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More new Harley-Davidsons emerge

New engine for Pan America adventure bike will be used in Custom 1250 and Streetfighter 975 models

HOT ON the heels of the new Pan America prototype, comes these two other new Harley-Davidsons. First up is a naked Streetfighter, using a 975cc version of the new engine, in a sharp-looking chassis. There are Brembo brakes, USD front forks and Michelin Pilot Power tyres - yay! However, we can see on there that there's still a belt final drive, which will limit outright power and torque - booh!

The new Custom bike uses the 1250cc version of the new engine, in a sweet retro board-racer layout. The Future Custom Model, as it's snappily titled, has a hardtail-styled rear, big balloon Pirelli tyres, and will definitely be a big hit amongst retro fans, we'd say.

 

Again, these bikes are being lined up for a 2020 launch. More on the prototypes as we get it...

 

 

Comments

From the article: "However, we can see on there that there's still a belt final drive, which will limit outright power and torque - booh!"

Buell ran a belt drive on 1125cc V-Twins that made north of 140hp and 80lb/ft of torque at the crank. I don't think a belt final drive is going to limit the horsepower and torque of a 975cc Harley V-twin.

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