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    Spied – Harley Davidson X210 Based On Karizma Or X440 With New Accessories?

    Harley-Davidson X440 New Accessories SpottedAs of writing this article, Harley-Davidson offers 4 accessories including a leg guard, engine guard, centre stand and front windscreenWith the launch of X440, the partnership between Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson has officially spawned a product, with more to follow in the future. The company has already trademarked Hurikan 440 and Nightster 440 names in India which could be an ADV or a street bike. Ahead of that, Harley-Davidson seems to be testing more accessories for X440.Harley-Davidson X440 New AccessoriesHero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson has mentioned that Indian customers have showed excellent responses to their maiden product. X440 is on offer in three trim levels – Denim, Vivid and S. Prices range between Rs. 2,39,500 and Rs. 2,79,500 (ex-sh) and deliveries have already commenced.On top of the four official accessories that are currently on sale, Harley-Davidson seems to be developing a new range of accessories that a recent test mule showed. These accessories were not showcased at launch or during deliveries commencing period. Multiple dealerships had informed buyers that there were new accessories incoming.The primary among the incoming accessories was rear pillion backrest. The spy shots taken near Hero MotoCorp tech centre, Jaipur, credited to automotive enthusiast XX, show a Harley-Davidson X440 test mule donning a rear pillion backrest. At first glance, this motorcycle looks like a mini bike owing to the large frame of test rider. But it is the X440 and there is no mini bike from Harley-Davidson.Harley-Davidson X440 test muleOther accessories that are expected to arrive, as per Harley-Davidson dealers (unofficial) is bar-end mirrors. However, the test mule spy shots we received didn’t have bar-end mirrors.Accessories on offer right nowCurrently, Harley-Davidson offers six elements as part of PDI kit for free and is offering four official accessories designed and developed for X440. The free elements as part of PDI kit include ORVMs, handlebar weights, saree guard, number plates and two exhaust heat shields, one on the end can and one on catalytic converter.As per paid accessories, Harley-Davidson offers a leg guard and engine bash plate both priced at around Rs. 800. Then there is a centre stand and a softer touring seat both of which are priced around Rs. 1,400. Lastly, there is a small windshield that lends a Cafe Racer look that costs approximately Rs. 400. All prices mentioned may include additional taxes and labour charges.Apart from these, Harley-Davidson also sell branded riding gears for both male and female riders of all sizes. Based on customer demand, there will be further additions to its accessories list for X440 to unlock more potential.Is this a new motorcycle based on Karizma XMR 210?Harley-Davidson has been compartmentalizing in key global markets and is spawning low-cost budget motorcycles to reach a wider range of audience. The partnership with Hero MotoCorp might turn fruitful for Harley-Davidson and the next motorcycle may have an even smaller capacity than current X440.This could be based on the recently launched Karizma’s 210cc platform. This very platform is spawning a version of Xpulse and Xtreme as well. There is a possibility that the recently spotted test mule will be based on 210cc engine as well. More

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    4 Custom Harley-Davidson X440 Showcased At India Bike Week

