Harley-Davidson is coming to this year’s ABR Festival. Milwaukee’s finest are descending on the Ragley Hall Estate and bringing the best of Wisconsin to Warwickshire.
A host of Harleys will be there for attendees to test ride, including the Pan America 1250, H-D’s first adventure bike. We at ABR are lucky enough to have one of these beasts as a long-term demonstrator and it’s safe to say we’ve been really impressed.
Here’s the full list of the 14 HD bikes available to see and ride.
Pan America 1250
This is your chance to test ride Harley’s first adventure bike. Driven by the torquey and powerful Revolution Max 1250 engine, the Pan America sees the iconic American manufacturer wade into our world, bringing years of heritage, legacy, and character to the party.
Pan America 1250 Special
Ready for touring, the Pan America 1250 Special is the specced-up variant of Harley’s new adventure bike, featuring semi-active suspension, heated grips, a tire pressure monitoring system, and crash protection. Take it for a spin to see what it’s like for yourself. Some Pan America Specials from the Harley Davidson Adventure Center (HDAC) in Wales will be available for ABR Adventure Trail rides, under the tutelage of Dakar specialist Mick Extance and the HDAC team.
The newest member of the HD family. Take the latest iteration of the iconic Sportster out for a blast and feel the performance of the new 975 Revolution Max powerplant. Low and lightweight, the fuel tank being placed under the seat helps the Nightster feel ultra flickable.
The Sportster S delivers top-of-the-line performance and stunning style, with the 1250 Revolution Max engine kicking out 150hp. For fans of aggressive riding and agility there’s no finer Harley to choose. Packed full of modern features and digital rider modes, it’s the Sportster 2022 demands.
Low Rider ST
All-new for 2022, the Low Rider ST offers a whole new way to tour. A weekend escape machine, an American V-Twin sport-touring bike for the rider who digs clean styling and craves outrageous performance. It’s packed with the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine delivering 105bhp and a massive 168Nm of torque.
Are you ready for the all-electric LiveWire? Feel the instant response and blisteringly quick acceleration. Packed with tech as you’d expect, the LiveWire has seven selectable ride modes that electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle.
CVO Road Glide
Welcome to the top of the range. There’s no stone left unturned when you go CVO. Custom Vehicle Operation means the best of the best. Revel in the unrelenting performance, drink in the menacing style from the custom blue steel paint. This is your chance to ride a real showstopper.
Street Glide Special
Travel in style. Get yourself some highway-shredding power on a Street Glide Special. Built for miles with plenty of smiles it’s a beauty packing plenty of performance and comfort. The Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System offers a contemporary look, feel and function, with plenty of punch from the speakers too.
Road King Special
The original fat custom icon. Bright chrome, a steamroller stance and fat, fat tires. You’ll certainly make a statement on the Fat Boy. Roll out in style.
A street-eater with an appetite for power. The Fat Bob is built with muscular style and performance. Designed for city streets, put your feet forwards and bark to your destination. A natural winner with race-style front forks.
The ultimate all-rounder in the Harley-Davidson stable? Not many can pull off an aggressive combination of cruising agility with the comfort for long-distance touring this well. Try it four yourself and see.
Iconic looks. Get a piece of the action in raw, stripped-down bobber style with the Softail Standard. Perfect for city cruising or light touring, its low-slung stance means it’s got plenty of comfort on board.
To book on a ride at the festival just turn up at the Harley-Davidson stand in the morning and sign on for the bike you’d like to ride. If you are having too much fun on the Adventure Trail or at other attractions, don’t fret you can book a test ride via the Harley-Davidson website here.
On top of bringing all those bikes, they are sponsoring the Harley-Davidson Campfire, in an intimate setting where you can get up close and personal with the stars of the adventure biking world. This speaker stage has a raft of great guests form the world of adventure biking. Hear from legends like Ted Simon, author of the seminal adventure biking tome Jupiter’s Travels, Elspeth Beard, one of the first English women to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle and the author of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, Chris Scott.
Eight-time Dakar veteran Mick Extance and his son Adam will also be making an appearance at the campfire and doling out some top tips on handling the new HD Pan America. They’re very well placed to do so, as they run Harley’s Adventure Center in Wales.
Adventurers Lyndon Poskitt and Joey Evans will be appearing together to retell their inspiring stories of recovery from near fatal accidents and the adventures they have been on since.
Social media stars Vanessa Ruck (aka the Girl on a Bike), the Missenden Flyer and many more will also be making an appearance at the Campfire over the weekend and there will even be a special live show of the ABR Garage with James and Bryn being joined by YouTube sensation Ryan F9.
We at ABR are thrilled to be welcoming Harley-Davidson to the festival again this year and can’t wait to see you (and your bikes) at the Ragley Hall estate from Thursday 23 June.