DISPLAYED for the first time publicly at EICMA in Milan, Harley-Davidson 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 — 1250 cc in the new Harley-Davidson Pan America and 975cc in the Harley-Davidson Bronx.
Pan America Adventure Tourer
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 multitool built to endure, designed to explore, and engineered for the unknown.
Revolution Max 1250 engine performance targets: Displacement 1250 cc; more than 145 horsepower; more than 90 ft/lbs peak torque.
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.
Revolution Max 975 engine performance targets: Displacement 975 cc; more than 115 horsepower; more than 70 ft/lbs peak torque.
Revolution Max Engine
Since 1909 the V-Twin engine has been the centrepiece for legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This lineage continues into the middleweight performance space with the 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 power-band that builds to a surge of high-RPM power. Minimising weight and maximising performance, the Revolution Max provides a narrow powertrain profile that is integrated into the motorcycle as a stressed member of the frame to enhance centre 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.
A 60-degree vee angle of the cylinders provides space for dual down draft throttle bodies that maximise air flow and increase performance.
Liquid cooling maintains a controlled engine temperature for consistent performance in changing environmental and riding situations.
World Class (or High Performance) Development Collaboration: Braking and Tyres
To optimise 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 tyre performance.
For braking, Harley-Davidson collaborated with Brembo to create a new radial mono-block 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 tyres, Michelin and Harley-Davidson have worked closely to develop co-branded tyres for each motorcycle model that optimise performance, feel and grip in all conditions.