The first made-in-India bike from Harley Davidson has been spotted ahead of its debut; developed in collaboration with Hero MotoCorp
A new made-in-India Harley Davidson motorcycle is on its way and some fresh images of the upcoming machine have surfaced online. Developed in collaboration with our very own Hero MotoCorp, the retro-styled bike will be launched soon in India. Here are the top 5 things to know about the upcoming motorcycle.
1. Harley Davidson Made-in-India Motorcycle: Design
Being a Harley Davidson, the upcoming motorcycle sports a typical retro stance with a classic round headlamp unit up front, round indicators and even the rearview mirrors are round for an enhanced retro appeal. Although it seems to have taken some design cues from the XR1200, the modern appeal is still maintained. The chiselled tank and a hefty exhaust lend it a much-needed bulk, while the rear section looks pretty neat.
2. Harley Davidson Made-in-India Motorcycle: Hardware on Offer and Features
In terms of equipment, the two-wheeler will sport a set of USD forks at the front end, while regular dual shocks will do the duty at the rear. Along with this, it will sport an LED headlamp with a DRL and the indicator will likely be LED units too. For braking, discs at both ends with dual-channel ABS is what we expect the company to offer. It will also feature a fully digital instrument cluster that seems to be surrounded by thick bezels.
3. Harley Davidson Made-in-India Motorcycle: Powertrain
As the letters on the licence plate read ‘HD 4XX’, it is believed that the motorcycle will be powered by a single-cylinder air/oil-cooled engine with a displacement of around 400cc. The power figures are still under wraps, however, we expect it to be at par with its rivals.
4. Harley Davidson Made-in-India Motorcycle: Pricing and Rivals
This new bike will be made in India, so we expect aggressive pricing from the American two-wheeler manufacturer. Around Rs. 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom) ballpark will set it right in the territory of its immediate rival, the Royal Enfield Classic 350. It will also rival the likes of the Honda CB350RS, Neo-Retro CB300R, KTM Duke 250 and Yezdi Roadster amongst others.
5. Harley Davidson Made-in-India Motorcycle: Expected Launch Timeline
Going by the images, the bike looks fully production ready and we expect Harley Davidson to soon finish the final rounds of testing. Talking about the timeline, the two-wheeler will debut in the second half of 2023, followed by its market launch soon after.