2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America Confirmed

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Adventure bike gets the Custom Vehicle Operation treatment

Harley-Davidson is expected to announce more new 2024 models on Jan. 24, including some CVO models, but Motorcycle.com can confirm that the Pan America will be one of the models receiving the Custom Vehicle Operations treatment.

The proof comes to us via the California Air Resources Board, which has issued an executive order certifying the Pan America range for 2024. The certification lists the Pan America 1250 Special, which has already been announced, along with the base model Pan America 1250, which has been announced for other markets but not the U.S., as well as a new CVO Pan America.

While CVO models typically receive a larger engine than the one used on the regular models, the executive order confirms the CVO Pan America will use the same 1,252 cc Revolution Max engine as the RA1250 and RA1250S, and we don’t expect it to deviate much from the non-CVO models’ claimed 150 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 94 lb-ft of torque at 6,750 rpm.

The executive order also suggests the CVO Pan America will be heavier than the regular Pan Americas, though we don’t know the exact measurements. Executive orders list a vehicle’s “equivalent inertia mass” (EIM), which is typically significantly larger than the curb weight. The EIM is also rounded off to the nearest 10 kg (22 pounds), making it difficult to extrapolate an accurate curb weight.

The executive order lists the RA1250S and RA1250 as having an EIM of 360 kg (794 pounds) compared to a claimed curb weight of 569 pounds. The CVO Pan America, meanwhile, has an EIM of 380 kg (838 pounds). While we don’t know how much heavier it actually is, we suspect much of the weight difference will come from having luggage come as standard equipment, plus other accessories.

We can also expect Harley-Davidson to give the CVO Pan America a special paint scheme to separate it from the regular models.

We expect the CVO Pan America to be part of Harley-Davidson’s Jan. 24 announcement, along with the returning CVO Road Glide and CVO Street Glide, and perhaps more.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Grandmaster Grandmaster on Jan 23, 2024

    I wanted to buy a Pan America, I've had HD touring bikes (and others) since 2015. I had a CVO but got rid of it due to chrome pitting after 12 months and went black chrome...but...I couldn't buy the PA, too heavy and too street oriented....I really tried...

    Great engine but not set up for offroad.

    I went ktm 1290 took it offroad 6,000 miles in 30 days 1 trip....1st trip. The HD would have failed.

    The CVO Pan Am..? Is it lighter?

    Does it have more travel?

    If not.....skip.

  • Jim Jim on Jan 30, 2024

    Matt Laidlaw did a good video on the CVO Pan America. Good value, especially if you normally have the dealership install your accessories.