August 1, 2018 at 9:25 pm #27296
Harley Davidson have announced they will have an official Adventure Bike in their range in 2020.
Named the Pan America, this new model from The Motor Company the bike will be powered by a new 1250cc 60 degree V-Twin with integrated transmission, tubeless spoke wheels, Brembo brakes, led lights all round including hand guards with integrated turn signals, engine guards and a skid plate, and the requisite high exhaust.
No details on weight, power, torque are available and the images Harley have released so far are of the prototype so the final version may look different.
A 975cc version of the Pan America is also expected in 2021 using a variation of this new engine that will first appear next year in a new road HD model.
There’s 13 seconds of teaser footage in this video released by Harley Davidson about there upcoming models and direction.
Attachments:August 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm #27306
I think this will sell, particularly in the US.
HD has probably the best brand loyalty of any motorcycle brand so some will buy it just because it’s HD and if you categorise it alongside bikes like the V-strom 1000 and similiar bikes and HD can keep the weight down to V Strom levels it’s probably a good market fit. A low hp high torque engine is perfect for adventure touring.August 22, 2019 at 8:11 pm #31199
Harley Davidson have just announced their 2020 lineup and the Pan America wasn’t in it.
There’s no word from Harley yet as to whether it’s been delayed, cancelled, or still to come in a separate release, however the factory has been displaying a styling prototype at motorcycle shows so presumably it hasn’t been cancelled.November 7, 2019 at 8:40 am #31865
At EICMA 2019 in Italy Harley Davidson have revealed a few more details of the Pan America.
Using a new 60 degree ‘Revolution Max’ engine that has been designed ‘to offer flexible performance with a broad powerband that builds to a surge of high-RPM power’ the 1250cc power plant will offer a very unHarley-like ‘over 145HP’ and 66NM of torque.
The new motor also features a balance shaft to smooth out vibration.May 15, 2020 at 10:40 am #33427
Harley Davidson has just had a new boss taken over after the previous CEO was fired earlier this year. As when all new bosses come in they have different ideas about how the company should operate.
The market release of the Pan America was scheduled for August 2020 but this has been moved out to February or March 2021. Most manufacturers announce their new models late in the year at the various international motorcycle shows like the EICMA show in Italy, however this is at the end of the US summer riding season.
To try and capitalise on sales the launch is being shifted to the beginning of the new riding season in the US, Harley’s local and biggest market.October 15, 2020 at 12:53 pm #35342
3 pre release Harley Davidson Pan Americans were seen out on the trails in Colorado recently.December 15, 2020 at 8:55 am #35598
Harley Davidson are announcing their 2021 range on January 19th 2021 and it is expected the Pan America will be announced then. We might then get to see some details about weight and performance of this all new machine.February 23, 2021 at 7:08 am #36012
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.
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