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The Collaboration Between Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp

The partnership between Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp resulted in the creation of the Harley-Davidson X440, a small-displacement road bike specifically designed for the Indian market. While the X440 has not been introduced in any other markets yet, it has gained global attention as Harley-Davidson's first venture into the entry-level segment and the only modern single-cylinder model to feature the Bar and Shield emblem.

Hero MotoCorp, a major motorcycle manufacturer in India, was responsible for developing and producing the X440. With expertise in producing workhorse and commuter models with single-cylinder engines, Hero was well-equipped to design the X440, which quickly became popular upon its release.

Following the launch of a model in a strategic partnership, it is common to see a similar model branded by the other party. This trend has been observed with other collaborations like BMW and TVS, as well as KTM and CFMoto. Similarly, Hero MotoCorp introduced the Mavrick 440 on January 23, 2024, as its version of the Harley-Davidson X440.

The Hero Mavrick 440

The Mavrick 440, based on the same technical platform as the X440, features a different styling approach by Hero. While the Harley X440 embraces retro styling reminiscent of the Sportster, the Mavrick 440 combines sporty elements with neo-retro design, drawing inspiration from scrambler and cafe-racer styles.

Equipped with a TorqX 440cc single-cylinder engine producing 27 horsepower and 26.5 pound-feet of torque, the Mavrick 440 offers a punchy performance suitable for Indian roads. The bike's design and engine configuration prioritize ease of use and fuel efficiency, making it ideal for cruising and city riding.

Specifications of the Mavrick 440

  • Engine: 440cc air- and oil-cooled single-cylinder TorqX
  • Horsepower: 27 hp at 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 26.5 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5 liters (3.5 gallons)

Price and Trim Levels

The Hero Mavrick 440 is offered in three trim levels with varying features and color options:

  1. Base Model: Rs 199,000 ($2,397 USD) - Spoked wheels, Arctic White color
  2. Mid Option: Rs 214,000 ($2,578 USD) - Alloy wheels, Fearless Red and Celestial Blue colors
  3. Top Variant: Rs 224,000 ($2,699 USD) - Two-tone alloy wheels, Phantom Black and Enigma Black colors

Compared to the Harley-Davidson X440, the Mavrick 440 is priced more affordably, making it a competitive option in the Indian market. The pricing strategy reflects the price sensitivity of Indian consumers and may influence purchasing decisions in favor of Hero MotoCorp.