Harley-Davidson will this week reveal the first model in a new range of Chinese-built low-capacity motorcycles developed for global markets, dubbed X350.

While the X350 has yet to be confirmed for local showrooms, Harley-Davidson marketing manager Keith Waddell told INFO MOTO that the company is hopeful for an Australian release which will serve as a new entry-point into the brand that is both inexpensive and learner friendly.

Harley has not offered a LAMS-approved model since the popular Street 500 was discontinued in 2021.

Harley-Davidson X350

INFO MOTO understands that the Harley-Davidson X350, as well as its larger X500 sibling, will launch in the US market later this year, and may be considered for Australia in 2024.

The new H-D platform will be built as part of a joint venture with Chinese company Qianjiang, which also owns QJMotor and Benelli, among other brands.

An early rendering of the Harley-Davidson ‘HD350’.

In 2020, INFO MOTO published leaked images of an early prototype X350 (then codenamed HD350), which showed a Harley-branded low-capacity motorcycle built on the same platform as Benelli’s 302S and Qianjiang’s QJ350.

It is believed that this platform features a 353cc parallel-twin engine that generates approximately 36 horsepower.

More to come.

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