Harley with Joan Pedrero in Africa Eco Race

Harley-Davidson has roped in former Dakar rider Joan Pedrero to ride the Africa Eco Race 2024 with the Pan America 1250. From December 30 to January 14, 2024, the rally will cross two continents, including 6,000 km through Africa. Pedrero competes in the Maxi-Trail category.

In line with the desire for adventure, which the Americans say is anchored in its DNA, Harley-Davidson has decided to go off-road again with Joan Pedrero on the footpegs of the Pan America 1250. This is Harley-Davidson’s first Adventure Touring model. is equipped with the powerful Revolution Max 1250 engine, a liquid-cooled 1250 cc V-Twin that delivers a lot of power at high speeds.

Joan Pedrero has been working with Harley-Davidson since the introduction of the Pan America 1250, and in that time he has pushed the Adventure Touring model to its limits many times. In 2023, the Dakar driver took part in races and challenges throughout Europe with the Pan America 1250, including the Bassella Race where he achieved a fantastic sixth place in the Maxi Trail category. In April he rode the demanding Baja TT Dehesa Extremadura, where he achieved excellent results and dominated the Maxi Trail category. In July he was on the highest podium in the Maxi Trail category after the Baja Aragón España.

Harley-Davidson’s participation in the Africa Eco Race 2024 not only demonstrates the power and reliability of the Pan America 1250, but also shows that the iconic motorcycle brand is taking on new challenges and pushing the boundaries of technology and performance. Adventure is part of the brand and the Pan America 1250 offers riders new ways to experience the true Harley-Davidson experience.

Kolja Rebstock, Harley-Davidson Regional Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa:

“Adventure and performance are at the heart of our brand and we can’t think of a better way to showcase the versatility of the Pan America than competing in the Africa Eco Race. We are proud to take on this next challenge with Joan Pedrero after the great success we had in 2023.”

The 15th edition of the race starts in Monaco on December 30, 2023 and ends in Dakar on January 14, 2024.

– Thanks for information from Motorfreaks.

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