Taste Tests

Taste Test: 2022 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special

Almost every mainstream bike manufacturer wants to take on the bestselling benchmark: the BMW R12xx GS series. Heck, at one point (2017-2019) Honda had TWO ‘Premium Full-Size Adventure Touring’ bikes!!! One was CRF1000L Africa Twin [], and the forgotten VFR1200X Crosstourer [].

Now, at its R1250 GS form; BMW did not expect this…A HARLEY-DAVIDSON ADVENTURE BIKE!!! Almost everyone went speechless when it debuted in concept form back in 2018. Now here we are!

This time I get to ride the fully-loaded, top-spec model 1250 Special. This spec has an adaptive suspension the lowers itself on standstill, crash bars, skid plate, and a center stand all standard in this trim!

Since I’ve ridden the Standard model [] as a baseline, will the higher cost and added toys make a bit of a difference between the two PanAms? Either way, I am very excited I get to ride the PanAm!


– Pan America Demo Tour – Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)

Host Manufacturer / Distributor:
– Harley-Davidson Motor Company (USA)

Host Dealer:
– Las Vegas Harley-Davidson (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

Dealer / Distributor (PH):
– Harley-Davidson of Manila
@Harley-Davidson of Manila