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Offline NJornee

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2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:24:48 PM »
https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/future-vehicles/pan-america.html

What do you think? :305:

It looks a bit like a tank on two wheels to me, but still, I'd totally be up for a test ride!
 
I upgraded from a T800 to a TEX and my 120 km a day commute has never been more enjoyable.

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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 08:46:19 PM »
Looks like the V-Rod motor...that is the good one.
Interesting.

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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 09:08:18 PM »
 :084: I foresee another group complaining about unbearable hot knees  :009: :007:
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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 09:38:02 PM »
That headlight assembly is hard to look at. Just doesn't flow with the rest of the bike.
What demographics are they going after? It's going to be a tough sell for sure.
2020? I can see them putting this out there to get a response, evaluate response and shelving if not positive. I'd be surprised if it came to production.

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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 11:28:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]

What demographics are they going after?

*drum roll please*



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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 01:01:33 AM »
I've seen other pictures of the bike, showing more of a front-end shot.      I just can't get over thinking that when it came to designing the front of the bike, they didn't even try to make it stylish.      :029: :187: :004:


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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 03:57:52 AM »
I thought the headlight looked familiar!  :0461:
I upgraded from a T800 to a TEX and my 120 km a day commute has never been more enjoyable.

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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 11:46:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by thumper [+]
I've seen other pictures of the bike, showing more of a front-end shot.      I just can't get over thinking that when it came to designing the front of the bike, they didn't even try to make it stylish.      :029: :187: :004:




Also been likened to one of these. At least you wont need to hunt far for the workshop manual

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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 02:11:26 PM »
UGLY!  :156:

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Re: 2020 Harley Davidson Pan America ADV bike!
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 04:04:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
What demographics are they going after?
Given the knobbly tires, I would say that they are going after the KTM Adventure series. Can you imagine what that might weigh? The V-rod was about 670 lbs wet.

If you really like the idea, go find a used Buell Ulysses.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 04:07:22 PM by CaptainTrips »
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