2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special Review

Jesse Ziegler | April 27, 2021

We set sail on the all-new Harley-Davidson adventurer.

The Harley-Davidson Pan America is capable off-road, although this looks a little easier than reality.

Photos by Brian J. Nelson and Ziegler

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 comes fighting straight to the premium end of the adventure-touring motorcycle spectrum. It’s throwing punches and aiming to land more than a few. It’s not pretending, posturing or hoping. It’s performing. Surprised? Yeah, me too.

Make no mistake, H-D is lining up against adventure giants here, putting the modern ADV segment innovators and brand leaders to task with an American-made, hell-bent, high-tech adventure-touring all-terrain weapon. Is that even possible?

My eyes really opened to the potential of this bike being a contender when actual specs were released on the new machine. Things like Adaptive Ride Height and an engine-spec sheet reading like an engineering dossier on modern power

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2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 review: Cruiser style for moped money


The Meteor 350 mixes American cruiser and British standard bike style to end up with a handsome motorcycle.

Royal Enfield

American motorcycle buyers are pretty touchy when it comes to cruisers. They tend to view the recipe as fairly fixed, which is largely why we continue to see big, heavy baggers with massive, torque-heavy, low-revving engines and stratospheric price tags from the likes of Harley-Davidson or Indian. This resistance to change could make life difficult for a company like Royal Enfield — which is known for its small-displacement, affordable motorcycles — to break into the cruiser market. That isn’t going to stop Enfield from trying, though, which brings me to the 2021 Meteor 350.

The Meteor 350 is an odd little motorcycle. It has many hallmarks of the cruiser segment that fans of old-school American models will find familiar, like a heel shifter, pillion backrest or an available tall windscreen.

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2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 first ride review: Less power, same fun


The Tuono 660 offers a big Tuono riding experience in a more manageable package.


The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is an incredible motorcycle. It’s hugely powerful, aggressively styled and wildly competent — but pretty expensive, and ultimately, not for beginners. For everyone else, there’s the new Aprilia Tuono 660, which takes the same formula and pairs it with a much more approachable powerplant. The result is something pretty special.

The heart of the Tuono 660 is its 660-cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, putting out 100 horsepower. The high-revving twin gives up a lot of the all-around torque that the V4 Tuono has in spades (49 pound-feet versus 89 lb-ft), but it maintains that bike’s thrilling top-end rush. This is not a bike that wants to chug around in the lower registers of its rev range, but offers smooth throttle response, even in its Dynamic throttle mode. 

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2021 KTM 125 Duke Review: Image Gallery

a man riding a motorcycle down a street: 2021 KTM 125 Duke Review: Image Gallery

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2021 KTM 125 Duke Review: Image Gallery

We recently spent a good number of hours on the 2021 KTM 125 Duke’s saddle to find out what kind of experience it delivers. And here we bring you all the images of the motorcycle from our review.   

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Right Rear Three Quarter

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Right Rear Three Quarter

The 2021 KTM 125 Duke has received a major cosmetic overhaul, getting a styling similar to its older siblings, the 200 and 250 Duke. So, it comes with aggressively styled bodywork as well as full-LED lighting for the tail lamp and turn indicators. The headlamp comes with an LED DRL.   

Instrument Cluster

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Instrument Cluster

For a 125cc motorcycle, the KTM 125 Duke is heavily packed with features like inverted front forks, LCD instrument cluster that offers multiple information as well as a single-channel ABS. Now, the overall build quality

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