Is Harley-Davidson working on a Nightster 440?

    Hot on the heels of the launch of the Harley-Davidson X440, Hero has now trademarked the Nightster 440 name tag in India.

    Published On Jul 24, 2023 12:48:00 PM


    Is Harley-Davidson working on a Nightster 440?
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    Harley-Davidson’s new 440cc platform was never going to be limited to just the impressive X440 roadster that it debuted with. We already know that Hero’s own bike powered by this motor will arrive next year, and now, there are clues about what Harley’s second 440cc bike will be. Hero MotoCorp has filed a trademark for the Nightster 440 nametag in India, suggesting that it could be used on Harley’s next.


    The Nightster moniker isn’t new to Harley-Davidson – the Milwaukee Giant already offers a larger liquid-cooled Nightster powered by a 975cc liquid-cooled V-twin that’s derived from the Pan America’s 1,250cc mill. This bike sits under Harley’s ‘Sport’ line-up, along with the Sportster. And so, if Hero and Harley decide to build a Nightster 440, it is likely to be a sportier motorcycle than the X440.

    The upcoming Nightster 440 could derive styling cues from the larger 975cc Nightster.


    Differentiating factors are likely to be seating position and perhaps some chassis tweaks – our brief first experience with the X440 revealed that it runs out of cornering clearance rather quickly. As for the air- and oil-cooled 440cc engine, it’s expected to remain largely the same. Perhaps, Hero might play around with the state-of-tune and gearing to offer a slightly more engaging experience to go with the sportier nature of the bike.

    Also See:

    Harley-Davidson X 440 image gallery

    Hero premium bikes in the works; to be sold via separate outlets

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