The first motorcycle from the Hero-Harley Davidson collaboration, X440 is slated for a debut tomorrow i.e. July 3. Powered by a single-cylinder engine, the neo-retro roadster will be manufactured in India by Hero Motocorp
The Hero Motocorp and Harley Davidson partnership seems to be taking some shape as its first motorcycle, the X440 will be launched tomorrow i.e. July 3. The neo-retro roadster was revealed in full flesh in May and since then, we have been eagerly waiting for its launch. Ahead of its India launch, let’s have a look at the H-D X440’s expected price and rivals.
Expected Price and Rivals
The H-D X440 will be a quite simple machine and with its local manufacturing, the pricing is expected to be quite competitive. In fact, it will become the most affordable Harley-Davidson motorcycle upon its launch in the country. As for the prices are concerned, the X440 will likely carry a sticker price in the range of Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh (ex-showroom). For reference, its immediate rival, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes in the price band of Rs. 1.9 lakh to Rs. 2.2 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Harley Davidson X440 will square off with the likes of the aforementioned Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Bajaj Triumph Speed 400 which will launch on July 5. Apart from these, the neo-retro roadster will also rival the Honda CB350RS and QJ Motor SRC 500.
Underpinnings and Powertrain
The H-D X440 will be powered by a 440cc single-cylinder air/oil-cooled engine with an estimated power output of 30 odd bhp and around 40 Nm of peak torque. The transmission will be a 6-speed unit. The two-wheeler will be underpinned by a rather simple tubular steel frame.
Features and Equipment on Offer
The bike will feature USD forks at the front and dual shocks towards the rear end. The X440 will be grounded by a set of 18-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels shod with MRF rubber. Moreover, disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard.
In terms of features, the motorcycle will sport an all-LED lighting setup and a digital single pod instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity.