General Harley Davidson Chat Forum to discuss general Harley Davidson issues, topics, and experiences.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Harley Pan America 1250

Old 07-30-2018, 10:39 AM
tgmotoman's Avatar
tgmotoman is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Midland,Texas
Posts: 304
Received 36 Likes on 35 Posts

I am liking the Pan America, I can see road glide styling in the design.

If the pricing is competitive then this looks like it will be added to my stable.
Old 07-30-2018, 10:48 AM
FLASH1970's Avatar
FLASH1970 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lake Geneva WI
Posts: 909
Received 384 Likes on 208 Posts

Nice to see them branching out. I'm thinking it'll be a bit heavy. twin cylinder, watercooled... not something I'd want to try and wrestle in the trails. l like the looks though. Get it down to the weight of my DR, and I'd have a hard time hanging on to my money.
Old 07-30-2018, 10:52 AM
kngpn is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 5,899
Received 1,073 Likes on 667 Posts

curios to see the street fighter detailed specs.
Old 07-30-2018, 10:57 AM
Hecklerboy is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 930
Received 77 Likes on 55 Posts

Very smart move.
I just bought a new KLR 650 because I wanted to do some backroad riding and the SG just couldn't handle it.
It's always good to expand you market base. The adventure market is huge especially with the creation of the Backcountry Discovery Routes around the country.
The following users liked this post:
perki48 (07-30-2018)
Old 07-30-2018, 11:10 AM
Hey Man's Avatar
Hey Man
Hey Man is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Central FL
Posts: 5,937
Received 1,684 Likes on 967 Posts

4 new bike and each one uglier than the last, except maybe for the bottom right one.

I've often said that Harley wshould break into the dual sport/off road market but I didn't mean to do it the ugliest way paoosible. Most of those bikes bikes look like some kind of weird transformer wannabe. And what with all the rectamgle headlights. Harley have round headlights, period.
Old 07-30-2018, 11:16 AM
RET_SCPO's Avatar
RET_SCPO is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Maine "The way life should be"
Posts: 2,598
Received 1,834 Likes on 828 Posts

Originally Posted by Tarkus60 View Post
I am not understanding all the smart move comments on this one either. This market has well established bikes from BMW and the all the Japanese manufactures. So to break into this market would be tough.
It has to be priced right to sell ......

It's a good move because Many of the buyers of the brands you've mentioned would be on a Harley if Harley built a bike like this. The bike has to be priced right and built and perform well enough to compete. if it fulfills these requirements they will sell a bunch.
Old 07-30-2018, 11:25 AM
keith_stepp is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 17,428
Received 734 Likes on 561 Posts

This new motor is intriguing. The absence of any performance specifications, to go along with their glossy glamor photos, does not build confidence however.
Old 07-30-2018, 11:38 AM
Cozz's Avatar
Cozz is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cincinnati OH.
Posts: 1,796
Received 440 Likes on 259 Posts

Great to see the Moco entering new categories. They should make a base model in every category too, from the Street all the way up to the Roadglide.
The following users liked this post:
ktp1598 (07-30-2018)
Old 07-30-2018, 12:04 PM
Yamaharley is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Orange county, Ny
Posts: 2,322
Received 413 Likes on 338 Posts

As much as i dig it i just dont see how harley can be competetive with it. There is no way the suspension will be as good as wp(ktm and triumph) or even yamaha(super tenere) or hondas africa twin. On pretty much all the bikes in the 1200cc segment the suspension is electronically adjustable. And whats it going to weigh?

I mean would you take a harley miles in the woods where if one component fails you have to hike out and leave it? The main selling point of an adventure bike is reliability and durability. Super teneres sell well because of yamaha being one of the most reliable, same with hondas africa twins. I really hope this new motor doesnt replace the sportster and really hope they dont sump like some m8s do.
Old 07-30-2018, 12:56 PM
army_eod's Avatar
army_eod is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 924
Received 87 Likes on 62 Posts

It looks like hell and I doubt it will be any competition to what is out there.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Harley Pan America 1250

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: