Pan America 1250 is the first rugged, powerful, technologically advanced multi-purpose motorcycle from Harley-Davidson, which made its global debut in February 2021.
Pan America 1250 is powered by the new 150hp Revolution Max 1250 engine, a liquid-cooled 1,250cc-displacement V-Twin designed to offer a broad powerband. To minimize overall motorcycle weight (Pan America 1250 534lb. wet), the Revolution Max engine is integrated into the vehicle as the central member of the chassis.
Three distinct elements – the front frame, the mid-frame and the tail section – bolt directly to the powertrain. This design reduces motorcycle weight and results in a stiff chassis that contributes to precise handling. The cast-aluminum swingarm minimizes unsprung weight. The chassis is designed with a 62.2-inch wheelbase, ideal for touring capability (especially with passenger and loaded luggage) and agile handling required for off-road maneuverability.
Pan America is equipped with technologies designed to enhance the riding experience, including multiple electronically controlled ride modes plus Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements. This broad collection of technologies is designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking.
As an industry-first innovation, Pan America is equipped with Adaptive Ride Height (ARH), a new suspension system that automatically transitions between a low stopped position and optimal ride height when the motorcycle is in motion.
The Pan America 1250 model features premium passive front and rear suspension that is fully adjustable for pre-load and compression/rebound damping. Suspension travel front and rear is 7.48 inches (190mm). Front suspension is provided by a SHOWA 1 by 147mm inverted cartridge fork. Rear suspension is a SHOWA Piggyback reservoir shock with adjustable hydraulic preload.
From grab handles to integrated luggage mounts, to a horizontal headlamp configured to better illuminate an off-road trail, the function defines style. Inspired by the spirit of rugged North American off-road versatility, the Pan America 1250 stand out visually in the adventure touring landscape, with design that reflects the capability of the motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson and Brembo collaborated on an all-new braking system for the Pan America model. A new radial monoblock four-piston (30 mm) caliper takes full advantage of the material characteristics to increase stiffness while reducing overall weight. Dual front brake rotors are 320mm in diameter; single rear-brake rotor is 280mm diameter. A new lightweight front brake master cylinder offers adjustable lever response.
Pre-programed ride modes for the Pan America 1250 models include Road, Sport, Rain, Off-Road and Off-Road Plus. Each Ride Mode consists of a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings. The rider may use the MODE button on the right-hand controller to change the active ride mode while riding the motorcycle or when stopped, with some exceptions.
All instrumentation and infotainment functions are displayed on a tilting 6.8-inch TFT touchscreen (thin-film-transistor, a type of liquid-crystal display noted for high image quality and contrast). Its non-reflective glass cover makes it easier to view in most lighting conditions.