Harley-Davidson first introduced the Pan America in 2018, intending the motorcycle to be its first off-road bike. The new Pan America, expected to be available for purchase later in 2021, will be officially previewed during a digital launch on February 22nd.
About Harley-Davidson’s Pan America
Harley-Davidson has long remained a key player in the cruiser market. Yet, the buying habits of younger riders skew smaller, more sustainable and toward active pursuits.
Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle was one bid to attract younger riders to the brand and the Pan America appeals to more adventure-style use.
To date, the Pan America’s key features have included:
- Liquid-cooled 1250cc V-twin 60-degree engine, offering 145 HP and over 90 ft-lb of torque
- Chain-and-sprocket final drive
- Cross-spoked wheels
- Double-sided swing arm attached to the rear shock
- Liquid crystal display (LCD) computer
- Reflect Defensive Rider System for traction
- Lower seat height for greater accessibility
- Design input for the frame and tires from Michelin and Brembo
- Strong capabilities for on and off-road travel
- Engine integrated into the frame to reduce the overall weight
- New power train
Pan America’s Promotion
Harley-Davidson held a virtual global launch for all anticipated 2021 models on January 19th. The Pan America was not the only bike featured – riders learned more about 27 new models, including the Street Bob 114, Fat Bob and CVOs.
Aquaman actor Jason Momoa, a rider and Harley enthusiast who will be promoting the Pan America throughout the year, was in attendance.
During the 40-minute virtual event, Harley-Davidson chairman, president and CEO Jochen Zeitz said, “I just got back from testing our Pan America motorcycle in the rugged landscape of Kenya. And all I can tell you today is the bike is incredible.”
Following the virtual launch of all new 2021 models, Harley-Davidson plans to focus exclusively on the Pan America at its H-D 21 event on February 22nd.
This event will go into more depth concerning the bike’s features and capabilities, including what terrain it can handle and the unique technologies Harley-Davidson developed for the adventure bike. If you’re interested in attending, sign up here.
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