2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 vs 2023 BMW R 1250 GS

2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 vs 2023 BMW R 1250 GS

For riders with an adventurous spirit, the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 is the motorcycle that is designed and engineered to suit your lifestyle. This Adventure Touring model may be compared to the 2023 BMW R 1250 GS, which is also well-suited for on-road and off-road journeys. While they are designed to deliver a similar riding experience, a detailed look at the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 vs 2023 BMW R 1250 GS reveals significant differences.


The 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 is driven by a Revolution® Max engine, which has a flexible powerband and produces 150 horsepower. You can adjust the Pan America™ 1250’s performance through five ride modes, which are Sport, Rain, Off-Road, Off-Road Plus and Road. A customization mode is also available. Additional equipment to elevate the Harley-Davidson®’s performance includes a cornering-enhanced anti-lock braking system and a cornering-enhanced traction control system.

In comparison, the 2023 BMW R 1250 GS has a horizontally-opposed twin engine that yields 136 horsepower. It features a six-speed transmission and a slipper clutch. Standard anti-locking brakes and dual floating disc brakes are also included.


When your look at the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 vs 2023 BMW R 1250 GS takes you to these models’ styles, the Pan America™ 1250’s engaging look will stand out to you. It boasts five-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels with a minimized fender at the front. Above the rear wheel, the wide exhaust pipe reaches upward, and the rider’s seat floats solidly for an optimal ride. The sharply angled turning fork is inverted and features aluminum triple clamps and spring pre-load adjustability. At the front, the headlight and the wind deflector have geometric styling. The Pan America™ 1250 is exclusively available in Vivid Black, and this corresponds with black trim from front to rear for a dramatic look.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 GS has triangle-spoke wheels with a small front fender. Rather than having a fairing, the R 1250 GS is designed with a protruding nose that carries outward above the wheel. This motorcycle has a short wind deflector and low-mounted handlebars. The seat is relatively flat, and the massive exhaust pipes have black tips. There are four color options available for the BMW model. The solid color options are Light White and Gravity Blue Metallic Matte. Two multicolor options are also available. With Black Storm Met as the main color, Black and Achat Gray are accent colors. With Light White, Racing Blue and Racing Red are the accent colors.


When you compare the features of the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 vs 2023 BMW R 1250 GS, you will spot additional differences. For example, the Pan America™ 1250 features a larger, 5.6-gallon fuel tank so that you can stretch out your adventures. In addition, the Harley-Davidson® model is equipped with a 6.8-inch color display screen for the rider’s convenience. This screen has touch functionality that enables Bluetooth connectivity. Numerous optional features are available as well.

The 2023 BMW R 1250 GS has minimal standard features, but there are upgrade packages available at an additional cost. With the addition of an optional package, the R 1250 GS could be equipped with heated hand grips and a passenger kit.

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With a thorough review of the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 vs 2023 BMW R 1250 GS, you can find numerous differences in key areas like style, power and features. While the 2023 Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ 1250 rises above in these areas, it is also slightly more affordable. Our Harley-Davidson® of Wesley Chapel sales team is available to give you a personal experience with the Pan America™ 1250. To arrange a test ride, contact our sales office today.

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