Harley-Davidson Unveils 2021 Pan America Adventure-Touring Model

New H-D adventure bike and 1,250cc Revolution Max engine details.

The 2021 Pan America will be the first adventure-touring model from Harley-Davidson.
The 2021 Pan America will be the first adventure-touring model from Harley-Davidson.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

After months of concepts and teasers, Harley-Davidson's adventure-touring model, the Pan America is finally unveiled in production form. Powered by the all-new liquid-cooled 1,250cc Revolution Max engine, the Pan America is one of two new middleweight models taking H-D into new segments. Although detailed specs and pricing are yet to come, we now have real pictures of the new American adventure bike, as well as claimed performance targets for the new engine.

Pan America engine
The 60-degree, 1,250cc V-twin that powers the 2021 Pan America targets a claimed output of more than 145 hp.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

The all-new Revolution Max debuts in two displacements, 975cc for the Bronx streetfighter and 1,250cc for the Pan American. The liquid-cooled V-twin is a load-bearing component in both chassis, and the 60-degree vee provide space for dual downdraft throttle bodies. H-D claims the new 1,250cc engine will produce more than 145 hp and 90 pound-feet of torque; we're excited to see the final outcome on the Cycle World dyno.

The all-new 975cc Revolution Max engine in the streetfighter Bronx model.
The all-new 975cc Revolution Max engine powers the 2021 Bronx streetfighter model.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson has also announced that it is partnering with Brembo brakes and Michelin tires for the new model. Brembo has created a new radial Monoblock four-piston caliper just for this Pan America adventure bike and Bronx streetfighter, and Michelin has worked closely with The Motor Company to develop co-branded tires for each machine.

This is our first look at pictures of the production version of the Pan America, and surely the slow tease will continue from here until the full release of specs and features. Both bikes are model year 2021, but according to Harley-Davidson’s Instagram, we should expect to see them in calendar year 2020—so stay tuned for more info as we get it. Based on Harley-Davidson's typical new-bike launch schedule, we would expect to ride 2021 models in August of 2020.

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