First Hero-Harley Revealed; X440 Launch on July 4

First official Harley X440 pics are out and the motorcycle looks butch and opens up a world of new possibilities for the duo (Hero and Harley)…

So we finally see the first product from the joint venture between Hero MotoCorp and Harley Davidson in official pictures. Called as the X440 it adorns a roadster styling of the older Harleys and not the conventional cruisers that we know Harley for.

The motorcycle has a bold and muscular stance and looks really nice. The matte black theme with contrast ascents further accentuate the styling. As we move back we are greeted with a retro-looking tail. The X440 is shod with 10-spoke alloy wheels with 17 and 18 inch MRF rubber.

harley x440 pics

Engine details are still not known but from the name we can deduce that it will be a near 440cc motor that has liquid cooling which means it will be fair bit advanced than rival Royal Enfield. We do not know the power and torque outputs but, again, we believe they will be fairly higher than the current RE 350s.

Another interesting bit is the fact that the X440 is chain-driven which is very rare for a Harley Davidson. In fact, the only other current production motorcycle from the American that is chain-driven is the Pan America.

harley X440 pics

We do not have a lot of hints about the possible price bracket and since this is also a first for Harley, how aggressive will it go is not known. But considering that it has tied up with Hero and it will be the Indian giant utilising its pricing power to manufacture the X440, and the fact that it is going against the mighty Royal Enfield, we hope for something around the Rs 3 lakh window. Any lower will be an added advantage and will definitely give the much needed traction…

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Launch is scheduled for the 4th of July and we expect deliveries to commence from a month or two later.

So, what do you think about the X440? Does it fit the bill? Will you feel proud to own a R 3 lakh Harley?