The 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is a part of Harley-Davidson's line-up for India in 2021. Prices for the big, burly adventure bike start at Rs. 16.90 lakh. The Pan America 1250 is priced at Rs. 16.90 lakh while the Pan America 1250 Special is priced at Rs. 20.9 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The two models will have different features, the most obvious being the presence of semi-active electronic suspension on the Special, and the unique Adaptive Ride Height (ARH) feature. The colour options are different on both motorcycle variants as well.
Both variants of the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 get the same 1,252 cc, Revolution Max 1250 liquid-cooled, v-twin engine, which makes 150 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 127 Nm of peak torque at 6,750 rpm. The Pan America 1250 Special gets semi-active suspension along with vehicle load control, tyre pressure monitoring system, standard centre stand, adjustable rear brake pedal, Aluminium skid-plate, heated hand grips, steering damper, adaptive ride height and tubeless spoked wheels.
The Pan America 1250 is the first adventure motorcycle from Harley-Davidson and in terms of looks, it is a complete departure from the models and design that we have come to see from the company. The motorcycle gets a futuristic front end, with a design that looks right out of the 'Mad Max' movie franchise. It has a bold and aggressive stance for sure and in typical Harley fashion, it is likely to have unmatched road presence as well.
The H-D Pan America 1250 Special gets electronically adjustable semi-active front and rear suspension. The system uses data provided by sensors on the Pan America 1250 Special, and the suspension automatically controls damping to suit the prevailing conditions and riding activity. Suspension components are by Showa, and feature 190 mm of travel both front and rear. The control software on the suspension is by Harley-Davidson. Front suspension is 47 mm inverted Showa balance free forks with semi-active control, while rear suspension is Showa balance free rear cushion lite coil-over shock with electronic preload control and semi-active damping control.
The Vehicle Loading Control system senses the weight of the rider, a passenger and luggage to select optimal suspension sag by automatically adjusting rear preload. The Semi-Active Suspension system reacts to suspension position, vehicle speed, vertical acceleration of the motorcycle, roll angle, roll rate, rider applied throttle, and applied brake torque alongside the selected Ride Mode to maintain the desired motorcycle comfort. The Semi-Active Suspension system features five pre-programmed profiles.
The Adaptive Ride Height (ARH) is also offered only on the Pan America 1250 Special, because it requires the semi-active electronic suspension available in the Special model. The system lowers the seat height when in a stopped position, while maintaining optimal ride height when the motorcycle is in motion. In other words, the system allows a rider to mount the Pan America 1250 with ease, and to confidently put both feet down when stopping by lowering the seat height.