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February 11, 2020 at 12:38 pm - Home, 89.5 The Drive, Great Rides
By Glen Slingerland

As a former Harley owner I still enjoying seeing what’s new from Harley.  The cruisers are all nice and their over all appearance doesn’t really change all that much, at least for me. HD seems to be paying a little more attention to detail but for the most part, from year to year, you can spot a new Street or Road glide a mile away. Now, for the true Harley fans I want to preface that by saying; it’s Harley’s iconic look that keeps people coming back to the brand, so making a little familiarity year to year is a good thing.

I wanted touch on a couple their new or soon to be released bikes. One is available and one isn’t. First, the Harley Davidson Pan America. Say hello to adventure touring from HD. I think the fact that Harley is moving to some different styles of riding is very exciting. The Pan America was set to be released in 2020 but it looks like it might not be out until 2021. If you have some inside information on this, please drop me note.

The Pan America looks like it is totally ready for an off-road adventure, that going to Alaska bike or maybe Inuvik. HD appears to be taking a run at the BMW R 1200 GS, although the PA is a little more chunkier looking than the BMW. I was also unable to find any information on the Pan America weight as I’m sure that will impact the buying decision for some. At first glance the Harley Davidson Pan America looks very interesting.  Click Here to see the bike.

The second HD that caught my eye is available. It’s the new FXDR 114. This is a street machine. It has a real exciting look about it. It still has the forward foot position which may attract the cruiser lovers, but its overall appearance makes me think sport bike, others might think V-Rod. It definitely picks up where the V-Rod left off.

Both of these bikes could potentially compliment that rider who wants a second bike in the garage that provides them with a slightly different riding experience than the one offered by their full on bagger cruiser.

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