Hero Mavrick 440 real world fuel economy tested, explained

Hero Mavrick 440, mileage, details
The Mavrick 440, a result of Hero's collaboration with Harley Davidson, stands as their most premium offering. It has the largest capacity of any Hero motorcycle and the highest performance figures so far. Sharing its motor with the Harley Davidson X440, we were eager to see how it would perform in our test cycle. Here's what we discovered.

Hero Mavrick 440 real world efficiency

As usual, we start by filling the Mavrick 440’s fuel tank and riding it for about 60km on the highway, cruising at around 80kph (the speed limit on the highway stretch where we conduct these tests) in 6th gear. Once again, we tank up to the brim at the end of our test, where the Mavrick 440 needed 1.53 litres of fuel. It also scored a highway efficiency figure of 39.2kpl, which is considerably better than the Harley X440 which returned 31.81kpl in our tests. 
Later, we headed into Mumbai, where we rode the Mavrick 440 through mixed traffic conditions for 50km. At the end of our run the Mavrick 440 scored a city efficiency figure of 31.71kpl, which is slightly higher than its American counterpart’s 29.43kpl.

Hero Mavrick 440 fuel efficiency analysis


The Hero Mavrick 440 is powered by a 440cc single-cylinder motor that packs a healthy dose of torque across its rev range. This motor's widespread torque makes it quite tractable and easy to use in most scenarios. Our reference point is the Harley Davidson X440's engine, which has different engine tuning, 2Nm more torque and different gearing as well thanks to the Hero’s smaller 17-inch wheels. The Hero also weighs around 8kg less than the Harley. Nevertheless, the difference between the Hero and the Harley was larger than we expected so we tested the Mavrick twice on the highway, with both runs returning similar results.

Autocar India's fuel efficiency testing

Our fuel efficiency testing routine begins by filling the tank to its brim and ensuring the bike's tyre pressures match the manufacturer's recommendations. The bike is then ridden on predetermined city and highway routes, maintaining average speeds that closely mimic real-world conditions. The weight is kept constant by balancing rider weights and ballast to ensure consistent data across different motorcycles and riders. At the end of the run, the fuel tank is refilled to the same point, allowing us to measure the consumption against the trip metre reading.

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