Design News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Engineering Solutions by Design News Talks Harley-Davidson Pan America

Harley-Davidson Mike Case head shot Harley.png
Design News hears from Harley-Davidson chief engineer Mike Case about the toughest challenge his team faced while developing the new 2021 Pan America adventure bike.

Harley-Davidson is renowned for its massive "grand American touring" models like the Road King and the Electra Glide, so the company's move into the dual-sport on-and-off-road "adventure touring" market marked a big change. That's not only a change in philosophy but in technology, as Harley had to hone its skill at minimizing weight for these new bikes, which tip the scales at 300 pounds less than the company's next-lightest touring model.


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.