Harley-Davidson HD400 India-spec: First Glimpse, Launch Soon
Article by Drivio | 6th Apr 23
Christened the HD4XX, this India-bound Harley-Davidson single-cylinder bike will be given an extremely aggressive price tag.
- The 400cc air- and oil-cooled engine will be making around 30PS.
- Underpinnings include an inverted fork and dual shock absorbers at the rear.
- We think the bike could be priced under the Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.
Images of another small-capacity Harley-Davidson have leaked online. This comes after the debut of the QJ Motor-developed Harley-Davidson X 350. This one, on the other hand, was developed in collaboration with Indian two-wheeler behemoth Hero MotoCorp and is set to debut in July 2023.
At its heart will be a 400cc air- and oil-cooled engine with around 30PS on tap. Despite the fact that this Harley-Davidson bike has roadster styling similar to the X 350, which was inspired by the XR1200X, there are significant differences between the two.
What Harley-Davidson HD400 feature-list consists?
The Hero MotoCorp-built motorcycle has a one-of-a-kind LED headlight with a Harley-Davidson-branded DRL bar. There's also a TFT console that looks minimalist and crisp and includes basic information like a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge.
The underpinnings of this Harley-Davidson include a USD fork and gas-charged dual shock absorber setup, with axial ByBre callipers handling braking duties. Surprisingly, the bike uses the same CEAT Zoom Cruz tyres as the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. The front tyre is likely a 100/90 with an 18-inch alloy, while the rear is a 140/70-17.
What is the Harley-Davidson HD400 price?
According to the images, the upcoming Harley-Davidson HD400 is production-ready and may be in the final stages of testing. While the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, Yezdi Roadster, Jawa 42 2.1, and the Honda CB350RS are the closest competitors to this roadster, we expect the HD400 to cost between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 2.70 lakh (ex-showroom). This price tag will put it closer to the KTM 250 Duke and the Honda CB300R.
Harley-Davidson will benefit greatly from its partnership with Hero MotoCorp, and the bike maker will be able to price the bike very competitively due to the heavy localisation.