When Harley-Davidson unveiled the Pan America earlier this year, the entire motorcycling community was in awe at how much the MoCo had evolved. Little did anyone know that the Milwaukee-based manufacturer could roll out what could be the adventure bike of the decade. In many ways, the Harley-Davidson Pan America is a first for the iconic motorcycle maker, in a sense that it serves as the company’s first step outside the cruiser segment—and boy, was it a good first step.
A sharp contrast to H-D’s range of cruisers, the Pan America is considered by many to be the embodiment of the renaissance happening within the legendary motorcycle company. With Harley’s Hardwire strategy now in full swing, we can expect loads of exciting new bikes to come out of their factories in the not too distant future. One bike in particular, which has been at the center of quite a bit of hype as of late, is one which is expected to launch soon.
Based on the Pan America platform, this bike is expected to be a sporty motorcycle which sports the MoCo’s new Revolution Max engine, the same 1,250cc, 60-degree V-twin found in the new adventure bike. Equipped with variable valve timing and electronic fuel injection, the Revolution Max churns out 150 horsepower, and is H-D’s most powerful, most performance-oriented engine at the moment.
As of press time, no other information about the upcoming bike has leaked, other than a teaser image which depicts a set of valve covers belonging to the Revolution Max motor. It’s speculated that the upcoming bike could be a sportier machine, perhaps a flat tracker which would end up rivaling the Indian FTR 1200. Fortunately, in the span of two weeks, all our questions will be answered, as Harley-Davidson will be holding a global reveal of this new bike entitled “From Evolution to Revolution” on July 13, 2021.