Harley-Davidson Is Working On A Pan America CVO

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The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special is about to get up-staged by a CVO model. PHOTO CREDIT: Harley-Davidson

Ready for a tricked-out version of the Harley-Davidson Pan America? Get set, because we’re almost certainly going to see a new version of the bike launched soon. According to documents filed with American regulators, we are about to see a Harley-Davidson Pan America CVO in coming days.

This is the third model in the Pan Am lineup, but it won’t grow the number Canadian offerings. When Harley-Davidson launched the Pan America adventure bike back in 2021, they brought two models—a standard bike and a Special version. The main difference between the bikes is in the suspension; the Special has adaptive ride height technology (which lowers the bike as you come to a stop, so your legs easily reach the ground). The Special also comes with semi-active suspension that will auto-adjust itself to have damping settings matched to the terrain you’re riding over.

And in 2024, that’s the only model that’s currently available in Canada; the Standard model is not available here. That could be due to the profit margins involved (the Special sells for $24,999), or maybe there’s some other reason.

Whatever the case, it seems the Special won’t be quite so special in 2024, as its placing as top dog in H-D’s adventure bike lineup will be supplanted by the CVO model. The paperwork that confirms the CVO model was found by Motorcycle.com. They report that the machine from H-D’s Custom Vehicle Operations division runs the same 1250 Revolution Max engine as the previous Pan America models, so dont expect a big power boost. They also report that the bike’s weight appears to grow, so maybe there’s some sort of new electro-tech bolted on?

We should know for sure next week, as Harley-Davidson plans its traditional mid-winter launch then.

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