Harley Davidson Pan America reaches the Kela Pass

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Pan America is the first adventure motorcycle that Harley Davidson has made. So, everyone was a bit skeptical about it. However, Pan America has now reached the Kela Pass which is located in Leh. It is the highest carriage road in India. This should dispel some myths about the ability of the bike.

The photos are shared on Facebook by Vijay Thomas. He, along with other cyclists, took the Pan America to the Kela Pass. They also took an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross as a backup vehicle to carry luggage, extra fuel, and spare parts.

Kela Pass has an elevation of 18,600 feet above sea level. It was used by hikers and shepherds until then the army connected it to a carriage road. Kela Pass will also help reduce travel times and the distance between Leh and Pangong. The distance has now been reduced by 41 km. There is an Umling-la pass which has an elevation of 19,300 feet and is located above the Kela pass but is not open to the public.

Harley Davidson Pan America reaches Kela Pass, India's highest carriage road

Harley Davidson Pan America

The Pan America is not your usual low-slung cruising Harley Davidson. It doesn’t even get the iconic Harley Davidson rumbling that comes from the engine. It is a completely new motorcycle, in India we have two variants of Pan America. There is Standard and Special. The Standard costs Rs. 16.9 lakh ex showroom and the Special costs Rs. 19.99 lakh former showroom. Pan America has to compete with other flagship adventure tourers such as Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin, Ducati Multistrada V4, BMW R 1250 GS and Triumph Tiger 1200.

The new adventure bike uses a completely new engine. It is a 1252cc, 60 degree V-twin engine, now liquid cooled. Harley Davidson calls it the Revolution Max. It gets a counterweight to smooth out vibrations and also comes with variable valve timing so that the torque is distributed across the rev range. The engine produces 152 hp of maximum power and 127 Nm of maximum torque. It is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a safety and assistance clutch that drives the rear wheel via a chain drive. This is the most powerful engine Harley Davidson has ever produced for mass production.

Harley Davidson Pan America reaches Kela Pass, India's highest carriage road

The special variant adds spoked wheels, heated grips, steering damper, impact guards, two additional custom driving modes, adaptive lights, cruise control, metal bash plate and much more. There are no differences between the engine of both bikes.

Harley Davidson Pan America reaches Kela Pass, India's highest carriage road

The bike has semi-active front and rear suspension. There are upside-down front forks and a monoshock at the rear. You can also achieve this with adaptive ride height which reduces the seat height when you stop and as soon as you start moving, the seat height increases again.

Harley Davidson Pan America reaches Kela Pass, India's highest carriage road

The Pan America is also equipped with wind deflectors, brush guard, center stand, tire pressure monitoring system, sleep mode, six-axis IMU, ride mode, Bluetooth connectivity, 6.8-inch TFT display and much more. other. It gets an LED headlight that has three LED elements inside. The lights illuminate according to the lean angle of the bike.

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