Hero MotoCorp and American motorcycle-maker Harley-Davidson launched their co-developed premium motorcycle – the Harley-Davidson X440 in India. The motorcycle will be available in three variants – Denim, Vivid and S at Harley-Davidson dealer network across the country at a price point of Rs 2,29,000/- (Denim), Rs 2,49,000/- (Vivid) and Rs 2,69,000 (S) respectively.
The Harley-Davidson X440 becomes the first premium motorcycle to be introduced under the licensing agreement between the two brands. The Harley-Davidson X440 was unveiled at a ceremony at the world-class and state-of-the-art Hero Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) by Dr. Pawan Munjal - Executive Chairman of Hero MotoCorp and Jochen Zeitz - Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Harley-Davidson in the presence of investors, media, dealers and partners.
The Harley-Davidson X440 marks Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson’s foray into the 440cc segment for the first time in India. Co-developed by Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson at the HeroCIT, the Harley-Davidson X440 will be manufactured at the company’s Garden Factory at Neemrana, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.
With a commanding road presence, the Harley-Davidson X440 carries the DNA of the iconic Harley-Davidson brand. It wears its heart on its sleeve with its distinctive design, all-metal body, and a powerful engine. Nimble and agile in traffic, yet supremely robust and comfortable over rough terrain, Harley-Davidson X440’sride quality opens up a whole new world of inspiring riding experience.
At the heart of the Harley-Davidson X440 is the all-new 440cc oil-cooled, long-stroke BSVI (OBD II) and E20 compliant engine, a first for Hero MotoCorp. The engine punches a best-in-class power output of 27 bhp as well as the best-in-class maximum torque of 38NM. The motorcycle offers extremely flat torque curve, generating~90% of its peak torque from as low as 2000rpm.
The engine comes with an assist and slipper clutch to offer precise control and instills confidence in the rider. Engine refinement ensures rider comfort during long rides. The 6-speed transmission with optimized gearing allows for highway cruising and relaxed city commuting.
The chassis geometry ensures a relaxed, planted and confidence-inspiring riding experience. Paired with a powerful engine, the motorcycle delivers in both urban environments and highway touring.
The Harley-Davidson X440’s wide and flat handlebar puts the rider in a commanding position on the bike. The seat profile ensures comfort during long rides and brings good support under acceleration. The motorcycle offers great pillion comfort with a flat-seat profile with adequate roominess and legroom combined with pillion grab-rails for a comfortable holding position.
The motorcycle delivers class-leading braking performance with excellent levels of brake power, modulation, and feel with its 320 mm front disc and240 mm rear disc brakes. The Dual Channel ABS ensures braking stability and precise deceleration in varied surfaces.
A combination of 18”front and17” rear wheels, the lightest in segment, provides a commanding stance. The wide tyres (100/90 front and 140/70 rear) present a perfect balance between aesthetics and performance. The unique Zig-Zag center groove design provides effective water channeling. Designed for modern classic motorcycles, the tyres offer performance and feedback on both dry and wet surfaces and come with a shoulder profile that offers enhanced cornering grip.
The all-metal front fender, rear fender, fuel tank, and side covers emphasize the bold character of the motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson X440 carries unmistakable Harley-Davidson styling elements like the tank design and the uncompromising signature Harley-Davidson exhaust note. The motorcycle comes with a first-in-segment seamless fuel tank for enhanced aesthetics.
Retaining the premium genes of the brand, the Harley-Davidson X440 comes with an advance lighting package to offer better road visibility and low power consumption.
• Head Lamp: classic retro shape Class-D headlamp comes with integrated signature DRLs, first-in-segment LED projector and reflector technology with high intensity light, and sensor operated automatic headlamp.
• Tail Lamp: classic retro shape design with full LED tail lamp design with diffuse lighting technology offering uniform illumination
• Turn Signals: classic retro shape design of LED turn signals with collimator technology for consistent ring illumination
Accessories like a comfortable touring seat, back rest, bar end mirrors, bash plate, fog lamps, windscreen, saddle bags add to the character of the motorcycle and enable the owner to customize the bike.
The 3.5” speedometer carries classic design language with a TFT digital display. The screen comes with two display modes - Day and Night in addition to the ‘Connect 2.0’ feature (available on S variant) which enriches the riding experience with more than 25 notifications on the display as well as the mobile application.
• Safety: ignition alert, panic alert, crash alert, topple alert and low fuel Alert
• Security: theft alert, battery removal alert, geo fence alert and remote immobilization
• Vehicle Health: vehicle diagnostics, malfunction alert, service booking and history
• Driving Report: driving alerts – over-speeding, trip analysis driving score
• Bluetooth-enabled: turn-by-turn navigation, call alerts, andfind my vehicle
• Generic and Convenience: fuel indicator, roadside assistance, dealer location etc.
The Denim edition comes in a Mustard paint colour option with spoke wheels whereas the Vivid edition offers two striking dual tone schemes of Metallic Thick Red and Metallic Dark Silver and comes with alloy wheels. The S variant gets a Denim Black color tone with 3D branding and premium finishes, plus machined alloy wheels, Gold engine and body parts, machined engine fins and the ‘Connect 2.0’ package.
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