Harley-Davidson gives details on Pan America, Bronx models

Harley-Davidson has announced more details of its Pan America adventure bike and Bronx streetfighter today at EICMA.

Both bikes will be powered by a 60-degree V-twin, a big step away from Harley-Davidson’s long-established 45-degree formula. The engine is named the Revolution Max, and the Pan America will run a 1250 cc version. The Bronx will have a 975 cc version.

The Revolution Max is liquid-cooled, but Harley-Davidson is saying very little about its design aside from that. The performance target for the 1250 cc version is 145 horsepower, with 90 lb-ft of torque. The performance target for the 975 cc engine is 115 hp, and 70 lb-ft of torque.

Harley-Davidson says the Revolution Max will be a stressed member of the frame, and will have a “internal counter balancer that mitigates primary engine vibration to enhance rider comfort and improve vehicle durability.” Does this mean the Revolution Max won’t have the vibrations that Harley-Davidson is known for? Stay tuned on that one …

Aside from the engine deets, Harley-Davidson also says the new bikes will be available in late 2020, as 2021 models. More information below the photo gallery:


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Press release

Harley-Davidson’s® First Adventure Touring and Streetfighter Models Debut with All-New Revolution® Max Engines

Models Beckon a New Era of Middleweight Capability, Performance, and Attitude from Harley-Davidson

— 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America™ adventure touring and Bronx™ streetfighter models available in late 2020

— New Harley-Davidson 975cc and 1250cc Revolution® Max – the powerful all-new liquid-cooled V-Twin engines

— Horsepower and torque range announced

— New partnerships with Brembo® and Michelin® support middleweight development

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Displayed for the first time publicly at EICMA in Milan, Harley-Davidson® (HOG) is showcasing two all-new middleweight motorcycles, including the release of information surrounding the latest signature Harley-Davidson® V-Twin engine – the Revolution® Max. The powerful all-new 60-degree V-Twin has been designed for a new range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in two different guises – 1250cc in the new Harley-Davidson Pan America™ and 975cc in the Harley-Davidson® Bronx™. Harley-Davidson® first announced expansion into new segments including new middleweight offerings in its More Roads to Harley-Davidson® accelerated plan for growth in July 2018. These exhilarating new models will both launch in late 2020 extending the iconic brand into new market segment.

Pan America™

The Harley-Davidson Pan America™ is an all-new advanced adventure touring multi-purpose motorcycle equal parts campfire, wanderlust, and grit. The Pan America™ is a two-wheel multi-tool built to endure, designed to explore, and engineered for the unknown.


The new Harley-Davidson® Revolution® Max powertrain is also at the heart of an all new Bronx™. This middleweight streetfighter model rolls with an unapologetic attitude and performance to match.

Powering both the new Pan America™ and Bronx models is the new liquid-cooled 975cc and 1,250cc Revolution® Max engine. Created to power a range of new Harley-Davidson® models, the Revolution® Max is designed to offer flexible performance with a broad powerband that builds to a surge of high-RPM power. Minimizing weight and maximizing performance, the Revolution® Max provides a narrow powertrain profile that is integrated into the motorcycle as a stressed member of the frame to enhance center of gravity and handling. The fully balanced powertrain has an internal counter balancer that mitigates primary engine vibration to enhance rider comfort and improve vehicle durability. Its design is bold and contoured, classic and contemporary, strong and svelte – a representation of Harley-Davidson® performance and style.

Revolution® Max 1250 Engine Performance Targets

Displacement 1250cc
More than 145 horsepower
More than 90 ft. lbs. peak torque

Revolution® Max 975 Engine Performance Targets

Displacement 975cc
More than 115 horsepower
More than 70 ft. lbs. peak torque
Revolution® Max Engine Technical Features

Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Architecture
High Performance Development Collaboration – Braking and Tire

To optimize performance of the new Pan America™ and Bronx™ models, Harley-Davidson® tapped into the expertise of world class component manufacturers to deliver bespoke solutions for braking and tire performance. For braking, Harley-Davidson® collaborated with Brembo® to create a new radial monoblock four-piston caliper that combines sharp edges with softer curves designed to create a style that complements the personality of the bike and delivers outstanding braking feel and capability. For tires, Michelin® and Harley-Davidson® have worked closely to develop co-branded tires for each motorcycle model that optimize performance, feel and grip in all conditions.


  1. The Bronx could have been the Buell if they allowed it to evolve or is that why they cut Buell loose? They wanted an HD branded streetfighter?

  2. Decent looks, decent power and you would think handling. Nice! Their traditional customer will hate it but what ever, time to move on.

  3. I was kinda hoping more from the Bronx, like at least 145 hp that is found in the 1250 engine. Given this day of 200+ hp nakeds coming to market, why would HD handicap themselves with a motor that doesn’t even match some of the 800’s out there? So it’s ok for their “off roader” to get the big boy engine because, of course, I need 145 hp to ride off road. They totally missed it, imho.

  4. Surely the accessory catalog will have all the chrome bits for customizing later on!

    While thats a poor attempt at humour I do applaud Harley at diversifying and chasing a different market.
    (Their electric flat track style drawing was particularly intriguing to me.)

    Whether you love em or hate em , I hope they do well in the future.

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