    Four Custom Harley-Davidson X440 Motorcycles Showcased at India Bike WeekThe custom Harley-Davidson X440 motorcycles showcased at India Bike Week represent individual personality and expression along with tasteful modsThe newcomer to India’s classic motorcycle world is within the 300cc to 500cc segment is Harley-Davidson with X440, made and marketed in collaboration with Hero MotoCorp. Seeing how Royal Enfield is leading choice in custom motorcycle space in India, Harley-Davidson intends to flex X440’s modification potential by collaborating with renowned modders in India.Custom Harley-Davidson X440 Showcased At IBWRoyal Enfield has been known to reach out to and collaborate with renowned custom bike builders and modders across the country. This way, the custom bike space in India gets an active boost and recognition from the very OEM whose motorcycle is being modded.Now, Harley-Davidson is taking a similar approach towards custom motorcycle scene in India. To do this, Harley-Davidson has collaborated with renowned modders and custom bike builders like Rajputana Custom Motorcycle, TNT Customs, Bombay Custom Work and Old Delhi Motorcycles.Custom Harley-Davidson X440 by Rajputana Custom MotorcycleRajputana Custom MotorcycleA Flat Track Racer genre is what Rajputana Custom Motorcycle has gone for. The main highlights for this build are that fuel tank is now rounder and more classic, custom main frame and subframe, extended custom swingarm, single seat setup, custom under-seat exhaust, front beak, tidy tail section, black wire-spoke rims, knobby tyres, rear mono-shock suspension setup, larger rear disc brake, headlight delete and new Tracker fascia.Custom Harley-Davidson X440 Old Delhi MotorcyclesOld Delhi MotorcyclesWhat screams retro, more than anything else in motorcycling world, is a sidecar. This is exactly what Old Delhi Motorcycles has went with. This sidecar has a single wheel and is connected to X440’s main frame along with two hydraulic struts hinged to absorb lateral movements. There are modifications to motorcycle too, with custom seats, leather saddles, custom rear fender, and the likes.Custom Harley-Davidson X440 by TNT CustomsTNT CustomsThis is probably the coolest build based on a Harley-Davidson X440. TNT Customs has gone for a Cafe Racer appeal and it looks visually aesthetic and pleasing. Fuel tank and main frame are retained, but modified to accommodate rear mono-shock suspension setup. The rear subframe is completely custom and so is the exhaust. Single seat setup, snazzy colours, custom handlebar for Cafe Racer look, custom exhaust and balloon tyres are notable elements.Custom Harley-Davidson X440 by Bombay Custom WorkBombay Custom WorkJust like Rajputana Custom Motorcycle, Bombay Custom Work has gone with a Flat Tracker direction. Bombay Motor Work has tastefully painted X440’s frame red and played with white and black dual-tone fuel tank with gold accents. Fender delete, retro A / T tyres, headlight delete, are some of the highlights of this build.Individual expression with personalisationCustom motorcycles bring out endless personalisation options for enthusiasts. This custom motorcycle world revolves around classic motorcycle brands owing to their endless potential. Fan favourites are Royal Enfields, but Harley-Davidson is another iconic motorcycle brand with vast modification possibilities, less explored in India.The results of this collaboration are truly spectacular. Each of these modders have stuck their signature styling and have delivered a special version of Harley-Davidson X440. The results bring out an entirely different character to X440 than what Harley-Davidson originally intended. More

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    Harley-Davidson X440 Deliveries Oct 15th – Bookings Re-open Oct 16th

    Harlley-Davidson X440As opposed to introductory pricing, Harley-Davidson X440 standard pricing is Rs. 10,500 dearer (ex-sh)India is the largest market for 2W vehicles. The premium segments across multiple displacements are witnessing increased demand. Legacy brand, Harley-Davidson, has entered this space in collaboration with Hero MotoCorp and launched X440 roadster-style bike. Deliveries will commence from October 15th and bookings have been re-opened with revised pricing.Harley-Davidson X440 Deliveries October 15thHero and Harley-Davidson partnership has launched its maiden product, X440, in India on July 3rd, 2023. The roadster-styled vehicle was on offer with an introductory price ranging between Rs. 2.29 lakh and Rs. 2.69 lakh (ex-sh). Within a month, the company closed booking portal for X440 on August 3rd, 2023.Deliveries were slated for October. Now, the company has officially revealed delivery dates. Aligning with Indian festive season, Harley-Davidson will commence deliveries on first day of Navratri festival on 15th October 2023. Manufacturing has commenced at Hero MotoCorp’s Garden Factory at Neemrana, Rajasthan.Test rides for booked customers have commenced since 1st of September in a phased manner. As of now, bookings are closed and Hero and Harley intend to re-open booking window from 16th October onwards with revised pricing. The introductory price was for early bookings only which lasted for exactly a month.Harley-Davidson X440 test ridesSpecs and pricingRevised prices range between Rs. 2.4 lakh for base Denim variant, Rs. 2.6 lakh for mid-spec Vivid variant and Rs. 2.8 lakh for top-spec S variant (all prices mentioned are ex-sh). The new pricing is Rs. 10,500 more expensive than introductory prices across the variants. The 440cc engine with 27 bhp of power and 38 Nm of torque remains identical across variants.Componentry includes USD front forks, rear twin shock absorbers, option between wire-spoke and alloy wheels, a single disc brake setup at both ends and more. Features list includes LED lighting all around, a TFT instrument screen with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone compatibility.The tussle with Ultraviolette Automotive doesn’t seem to be phase Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson. Deliveries will commence from 15th October, despite the trademark ‘X440’ from Hero MotoCorp being opposed.Words from the manufacturerMr. Niranjan Gupta, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hero MotoCorp, said, “The Harley-Davidson X440 continues to create excitement across the country. While the production is in full swing at our Neemrana facility, huge number of our pre-booked customers have availed the opportunity to test ride the motorcycle.We are all geared up to add a lot of festive cheer by commencing deliveries of the Harley Davidson X440 to our customers from the first day of the Navratri. This is just the beginning in our winning the premium journey.” More

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    New Harley-Davidson Spied In Jaipur – X210 With Karizma Engine?

