Harley-Davidson announced the Pan America adventure bike and Bronx streetfighter are nearing production, both powered by the company’s new Revolution Max engine. The Pan America 1250 and Bronx 975 will be arriving in late 2020 as 2021 models.
Details on both models remains sparse but Harley-Davidson did provide some vital details, especially for the new Revolution Max engine architecture. he Revolution Max engine was designed for flexible performance with a broad powerband. According to Harley-Davidson, the 60-degree V angle was chosen to provide space for dual down draft throttle bodies to maximize air flow and increase performance.
The Pan America will be powered by a 1250cc version of the liquid-cooled 60-degree V-Twin. Harley-Davidson claims it will produce more than 145 hp and 90 lb-ft. of peak torque. Meanwhile, the Bronx will use the 975cc version which Harley claims makes more than 115 hp and 70 lb-ft. Harley-Davidson has previously said the engine will be offered in four different displacements from 500cc to 1250cc.
The engine serves as a stressed member of the frame to optimize the bikes’ centers of gravity. Primary engine vibrations are countered by an internal counter balancer.
Harley-Davidson also confirmed the Pan America and Bronx will use Brembo radial-mount monoblock four-piston calipers and Michelin tires. No details were released about the suspension, unfortunately.
We’ll likely have to wait until we get closer to the late 2020 launch date to get more official details.