Triumph Speed 400 takes its inspiration from the Speed Twin 900
Triumph Speed 400 takes its inspiration from the Speed Twin 900Triumph

Triumph Speed 400 launched at an introductory price of ₹ 2.23 lakh

The entry level Triumph is made in collaboration with Bajaj and will take on the recently launched Harley Davidson X440

The much-awaited Triumph Speed 400 has been launched at a price of ₹2.23 lakh ex-showroom. The motorcycle is powered by a 398cc single-cylinder engine producing 39.5bhp and 37.5Nm of torque. Triumph's entry level Speed 400 naked roadster is now available, while the off-road focused Scrambler 400X will be launched in October.

Triumph Speed 400 design

The Speed 400’s design is inspired by Triumph’s larger modern classic bikes. The tank has a sculpted design with knee indents and has a 13-litre fuel capacity. The traditional Triumph triangular engine casings are powder-coated in black and the front forks are anodised in gold. The faux engine cooling fins are machined silver and the bikes get an upswept exhaust. The Speed 400 comes in black, red or blue dual-tone paint schemes with a prominent Triumph tank graphic. Triumph is offering 25 additional optional accessories to customise your ride.

The tank features rubber grip pads and bold Triumph graphics
The tank features rubber grip pads and bold Triumph graphicsTriumph

Triumph Speed 400 engine

Triumph's entry level bike gets an all new fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 398cc DOHC single-cylinder engine producing 39.5bhp and 37.5Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a wet, multiplate clutch. Triumph claims that this engine exceeds Euro 5 emission norms. 

The 398cc engine sings through an upswept exhaust
The 398cc engine sings through an upswept exhaust Triumph

Triumph Speed 400 chassis

The Speed 400 comes with a new frame, bolt-on rear subframe and cast-aluminium swingarm. The bike is suspended by 43mm upside-down big-piston forks in the front and a gas-charged monoshock with an external reservoir and preload adjustment in the rear. It has a seat height of 790mm and a wet weight of 170kg. The bike gets 140mm wheel travel for the front, and 130mm travel for the rear. The front wheel is 17 inches and it gets four-piston radial front brakes with a 300mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc.

The 17-Inch front wheel on the Speed 400 should give it sharper handling than its scrambler sibling
The 17-Inch front wheel on the Speed 400 should give it sharper handling than its scrambler sibling Triumph

Triumph Speed 400 features

The Speed 400 has ride-by-wire throttle and traction control, which may be turned off if desired. The dual-channel ABS is standard and it also features a torque-assist clutch, a USB-C charging connector, and a LED headlight with Triumph's distinctive DRL. The instrument cluster is a combination of analogue and digital which displays vital information like the fuel range, gear indicator and heated grip indicator (available as an option). The digital screen is controlled by toggle switches mounted on the handlebar. The Speed 400 is also equipped with an anti-theft immobiliser as standard with a transponder chip embedded in the ignition key, ensuring only the owner can start the engine.

The digital display houses the tach, fuel gauge and gear indicator
The digital display houses the tach, fuel gauge and gear indicator Triumph

Triumph Speed 400 price and rivals

The Speed 400 has been launched at an introductory price of ₹2.23 lakh for the first 10,000 bookings. Subsequent bookings will be priced at ₹2.33 lakh ex-showroom. The Speed 400 will compete with the new Harley Davidson X440 as well as established rivals like Royal Enfield’s 350cc range, the BMW G 310 R, KTM Duke 390, and Bajaj’s very own Dominar 400.  Triumph is offering a two-year unlimited mileage warranty and a 16,000km service interval to reduce ownership costs.

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