While we are still waiting to see Harley-Davidson’s first foray into the adventure bike market - the Pan America - to arrive in New Zealand, the good ol‘ boys from Milwaukee are teasing the release of their second model to use the Pan America’s 150hp Revolution Max V-Twin.
“Following the successful launch of our first adventure touring motorcycle, the Pan America, we are excited to reveal another all-new motorcycle, built on the Revolution Max platform in the sport segment, showcasing unmatched Harley-Davidson technology, performance and style.” said Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president, and CEO Harley-Davidson.
While we are expecting Harley to replace the recently discontinued Sportster with a bike based around the 1250cc V-twin, it sounds like Zeitz could be talking about the return of the Harley-Davidson Bronx to the future vehicles lineup with his mention of the sport segment.
Originally announced at the same time as the Pan America, the Bronx was mysteriously dropped from Harley-Davidson’s future vehicles web page in 2020. Designed as a Streetfighter style bike to take on the the European giants of the sector.
However, with the bike’s online reveal titled “From Evolution to Revolution” it is just as likely (if not more than likely) we could be about to see the birth of the aforementioned Sportster replacement - the Sportster being the last bikes in Harley-Davidson’s lineup to use the Evolution V-twin engine. Harley has often used the sport designation rather differently to other manufacturers after all.
All will be revealed in a few weeks time when Harley-Davidson holds the global virtual reveal of the new model on July 13th which will be the delightfully early time of 3am on July 14th for Kiwis wanting to see the reveal as it happens.
The reveal event will preview details of the new motorcycle model and will include presentations by Harley-Davidson leadership, product experts and the passionate riders who are developing and bringing to market another powerful new motorcycle coming to Harley-Davidson dealerships in 2021.
To take part in the “From Evolution to Revolution” virtual launch experience, you can register now at www.H-D.com/JulyReveal.
If getting up at 3am is a bit much for you, we’ll have the full details of the new bike after the digital launch on July 14th.