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2023 Harley-Davidson X440 Rolls Out In India – 27hp, 38Nm

Harley-Davidson, in collaboration with Hero MotoCorp, has finally unveiled its highly anticipated motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson X440.

  • This new model aims to attract new riders and budget-conscious individuals with its approachable retro-style design and versatility for city riding.
  • The Harley-Davidson X440 will be available in three variants: Classic, Vivid, and Pinnacle. While all three models share the same foundation, they differ in styling cues and trim options. 

The Classic variant, priced at INR229,000 (RM13k), features spoked wheels and monotone colourways, with a blacked-out engine for a sleek appearance. The Vivid model, priced at INR249,000 (RM14k), comes with alloy wheels and two-tone color schemes.

The top-tier Pinnacle variant, retailing at INR269,000 (RM15k), boasts two-tone alloy wheels, striking color combinations with 3D decals, and machined cooling fins for a premium aesthetic.

Under the X440’s chassis lies a 440cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. Delivering 27 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 26 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, this motorcycle competes favourably with other retro-style 400cc bikes on the market. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a six-speed manual transmission, enhanced with an assist slipper clutch for a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Designed to tackle India’s challenging road conditions, the Harley-Davidson X440 features robust and modern underpinnings. It comes equipped with a 43mm  inverted front fork and gas-powered, preload-adjustable twin shocks at the rear.

The bike relies on front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, provided by Brembo subsidiary ByBre, to ensure reliable stopping power. Additionally, the X440 rides on 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels fitted with MRF Zapper Hyke tires.

While the X440’s tech package remains simple, featuring only dual-channel ABS, it does offer a minimalist TFT display pod and a full set of LED lights. Notably, the motorcycle lacks traction control and rider modes, emphasising a back-to-basics approach.

With the launch of the Harley-Davidson X440, the iconic American motorcycle brand aims to tap into the Indian market’s growing demand for affordable and beginner-friendly motorcycles. 

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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