    New Harley-Davidson Motorcycle spiedNew Harley-Davidson X440 has been launched in India already and deliveries will commence from October 2023The iconic American brand, Harley-Davidson, has partnered with Hero MotoCorp and launched X440 roadster-style motorcycle in India. But, a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle is under testing that looks similar to X440 in design and proportions. Is this a new version of X440? Or is it something different? With a smaller engine and a lower price point, perhaps?New Harley-Davidson Spied In JaipurManufactured by Hero MotoCorp, X440 has seen good reception with decent booking numbers. But the advent of new motorcycles from legacy brands like Triumph Speed 400 makes X440’s pricing feel slightly on the higher side. Given that Harley-Davidson has a smaller X250 single-cylinder motorcycle in China, there could be a sub 300cc offering in India as well.Going by Harley and Hero’s partnership strategy, Hero’s new liquid-cooled 210cc engine seems to be the obvious choice. Looking at the test mules, we can see an identical design to Harley-Davidson X440. The same roadster vibe will be carried over. Spy shots show test mule in full camouflage to hide its identity. Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Shagun Anand for the pictures.This might prove a strategic product for Harley-Davidson considering there is a huge traction in this space. Triumph, for one, is brewing a smaller 250cc version of its recently launched Speed 400. This will bear similar design traits as Speed 400 and may take Speed 250 name. KTM and Husqvarna have been operational in this space along with Bajaj with Dominar and Pulsar ranges.Similar design as Harley-Davidson X440When launched, Harley-Davidson X210 name is likely and the motorcycle might pack a 210cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine with a 4V head. This powertrain debuted with recently launched Hero Karizma XMR 210. This engine makes 25.15 bhp of power and 20.4 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.Is this an X440 undergoing final testing phase ahead of deliveries?Considering how similar the bike in spy shots looks to recently launched Harley-Davidson X440, there is a possibility of this being an X440 test mule too. Deliveries will commence in October 2023. Ahead of deliveries, Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson might be ironing out a few final niggles. The company has chosen to camouflage this test mule despite already launching it.X440 sports an all-metal build, reminiscent of retro motorcycles. It comes equipped with a 440cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine generating 27 bhp of power and 38 Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox, USD telescopic front forks, rear dual shock absorber setup, choice between alloy and spoke wheels, and full-LED lighting are notable elements.New Harley-Davidson bike spotted near JaipurHarley-Davidson X440 features a fully digital instrument cluster that supports Bluetooth connectivity as well. This unlocks smartphone connectivity along with turn-by-turn navigation. Prices for Harley-Davidson X440 start from Rs. 2.4 lakh for base Denim trim and goes till Rs. 2.8 lakh for top-spec S trim. More

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    Ultraviolette Opposes X440 Name Trademark By Hero MotoCorp

