- Get ready for the ultimate ride as the Harley-Davidson X440, produced in India, gears up to unleash its powerful air-/oil-cooled 440cc engine, aiming to outshine the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
- Prepare to be captivated by the impeccable design and premium features of the X440, including a single downtube tubular frame, USD fork, MRF tires, and high-quality machined accents, setting a new benchmark in motorcycle craftsmanship.
Following the partial revelation of the Harley-Davidson X440, we now know that the made-in-India bike will be released on July 3. This is only a week after the Bajaj-Triumph motorcycles make their global premiere.
The appearance and engine of the Harley-Davidson X 440
The X 440 will be the first product to emerge from Harley-Davidson’s collaboration with Hero MotoCorp, and it will be manufactured in India. The 440cc single-cylinder engine will be air/oil cooled, with a concentration on low and mid-range oomph over an explosive top-end. While no official output estimates have been released as of yet, this engine is expected to provide more peak power than the Royal Enfield Classic 350 (20hp, 27Nm).
Other notable features include a single downtube tubular frame hung by a USD fork and twin shock absorbers. The bike rides on MRF tyres mounted on 18-/17-inch (F/R) wheels that resemble the Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp.
With machined highlights on the alloy wheels and oil-cooler, premium details like as the indicators with the HD emblem, and high-quality nuts and fasteners visible, the fit and finish appears to be quite premium.
Given that this bike will compete with the behemoth that is the Royal Enfield Classic 350, it is reasonable to expect comparable pricing, in the Rs 2 lakh range, for a simplified version of this model.