Harley-Davidson is not a brand we typically associate with adventure motorcycling, although their bikes have been used for travel for a long time. But now – or in a bit – they’re going to enter into the modern adventure market. The bike, the Pan America, is all new, from chassis to the motor. So let’s have a look…
Displayed for the first time publicly at EICMA in Milan, Harley-Davidson® was showcasing two all-new middleweight motorcycles, including the release of information surrounding the latest signature Harley-Davidson® V-Twin engine – the Revolution® Max. The powerful all-new 60-degree V-Twin has been designed for a new range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in two different guises – 1250cc in the new Harley-Davidson Pan America™ and 975cc in the Harley-Davidson® Bronx™. The Bronx has all the looks of the old Sportsters – very nice too, but it’s the adventure bike we’re interested in here. Anyway, word from Harley is both new models will both launch in late 2020.
Here’s what Harley has to say about the new bike:
The Harley-Davidson Pan America™ is an all-new advanced adventure touring multi-purpose motorcycle equal parts campfire, wanderlust, and grit. The Pan America™ is a two-wheel multi-tool built to endure, designed to explore, and engineered for the unknown.
Powering the new Pan America™ is the new liquid-cooled 1,250cc Revolution® Max engine. Created to power a range of new Harley-Davidson® models, the Revolution® Max is designed to offer flexible performance with a broad powerband that builds to a surge of high-RPM power. Minimizing weight and maximizing performance, the Revolution® Max provides a narrow powertrain profile that is integrated into the motorcycle as a stressed member of the frame to enhance center of gravity and handling. The fully balanced powertrain has an internal counter balancer that mitigates primary engine vibration to enhance rider comfort and improve vehicle durability. Its design is bold and contoured, classic and contemporary, strong and svelte – a representation of Harley-Davidson® performance and style.
Revolution® Max 1250 Engine Performance Targets
- Displacement 1250cc
- More than 145 horsepower
- More than 90 ft. lbs. peak torque