2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Specs Unveiled


Touted as their “first” adventure bike, the 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 was first announced in 2018. Now, the specifications have finally been revealed. This includes an industry-first technology coined “Adaptive Ride Height Control”.

The Adventure Bike will come in two distinct models, the 1250 and 1250 Special. The special includes a skid-plate, centre stand, brush guards, semi-active suspension and Adaptive Ride Height Control.


A Revolution Max 1250 engine powers both models. This is a liquid-cooled V-Twin capable of outputting 150 horse-power and 94 ft.-lbs of torque. To minimize the bike’s weight, the engine is integrated centrally into the chassis and the drivetrain is chain driven. Therefore, the front frame, mid-frame, and tail section all bolt directly to the powertrain. In addition to weight reduction, this also increases the stiffness of the bike. In turn, this also increases the precision of the handling.

Harley-Davidson and Brembo have joined forces for the design of the braking system. Incorporating a radial monoblock four-piston calliper increases stiffness whilst reducing weight. Both the front and rear suspension is adjustable for pre-load and compression/rebound dampening. Harley’s “Adaptive Ride Height Control” accommodates the bikes longer travel suspension. The onboard system senses when the bike is braking to a stop and smoothly reduces the height by 1-2 inches.

The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 features a 6.8″ TFT touchscreen non-reflective display. While in motion, the touchscreen controls are disabled. However, the hand controls remain functional.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America Off-Road

Technical Specifications

Engine:Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 60-Degree V-Twin
Displacement:1,252cc (76.3 cu in)
Bore x Stroke:4.13 in. (105 mm) x 2.83 in (72 mm)
Horsepower:150 @ 9,000 RPM
Compression Ratio:13:01
Fuel System:Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Exhaust:2-into-1-into-1; catalyst in header
Torque:127.45 Nm @ 6,750 RPM
Charging:Three-phase, 45 Amp system (300 Watts @13 Volts, 1200 rpm, 585 Watts max power @ 13 Volts, 2250 rpm)
Electric Power Outlet:USB C-Type , Output 5V at 2.4 Amp
Drivetrain:Chain Driven
Front Fork:47mm USD Fork with compression, rebound and preload adjustability. Special model only: Electronically adjustable semi-active damping control.
Rear Shock:Linkage-mounted piggyback monoshock with compression, rebound and preload adjustability. Special model only: Automatic electronic preload control and semi-active compression & rebound damping on Special model.
Suspension Travel:7.5″ (190mm) front and rear
Rake:25 degrees
Trail:6.2″ (157mm)
Wheelbase:62.2″ (1579mm)
Ground Clearance:8.3″ (211mm)
Length:89.2″ (2266mm)
Seat Height (High/Low Seat):34.2″/35.2″; 32.7″/33.7″ (With ARH)
Front Tire:120/70R19 60V
Rear Tire:170/60R17 72V
Tire Type:Michelin Scorcher Adventure, Radial
Front Wheel:19″ x 3″ Cast Aluminum, satin black (Anodized aluminum tubeless spoke wheels optional)
Rear Wheel:17″ x 4.5″ Cast Aluminum, satin black (Anodized aluminum tubeless spoke wheels optional)
Front Brake:320mm twin discs. Radially mounted, monoblock, 4-piston caliper, with cornering ABS
Rear Brake:280mm disc. Floating single piston caliper, with cornering ABS
Display:6.8″ touchscreen color TFT with Bluetooth phone connectivity
Oil Capacity:4.75 qt. (4.5 l)
Coolant Capacity:2.32 qt. (2.2 l)
Service Interval:First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter
Fuel Capacity:5.6 gal.
Fuel Economy:48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km)
Weight (Fully Fuelled):534 lb. (Standard); 559 lb. (Special)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating:1,003 lb. (455 kg)
Warranty:24 months (unlimited mileage)
MSRP:$17,319 USD (Standard); $19,999 USD (Special)
Available Colours:Standard: River Rock Gray & Vivid Black. Special: River Rock Dark Gray, Vivid Black, Deadwood Green, Baja Orange & Stone washed White Pearl.

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