Yes, definitely a real Harley! My son and I both traded our touring bikes in for the Panamerica, and within the first few days we were both loosing fluids. Mine was coolent. Due to a loose radiator cap, his is weeping oilfrom cam chain cover. His exhaust heat shield also fell off going down the road. His fuel pump is also very loud. I'm sure our dealer will take care of these problems in the off season, but until them we are riding the snot out of these REAL HARLEYS!!! thay are a blast to ride, we have 5500 miles on his and 7600 on mine.