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Harley Pan-American write up in MCN

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  1. crosscountryla

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    Holy smokes! 150hp, 550lbs, 17,000 dollars. And that active suspension sounds uber cool. I think we have a winner.
     
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    It sounds good....

    But we're talking about HD here.

    Twin cam failures
    M8 failures.....

    See how it does against real adventure bikes that have been evolving for decades.
     
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    True. But if this motor has anything in common with other Harley motors it would be from the V-Rod. One thing I’ve observed from my ADV buds is they like to get the latest greatest. One guy put a deposit down on an Africa Twin just off the reviews and had to wait for it to arrive. Another guy did the same thing with a Super Tenere, then again a couple years later on a new KTM. My takeaway is if it sucks or sails, either way word will spread fast.
     
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    I’m blown away that this bike is priced 17-19k. That comes in about a grand or more under the competition. I thought for sure Harley would muck this up by trying to charge 2 grand more than the competition “cause it’s a Harley”.
     
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    This new Harley Pan American is loaded with high tech! :biggrin:
     
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    I gotta admit, an ADV bike that automatically lowers 2” when you come to a stop, that does sound pretty cool.
     
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    Looks promising.....at least they didn't just try to repackage the same old crap. Some innovation here, so.....encouraging. The proof will be in the production quality. They've had an additional 6 mo+......lets see if they used it wisely.

    P.S. - I wonder if the Brembo badging on the calipers was a production cost decision, production time decision, or brand recognition. Look nearly identical to the units on the KTM.
     
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    This is an educational video produced by Harley.

     
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    It sounds good....

    But we're talking about HD here.

    Twin cam failures
    M8 failures.....

    See how it does against real adventure bikes that have been evolving for decades.
    At least a Tenere is $10,000 full retail, so it's not like dropping double that!

    Right now, I'd take the Africa twin which has a killer engine....and it's a Honda, so it should last 100 years or so.

    My brother has a BMW adventure bike. My Scout and my Vision have more off road miles than his beemer.

    I have neighbors with snorkels on their Jeeps, lol. Seriously....

    I'm still surprised that Polaris hasn't gotten into the game. Off road has been their specialty for quite a while. They supply our military with off road vehicles.
     
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    They learned that trick from the big-wheel slammed baggers, lol!

    ($1000 option!!! Holy cow)
     

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