The Pan America Is Here (Video)

Dual overhead cam, variable valve timing, and individual throttle bodies?

[Photos: Harley-Davidson]


Harley-Davidson officially revealed the long-anticipated Pan America just this morning. The burly ADV packs 150 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque. Harley’s new Revolution Max engine achieves its power figures and a redline of 9,500 RPM using an impressive suite of modern technology.

The Revolution engine features dual throttle bodies, dual overhead cams, variable vale timing, and liquid cooling. Interestingly, the new engine also serves as a structural component of the chassis. The Pan America uses a front, mid, and rear frame bolted to the 1250. By using the engine structurally, Harley made the Pan America lighter.

Chassis & Suspension

The wheels, swingarm and 5.6 gallon tank are aluminum as well. Total weight of the Pan America is 534 pounds. If you opt for the more expensive “Special” Pan America, weight goes up to 559 pounds. Besides the extra weight, the “Special” Pan America can be equipped with automatic height adjusting suspension.

The system lowers suspension height an inch as you come to a stop for easier control. Brembo Monoblock four-piston brakes are standard on the 47mm Showa inverted forks. The Pan America uses a 6.8 inch TFT display to give rider’s access to instruments and 5 standard ride modes.


If you’re a fan of riding tech, the Pan America has not skimped on features. Cornering ABS, cornering traction control, hill-hold control, and cruise control are all standard. The Pan America’s unique horizontal headlight also features adaptive lights which sense lean angle and illuminate accordingly.

Dealers will offer a line of accessories including 3 storage systems and more. However, the Pan America also has standard heated grips, brush guards, skid plates, and a steering damper. Pricing starts at a competitive $17,319 for standard models and $19,999 for the Special. Pan Americas will land in dealers this May, for more information on Harley’s new ADV check out the video linked below.