By Wade Thiel
The Bikes To Come After the Bronx and Pan America
Harley-Davidson filed designs with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for two more unique models recently. The designs were spotted by Motorcycle.com. They both use the liquid-cooled Revolution Max engine that is in the Pan America and Bronx. The first design is a cafe racer. The second is a Flat Track motorcycle.
It’s clear that Harley will get the most out of the DOHC Revolution Max V-Twin engine it has developed, but it’s unclear what the displacement will be. The Pan America has a displacement of 1,250cc and the Bronx streetfighter has 975cc. I would expect these new designs to either use the 1,250cc or 975cc displacement design, but there’s always the chance that Harley could change things up and craft a new displacement.
I think the 975cc would make the most sense for these new designs, but HD has said it will make a variety of displacements in the future and that could mean we could see a 750 or a 500 come out, though that’s more speculation on my part than anything else. Motorcycle.com has also uncovered some design images that were shared with investors. I have included those images below.
Flat Track Design
A natural rival to the Indian FTR1200, the new Harley flat track motorcycle design has a tubular swingarm and a high-swept exhaust. There’s a neutral foot-peg position, an oval headlight, dual-disc front brakes, a single-disc brake setup in the rear, inverted front forks, and a low license plate holder that comes up off the swingarm and sits behind the rear tire.
Cafe Racer Design
The cafe racer design is …read more