Harley-Davidson’s joint venture with Hero MotoCorp brings to you Harley-Davidson’s first adventure motorcycle, the Pan America 1250. It was first unveiled in February this year, and it’s finally making its way to India via the CBU route. Launched at a sticker price of Rs 16.90 lakh, ex-showroom, the Pan America 1250 competes with BMW’s R 1250 GS.
It’s powered by an all-new 1252cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine churning out 150 bhp and 12.95 kgm of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. For a better spread of power and torque across the rev range, Harley-Davidson has even added Variable Valve Timing (VVT).
Furthermore, the Pan America 1250 gets a 47-mm inverted fork with an aluminium triple clamp at the front and mono-shock suspension at the rear. Both can be adjusted for preload, rebound and compression. Braking is handled by twin 320 mm discs at the front and a single 280 mm disc at the rear. Moreover, kerb weight measures 242 kg and the seat height is set at 869 mm. Other than that, the Pan America gets five riding modes – sport, rain, road, off-road and off-road plus, which can be selected via a 6.8-inch instrument cluster that is tiltable.
Electronic aids include IMU, cornering ABS, traction control system, hill hold control and a whole lot more. Interestingly, there’s also a ‘Special’ variant which comes with additional goodies like heated grips, tyre pressure monitoring system, customisable ride modes, steering damper and an option for spoke wheels with tubeless tyres. But, there’s a lot more to the ‘Special’ edition than just that. Harley will sell the Pan America in three colours – Baja Orange, Gauntlet Gray Metallic and Vivid Black.