In an effort to attract a younger, wider, and more diverse ridership, Harley-Davidson has been branching out from its traditional cruiser offerings and tapping into novel model segments. And after an extensive teaser campaign, the Bar and Shield brand has now pulled the cover off of its first dedicated adventure motorcycle with the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250.
Powering the American adventure model is H-D’s Revolution Max 1250 engine, a 76.3 cu in (1,252 cc) DOHC V-Twin that’s wrapped in a steel trellis frame and puts down an impressive 150hp and 94ft-lbs of torque. Componentry is of the top-shelf variety with Brembo brakes, a 6.8” touchscreen TFT display, Michelin Scorcher ADV rubber, and a premium suspension system with an inverted 47mm fork and an adaptive ride height system. The Pan America also boasts 8.3” ground clearance and 7.5” of travel front and aft. Weighing 534lbs at the curb, the Pan America is also offered in a Special-Spec that gains an aluminum skid plate, a tire pressure monitoring system, steel crash bars, a center stand, heated grips, a steering damper, adaptive headlights, semi-active suspension, and optional spoked wheels. Starting from $19,999, the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 & 1250 Special are scheduled to hit dealerships in the Spring of 2021.