WATCH: The Harley-Davidson Pan America has landed!

The Harley-Davidson Pan America has pretty much officially landed and here is the reveal video in all its glory

Pan America adventure motorcycle

THE long-awaited and much-talked-about Harley-Davidson Pan America has just been given the Hollywood treatment, as Jason Momoa introduces the new bike is the film he helped to direct.

Harley-Davidson Pan America UK Price and colours

There are two versions of the Pan America wending their way to UK shores, the stock machine, coming in at £14,000 starting price and a more advanced ‘Special’ version priced at £15,500. The stocker is available in Vivid Black and River Rock Grey, while the Special can be bought in Vivid Black, Gauntlet Grey Metallic, Deadwood Green and the two-tone Baja Orange and Stone Washed White Pearl.

Spec and tech

The two bikes share a frame and engine, although Special starts to get just that on the suspension front. It’s the only version of the Pan America available with a trick semi-active setup, and that’s on top of the usual list of top-spec riding assistance systems. The Special is also the only version of the bike available with what is believed to be a first on a production motorcycle, Adaptive Ride Height adjustment.

The video at the top of the page shows it partway through, and in all honesty, it’s really very cool. You pull up on your bike that has an unladen seat height of 890mm. As soon as you come to halt, the suspension automatically drops the height of the bike down to 855mm, returning it back to 890mm once you are underway. Considering that towering seat heights in this sector are the bugbear of short arse riders (myself included), the inclusion of the system could and should be an absolute game-changer for many.

As mentioned above, both bikes share a full and comprehensive suite of electronics for those that want to take a deep dive into the riding experience. There’s a full-colour TFT touchscreen dash, cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control, cruise control, and hill hold control. Taking all of that into account, this is the most technologically advanced Harley-Davidson of all time.

At the heart of the bike is a new generation of engines called the Revolution Max 1250. As with the electronics mentioned above, the new unit is equally impressive with a dual spark design, VVT, four valves per cylinder, and forged pistons. The powerplant will not just see action in the new adventure bike, it’ll also be slotted into the 1250 Custom that we expect to see later this year. It’s a 1252cc unit with 105mm bore and 72mm stroke. Peak power is claimed to be 150hp (148bhp) and torque is 94lb-ft.

The engine is a ground-up build for the two bikes and in the Pan America is designed as a stressed member within the frame. Building the bike in this way allowed Harley’ to design the frame of the bike out from the engine, helping them to reduce weight and improve the weight distribution of the new bike.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America specification


Pan America 1250 Special



2,265 mm

Overall Width

965 mm

Overall Height

1,510 mm

Seat Height, Laden

789 mm

Seat Height, Laden (with optional suspension)

772 mm

Seat Height, Unladen

850 mm

Seat Height, Unladen (with optional suspension)

830 mm

Static Ground Clearance

210 mm

Dynamic Ground Clearance (with optional suspension)

210 mm

Rake (steering head) (deg)


Fork Angle (deg)



157 mm


1,580 mm

Tires, Front Model

Scorcher Adventure

Tires, Front Specification

120/70R19 60V

Tires, Rear Model

Scorcher Adventure

Tires, Rear Specification

170/60R17 72V

Fuel Capacity

5.6 gal. (21.2 l)

Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light)

1 gal. (3.8 l)

Weight, As Shipped

239 kg

Weight, In Running Order

254 kg

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

455 kg

Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front

181 kg

Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear

302 kg



Revolution Max 1250


Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake & exhaust VVT; four valves per cylinder


105 mm


72 mm


1,252 cc

Compression Ratio


Fuel System

Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Air Cleaner

Downdraft intake, tuned velocity stacks, washable filter media


2-into-1-into-1; catalyst in header


Stressed-member, high strength low alloy steel trellis frame; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged mid-structure


One-piece cast aluminum

Front Fork

47mm inverted fork with electronically adjustable semi-active damping control. Aluminum fork triple clamps.

Front Fork, Optional

47mm inverted fork with electronically adjustable semi-active damping control and Adjustable Right Height (ARH). Aluminum fork triple clamps.

Rear Shocks

Linkage-mounted monoshock with automatic electronic preload control and semi-active compression & rebound damping

Rear Shocks, Optional

Linkage-mounted monoshock with automatic electronic preload control and semi-active compression & rebound damping and Adjustable Ride Height (ARH)

Brakes, Caliper Type

Front: radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper; Rear: floating, single piston caliper

Brakes, Rotor Type

Front: dual rotor, floating, tower- mounted; Rear: solid uniform expansion rotor

Suspension Travel, Front

7.5 in. (191 mm)

Suspension Travel, Rear

7.5 in. (191 mm)


Engine Torque (rpm)


Power (Hp/kW)

150 HP / 112 kW @ 9000 rpm

Lean Angle, Right (deg.)


Lean Angle, Left (deg.)


Fuel Economy Testing Method

Estimated City/Hwy

Fuel Economy

48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km)

Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp

Daymaker Adaptive LED Headlamp with 6-segment LED banking lamp

Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop

All LED Tail/Stop lamp with signature tail lighting

Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights

LED Bullet Turn Signals

Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps

LED Bullet Turn Signals


6.8 inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, ambient temp, low temp alert, side stand down alert, TIP over alert, cruise, range and tachometer indication BT capable - phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)

Electric Power Outlet

USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp

Warranty And Service


24 months (unlimited mileage)

Service Interval

First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

Seat height

890mm, optional RHA 855mm option on special


wet 258kg Special – 245kg stock

For more information on the two new Harley-Davidson Pan America models, click here.