New Delhi, Feb 28 (Agency) Harley-Davidson’s most anticipated motorcycle, the Pan America 1250 has finally broken cover. The motorcycle was announced three years ago and was touted to be a key part in its new product expansion strategy. At its heart, the Pan America gets a brand-new 1250-cc V-Twin engine that produces 150hp. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox that supplies the juice to the rear wheel with the help of a chain drive. In terms of cycle parts, the Pan America rides on Showa suspension with 47mm BFF forks at the front an monoshock at the rear. The set comes with adjustability for preload, compression and rebound.
There is also a Special variant that comes with a semi-active unit that automatically adjusts the damping and riding style and road conditions. Unlike a lot of its stablemates, the Pan America is a modern bike that gets features including a traction control system, five riding modes –sport, rain, road, off-road and off-road plus. On offer is also a custom off-road mode that lets the rider choose TCS, ABS, throttle response, torque delivery and suspension settings.
In addition to this, the bike also gets a 6.8inch instrument cluster that can be tilted that is ergonomically positioned for riders when they stand up as well. As the bike moves, the touch controls on the unit will be disabled and the rider needs to use the switchgear instead.
The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 has been priced at £14,000 (Rs 14.27 lakh) for the base variant and £15,500 (Rs 15.80 lakh) for the Special variant. Interestingly, these prices are almost on par with the BMW R1250GS which has been leading this segment for decades now.