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The Harley-Davidson Pan America is yours for P1.4 million

Plus P20,000 for certain colors

The Pan America is built to take its rider to remote places. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

The big-bike community was all abuzz earlier this year when news came out that the Harley-Davidson Pan America was coming to the Philippines. With adventure/touring being the hottest segment in the big-bike category right now, the Pan America would bring new life to a lineup that had been defined by traditional cruisers for decades.

These Michelin Scorcher Adventure tires were developed specifically for the Pan America. PHOTOS BY ANDY LEUTERIO

As detailed in a preview in February, the Pan America is an all-new bike from the proudly American brand with a state-of-the-art engine and frame. The water-cooled 150hp Revolution Max 1250 motor is a new design that is used as a stress member to keep curb weight relatively low at 242kg. Brembo brakes and Showa suspension complete the mechanical hardware. Michelin partnered with Harley-Davidson for the model-specific Scorcher Adventure tires. A 21.2L tank promises considerable range.

The adaptive headlamps can sense the lean angle and provide added illumination. PHOTOS BY ANDY LEUTERIO

A full electronics suite helps make the Pan America worthy of its place in the premium big-bike segment with a tilting 17.2cm TFT touchscreen, and an inertial measurement unit for cornering-enhanced ABS, traction control, hill-hold control, drag-torque slip control, and several ride modes.

The Pan America has all the goodies to instill confidence in its rider. PHOTOS BY ANDY LEUTERIO

The sole variant on offer in our market is the Pan America 1250 Special. This bike includes semi-active suspension with adaptive ride height that can adjust the seat height between 2.5cm and 5cm. Heated hand grips, hand wind deflectors, and a steering damper are also standard. In addition, the Special features adaptive headlamps to augment its LED lighting. Depending on the lean angle, the adaptive lamps illuminate as you corner.

The Revolution Max 1250 engine delivers power in a smooth manner. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

Pricing for the Pan America 1250 Special starts at P1,400,000 for Black bikes. Gray, Deadwood Green and Baja Orange paint jobs cost an additional P20,000.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.