Late final calendar year, Harley-Davidson took its new Bronx bare streetfighter to Milan’s EICMA exhibit. The middleweight bike’s frame cradled Harley’s new liquid-cooled Revolution Max V-twin engine in the more compact 975-cc displacement, promising much more than one hundred fifteen horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. At the same exhibit, Harley confirmed its initially adventurer tourer, the Pan The us, which would in good shape the 1250-cc Revolution Max creating at minimum 145 hp and ninety lb-ft. The firm advised the community that equally bikes would start this calendar year. Due to the fact that celebration in Italy, Harley’s been via a number of upheavals, together with changing its CEO and reevaluating its positions globally, from products and solutions to production. As element of an overhaul named Rewire, the Milwaukee firm said it would cut thirty% of planned potential solution. As Motorbike recently uncovered, the cull seemingly incorporates the Bronx.
For the duration of Harley’s Q2 presentation at the conclude of final month, new CEO Jochen Zeitz manufactured no point out of the Bronx, but confirmed the Pan The us would start in 2021. When questioned about the Bronx, he responded, “I feel that at this time, adventure-touring will be the concentrate heading into next calendar year. Other solution line linked decisions, we will be revealing in genuine time, so it’s not anything we can or want to converse about at this time.” Last 7 days, Motorbike understood Harley-Davidson had removed all point out of the Bronx from the Long run Cars website page sometime after August two, and scrubbed the bike from the media internet site. There is a Substantial Performance Personalized Product “planned for 2021” as very well, and with almost everything else heading on, it appears to be H-D desires to concentrate on these two launches. A spokesperson advised Motorbike, “Harley-Davidson’s quick new solution concentrate in 2021 will be on the start of Pan The us, our initially Adventure Touring motorbike. In get to make certain an outstanding start for Pan The us, we will not be launching the Bronx streetfighter motorbike next calendar year.”
All this indicates at the moment is that the Bronx is in limbo. There is no question Harley’s famous the reaction to the bike and the Revolution Max engine, and the furor above the Bronx’s possible cancellation. Harley acquiring its feet to start the Bronx adequately will make perception. Killing the Bronx would be all forms of disgrace. Later on this calendar year, H-D is intended to expose the way forward in a system named Hardwire. We have previously crossed our fingers that the Bronx reappears then. We could also master much more about the cafe racer and flat-track bikes Harley’s been acquiring guiding the scenes.