Harley-Davidson has just launched the highly anticipated X440 in the Indian market. The motorcycle was co-developed with Hero MotoCorp and will be sold through Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp’s new premium dealerships. The Harley-Davidson X440 is brand new and has nothing in common with the rest of the Harley motorcycle. It’s the most affordable motorcycle in the manufacturer’s portfolio, which means it’s built at cost. Here are five things you should know about the Harley-Davidson X440.
Harley-Davidson X440: Exterior
The X440 was designed more like a small sports car than a cruiser. It takes some design cues from the XR1200 and incorporates some design elements from other Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The teardrop-shaped fuel tank, round headlights and seats are the biggest features of the X440 Harley-Davidson.
Harley-Davidson X440: Features
In terms of features, the X440 comes with full LED lighting, a USB port for charging mobile devices, and a 3.5-inch TFT display that shows the speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer, service indicators and side alerts. Apart from that, the motorcycle also gets Bluetooth connectivity and app support.
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Harley-Davidson X440: The Hardware
The front of the X440 uses a 43mm double-barreled upside-down fork from KYB. At the rear there are gas-filled twin shock absorbers with 7-level preload adjustment. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm discs at the front and 240 mm at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard. Motorcycles come with alloy or spoked wheels from the factory. The front wheels measure 18 inches and the rear wheels measure 17 inches. The front tires measure 100/90 and the rear tires measure 140/70.
Harley-Davidson X440: Engine and Transmission
Harley-Davidson equipped the X440 with a 440 cc air-oil cooled single cylinder engine producing 27 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 38 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
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Harley-Davidson X440: Price and Competitors
Harley-Davidson offers three models of the X440. There are Denim, Vivid and S.They sell for $229,000, $249,000 and $269,000, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom prices. The X440’s biggest rival will be the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
First published date: Jul 4, 2023 at 10:17 AM CST