    Harley-Davidson X 440 trademark tussle with UltravioletteThe ‘X44’ trademark by Ultraviolette Automotive was filed around two months prior to Harley-Davidson X 440 trademark filingHero MotoCorp partnered up with iconic American motorcycling giant Harley-Davidson and launched X 440. There is good reception to the bike, clocking over 25,000 bookings within weeks of launch. However, X 440 seems to have encountered a speed bump already in the form of a trademark tussle with Ultraviolette Automotive.Ultraviolette Opposes X440 Name TrademarkAccording to a recent report, Ultraviolette Automotive has raised a formal opposition against X 440 name trademark filed by Hero MotoCorp. Ultraviolette Automotive seems to be concerned over the name X 440 overlapping with one of its own name trademarks – X44.According to the report, people in the know-how have revealed that Ultraviolette has filed an opposition at the patent office against the wordmark ‘X 440’ that Hero MotoCorp used with their maiden product in partnership with Harley-Davidson. Where Ultraviolette is concerned, their opposition seems to have worked.If we take a look at Hero MotoCorp-owned X 440 trademark file, status now says ‘Opposed’. Whereas Ultraviolette’s X44 trademark file status says ‘Accepted & Advertised’. Trademark files reveal that Ultraviolette Automotive filed X44 trademark application on 27/9/22 and Hero MotoCorp filed X 440 trademark 8/11/2022.Hero MotoCorp X 440 trademark opposedWhat happens if Ultraviolette wins this legal battle?So, Ultraviolette’s trademark application is around two months older than Hero’s. If this legal tussle ends in Ultraviolette’s favour, Hero MotoCorp could lose the rights to X 440 name. Deliveries for Harley-Davidson X440 are around October 2023. Will deliveries of X 440 commence, if legalities escalate to that point by October? Only time will tell.There is a possibility of Harley-Davidson X 440 retaining its rights over X 440 word mark. This is because there is a pronounced space between the character X and 440, which Ultraviolette’s X44 trademark lacks. Also, an argument can be made by Hero regarding the fact that they already have the product on sale, whereas Ultraviolette may or may not launch a product with its trademark.Who will break the stalemate?Neither company has made any official remarks regarding this issue. It is clear that Ultraviolette had intentions of carving out a new affordable motorcycle below its F77 with the name X44 (44 is lower in value as opposed to 77). Since Ultraviolette filed its trademark before Hero MotoCorp, it might have an upper hand.Ultraviolette X44 trademarkThis incident also sheds light on Hero MotoCorp’s previous trademark tussle with Hero Electric. That was ruled in favour of Hero Electric and the issue mainly revolved around the usage of word ‘Hero’ with Hero MotoCorp’s new EV lineup. Hence ‘Vida’ brand was created.Source More

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    Harley-Davidson X440 Gets 1st Price Hike – New Prices Of All Variants

    Harley-Davidson X440 Price HikeAfter the introductory price ends tomorrow, 3rd August, Harley-Davidson X440 price will go up by Rs. 10,500 (ex-sh)Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson partnership has launched the first product X440 in India at an attractive introductory price of Rs. 2.29 lakh for base Denim trim, Rs. 2.49 lakh for mid-spec Vivid and Rs. 2.69 lakh for top-spec S trim (all prices ex-sh). Introductory prices will last till August 3rd, tomorrow. Post that, there will be an increase in price.Harley-Davidson X440 Price HikeFollowing an overwhelming response for their maiden product, X440, the company is intending to hike the prices by Rs. 10,500 (ex-sh). This price hike is across the trims. In effect, Harley-Davidson X440 price starts from Rs. 2.4 lakh for base Denim trim, Rs. 2.6 lakh for mid-spec Vivid and Rs. 2.8 lakh for top-spec S trim (all prices ex-sh).Harley-Davidson X440 deliveries commenceAfter the booking portal closes tomorrow, Harley-Davidson India will arrange test rides for customers who have booked the bike, starting from September 1st. Production will commence in September at the company’s Garden Factory in Neemrana, Rajasthan. Deliveries will commence in October 2023.Prospective buyers can book their Harley-Davidson X440 at introductory prices and avoid the price hike by placing an order by 3rd August, 2023. Also, there is no clarity as to when Harley-Davidson will commence a second booking portal as production hasn’t started and response seems to be on the higher side. The company has expressed that the scale of production will depend on response and demand. If there is demand, then there will be an escalation in production capacity.The best Roadster in its segment?Harley-Davidson is betting big on the emotional quotient that is associated with a legacy brand like itself. That said, Royal Enfield and Triumph work with a similar ethos as well. Triumph’s Speed 400 is likely to beat X440 in sales. Not only Speed 400 costs significantly less than X440, it is also delivering a better value for money proposition.Triumph offers more tech, more sophisticated engine architecture and more performance. Harley-Davidson X440 comes equipped with a single-cylinder 440cc engine capable of developing 27 bhp of power and 38 Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox is standard and Harley-Davidson promises a full metallic build like Royal Enfield. More

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    Harley-Davidson X440 Booking Window To Close On 3rd August

