Harley-Davidson’s First ADV Bike Has Reached Your Neighborhood Dealership

  • Aug 9, 2021
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Here’s a photo gallery detailing how it looks in the flesh

Three months after its India launch, Harley-Davidson’s first ADV, the Pan America 1250, has finally started reaching dealerships. Here’s how it looks in the flesh: 

Now, Harley-Davidson is usually associated with low-slung laidback cruisers. But the Pan America 1250 makes its intentions of being a go-the-distance bike evident.  

The bike packs an angry-looking LED headlamp coupled with a tall visor up front. While this is common to both the standard and Special variants, the latter packs an additional adaptive unit above the main headlamp. It adjusts its intensity and angle based on the lean angle of the bike. 

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The windscreen is manually adjustable with three settings.

Then you have the generous 21.2-litre fuel tank and the split seats. Since this is the Special variant, the tank here is wrapped in Harley-Davidson graphics. The base variant has a simpler ‘HD’ badging instead.

The seats seem pretty spacious for two occupants. However, at 869mm, the bike isn’t exactly the average-sized-Indian-friendly. 


While there’s no crash protection on the base variant, the Pan America Special gets tubular crash protectors, handguards, an aluminium bash plate, and a center stand, making it more suitable for tougher terrain.


Rounding off the design is a fairly conventional tail section with a small plate to mount luggage. However, if you observe closely, the LED tail light pattern is similar to the headlight. 

Overall, the bike looks premium, but things like the average-looking mirrors tell you that the maker tried cutting corners. Nevertheless, Harley-Davidson has done an appreciable job, considering this is its first take at ADV bikes! 

Where the Pan America truly shines, though, is in the features department, with the highlight being the 6.8-inch TFT instrument cluster. 

The all-new TFT gets customisable riding modes, cruise control, traction control, cornering ABS, smartphone connectivity, and turn-by-turn navigation.


Also part of the package is all-LED illumination, USB charging, a steering damper, and a tyre pressure monitoring system (Special variant only). 


Powering the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is the all-new Euro-5 compliant Revolution Max 1250 engine, putting out an impressive 152.2PS and 127Nm. Harley has also equipped the twin-cylinder powerhouse with Variable Valve Timing, inter balancers, and a slipper clutch for an effortless yet fun riding experience. 

Speaking of riding experience, the Pan America rides on 17 and 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in dual-purpose Michelin rubber. All this is sprung on an adjustable 47mm inverted fork and a monoshock, both sourced by Showa.

The bike here, being the Special variant, comes with aluminium spoke wheels and semi-active suspension, which automatically tweaks itself according to the load on the bike and the riding mode you’ve set. 


Anchoring this 258kg (kerb) mammoth are 320mm twin discs up front and a single 280mm disc at the rear, both shod with Brembo calipers.


So what’s the damage to your pocket for all this? Not too much, really. At Rs 16.90 lakh (for the base variant) and Rs 19.99 lakh (for the Special), the Pan America 1250 is priced well, we think. It takes on the newly launched Ducati Multistrada V4 and the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS, which cost Rs 2.1 lakh and Rs 4.3 lakh more, respectively.

Interested in getting one? We suggest you rush to your nearest Harley-Davidson dealership as the deliveries have already begun as we speak!

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