The Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom has been teased. In a promotional video of the recently launched Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, the American motorcycle manufacturer has also teased the 1250 Custom. It will be similar to the Harley-Davidson Sportster range and could be launched towards the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022.
Harley-Davidson is going through a big shift right now. This is a phase in which the motorcycle manufacturer is facing several ups and downs. The brand had to pull out of a few markets in which it wasn’t turning a profit, which isn’t all that great. However, the brand is also developing quite a few new motorcycles which is brilliant.
The first of these new-age Harley-Davidsons is the recently-launched Pan America 1250. Alongside launching the Pan America, Harley-Davidson has also teased the 1250 Custom. The 1250 Custom first debuted in 2018 when Harley-Davidson announced the Pan America and the Bronx streetfighter.
At the time, there wasn’t any indication that the brand would put this ‘1250 Custom’ into production. All we knew was that Harley-Davidson would eventually develop a new ‘Custom’ lineup with engine capacities ranging from 500cc to 1250cc. Now, it does seem like Harley-Davidson will be launching the 1250 Custom first.
The Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom is based on the same platform as the Pan America 1250 and hence is powered by the same engine as well. It is a liquid-cooled, 1250cc, V-twin engine that puts out 150bhp at 9,000rpm and 127Nm at 6,750rpm in the Pan America. Harley-Davidson will tune it differently for the 1250 Custom.
In terms of design, the 1250 Custom in the teaser video is very similar to the 1250 Custom Concept from 2018. Up front is the well-known rectangular LED headlamp, the teardrop fuel tank, and the twin exhaust positioned up high combined with the low stance of the motorcycle. It also comes with the tyre-hugger-mounted tail lamp, indicators, and number plate holder.
There are, however, a few changes. The exhaust system gets more heat protection, the engine gets a larger radiator, Brembo brakes and circular bar-end mirrors. The motorcycle will be Euro 5/BS6 emissions norms compliant and will be launched in International markets later this year while India launch could take place in 2022. More details about the motorcycle are expected to follow later this year.
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