H-D plans an adventure tourer for 2020

haven

Expedition Leader
Harley Davidson sales have declined a bit in the past year, particularly in USA. To increase interest and sales, H-D is planning to introduce several new models in the next few years. Of interest to readers in this section of the forum is an adventure touring model called the Pan America. Above is a screen grab from a brief video that introduces the Pan America.

Cycle World has done a frame by frame analysis of the Pan America video, and thinks the new model will sport a 1200cc DOHC water cooled engine, trellis frame with engine as a stressed frame member, chain and sprocket rear drive (not the belt used by H-D street cruisers), adjustable front and rear suspension, 33 inch seat height, and electronic traction controls. Weight of the new bike is expected to top 550 lb, similar to other machines in the 1200cc class. Here’s a link to the article
https://www.cycleworld.com/breaking-down-harley-davidson-pan-america-frame-by-frame
 
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vintageracer

To Infinity and Beyond!
HD has to do something here in the USA to boost sales to a "Younger" market.

That "Fat, 60 and Up" HD motorcycle market is in the selling mood due to age and physical limitations!
 
HA HA clutch. Damn, that thing makes BMW's look beautiful! Also, they come with oil absorbing mats to put under it when parked in the wilderness to prevent environmental damage. I think they are changing the name from the pan America to the Valdez for release date.
 
Harley Davidson sales have declined a bit in the past year, particularly in USA. To increase interest and sales, H-D is planning to introduce several new models in the next few years. Of interest to readers in this section of the forum is an adventure touring model called the Pan America. Above is a screen grab from a brief video that introduces the Pan America.

Cycle World has done a frame by frame analysis of the Pan America video, and thinks the new model will sport a 1200cc DOHC water cooled engine, trellis frame with engine as a stressed frame member, chain and sprocket rear drive (not the belt used by H-D street cruisers), adjustable front and rear suspension, 33 inch seat height, and electronic traction controls. Weight of the new bike is expected to top 550 lb, similar to other machines in the 1200cc class. Here’s a link to the article
https://www.cycleworld.com/breaking-down-harley-davidson-pan-america-frame-by-frame
Making it the lightest Harley ever produced HA HA.
 
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