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Harley-Davidson reveals Pan America Special GI variant

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Harley-Davidson has unveiled a new special edition of its Pan America 1250 adventure bike. The brand calls it the Special GI and is from the Enthusiasts Collection. The new special edition honours Harley-Davidson riders who have and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. The brand says the Pan America 1250 is for those fueled by exploration who dream of crossing continents. Also, while they are at it, they make lasting memories. 

The special edition uses the 2022 model of the Pan America Special as its base. The 2022 model year of the adventure bike gets a new blue paint scheme and updates to the electronics. Harley-Davidson’s first adventure bike is off to a good start in India. Thus, expect the updated 2022 model to make its way to India soon. 

Harley-Davidson Pan America Special GI – What’s Different?

The special edition of the Pan America adventure bike features an exclusive Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint scheme. Furthermore, it also features graphics that draw inspiration from the military. The sides of the special edition Pan America’s fuel tank get a white star and HD graphic. Furthermore, there is also an ‘Enthusiast Collection’ logo on the front fairing above the headlight.

Harley-Davidson Pan America Special GI – Technical Specifications

Apart from the exclusive paint scheme and graphics, the special edition remains mechanically identical to the standard model. Thus, it continues to use Harley’s 1,252cc Revolution Max 1250 engine. The V-Twin engine features 4-valves per cylinder and a DOHC valvetrain. It also features hydraulic self-adjusting lifters and Variable Valve Timing for the intake and exhaust. The motor makes 150 HP of power at 9,000 rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. 

As for the suspension, it uses 47 mm upside-down forks at the front with electronically adjustable semi-active damping control. At the same time, the rear uses a linkage-type monoshock with automatic preload control. Like the front, the rear also gets semi-active compression and rebound damping. An optional extra is the Adaptive Ride Height system. The industry-first feature lowers the bike when coming to a stop to make it easier to plant your feet down. 

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