Enter, the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 ADV, the American chopper brand’s very first off-roader. Launches in India at Rs 16.9 lakh. Know more.

When we think Harley-Davidson, we think ground-rumbling thump and high-handlebar choppers. But now, adventurous off-roading will be part of its perception too. The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 ADV, an off-road brute that comes from an American dynasty who spent the last century of existence, strictly on asphalt. It’s certainly new territory for the brand, but it’s a path prowling with a couple of big cats already. However, considering HD’s caliber, they’ll undoubtedly put up a fight, and the Pan America is doing just that.

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 ADV: New breed for new terrains

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 ADV

Well, HD’s latest piece of on-road machinery is certainly t counter-culture for them. Making some happy, but others, not so much. I mean, this is probably history’s first Harley that can jump, drift and well, get off the road. It’s a different breed of motoring altogether, straying from its 118-year-old American heritage, so it’s understandable why some would be upset. In our books however, they’re simply travelling a new road.

The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 ADV made its debut in India and will be available in two variants – Standard and Special. What separates the two are equipment and features like full-LED lighting, BT-enabled 6.8-inch colour TFT touchscreen display and a USB C-type outlet. Given its an off-roader, the Pan America will boast an electronically adjustable suspension setup, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for terrain adjustment, a steering damper for control and an ‘industry-first’ Adaptive Ride Height (optional) system. Allowing it to be more dynamic are its five riding modes – Road, Sport, Rain, Off-Road and Off-Road Plus. The Standard variant gets one additional custom riding mode, while the Special trim gets two.

In terms of the power department, both models hold the very same 1,252-cc Revolution Max 1250 engine. They produce roughly 150-bihorsepower at 9,000-rpm. This is backed up by about 127-Nm of pure off-roading torque at 6,750-rpm. When it comes to transmission options on the bike, you only get a six-speed unit. Finally, let’s talk dimensions, the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 measures 2,265-mm in length with a ground-clearance of 210-mm. Once you’re all booted up and ready, the bike should weigh roughly 245-kgs.

The new Harley off-roader will go head on with the BMW R 1250 GS and the upcoming Ducati Multistrada V4 in the Indian market. While the Standard, its base trim has been priced at Rs 16.9 lakh the higher-spec, Special Pan America 1250 Special slates in at Rs 19.9 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, India).

All images: Courtesy brand.

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.
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