We knew it was coming but we anticipated it coming a year after the Pan-America introduced us to the new Revolution Max engine!
A radical departure for The Motor Company, broadening the appeal of the brand to a wider audience as part of the ‘More Roads To Harley-Davidson’ strategy that Matt Levatich announced in June 2018, this makes the Street look like a sideshow, and it will be interesting to see how the 500/750cc range evolves going forwards, into an entry level model that feeds more into this new range than the Sportster and Big Twins.
The new Revolution Max powertrain can also be found at the heart of an all-new Harley-Davidson Bronx 975. This middleweight streetfighter model rolls with an unapologetic attitude and performance to match. Combining the torque and power of the 975cc Revolution Max with handling and technology in a modern yet raw package, the Harley-Davidson Bronx 975 gives middleweight a new meaning.
Revolution Max 975 Engine Performance Targets
More than 115 horsepower.
More than 70ft.lbs. peak torque.
Revolution Max Engine Technical Features
Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Architecture
Since 1909, the V-Twin engine has been the centerpiece for legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This lineage continues into the middleweight performance space with the Revolution Max powertrain.
A 60-degree vee angle of the cylinders provides space for dual downdraft throttle bodies that maximise air flow and increase performance.
Liquid-cooling maintains a controlled engine temperature for consistent performance in changing environmental and riding situations.
Partners in Development – Braking and Tyre
To enhance the performance of the new Pan America and Bronx models, Harley-Davidson tapped into the expertise of key suppliers to deliver bespoke solutions for braking and tyre performance. For braking, Harley-Davidson collaborated with Brembo to create a new radial monobloc four-piston caliper that combines sharp edges with softer curves designed to create a style that complements the personality of the bike and delivers a new braking feel and capability. For tyres, Michelin and Harley-Davidson have worked closely to develop co-branded tyres for each motorcycle model that optimise performance, feel and grip in all conditions.