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2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike Review

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike is a multi-purpose motorcycle that is tough, powerful, and technologically sophisticated for riders who are ready to embrace real-life adventure. On a motorbike that remains calm and confident wherever your trip takes you, the riding experience is polished, competent, and intuitive. Pan America is a two-wheel multi-tool made to last, explored, and created for adventure. In 2021, find your freedom in new places.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike – Features and Price

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike

All-New Revolution® Max Powertrain

The next chapter in the famed V-Twins’ century-long story has arrived. The Revolution® Max is a liquid-cooled power plant with more than 145 horsepower, torque, and a surging power band designed for maximum rider control.

Different By Design

The design and technical teams at Harley-Davidson have created a concept based on usefulness and inspired by historic American off-road vehicles. Pan America is a robust approach where function feeds form in a distinctly Harley-Davidson package in a landscape of motorcycles that are reaching homogeneity.

All Terrain Long-Hauler

Pan AmericaTM is engineered to retain high-speed ride and handling performance even when loaded to the maximum of its baggage and weight capacity, thanks to H-touring D’s heritage. Pan AmericaTM is a refined, competent, and intuitive motorbike that remains composed and confident no matter how hard you push it.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike

Dual Purpose Powertrain

The Revolution® Max 1250 is a structural component of the motorcycle chassis that replaces the standard frame, reducing total weight and improving handling. With a low center of gravity and an extremely stiff chassis, you can feel the performance.

H-D®/ Michelin™ Scorcher

These tires mounted on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast aluminum wheels were created cooperatively to satisfy the needs of on-road and off-road Adventure Touring. Michelin scrutinized every detail, from the internal structure to outward profile and tread, to improve performance.

Choose Your Ride Mode

Choose from 5 pre-programmed Ride Modes (Sport, Road, Rain, Off-Road, and Off-Road Plus) or build your custom mode by adjusting power delivery, engine braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), and Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS) settings.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike

Pan America™ 1250

Two Harley-Davidson Pan America adventure touring bikes on the open road. Everything Is A Highway. The vistas, sights, and sounds of seeing the world on a motorbike stimulate the senses, creating a profound, visceral journey. The all-new Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 adventure motorbike is a go-anywhere vehicle for people who are eager to push boundaries and don’t want to be limited by road constraints. Adventure touring riders seek new experiences in any direction and terrain to discover the unknown, sleep beneath the stars, and fully immerse themselves in the voyage. Pan America was constructed to let these explorers go farther until they reach locations few have visited. “I’ve logged many miles onboard Pan America in beautiful and isolated corners of the globe, and I’ve seen the innovations and capabilities that will let more people across the world experience our brand’s enthusiasm for adventure,” said Jochen Zeitz, chairperson, president, and CEO Harley-Davidson. “Pan America excites me tremendously. Harley-Davidson is a perfect match for adventure travel.”

Adventure touring aboard a Pan America 1250 is a spirit of limitless possibilities and unrestricted spiritual freedom. From roads to dirt routes, mountain peaks to river valleys, motorcyclists are drawn ahead by the desire to observe what lies beyond the next curve in the trail. This persistent character has inspired Harley-Davidson to create a motorbike that would appeal to daring, adventurous people who seek out the wild. Actor Jason Momoa, for example, leaped at the chance to work with Harley-Davidson on the Pan America launch following an early test ride. Momoa, a lifelong motorcycle lover, is the ideal partner to help launch the Pan America to the globe and demonstrate Harley-technical Davidson’s breakthroughs in the sector.

“Pan America is the machine that will enable me to take my love of Harley-Davidson to new heights, and I am ecstatic to be a part of it,” Momoa said. “It’s the nicest Adventure Touring bike I’ve ever ridden, and I know other wanderlust-stricken travelers would like it.”The Pan America 1250 motorbike is packed with modern technology meant to embrace the adventurous attitude, whether camping on a mountainside or across a dry lakebed. Multiple electronically controlled ride modes alter the performance characteristics of the motorbike to give confidence in a broad range of riding settings, making it simple to adapt to different terrain and riding styles. With Adaptive Ride Height technology, the Pan America motorbike brings a breakthrough in accessibility and performance.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike
MY21 Pan America Riding Photography

When the motorbike is in motion, its industry-first motorcycle suspension system automatically changes from a riding posture to an appropriate ride height. At rest, the motorcycle’s lower suspension makes mounting and dismounting simpler without losing lean angles or ground clearance. The Revolution Max 1250 engine is also used in the Pan America motorbike. The newest in Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s illustrious engine lineage is a liquid-cooled 1,250cc V-Twin exquisitely crafted as the motorcycle’s aesthetic showpiece. The Revolution Max 1250 is built for off-road riding, with smooth low-end torque delivery and low-speed throttle control.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike – Price

