Harley-Davidson’s first made-in-India bike, the ‘Harley-Davidson X440,’ is set to launch in India today. The American company has collaborated with Hero MotoCorp to develop this bike. Both companies had announced their partnership in 2021.
– Available in three variants
– Base model available at Rs. 2.29 lakh
– Top variant priced at Rs. 2.69 lakh
According to media reports, this entry-level bike from Harley-Davidson will be the company’s most affordable and cheapest roadster cruiser. The bike was unveiled on May 31st by the company. After its production in India, it will be exported worldwide, while its sales in India will be through Hero’s dealerships. As per media reports, the bike can be purchased at an ex-showroom price of INR 2.7 lakh in Delhi.
Harley-Davidson X440: Design
The new Harley-Davidson X440 features a square-shaped fuel tank, round headlight with LED DRL, a round speedometer above the headlight, indicators, and mirrors mounted on broad handlebars. The headlight incorporates a ring-shaped LED projector with the Harley-Davidson logo. Additionally, it will come equipped with a circular instrument cluster with a negative LCD unit.
Harley-Davidson X440: Braking and Features
Speaking of the features of the Harley-Davidson X440, it comes with front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS. It is equipped with preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers. The front wheel measures 18 inches, while the rear wheel is 17 inches. It is expected to have Bluetooth connectivity for navigation, call, and message management through a TFT unit.
Harley-Davidson X440: Engine
The company has equipped the Harley-Davidson X440 with a 440cc oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine, tuned with a 6-speed gearbox. According to media reports, this engine is capable of generating 30 bhp of power and 40 Nm of peak torque.
As the first motorcycle manufactured entirely in India, this collaborative endeavor between Hero MotoCorp and a domestic startup is poised to make a lasting impact on the Indian automotive landscape. With a projected price of INR 2.7 million, the bike promises to deliver an exceptional riding experience, leveraging the expertise and resources of both parties involved. This remarkable accomplishment signifies a leap forward for the Indian manufacturing sector and demonstrates its potential to produce cutting-edge, indigenous vehicles that can compete on a global scale.