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Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America

Tested by Justin Hayzelden, Products Editor

Harley-Davidson’s typically leftfield take on a big adventure bike still feels refreshing to me, and the Pan America’s stance as a young gun among established big hitters such as BMW’s R1300GS really appeals. I’m looking forward to exploring the Harley’s abilities across the board, from long-distance touring expeditions to carving out some trails, and hope that it’ll prove a stalwart companion for some all-round adventure riding.

A solo trip to the European HOG Rally in Italy should give me a chance to stretch the bike’s legs, as well as the opportunity to tick off a couple of Alpine passes (one of which is unpaved) from my bucket list. That’ll certainly be a challenge for me and discovering how easy (or not) the CVO Pan Am makes it will be interesting to say the least.

On home soil, I have a plan to visit islands reachable by road and spend some starry nights under canvas, so North Wales, Scotland’s west coast and the Yorkshire Moors are all on the cards, each allowing me to focus on a different facet of life with the HD Pan America.

Then there will be the everyday life of all-weather commutes to see how the bike holds up. And, of course, accessories to evaluate.

Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America quick specs

  • Price: £23,495
  • Engine: 1252cc v-twin
  • Power: 150bhp @ 8750rpm
  • Torque: 95lb.ft @ 6750rpm
  • Seat height: 830-855mm unladen, adjustable
  • Weight: 299kg (kerb)

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