‘RA975’ code spotted in accessories listing suggest that Harley-Davidson is possibly mulling a 975cc version of the Pan America.
Harley-Davidson might just make a ‘baby’ 975cc version of its Pan America adventure bike.
Eagle-eyed customers have reportedly spotted ‘RA975’ code in the brand’s accessories listing.
‘RA’ is the model code designation for the Pan America.
Harley-Davidson already has a 975cc version of the Pan America’s V-twin in the new Nightster.
Harley-Davidson broke new grounds when it introduced its Pan America adventure bike. Much of this stems from its equally groundbreaking powerplant, by which we mean the 1,252cc Revolution Max V-Twin that features liquid-cooling, variable valve timing (VVT) and a twin-cam (DOHC) setup.
The acceptance of the bar-and-shield marque’s direct rival towards the BMW R1250 GS has been positive to say the least, with H-D claiming over 2,500 units sold in is American home market during its first year. Now, it seems that it is poised to get a ‘baby’ sibling.
According to a report by UK bike portal VisorDown, a smaller 975cc version of the Pan America is happening. Much of this stems from eagle-eyed customers who reportedly spotted a ‘RA975’ product code listed whilst selecting accessories.
Given that the ‘RA’ code is assigned to the Pan America, it appears to be a strong sign that the Milwaukee-based marque has this planned for the near future. Plus, with the recent introduction of the Nightster model, it all seems plausible.
As reported, the new Nightster unveiled just recently packs a downsized 975cc version of the Harley-Davidson Revolution Max V-Twin mill – the same powering the Pan America and Sportster S. Surely, with such a mill now present in its inventory, a smaller ‘baby’ version of the Pan America can happen.
Given the positive reception of the Pan America in a space led by the BMW R1250 GS, a ‘baby’ version to fight against the middling BMW F850 GS could see Harley-Davidson blaze a trail in yet another segment it previously wasn’t present in.
Officially, Harley-Davidson has not given any indications to this yet, but we reckon the desirability of a ‘baby’ Pan America model speaks for itself. Would you fancy a slightly smaller and lighter Pan America yourself?