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Fancy an American adventure? Then take a look at Harley's new Pan America 1250

Published: 05 November 2019

Updated: 05 November 2019

The Pan America 1250 is Harley-Davidson's first leap into the adventure bike sector, and a bravely individual one it is. Given the ubiquity of BMW's GS bikes, the outlandish styling is probably a brave move...

Revealed as a concept in the middle of last year, it goes on sale towards the end of 2020. It'll feature the new liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine, designed to be used in various capacities as the company gears up for its Euro5-compliant future. 

HD's new 1250cc V-twin

The DOHC V-twin has a 60˚ V-angle, with a balance shaft to quash unwanted vibrations. It’s 1250cc in this application, with what Harley claim is more than 145bhp and over 90lbft of twist. For reference, BMW claim 134 horses and 105 torques for the R1250GS

Other than noting the fitment of bespoke Brembo radial calipers, Harley aren’t saying much more. In the image we've spotted wires, presumably to the semi-active suspension, plus a TFT dash and multi-button switchgear, a height-adjustable screen and cruise control.

Harley-Davidson Pan America TFT screen

MCN will be among the first to test this new model, so keep an eye out for the full Harley-Davidson Pan America review coming soon.

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