Last year, Harley-Davidson released a couple of digital renders that showed bikes unlike any the bike maker had made before. These were the Pan America ADV-bike and the Streetfighter. Since then, the American manufacturer has rolled out its first all-electric bike, the LiveWire, and now it seems that we could see the aforementioned bikes very soon.
Images of what look like production-ready iterations of the Pan America and Streetfighter have surfaced online and at first glance, they look almost identical to the images shared by the company last year. An interesting bit is that the images reveal some accessories the bikes might be available with. On the Pan America, these include fog lamps, along with a different exhaust, bash plate and foot pegs. The Streetfighter is seen next to multiple footpeg options (an off-road oriented one too!), an exhaust end pipe and two rear view mirror options. More concrete details on how much more customisation the bikes will offer will surface only closer to their launch.
What we do know is that the Pan America will be powered by an all-new 1,250cc V-twin motor that will get modern features like liquid-cooling and a DOHC valvetrain. Powering the Streetfighter will be a new 975cc, V-twin motor. As with the Pan America, this engine will also feature liquid-cooling and a DOHC head.
The above images reveal that the bikes are in their final stages of development and we could see them unveiled later this year, with a launch in 2020 – as planned earlier. The new direction that Harley is heading in is certainly a bold one considering its illustrious past. However, given how the motorcycle industry is transforming and the manufacturer’s drastic slump in sales, a change like this is imperative.
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