Step into Adventure Touring with the Pan America 1250
What is a Pan America 1250?
This is Harley-Davidson's first adventure touring model.
The Pan America 1250 debuts with 2 models: A base and a Pan America 1250 Special. Each are said to be very capable, rugged and powerful multi-purpose - go anywhere bikes. The Special being the premium model which dials that up a few notches and adds more off-road features.
Why is it special?
Anyone who has ridden - or even swung a leg over - most adventure bikes knows the riding position is much higher than other bike types. This can make mounting, dismounting and stopping a challenge for some. If you are on the shorter side this can be a concern, although some riders don't mind being on their toes at stops or even performing special jump-off or leaned stops. Either way, Harley-Davidson has a unique fix for that.
HD has introduced an industry first selectable Adaptive Ride Height (ARH). ARH is a suspension system that will automatically transition between a low stopped position and a higher riding position when in motion. Sounds crazy and amazing at the same time, but it's definitely a game-changer for the industry.
Key stats of the Pan America Special:
All new Revolution Max 1250 Engine
150 Horsepower + 94 ft-lb torque
Double Overhead Camshafts DOHC and Variable Valve Timing VVT
Dual purpose powertrain is part of the chassis
Adaptive Ride Height and semi-active front and rear suspension with 5 settings
Vehicle Loading Control
6.8" touchscreen display
Stainless steel laced wheels
Skid plate, multi-position brake pedal, brush guard
31.1 inch seat height
Available May 2021
The HD Pan America 1250 pricing currently starts at around $17,319 and the Special Model at around 19,999. Optional accessories will no doubt bring that price up a bit and certain items are only available on certain models. The Special being the model that can have more options and accessories available.