TEST RIDE HARLEY’S NEW ADVENTURE BIKE AT OUTSIDE ADVENTURE EXPO

If you’re not hip to the Pan America yet, it is Harley’s first adventure touring bike (well, the first since the early 1900s when every ride was basically an adventure ride, that is). It is a liquid-cooled 1250cc V-Twin packed with premium features and tons of technology. Both versions, the Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special, crank out 150 horsepower from the new Revolution Max engine and are engineered to deliver low-end torque and low-speed throttle control, perfect for off-road riding. 

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“I’ve had the opportunity to ride a Pan America motorcycle both on and off-road, and can’t wait for riders to experience the innovations and capabilities that our team has built into this fantastic adventure touring bike,” said Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “Now riders can experience for themselves the first motorcycle of its kind to be designed and developed from the ground up in America.”

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The Harley-Davidson Pan America Motorcycle Demo Tour will allow riders to experience the capabilities of the Pan America both on and off-road. Yes, you read that right, off-road. In select locations on the tour, you’ll actually be able to get the PanAm off the tarmac and into the dirt, which is exactly what this bike was designed to do.

Here at Outside Adventure Expo, we’re thrilled to partner with Harley on the Pan American Tour June 25-27 at Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City. The demo will begin from Utah State Fairpark and will stay on-road on city streets around Fairpark.

When you’re packing your kit to head to the show, bring your DOT-approved helmet with eye protection, preferably long sleeve shirt or riding jacket, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that also cover heels, and get ready for a great ride on a Pan America!

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED* HARLEY-DAVIDSON PAN AMERICA MOTORCYCLE DEMO TOUR EVENTS:

6/25 – 6/27, Outside Adventure Expo, Salt Lake City, UT EVENT LINK

7/9 – 7/11, H-D-Hosted Demo, Twin Falls, ID

7/15 – 7/18, Get On! ADV Fest, South Dakota, EVENT LINK

7/30 – 8/1, H-D-Hosted Demo, St. Louis, MO

8/6 – 8/8, H-D-Hosted Demo, Harrisburg, PA

8/13 – 8/15, H-D-Hosted Demo, Pittsfield, MA

8/18 – 8/22, Touratech DirtDaze, North Haverhell, NH EVENT LINK  

8/27 – 8/29, Overland Expo Mountain West, Loveland, CO EVENT LINK

9/3 – 9/5, XLADV: High Sierras, Mammoth Lakes, CA

9/10 – 9/12, H-D-Hosted Demo, Salt Lake City, UT

9/16 – 9/19, Touratech Rally, Plain, WA EVENT LINK

9/24 – 9/26, Overland Expo West, Flagstaff, AZ  EVENT LINK

10/ 8 – 10/10, Overland Expo East, Arrington, VA EVENT LINK

10/22 – 10/24, H-D-Hosted Demo, Stamford, CT

10/29 – 10/31, H-D-Hosted Demo, Loudon, NH

11/6 – 11/7, Howling At The Moon, Prescott, AZ

Demo rides will not take place if there is inclement weather. No rides will take place during any precipitation and on wet roads, and will not resume until surfaces are dry.


Article By Eva Rupert, Photos By Harley Davidson

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