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Monday 30 December 2019


More Roads - "Beckoning a New Era of Middleweight Capability"

Following the appearance of prototypes at EICMA, Milan, in early November 2019 and subsequently at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at Long Beach, California, later that month, Harley-Davidson has now formally press released and confirmed launch timings for the next new models outlined in its 2018 'More Roads' strategic plan.
Described as "performance and attitude," both models, the 1,250cc 'Pan America' Adventure Touring and 750 cc 'Bronx' Streetfighter, will debut with all-new 60-degree 'Revolution Max' liquid-cooled V-twin engines and hit showroom floors in late 2020.

Pan America
"The Harley-Davidson Pan America is an all-new advanced adventure touring multi-purpose motorcycle, in equal parts campfire, wanderlust and grit - a two-wheel multi-tool built to endure, designed to explore, and engineered for the unknown." 

Created to power a range of new Harley-Davidson models, the 'Revolution Max' is "designed to offer flexible performance with a broad powerband that builds to a surge of high rpm power. Minimizing weight and maximizing performance, the 'Revolution Max' provides a narrow powertrain profile that is integrated into the motorcycle as a stressed member of the frame to enhance center of gravity and handling."
The fully balanced powertrain has an internal counter balancer that "mitigates primary engine vibration to enhance rider comfort and improve vehicle durability. Its design is bold and contoured, classic and contemporary, strong and svelte - a representation of Harley-Davidson performance and style." 

"The all-new Bronx middleweight streetfighter model rolls with an unapologetic attitude and performance to match."

The 60-degree vee angle of the cylinders "provides space for dual downdraft throttle bodies that maximize air flow and increase performance. Liquid cooling maintains a controlled engine temperature for consistent performance in changing environmental and riding situations.
"To optimize performance of the new Pan America and Bronx models," Harley says it "tapped into the expertise of world class component manufacturers to deliver bespoke solutions for braking and tire performance.
"For braking, Harley-Davidson collaborated with Brembo to create a new radial monoblock four-piston caliper that combines sharp edges with softer curves designed to create a style that complements the personality of the bike and delivers outstanding braking feel and capability.
"For tires, Michelin and Harley-Davidson have worked closely to develop co-branded tires for each motorcycle model that optimize performance, feel and grip in all conditions.

'Revolution Max' 1,250 Engine Performance Targets

•        Displacement 1,250 cc
•        More than 145 horsepower
•        More than 90 ft. lbs. peak torque

'Revolution Max' 975 Engine Performance Targets

•        Displacement 975 cc
•        More than 115 horsepower
•        More than 70 ft. lbs. peak torque