Harley-Davidson Custom 1250 appears on the official website; might be coming soon

Back in 2018, Harley-Davidson made one of its biggest announcements regarding its future. To attract more people to ride Harleys across the world, the Motor Company introduced an ultra-ambitious plan called “More Roads to Harley Davidson,” which included everything from the LiveWire electric bike to the brand’s first ADV motorcycle to small-displacement Harleys for emerging markets. However, everything fell apart in the last 48 months, with the Milwaukee-based manufacturer forced to replace its CEO and introduce an uncompromising restructuring plan with the name “Rewire.” With the new objective to focus on growing the core brand, the future of the upcoming motorcycles under development has suddenly become uncertain. While Harley has shelved the Bronx indefinitely, it is sticking with its plan to launch the company’s first-ever ADV tourer called the Pan America. However, the Custom 1250 prototype that was teased in 2018 as a part of the brand’s expansion plans has all of a sudden reappeared on the company’s Future Models page. This virtually confirms that Harley is serious about the motorbike and might soon introduce the production model.

Described as a performance model with a muscular stance and stripped-down styling, the Custom 1250 would share the same 1250cc 60-degree Revolution Max V-twin powering the new Pan America. The MoCo hasn’t commented if the engine will be in the same state of tune as the motor in the Pan America with claimed 145 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque. However, it’ll be a fitting replacement for the company’s Sportster models with a similarly wide variety of customization options. But Harley hasn’t officially confirmed the model yet, and it still might be axed.

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