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Made-in-India Harley-Davidson X 440 unveiled, launch in July this year

The Harley-Davidson X 440, has a chunky front, with a large, square-ish fuel tank. It has a single-piece seat that kinks and flows into the pillion section

Photo: Harley-Davidson X 440

Photo: Harley-Davidson X 440

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Two months after releasing the photos of its upcoming bike, Harley Davidson has officially taken the wraps off its X 440 motorcycle in India, according to media reports. 

Called the Harley-Davidson X 440, it is a made-in-India bike that has been co-developed with Hero Motocorp.

The motorcycle is powered by an oil-cooled, single-cylinder 440cc engine. Harley-Davidson is set to launch the X 440 motorcycle in India in early July 2023. The motorcycle is expected to have an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.7 lakh in India.
 
The X 440 is a stylish and affordable motorcycle that could appeal to riders in India. The motorcycle has a chunky front, with a large, square-ish fuel tank. It has a single-piece seat that kinks and flows into the pillion section. The motorcycle is flanked by meaty grab rails on either side. The exhaust system has been crafted in a no-frills way.
 
The motorcycle will come equipped with single-disc brakes on the front and rear wheels. It also offers dual-channel ABS as standard. The motorcycle is powered by a 440 cc, single-cylinder engine that is oil-cooled. The engine is likely to produce 20 horsepower and 27 Nm of torque, although this could be 40 Nm.
 
It features retro-style MRF tires with a tread pattern that resembles those from classic motorcycles. The front wheel is 18 inches in diameter, while the rear wheel is 17 inches. The body of the X440 is held together by a tubular frame and comes with preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers.

The Harley Davidson X 440 has a fairly neutral riding position, with mid-set footpegs and a flat handlebar. This should make for a comfortable and upright riding position, which could be considered slightly sporty.

The bike is a well-made and well-assembled motorcycle with a circular theme throughout its design. The headlights, indicators, and mirrors are all circular, while the tail lamp is an oval-shaped pod. The headlight has an LED DRL bar running across the center, and the indicators have Harley logos at the center. The polished cooling fins on the engine and the fasteners throughout the motorcycle all point to a high level of attention to detail.
 
It is the first bike to have been launched under the Hero MotoCorp-Harley Davidson tie-up.

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First Published: May 25 2023 | 10:06 PM IST

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