    Harley-Davidson X440 booking window closes on August 3rdHarley-Davidson X440: Booking Now Could Lock in the Price Before It Rides HigherWith Royal Enfield brand to take on, Harley-Davidson and Hero MotorCorp are strapped together with the launch of X440. With Nightster-inspired design, and Harley-Davidson brand value, there is a lot to like about X440. Triumph Speed 400 is yet another legacy brand offering from Bajaj-Triumph duo that crashed into Hero and Harley’s party by announcing deliveries.There is an overwhelming reception for Harley-Davidson X440 in India. Customer previews have begun and prospective buyers have till 3rd August 2023 to make a decision. This costs 5 grands. Let’s get down to finer details.Harley-Davidson X440: Test Rides and Production UpdatesThe company announced a starting price for base Denim model at Rs. 2.29 lakh (ex-sh). Top-spec S model is pricier at Rs. 2.69 lakh (ex-sh). Harley-Davidson India announced bookings on July 3rd, 2023, ensuring a long month of activity.Harley-Davidson India has planned a thorough event schedule to keep customers engaged until delivery of their prized possessions.Harley-Davidson X440 Vs Rivals ComparisonTest rides for will commence from September 1st, 2023 at a national scale. The company will commence production in September at company’s Garden Factory in Neemrana, Rajasthan state. Delivery for Harley-Davidson X440 customers will begin from October onwards.Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson are considering ramping up production line to accommodate more capacity. Level of scalability will depend on demand and purchase trends.Beat Price Hikes in the FutureWhen Harley-Davidson India commences bookings again, there is likely to be a change in pricing depending on time and input costs. Updated pricing details will be available at a later date. So, getting on the orderbook now could prove to be beneficial.Niranjan Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp said, “It is heartening to see the increasing inflow of inquiries and bookings for Harley-Davidson X440. The volume so far has surpassed our expectations and we have reached a point where we have decided to close the online booking channel temporarily.“The response is reflective of the brand love and trust that riding enthusiasts hold for Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp. As we prepare for production and deliveries of Harley-Davidson X440, we are confident of offering an exceptional riding experience to the customers with best-in-class power, performance, and value proposition.” More

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    Hero MotoCorp Trademarks Nightster 440 – Next Harley For India?

    Hero MotoCorp trademarks Nightster 440 nameBased on the new 440cc platform, Harley-Davidson Nightster 440 will borrow design cues from the larger capacity 975cc Nightster motorcycleHero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson recently launched the X440 motorcycle at a starting price of Rs 2.29 lakh. It was expected that the new single-cylinder platform would spawn multiple new models in the future. It will soon become a reality, with the Nightster 440 name trademarked by Hero MotoCorp.Hero Nightster 440 is expected to be positioned below the X440 in the company’s lineup. Being affordable, the bike can work as a viable alternative to Royal Enfield’s 350cc motorcycles. It will also challenge Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X.Design to be inspired from Harley Davidson NightsterHarley-Davidson Nightster 440 featuresAs compared to X440 that has a relaxed riding stance, Nightster 440 will have a sporty, forward riding position. With a scooped rider seat, the bike will have a lower centre of gravity. Other key highlights will include round headlamp, round bar-end mirrors, wide handlebar, a single circular instrument pod, minimalistic control buttons, sleek fuel tank, exposed twin shock absorbers at rear and broad rear fender. Nightster 440 could get a quirky exhaust pipe, similar to that of its larger capacity sibling.Nightster 440 is expected to get colour options in both matte and glossy finish. While the bike’s design can support both options, matte shades are likely to come across as more appealing. For reference, the X440 has colour options of Mustard Denim, Dark Silver, Thick Red and Matte Black. Nightster 975 has colour options of Vivid Black and Redline Red. Colour options for upcoming Nightster 440 are likely to have black and grey shades.Hero MotoCorp trademarks Nightster 440 nameFinalizing the colour options for Nightster 400 could be a bit challenging. That’s because the design has to seamlessly merge elements from both the larger capacity Nightster and the new single-cylinder platform. While the sporty bobber design looks droolworthy with a V-twin, it’s not certain how likable it will be with a single-cylinder setup.Harley-Davidson Nightster 440 performance, specsUpcoming Harley Nightster 440 will borrow much of its hardware from X440. There’s the 440cc, single cylinder, air-oil cooled engine that generates 27 bhp of peak power and 38 Nm of max torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Rated fuel efficiency is 35 kmpl, as per WMTC carbon balancing cycle testing method.While Harley-Davidson’s 440cc single-cylinder setup has better numbers than Royal Enfield’s 350cc bikes, it falls short of Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X. Triumph’s 398.15 cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine generates 40 PS and 37.5 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.In terms of hardware, Harley Nightster 440 could get conventional telescopic forks at front. This is the case with the larger capacity Nightster 975. In comparison, the X440 has 43mm KYB USD forks. Nightster will be getting options for both wire-spoke wheels and alloy wheels, as is the case with X440. Braking setup will be the same, 320 mm and 240 mm disc at front and rear, respectively. More