The new 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Touring Motorcycle is available at $17,319 only.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike – Technical Specifications


Length 89.2 in. (2,265 mm)
Overall Width 89.2 in. (2,265 mm)
Overall Height 38 in. (965 mm)
Seat Height, Laden 59.4 in. (1,510 mm)
Seat Height, Laden (with optional suspension) 31.8 in. (807 mm)
Seat Height, Unladen N/A
Seat Height, Unladen (with optional suspension) 34.2 in. (869 mm)
Static Ground Clearance N/A
Dynamic Ground Clearance (with optional suspension) 8.3 in. (210 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) N/A
Fork Angle (deg) 25
Trail 25
Wheelbase 6.2 in. (157 mm)
Tires, Type 62.2 in. (1,580 mm)
Tires, Front Model Michelin® Scorcher® “Adventure”, Radial
Tires, Front Specification Scorcher Adventure
Tires, Rear Model 120/70R19 60V
Tires, Rear Specification 120/70R19 60V
Fuel Capacity 170/60R17 72V
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light) 5.6 gal. (21.2 l)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 1 gal. (3.8 l)
Transmission Capacity 4.75 qt. (4.5 l)
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped 2.32 qt. (2.2 l)
Weight, In Running Order 503 lb. (228 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 534 lb. (242 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front 1,003 lb. (454 kg)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear 399 lb. (181 kg)
Luggage Capacity -Volume 665 lb. (302 kg)

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike


Engine Revolution® Max 1250
Valves Chain-driven, DOHC, hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, intake and exhaust VVT; four valves per cylinder
Bore 4.13 in. (105 mm)
Stroke 2.84 in. (72 mm)
Displacement 76.3 cu in (1,252 cc)
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel System All-new Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Downdraft intake, tuned velocity stacks & washable filter media
Exhaust 2-into-1-into-1; catalyst in header
Lubrication System Pressurized Wet Sump


Primary Drive Gear, 49/89 ratio
Final Drive Chain, 19/48 ratio
Clutch Mechanical, 8 plate wet, assist & slip, 1090N
Transmission 6-Speed
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 13.11
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 9.687
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 7.509
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 6.057
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 5.08
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 4.436

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250 Adventure Touring Bike


Frame Stressed-member, great strength low alloy steel trellis frame; stamped, cast, & forged junctions; MIG welded; aluminum forged mid-structure
Swingarm One-piece cast aluminum
Front Fork 47mm inverted fork having compression, rebound, and spring preload adjustability. Aluminum fork triple clamps.
Front Fork, Optional N/A
Rear Shocks Linkage-mounted, piggyback mono-shock with compression, rebound, and hydraulic spring preload adjustability
Rear Shocks, Optional N/A
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type Aluminum cast, satin black
Wheels, Front Width Three in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 19 in. (483 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Aluminum cast, satin black
Wheels, Rear Width 4.5 in. (114 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 17 in. (432 mm)
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
Brakes, Front Diameter 12.6 in. (320 mm)
Brakes, Front Thickness 0.17 in. (4.5 mm)
Brakes, Front is dual Yes
Brakes, Rear Diameter 11 in. (280 mm)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm)
Front brake lever free travel N/A
Rear brake pedal free travel N/A
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 7.5 in. (191 mm)
Suspension Travel, Rear 7.5 in. (191 mm)


Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 94 ft-lb (127 Nm)
Engine Torque (rpm) 6,750
Power (Hp/kW) 150 HP / 112 kW @ 9000 rpm
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 42
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 42
Maximum hill-starting ability N/A
Fuel Economy Testing Method Estimated City/Hwy
Fuel Economy 46 mpg (5.1 l/100 km)
CO2 Emissions Testing Method N/A
CO2 Emissions N/A


Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery, 12V, 12Ah, 225 CCA at 0°F
Charging Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)
Starting 0.9 kW electric with direct drive starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp Daymaker Signature LED headlamp, low and high beam with signature position lighting
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop All LED Tail/Stop lamps 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
Lights, Rear Turn Signals N/A
Gauges 6.8-inch viewable area TFT display with speedometer, gear, odometer, fuel level, clock, trip, low temp alert, side stand down the watch, TIP over attention, cruise, range, and tachometer indication BT capable – phone pairing to access phone calls, music, navigation (H-D App ONLY)
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A

Warranty And Service

Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter


It is a rugged, robust, technologically advanced multi-purpose motorbike for riders ready to take on a real-life adventure. The legendary V-Twins’ century-long saga has finally come to an end. A high-speed ride is the primary focus of Pan America’s design. Together, these tires, mounted on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast aluminum wheels, were designed for on and off-road Adventure enthusiasts’ demands.

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