– New Hero 440cc bike launch by March 2024
– Will be positioned as a power roadster
– Likely to be priced under Rs. 2 lakh
Hero MotoCorp will launch its first 440cc motorcycle by March 2024. This new motorcycle is based on the Harley-Davidson X440 and will be sold alongside it at their new premium showrooms.
This upcoming motorcycle will be positioned as a power roadster with some design inspiration from the famous Yamaha MT 01. The idea behind this motorcycle is to cater to a set of buyers who want a macho look but, at the same time, need a commanding riding position and comfortable ergonomics.
While this motorcycle will be built around the same chassis and engine as seen on the X440, the sub-frame will differ. The overall styling aesthetics of this Hero are part of the brand’s new design language. In terms of performance, this new Hero will also be powered by the same 440cc, single-cylinder, oil and air-cooled engine. This motor makes 27bhp at 6,000rpm and 38Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The gear ratios on the Hero are likely to be different to suit the nature of the motorcycle.
Earlier, there were discussions to launch this 440cc motorcycle under the Xtreme brand, but the brand is considering launching it under a new name. This bike will debut by March 2024 and will likely have a sub-Rs. 2 lakh (ex-showroom) price tag.