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Tuesday 20 February 2024


Pedrero Wins Africa Eco Race Maxitrail Class on a Pan America

Dakar pro Joan Pedrero made history when he finished the 15th edition of the Africa Eco Race on a Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250: the Spaniard took 1st place in the Maxitrail category and 25th overall. 

Pedrero piloted the RA1250 through 16 days of challenging terrain, exceeding all expectations, impressively showcasing what the bike is capable of. Very few changes were made to it for participation in the race, so it was an almost completely standard model. Due to the extreme desert conditions, one of the few adjustments were small modifications to the radiator.  

Pedrero started the race from a strong position and stayed in the Top 20 of the field for the first four days on the demanding circuit. Despite some setbacks, neither he nor the Pan America gave up and overcame everything that the course had to throw at them.

Kolja Rebstock, Harley's EMEA Regional VP, said: "We are thrilled with the outcome of this race and Joan Pedrero's incredible performance. Crazy escapades are just as much a part of our brand's roots as rich performance. And the Pan America 1250 that completed this race is a great example of how we will continue to exceed people's expectations by pushing technology and performance to the extreme."