We all know that Harley Davidson, in collaboration with Hero MotoCorp, is currently working on a new motorcycle. This will be a single-cylinder motorcycle that will compete with the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Honda H’Ness, Jawa, Yezdi, and TVS Ronin motorcycles. This all-new single-cylinder motorcycle from Harley Davidson is expected to be launched in the market later this year. Testing for this upcoming Harley Davidson motorcycle has started at Hero MotorCorp’s CIT & R&D facility in Jaipur. The spy images that have surfaced online show what we can expect from the upcoming motorcycle.
The images that have now surfaced online show “HD 4xx” on the registration plate area. This could be hinting at the engine capacity of the motorcycle. The Harley Davidson bike seen here could be a 400-cc motorcycle. From the pictures, it is clear that the engine on this motorcycle is different from the one seen on Harley Davidson X 350. The engine on the upcoming HD 4xx motorcycle looks like an air-cooled unit. The design of the motorcycle will remind you of Harley Davidson. It is said that the motorcycle was designed at Harley Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee. The engineering bit and testing of the motorcycle are carried out by Hero MotoCorp.
The motorcycle has been designed to look like a neo-retro motorcycle. This is a theme that we have seen on many other motorcycles that are sold in our market. The front gets a round headlamp setup. From the pictures, it looks like an all-LED unit with an LED DRL in the center. The DRL has Harley Davidson branding in it. The motorcycle also comes with a round instrument cluster. It is a fully digital unit that shows all the information like the time, odometer reading, trip meter, and also fuel level indicators. The instrument cluster is most likely to be a color TFT unit. Harley Davidson is likely to offer smartphone connectivity features too.
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The motorcycle comes with USD forks at the front and disc brakes at both ends. The motorcycle comes with a ten-spoke alloy wheel with silver accents. The HD 4xx motorcycle is expected to get 18-inch wheels at the front and 17-inch at the rear. The motorcycle comes with a fuel tank design that would remind you of the Harely Davidson Nightster. The rear of the motorcycle looks inspired by Street Rod 750. The pictures also show the round LED turn indicators, blacked-out single exhaust, LED tail lamps, and so on.
The motorcycle is expected to offer a roadster-like riding position. Coming to the engine of the upcoming Harley Davidson, it has been developed by Hero. The motorcycle is expected to get an engine somewhere between 400-450-cc. We would get to know about the exact details of the engine in the coming weeks. The motorcycle is expected to generate around 30 Bhp. The motorcycle has been designed specifically for the Indian market. This is one of the reasons why the engineering part is done by Hero here in India. The motorcycle is expected to be priced aggressively as there is already a lot of competition in this particular segment.