Harley Davidson, an US based bike brand popularly known for its high end cruiser bikes recently launched the X440 in India. Harley claims to have received about 25,597 bookings for the bike since its launch a month ago.
Harley Davidson launched the X440 on 3rd July, 2023 as the most affordable Harley Davidson in India. Harley launched the bike at the starting price of just Rs. 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom). It is to be noted that this price was introductory and prices are increased by Rs. 10,500 after 3rd August, 2023. The bike aims to compete with bikes such as Triumph Speed 400 and Royal Enfield Hunter 350.
Talking about the engine, the motorcycle is powered by a 440cc single cylinder engine that produces 27 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 38 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The engine is oil cooled and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It features USD front forks and gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. The bike offers dual disc brakes.
Comparing it to the competition, Triumph 400 is powered by a 398cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates 39.5 BHP and a torque of 37.5Nm. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is powered by a 349 cc air-cooled engine which produces 20.2 BHP and a torque of 27Nm. Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has a 5 speed transmission while the Harley Davidson X400 and the Triumph Speed 400 come with a 6 speed transmission.
Talking about the pricing the Harley Davidson X440 is now priced at Rs. 2.40 lakh for the base variant and Rs. 2.80 lakh for the top variant. Triumph speed 400 is priced at Rs. 2.33 lakh and the Royal Enfield 350 prices start at Rs. 2.04 lakh and goes up to Rs. 2.25 lakh making it the most affordable cruiser from the competition. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom figures.
The Harley Davidson X440 offers 3 total variants:
- X440 Denim
- X440 Vivid
- X440 S
Harley DavidsonX440 is developed in corporation with the popular Indian two wheeler brand, Hero MotoCorp. The production of the motorcycle will start in September at Hero MotoCorp’s Neemrana factory. The deliveries are expected to start by October, 2023. The motorcycle will go up against the recently launched Triumph Street 400, the Royal Enfield 350cc and the Honda Highness.