The latter confirmed our suspicions that Harley-Davidson would soon have a hand in the happy herd variants to carry the original X440 platform; what we did NOT consider, as Enrico Punsalang from RideApart reminds us, is the habit of brands doing a “dual bike reveal.”
In other words, this “Mavrick” will be Hero’s version of the X440 – a motorcycle that will straddle more of the “Hero” line than even Harley’s X440.
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On top of all of the above, Enrico tells us that Hero’s filed for an additional machine, called the “Hurikan 440;” the pipeline is silent on this particular model, so for now, we’ll focus on the Mavrick.
Hero Motocorp’s coverage of this “Mavrick” doesn’t give away much, but we can assume that the same power platform will be used for this bike as was used in the Harley X440; as such, fuel economy will likely remain around 35 km/l (it’ll be worse if this new bike is heavier than 400lbs).
The power specs will likely also be similar; as such, Hero’s Mavrick will show off an air-oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine capable of ~27hp @ 6000rpm and ~28lb-ft (38Nm) of yank @ 4000rpm (via Harley-Davidson).