Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: price, specifications compared

The Harley X440 is the most torquey single-cylinder bike currently made in India.

Published On Jul 04, 2023 02:21:00 PM


Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: price, specifications compared

The much-awaited Harley-Davidson X440 has finally been launched and we stack it up against its mainstream rivals to see how it fares on paper. 

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Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: engine & output

Engine & output
HD X440RE Classic 350Honda H’ness CB350Yezdi Roadster
EngineAir/oil-cooled, 440cc, single-cylAir-cooled, 349cc, single-cylAir-cooled, 348cc, single-cylLiquid-cooled, 334cc, single-cyl
Power27hp at 6,000rpm20hp at 6,100rpm21hp at 5,500rpm29.5hp
Power-to-weight ratio141.7hp/tonne102.5hp/tonne116hp/tonne152hp/tonne
Torque38Nm at 4,000rpm27Nm at 4,000rpm30Nm at 3,000rpm28.95Nm
Torque-to-weight ratio199.5Nm/tonne138.4Nm/tonne165.7Nm/tonne149.2Nm/tonne

The core focus of most Harley V-Twin engines has been to make torque so its no surprise that the smaller X440 also goes down a similar path. The 2-valve mill powering the X440 is by far the torquiest engine here and its also the only air/oil-cooled bike here to have a 6-speed gearbox. Despite having the smallest engine here the Yezdi Roadster is the most powerful owing to its modern architecture and liquid-cooling.  

Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: weight & dimensions

Weight & dimensions
HD X440RE Classic 350Honda H'ness CB350Yezdi Roadster
Kerb Weight190.5kg195kg181kg194kg
Seat height805mm805mm800mm790mm
Fuel capacity13.5 litres13 litres15 litres12.5 litres
Ground clearance170mm170mm166mmNA

Except the Honda H’ness CB350, the X440 is lighter than all the other machines on this list and seat height too is set at a very manageable 805mm. This should help the X440 be unintimidating to newer as well as shorter statured riders. Keeping our road conditions in mind, ground clearance on the X440 is a substantial 170mm. 

Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: suspension & brakes

Suspension & brakes
HD X440RE Classic 350Honda H'ness CB350Yezdi Roadster
Suspension (f)USD forkTelescopic forkTelescopic forkTelescopic fork
Suspension (r)Twin shock absorbersTwin shock absorbersTwin shock absorbersTwin shock absorbers
Brakes (f)320mm disc300mm disc310mm disc300mm disc
Brakes (r)240mm disc270mm disc/153mm drum240mm disc240mm disc
Tyres (f)100/90-18100/90-19100/90-19100/90-18
Tyres (r)140/70-17120/80-18130/70-18130/70-18

The X440 is the only bike here to feature a USD fork, courtesy of KYB and it also has the largest front disc here, at 320mm. It also has the fattest rear tyre and also debuts new MRF rubber, called the Zapper Hyke, which looks very similar to the Pirelli Phantom SportsComp. Of all the bikes here, the Classic 350 is the only bike to offer a rear drum brake on the lower Halcyon and Redditch variants.  

Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: features

The top-spec S variant of the X440 packs in a TFT dash with Bluetooth connectivity which brings in navigation controls and notification alerts. This variant also gets premium fit and finish touches such as diamond-cut alloy wheels, machined finishes on the engine's cooling fins and 3D badging. The entry-level Denim and the mid-spec Vivid variants also come with the same 3.5-inch TFT dash, sans the connectivity features. The Denim variant is also the only one to run on wire-spoke rims.  

Harley-Davidson X440 vs rivals: price

HD X440RE Classic 350Honda H'ness CB350Yezdi Roadster
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)Rs 2.29 lakh – Rs 2.69 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, India)Rs 1.93 lakh – Rs 2.21 lakhRs 2.09 lakh – Rs 2.15 lakhRs 2.06 lakh – Rs 2.12 lakh

With the X440, both Hero and Harley are keen to tap into the sub-500cc space, which has been unquestionably dominated by Royal Enfield. The X440 is priced roughly Rs 35,000 more than the Classic 350 variant for variant but it also packs in a fair bit of kit for the price. No other bike in this segment has a TFT dash or a USD fork, not to mention the coveted brand value the Harley badge brings with it. Even the base Denim variant, which is roughly Rs 8,000 more than the top-spec Classic 350, packs in a TFT dash, USD fork, all-LED lighting and even basic Bluetooth connectivity. Our review of the Harley-Davidson X440 will be dropping soon so make sure to watch this space.

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