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After a grand unveil at the Hero World 2024, the Mavrick 440 has been launched in India. The roadster will be available in three variants: Base (Rs 1.19 lakh), Mid (Rs 2.14 lakh) and Top (Rs 2.24 lakh), all ex-showroom. While the bookings open today, deliveries are slated to commence April 15 onwards.

The Hero Mavrick 440 is the Indian marque’s version of the Harley-Davidson X440, but there are a bunch of changes differentiating Hero’s bike. For starters, the Mavrick gets telescopic forks and hydraulic dual shocks while the X440 sports a USD fork and gas-charged dual-shock setup. Other changes include a 17-inch front wheel instead of the 18-inch unit which should aid handling.

Interestingly, even though both the bikes share the same 440cc single-cylinder air-/oil-cooled engine, the Mavrick makes 27 bhp and 3.67 kgm — 0.2 kgm less than the Harley. Hero claims that 90 per cent of this torque is accessible from as low as 2,000 rpm.

What distinguishes the three variants are the paint schemes, choice of wheels: wire-spoke rims for the base, black alloys for the mid, and metal-finished units for the top variant. There are a few more aesthetic differences and of course, the top trim is the only one with Bluetooth connectivity.

At Rs 1.99 lakh, the Hero Mavrick is the most affordable 400cc motorcycle in the Indian market at the moment. For anyone looking for a retro-styled 400cc bike, other options are the Triumph Speed 400, Harley-Davidson X440 and the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401.