Harley-Davidson's R 1250 GS beater is finally ready! Available in two variants, the Pan America 1250 is powered by an all-new V-Twin engine and packs all the adventure bits and bobs that you'll ever need. India launch expected later in 2021.
Harley-Davidson has finally revealed the full details of their first-ever ADV, the Pan America 1250. The Pan America will be powered by an all-new 1,250cc V-Twin motor and packs all the necessary kit that’s needed to make it a BMW R 1250 GS beater – well, at least on the paper it does look like that.
Here are the main highlights of the all-new H-D Pan America 1250:
Powering the Pan America 1250 is an all-new 1252cc V-twin DOHC engine with variable valve timing. It pushes out 148bhp at 9,000rpm and 127Nm at 6,750rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Although the power output is way higher than the R 1250 GS (134bhp), the Pan America is down on torque as the BMW boxer-twin produces 144Nm. In addition to that, the BMW comes with a maintenance-free shaft drive whereas the Harley uses chain drive. At 245kg of kerb weight, the Harley is bit lighter than the BMW, which tips the scales at 249kg.
Chassis & Suspension
The engine is a stressed member of the chassis in the Pan America in order to reduce weight and add stiffness – the front frame, mid-frame and tail section are bolted directly to the powertrain as a result. It rolls on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. There are two variants on offer – base and Special. Cast aluminium wheels are standard, but the Special can be equipped with tubeless spoke wheels.
Both the versions are equipped with 47mm Showa BFF front forks and a piggyback mono-shock at the rear. The setup is fully-adjustable for pre-load, compression and rebound. The Special variant adds semi-active electronic suspension for both wheels.
Features, electronics & equipment
The Pan America comes with a 6.8-inch TFT touchscreen display that comes with Bluetooth connectivity and onboard navigation. There are five modes on offer – Road, Sport, Rain, Off-Road and Off-Road Plus. Traction control, all-LED headlamps, and cruise control are standard fit. There is cornering ABS, cornering traction control, hill hold control, et al. The Special variant adds a tyre pressure monitoring system, adaptive headlamps, heated grips, adaptive ride height, steering damper, centre stand and more.
Price & availability
Harley-Davidson has priced the Pan America 1250 at $17,319 (₹ 12.50 lakh approx.) for the standard variant and $19,999 (₹ 14.50 lakh approx.) for the Special in its home market. Expect the Pan America 1250 to arrive on our shores later this year. After our exorbitant import duties and taxes, the Pan America 1250 is likely to be priced between ₹20-25 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
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