Harley-Davidson Bronx and Pan-America models delayed until 2021
Harley-Davidson have delayed the arrival of their Pan-America adventure bike and Bronx naked until 2021. The two models, which boast the brand new water-cooled revolution engine, were originally scheduled for release in 2020, however the website has quietly been changed to say they’re now coming in 2021.
Part of the delay is likely due to a recent change in senior management, who dropped the 'More Roads to Harley-Davidson' programme that spawned the new models in favour of the 'Rewire' plan. The rest of the delay will be related to the current Coronavirus pandemic, which has affected manufacturers across the world.
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BMW, KTM and Husqvarna have already announced they will not be attending either the Eicma or Intermot trade shows this autumn, which are typically when manufacturers announce new models, and it’s unlikely they will be the only ones to drop out.
With dealerships currently closed, manufacturers will want more time to allow them to sell existing bikes, while factory shutdowns will no doubt have hampered new model development.
If the manufacturers lobby the EU to agree to an extension on the Euro5 time limit, it’s unlikely we’ll see many new arrivals at all this year.