The 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America Packs A Ton Of Tech For A Surprisingly Reasonable Price

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America Packs A Ton Of Tech For A Surprisingly Reasonable Price

Harley-Davidson is making waves to appeal to a broader audience and capture younger buyers. One of the Motor Company’s more interesting efforts is the Pan America. Harley-Davidson revealed the Pan America today and it blew away my expectations. I already liked the machine for its futuristic looks. It looks like something a space marine would ride in a sci-fi flick. But the Pan America is more than just good looks — it’s packed with goodies, too. The Pan America Special has what Harley calls Semi-Active Suspension. It uses sensors to automatically control damping based on inputs like speed, throttle, vertical acceleration and more. It also has five preprogrammed profiles for a comfortable cruise, off-roading and even a sport mode. Suspension travel is equal front and rear at 7.5 inches. Up front is a 47 mm inverted Showa Balance Free Fork with the semi-active damping control. Out back is a Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion-Lite coil-over shock with electronic preload and the aforementioned semi-active damping control. Ground clearance comes in at 8.3 inches. The suspension tricks don’t end there, either, as …
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