2023 Harley Davidson X440: A New Breed of Roadster

2023 Harley Davidson X440 in sunset
Image Credit: Hero Motorcorp

The 2023 Harley Davidson X440 is a new motorcycle that combines the iconic style and sound of Harley Davidson with the engineering and innovation of Hero MotoCorp. It is the first product of the partnership between the two companies, which aims to expand their presence in the premium motorcycle segment in India and beyond.

Power and Transmission

The X440 is a roadster that offers a comfortable yet commanding stance, quick and nimble handling, and a powerful signature Harley Davidson exhaust note. It is powered by an all-new 440cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that delivers 27 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 38 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and features fuel injection for smooth performance and efficiency.

X440 Features

The X440 also boasts of a host of modern features, such as a 3.5-inch TFT display with H-D Connect Service, which enables smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, music control, call answer/reject, and more. The display also shows essential information such as speed, gear, range, fuel level, service indicator, ABS alert, side stand alert, etc.

2023 Harley Davidson X440 rear

Harley Davidson X440 Design

The X440 has a sleek and sporty design that draws inspiration from the Harley Davidson Sportster family. It has a round LED headlamp with multi-projectors and signature DRL, LED winkers and tail lamp, a sculpted fuel tank with Harley Davidson branding, a single-piece seat with a grab rail, a short rear fender with a license plate holder, and dual-tone alloy wheels. The X440 is available in two variants: S and VIVID. The S variant has spoke wheels and comes in two colors: black and silver. The VIVID variant has cast wheels and comes in two colors: red and blue.

Harley Davidson X440 Dimensions

The X440 has a kerb weight of 190.5 kg and a fuel capacity of 13.5 liters. It has a wheelbase of 1,418 mm, a seat height of 805 mm, and a ground clearance of 170 mm. It has a lean angle of 36 degrees on both sides, which allows for confident cornering. The suspension system consists of USD 43mm double cartridge forks at the front and gas-filled twin shocks with seven-step preload adjustment at the rear. The braking system consists of Bybre disc brakes (320 mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear) with dual-channel ABS.

2023 Harley Davidson X440 side

2023 Harley Davidson X440 Price

The X440 is priced at INR 269000 for the S variant and INR 279000 for the VIVID variant (ex-showroom). It will be sold at over 300 Hero MotoCorp outlets across India. The booking for the X440 starts on July 4th on Hero MotoCorp’s website.

The X440 is a milestone for both Hero MotoCorp and Harley Davidson, as it marks their entry into a new segment of motorcycles that cater to the aspirational and adventurous riders who seek style, performance, and technology. The X440 is expected to compete with other premium motorcycles such as KTM Duke 390, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, BMW G310R, etc.

The X440 is not just a motorcycle; it is a new breed of roadster that promises to deliver an exhilarating riding experience to its owners. It is pure Harley Davidson in heart and soul.

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