The American manufacturer recently announced that the said model will be available in the Philippines starting May 2, 2021. Harley-Davidson added that its six local dealerships will hold open houses and test rides to usher it in.
In light of this development, here are five facts about the maiden adventure tourer:
It its powered by the Revolution Max 1250
The Pan America is powered by the next incarnation of Harley-Davidson’s iconic liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, which pumps out 150hp at 9,000 rpm and 127.4Nm of torque at 6,750rpm. According to a release, the Revolution Max is “full of ample torque, and a surging powerband delivered with tuning that maximises rider control.”
It comes with Adaptive Ride Height System
The Special variant is the first motorcycle to be fitted with the suspension technology, which lowers the seat height upon stopping and maintains an optimum suspension sag while speeding. It has four selectable sub-modes: Auto, Short Delay, Long Delay, and Locked Modes.
It’s surprisingly light
Harley-Davidson made the Pan America 1250’s powertrain a structural component of the chassis to create a lighter bike, minus the traditional frame and tight handling. The adventure tourer, which weighs 242kg as shipped and 258.09kg in running order, boasts satin black cast-aluminum wheels and Michelin Scorcher Adventure tires.
It is equipped with advanced tech
The rider can choose from five pre-programmed ride modes: Sport, Road, Rain, Off-Road, and Off-Road Plus. The bike’s power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System, and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System settings can also be customized.
More importantly, it is now available in the Philippines
The price of the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special starts from P1,400,000.