Within a month after the launch of the X440, Hero MotoCorp has hiked its prices in the country. The US-based bikemaker Harley-Davidson launched the motorcycle on July 5 in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom). The X440 is a product of a partnership between Harley-Davidson and Indian two-wheeler powerhouse Hero MotoCorp, with the latter responsible for production and distribution within India. The revised prices of the X440 will come into effect on August 4, 2023. Post August 3, the base X440 – Denim, will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2.40 lakh, up from Rs 2.29 lakh. The mid-spec Vivid and the top-spec S will be priced at Rs 2.60 lakh and Rs 2.80 lakh, respectively. Till August 3, the Vivid and S variants are offered at a sticker price of Rs 2.49 lakh and Rs 2.69 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
This development comes ahead of the commencement of deliveries, which are expected in October. Buyers who choose to make a booking online before August 3 will get priority delivery of the bike. Besides, Hero MotoCorp will temporarily end the booking period for the X440 on August 3. Prospective buyers can make their reservations through the manufacturer's official website for a token amount of Rs 5,000. The test rides for the bike will begin on September 1 for customers who have pre-booked the same.
Harley-Davidson X440: Engine and Gearbox
Powering the X440 motorcycle is a 440cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine. Power and torque figures are rated at 27bhp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and 38Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm, respectively. This brand-new engine on the Harley-Davidson X440 is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Harley-Davidson X440: Hardware
The suspension set-up of the bike comprises 43mm upside-down forks with a dual-cartridge damping system at the front and twin gas-filled shock absorbers at the back. Disc brakes are standard on the Harley-Davidson X440's front and rear wheels. A large 320mm front rotor is used for braking, and dual-channel ABS is standard.
Weighing 190.5kg, the bike gets a 13.5-litre fuel tank and has a seat height of 805mm. The bike's new MRF Zapper Hyke tyres, sized 100/90-18 up front and 140/70-17 at the back, offer plenty of ground clearance at 170mm.
Harley-Davidson X440: Features
The entry-level Denim features wire-spoke rims as well as minimal badging, whereas the mid-range Vivid comes with alloy wheels and dual-tone colour alternatives. The top-of-the-line S model has diamond-cut alloy wheels, machined engine cooling fins, 3D badging, and a colour TFT dash with Bluetooth connectivity for navigation and notification alerts. A USB charging port is standard on all models.
The Harley-Davidson X440 motorcycle is offered in three different variants: Denim, Vivid, and S. In the Indian market, it competes with the Honda CB350, the Honda CB350 RS, the Benelli Imperiale 400, the Triumph Speed 400, and the Royal Enfield 350 lineup, which includes the Classic 350, the Hunter, and the Meteor.