Harley-Davidson X440 India launched in India. All the highlights

  • The X440 from Harley-Davidson is looking to create inroads into the middleweight segment which is currently dominated by Royal Enfield.
The Harley-Davidson X440 is the first motorcycle to be co-developed by Harley and Hero MotoCorp.
The Harley-Davidson X440 is the first motorcycle to be co-developed by Harley and Hero MotoCorp.

Harley-Davidson X440 finally launched its much-awaited X440 motorcycle in India. The Harley-Davidson X440 has been eagerly anticipated for a number of reasons which include the fact that it is the most affordable Harley in the country and is also the first that has been jointly developed by the Americans and Hero MotoCorp.

The X440 from Harley-Davidson is looking to create inroads into the middleweight segment which is currently dominated by Royal Enfield. A number of images of the motorcycle have already been revealed and point to plenty of visual cues that are a throwback to past models from the brand.

Catch the highlights from the launch of the Harley-Davidson X440 here:

03 Jul 2023, 08:30 PM IST

The event ends

The launch event comes to an end. To know more about the Harley-Davidson X440 motorcycle, stay tuned to HT Auto.

03 Jul 2023, 08:26 PM IST

Price is out

Harley-Davidson X440 launched in India at 2.29 lakh; rivals Royal Enfield.

03 Jul 2023, 08:21 PM IST

X440 breaks cover in India

The X440 from Harley-Davidson is looking to create inroads into the middleweight segment which is currently dominated by Royal Enfield.

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03 Jul 2023, 08:14 PM IST

LCD console with lot of features

The motorcycle gets a retro-themed instrument cluster but with a fully digital display. It gets Turn-by-turn navigation, call and SMS alerts, day & night modes.

03 Jul 2023, 08:13 PM IST

Harley X440: Engine and specs

The Harley-Davidson X440 gets power from a 398 cc single-cylinder engine that churns out 27 bhp peak power at 6,000 rpm and 38 Nm maximum torque at 4,000 rpm.

03 Jul 2023, 08:12 PM IST

X440 gets three variants

Harley-Davidson gets three different variants.

03 Jul 2023, 07:54 PM IST

The third chapter

Hero initially collaborated with Honda, and in 2011, rebranded itself as Hero MotoCorp. Now, the homegrown two-wheeler brand has collaborated with Harley-Davidson and dubbed this phase as the third chapter.

03 Jul 2023, 07:53 PM IST

X440 to come with iconic Harley exhaust note

The new X440 has had extensive development in collaboration with CIT. It will retain the iconic Harley exhaust note.

03 Jul 2023, 07:46 PM IST

Jochen Zeitz - Chairman, President and CEO of Harley on X440

"Needed to make sure Harley-Davidson continued to be represented in India not just in the luxury segment but in the more accessible space," says Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson

03 Jul 2023, 07:45 PM IST

X440 is launching in India at an exciting time

The Harley-Davidson X440 comes to India at a time when Triumph is days away from launching its 400 twins here, the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400X in India. Similar to How Harley-Davidson joined hands with Hero MotoCorp for the X440, Triumph has also collaborated with Bajaj Auto for the new Triumph 400 twins.

03 Jul 2023, 07:45 PM IST

Hero MotoCorp chairman Pawan Munjal on Harley X440

“When the world's most iconic motorcycle brand and the world's largest two-wheeler company come together, magic has to happen," says Pawan Munjal on the Hero and Harley partnership

03 Jul 2023, 07:37 PM IST

X440 is small but every bit of it is Harley-Davidson

The all-new X440, although small, is every bit a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

03 Jul 2023, 07:34 PM IST

X440 developed in less than 3 years

X440 developed in less than 3 years since the signing of the partnership, reveals Niranjan Gupta, CEO of Hero MotoCorp.

03 Jul 2023, 07:33 PM IST

Harley X440

The X440 features single-disc brakes on the front and the rear wheel and provides dual-channel ABS as standard.

03 Jul 2023, 07:04 PM IST

Stay tuned for all the live updates on X440

03 Jul 2023, 06:50 PM IST

Harley-Davidson X440: Wheels

The front wheel measures 18 inches, while the rear wheel is 17 inches and the X440's body is held together by a tubular frame with preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers.

03 Jul 2023, 06:33 PM IST

Harley-Davidson: Rivals

The Harley-Davidson X440 is set to challenge the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Bajaj Triumph Speed 400, which is slated to launch on July 5.

03 Jul 2023, 06:07 PM IST

Harley-Davidson X440: Expected pricing

Harley-Davidson's X440 is an entry-level premium motorcycle from the iconic US motorcycle major co-developed with Hero MotoCorp. It is expected to be priced at around 2.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

03 Jul 2023, 05:24 PM IST

Harley X440: Specs

The X440 will source power from newly-developed 440 cc single-cylinder, oil and air-cooled engine that will have a redline up to 8,000 rpm. The exact power output is not yet known but could be up to 30 bhp with around 35 Nm of torque.

03 Jul 2023, 04:38 PM IST

Retro vs Modern: A confluence, not conflict

The X440 has been designed in a way that helps it have a modern demeanour while still having some old-school bits.

03 Jul 2023, 04:25 PM IST

What we already know of Harley-Davidson X440

Images of Harley-Davidson X440 revealed so far show that it gets a round headlamp, single-pod instrument cluster, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, round indicators, and side-slung exhaust. There are also machined alloy wheels, an LCD panel for the console and LED lighting.

03 Jul 2023, 04:10 PM IST

The ‘return’ of Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson had packed up and shipped out of India in September of 2020 after facing mounting losses. But even at that point in time, it was officially confirmed that its motorcycles would be sold and serviced through Hero MotoCorp.

The launch of the X440 is therefore significant because it is the first model that has been jointly developed by Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp.

First Published Date: 03 Jul 2023, 16:10 PM IST

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