Harley-Davidson’s 2021 Pan America Aims to be the Best
Harley-Davidson’s Pan America has been the topic of conversation since its 2020 release. 2021 is no different as they have just released the details on the 2021 Pan America and Pan America Special. It will not be discounted as it holds its own when stacked up to the BMW GS – the ruler of the adventure world.
Harley-Davidson has developed a brand new engine for Pan America – the 1250cc Revolution Max. It produces 150 horsepower @ 9000rpm and 94lb-ft @ 6750rpm. Harley-Davidson scrapped the long-stroke design and went with a short-stroke (oversquare) design for the Revolution Max engine. Its rev limit is twice that of a traditional Milwaukee-Eight and allows it to chase power high into the rev range.
Harley has truly developed the Pan America to go off-road without skipping a beat. It comprises a steel tubular front, mid, and subframe. These can be changed in the case of a frame-bending spill. Harley has also recessed all drain bolts to shield them from jagged rocks you find on advanced trails. Its “letterbox” headlight is reminiscent of a lightbar found on off-road trucks which assures excellent visibility on or off of the trail. The brake pedal can also be adjusted without tools for standing or seated riding positions.
The advanced engine, frame, and fancy headlight are just the tip of the iceberg for Harley-Davidson’s revolutionary adventurer. The Pan America comes loaded with tech fit for only the most advanced adventure bikes. It comes fitted with a 6.8-inch full-color touch TFT screen, riding modes, semi-active suspension, tire pressure monitoring, and optional adaptive ride height which automatically lowers the suspension when you stop the bike. Not to mention the basics like cruise control, lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, and hill-hold control.
Starting price on the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 will be $17,319 and $19,999 for the Pan America Special which can include anodized aluminum laced tubeless wheels along with the Adjustable Ride Height feature.