo with 5 ride modes and more.
On top of that there’s a Pan America Special model that also includes built in tyre pressure monitoring, skid plate, center stand and much more.
Lastly, being Harley Davidson there’s a full range of accessories and branded textile riding gear made by Rev’it.