2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America First Look

Harley’s adventure-tourer gets the CVO treatment.

The 2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America.Harley-Davidson

For 2024, Harley-Davidson is introducing the CVO Pan America, a fully optioned, fully loaded version of its big-bore adventure-tourer, complete with flashy custom paint that screams, “This may be an adventure bike, but it’s definitely still a Harley-Davidson”—just in case you needed reminding.

The CVO Pan America uses the Revolution Max 1250 engine, semi-active suspension, a full complement of electronic rider aids, an adaptive headlight, and a touchscreen display. To that, the CVO department has added parts and accessories from the H-D catalog including adaptive ride-height suspension, a Screamin’ Eagle quickshifter, aluminum top and side cases, spoked wheels, an aluminum skid plate, and auxiliary lighting. Essentially, the CVO is a Pan America Special that comes kitted out with most of the big-ticket accessories needed to head off-road or on a long tour. It would have been nice to see the Screamin’ Eagle Street Cannon exhaust included though.

After thorough testing in 2021, Cycle World declared, “Its stellar 60-degree DOHC Revolution Max 1250 V-twin produces 128 hp and 81 pound-feet of torque while bolted into a chassis that’s comfortable and quick on the road and highly capable in the dirt. Innovative but rational, spectacular but user friendly; exactly what an adventure bike should be.”Harley-Davidson

When the first-year Pan America bested the competition to become the surprise winner of Cycle World’s Big-Bore Adventure Shootout, and earning a spot on Cycle World’s Ten Best list at year’s end, it was clear that H-D knocked it out of the park by striking the balance of street/touring/dirt performance while introducing new technologies, like its lauded adaptive ride-height suspension. Inclusion in the CVO portfolio is maybe Harley’s own commendation of a motorcycle that continues to surprise and win over riders.

Color-matched crashbars, subframe, and stitching on the seat further the CVO look. There are those who think adventure bikes look their best with mud-splattered fenders and abraded crashbars. Not sure that would be the case with a CVO adventure bike.Harley-Davidson

The CVO Pan America joins the 2022 G.I. Enthusiast Motorcycle Collection as a limited-edition model, but distinguishes itself with a glut of ready-for-adventure parts. If exclusivity and super-glossy paint don’t feel too dirt averse to you, check out the CVO Pan America in authorized Harley-Davidson dealers beginning this month. MSRP is set at $28,399.

Is the CVO treatment enough to make you pull the trigger on Harley’s adventure bike?Harley-Davidson