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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2021, 12:07:49 pm »
 :imaposer: the bike's headlight does look like Bender
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2021, 12:39:05 pm »
good info

https://advrider.com/harley-davidsons-pan-america-1250-breaks-cover/

The specs look surprisingly good, and any proper alternative in any big segment is a good thing. I also think people love to judge based on nothing and that a lot of them was wrong, so I like it
Spoke tubeless wheels also available...
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2021, 12:40:01 pm »
:imaposer: the bike's headlight does look like Bender
I think that wide snout makes for less buffeting, it also makes the screen simpler.
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2021, 01:03:05 pm »
Have I lost too many brain cells to opine; I would have preferred a frontal design with some old fashioned round l.e.d. headlamps, perhaps similar to the BMW GS/GSA, asymmetrical arrangement of the early to mid-2000's, except symmetrical, considering the bike is manufactured by a 118 year old company known for selling a good number of cruisers with round headlamps? 

The frontal design makes me think 'Transformers', when it could easily said Softail ridden by Swarzenegger in 'Terminator'. 
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 01:15:18 pm »
Have I lost too many brain cells to opine; I would have preferred a frontal design with some old fashioned round l.e.d. headlamps, perhaps similar to the BMW GS/GSA, asymmetrical arrangement of the early to mid-2000's, except symmetrical, considering the bike is manufactured by a 118 year old company known for selling a good number of cruisers with round headlamps? 

The frontal design makes me think 'Transformers', when it could easily said Softail ridden by Swarzenegger in 'Terminator'.
:laughing4:

In any case this bike is out of my league unless I win the Lotto... I would buy one just cos I can then. :biggrin:
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2021, 01:18:42 pm »
I see the dust coming...
A herd of Harley riders on the R355, occupying most of the road through the Tankwa. Dust only to be surpassed by the the AfricaBurn trek. All in place, Captain, vice-capt, under vice-captain, etc. etc. Everybody else  in the organised formation completely covered with dust biggrin:
Tankwa Padstal completely taken over by the herd...drinking beer and cleaning airfilters. ;)
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2021, 01:23:00 pm »
Have I lost too many brain cells to opine; I would have preferred a frontal design with some old fashioned round l.e.d. headlamps, perhaps similar to the BMW GS/GSA, asymmetrical arrangement of the early to mid-2000's, except symmetrical, considering the bike is manufactured by a 118 year old company known for selling a good number of cruisers with round headlamps? 

The frontal design makes me think 'Transformers', when it could easily said Softail ridden by Swarzenegger in 'Terminator'.
:laughing4:

In any case this bike is out of my league unless I win the Lotto... I would buy one just cos I can then. :biggrin:

I could see myself adding one to the stable in the future when it's depreciated in value heavily and any first model year bugs are rectified,
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2021, 01:26:24 pm »
Have I lost too many brain cells to opine; I would have preferred a frontal design with some old fashioned round l.e.d. headlamps, perhaps similar to the BMW GS/GSA, asymmetrical arrangement of the early to mid-2000's, except symmetrical, considering the bike is manufactured by a 118 year old company known for selling a good number of cruisers with round headlamps? 

The frontal design makes me think 'Transformers', when it could easily said Softail ridden by Swarzenegger in 'Terminator'.
:laughing4:

In any case this bike is out of my league unless I win the Lotto... I would buy one just cos I can then. :biggrin:

I could see myself adding one to the stable in the future when it's depreciated in value heavily and any first model year bugs are rectified,

Me too, i would be quite happy with one.

Pricing here is 15 000 pounds for the wire wheel model.  After a model or 2 and bugs ironed out i would be happy to buy a seond hand one for aroudn 10.

Born to lose, live to win!!
 
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2021, 01:28:37 pm »
I see the dust coming...
A herd of Harley riders on the R355, occupying most of the road through the Tankwa. Dust only to be surpassed by the the AfricaBurn trek. All in place, Captain, vice-capt, under vice-captain, etc. etc. Everybody else  in the organised formation completely covered with dust biggrin:
Tankwa Padstal completely taken over by the herd...drinking beer and cleaning airfilters. ;)
:spitcoffee: :lol8:
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2021, 01:34:11 pm »
I see the dust coming...
A herd of Harley riders on the R355, occupying most of the road through the Tankwa. Dust only to be surpassed by the the AfricaBurn trek. All in place, Captain, vice-capt, under vice-captain, etc. etc. Everybody else  in the organised formation completely covered with dust biggrin:
Tankwa Padstal completely taken over by the herd...drinking beer and cleaning airfilters. ;)
:laughing4: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2021, 01:40:18 pm »
Have I lost too many brain cells to opine; I would have preferred a frontal design with some old fashioned round l.e.d. headlamps, perhaps similar to the BMW GS/GSA, asymmetrical arrangement of the early to mid-2000's, except symmetrical, considering the bike is manufactured by a 118 year old company known for selling a good number of cruisers with round headlamps? 

The frontal design makes me think 'Transformers', when it could easily said Softail ridden by Swarzenegger in 'Terminator'.
:laughing4:

In any case this bike is out of my league unless I win the Lotto... I would buy one just cos I can then. :biggrin:

I could see myself adding one to the stable in the future when it's depreciated in value heavily and any first model year bugs are rectified,

Me too, i would be quite happy with one.

Pricing here is 15 000 pounds for the wire wheel model.  After a model or 2 and bugs ironed out i would be happy to buy a seond hand one for aroudn 10.

Exactly.  :thumleft:

Appears the Special model is $19,995 on this side of da pond.
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2021, 08:31:41 am »
I just watched the video again. 

The statement, "the Pan America is the first adventure touring motorbike made in the USA", seems like a kick in Erik Buell's balls.

I could be wrong, but I thought the Buell Ulysses was made in the USA?  Riders seemed to love the character the bike had.
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2021, 10:26:17 am »
I just watched the video again. 

The statement, "the Pan America is the first adventure touring motorbike made in the USA", seems like a kick in Erik Buell's balls.

I could be wrong, but I thought the Buell Ulysses was made in the USA?  Riders seemed to love the character the bike had.

I thought the same thing ...

i guess they just saying the ullyses was not really meant for adventure off road...
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2021, 10:37:45 am »
I just watched the video again. 

The statement, "the Pan America is the first adventure touring motorbike made in the USA", seems like a kick in Erik Buell's balls.

I could be wrong, but I thought the Buell Ulysses was made in the USA?  Riders seemed to love the character the bike had.

I thought the same thing ...

i guess they just saying the ullyses was not really meant for adventure off road...

Could be. 
 

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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2021, 10:48:53 am »
Buell was always regarded as a modifier of Harleys by Harley, never a full blown manufacturer. :biggrin:

Good read...
https://www.motorbiscuit.com/before-the-pan-america-the-buell-ulysses-offered-harley-adventures/
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Re: Pan America - the best Harley by far?
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2021, 11:16:24 am »
What HD should have built  :drif:
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