An adventure bike, a streetfighter and an all-electric motorcycle, Harley-Davidson is finally thinking outside the box.
The American brand has kept fairly quite about its 2021 Bronx and Pan America, however, a few important details have come to light.
We know that the new Revolution Max V-twin engine will be offered in two capacities, with the 975cc unit powering the Bronx streetfighter, while the 1250cc will underpin the Pan America adventure bike.
Outputs are still up in the air, with Harley saying the bigger engine will produce “more than” 108kW and 122Nm.
Meanwhile, the smaller-capacity Bronx motor will generate “more than” 85kW and 70Nm.
If those figures are correct, the naked sportsbike should fare well in the showrooms, though the Pan America adventure bike has a lot more to prove.
In the ADV segment, weight is critical, and Harley-Davidson isn’t exactly known for its feather-light components.
It has received a mostly positive response in regards to its appearance, and in prototype form, is equipped with all the right features.
Brake and suspension details have yet to be confirmed, although we know that the bike uses a four-piston monobloc caliper at the front which was designed by Brembo, and will feature bespoke Michelin tyres.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed, and we expect a huge list of optional extras, as Harley does best.
The brand has yet to confirm timing, either, but both the Bronx and Pan America are expected to launch globally in June.
US publication RideApart went to the recent New York IMS motorcycle show, and noted that the Harley-Davidson Pan America was hidden behind thick glass, making sure that onlookers can’t get too close to the upcoming machine.
Harley-Davidson’s justification was that the bike was a pre-production prototype, that didn’t represent the production model’s build quality and finish.
INFO MOTO News will update you on the new H-D models, as soon as more information surfaces.
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