Well, we now have additional evidence of these new, smaller Pan Americas (Americaninos?).
The smaller-displacement machines are manifesting in documentation from both Harley-Davidson and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found by Dennis Chung at Motorcycle.com.
As we know by now, ‘RA1250/RA1250S’ is the code name for the new Pan America 1250/1250S, with the ‘RA’ designation reserved for the model.
Given that Harley’s 1250cc Max Revolution heart beats at a smaller (975cc) capacity in their ‘RH’ Nightster model, chucking a smaller engine of the same name into a more compact power package would certainly hit today’s market on the button.
(We should mention, the RA975 and RA975s duo isn’t mentioned in the major languages of the prominent motorcycle markets, but it IS in nine other languages – Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia, and Ukraine – in a set of installation instructions for a pair of accessory mirrors).
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