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.
Release dates for prospective markets:
North America: May 2021
Europe & Thailand: June 2021
Asia & Latin America: July 2021
China: Sept 2021
|2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250||2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special|
|Engine:||1,252 DOHC V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.||1,252 DOHC V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x Stroke:||105.0 x 72.0mm||105.0 x 72.0mm|
|Transmission/Final Drive:||6-speed / chain||6-speed / chain|
|Claimed Horsepower:||150 hp @ 9,000 rpm||150 hp @ 9,000 rpm|
|Claimed Torque:||94 lb.-ft. @ 6,750 rpm||94 lb.-ft. @ 6,750 rpm|
|Fuel System:||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi-assist, and slip; mechanically actuated||Wet, multi-plate assist and slip|
|Frame:||Stressed-member alloy steel trellis; forged aluminum mid-structure||Stressed-member alloy steel trellis; forged aluminum mid-structure|
|Front Suspension:||47mm inverted fork; compression, rebound, and preload-adjustable, 7.5 in. travel||47mm inverted fork, electronically adjustable semi-active damping control, optional Adjustable Ride Height; 7.5 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Piggyback monshock; compression, rebound, and hydraulic preload-adjustable; 7.5 in. travel||Piggyback monshock; electronically adjustable semi-active compression and rebound damping control, automatic electronic preload control, optional Adjustable Ride Height; 7.5 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||4-piston monoblock calipers, 320mm disc w/ ABS||4-piston monoblock calipers, 320mm disc w/ ABS|
|Rear Brake:||1-single piston caliper, 280mm disc w/ ABS||1-single piston caliper, 280mm disc w/ ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Cast aluminum 19×3 in. / 17×4.5 in.||Cast aluminum standard, anodized aluminum laced tubeless optional; 19 x 3 in. / 17 x 4.5 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Michelin Scorcher Adventure Radial; 120/70R-19 / 170/60R-17||Michelin Scorcher Adventure Radial; 120/70R-19 / 170/60R-17|
|Rake/Trail:||25.0°/6.2 in.||25.0°/6.2 in.|
|Wheelbase:||62.2 in.||62.2 in.|
|Ground Clearance:||8.3 in.||8.3 in.|
|Seat Height:||34.2 in.||34.2 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||5.6 gal.||5.6 gal.|
|Claimed Wet Weight:||534 lb.||559 lb.|
|Availability:||May 2021||May 2021|