Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X unveiled
The much-awaited Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X are here. The bikes share a 398cc single-cylinder engine producing 39.5bhp and 37.5Nm of torque. While the Speed 400 is more city-focused, the Scrambler 400X has been designed to be more offroad capable and gets switchable ABS. Triumph is also offering a host of accessories with these bikes.
Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X design
The design is inspired by bigger Triumph bikes. The tank has a sculpted design with knee indents and has a 13-litre fuel capacity. The traditional Triumph black powder-coated engine casings are seen here as well, along with gold anodised forks. The bikes come with a finned cylinder head and an upswept exhaust. Each bike comes with three dual-tone paint options, with the Speed 400 getting red, black, and blue colour options, and the Scrambler 400X getting green/white, red/black and black/silver options. In addition to the standard equipment, Triumph is offering 25 additional optional accessories.
Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X engine
The bikes share a liquid-cooled 398cc DOHC single-cylinder engine producing 39.5bhp and 37.5Nm of torque and Triumph claims that this engine exceeds Euro 5 emission norms. Furthermore, the bikes get a wet, multi-plate clutch and a six-speed gearbox.
Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X chassis
Both models differ in their chassis setup. They come with a new frame, bolt-on rear subframe and cast-aluminium swingarm. The suspension setup also differs on the bikes due to them being made for different use cases. Both bikes get 43mm upside-down big-piston forks and a gas-charged monoshock rear suspension unit with an external reservoir and pre-load adjustment.
Triumph Speed 400
The Speed version comes with 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. Both bikes get a 230mm rear disc.
Triumph Scrambler 400X
Compared to the Speed 400, the Scrambler gets a taller seat height of 835mm and is also a bit heavier at 179kg owing to the additional equipment. Triumph has fitted the Scrambler with offroad-specific elements such as handguards, a handlebar brace, and a longer front mudguard along with a protective grill for the headlight, radiator and sump. It also gets a longer wheelbase and longer travel suspension with 150mm for the front and rear. The bike also gets a wider handlebar. The front wheel is also larger at 19 inches. Additionally, the bike gets a larger cast steel brake pedal and high-grip foot pegs that are positioned lower and wider. The front 320mm disc is also larger compared to the Speed 400.
Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X features
Triumph has made sure of supplying these bikes with all the necessary features available in the market. The bikes get ride-by-wire throttle and traction control which can be switched off if the rider wants. The dual-channel ABS is standard and can be switched off on the Scrambler to support offroad riding. In addition, the bikes also get a torque-assist clutch, USB-C charging port and LED headlights which have Triumph’s signature DRL. The instrument cluster is a combination of analogue and digital and shows all the important details like the fuel range, gear indicator and heated grip indicator (available as an option). You can control the screen with buttons mounted on the handlebar.
In terms of safety, both bikes come equipped with an anti-theft immobiliser as standard with a transponder chip integrated into the ignition key, ensuring only the owner can start the engine.
Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X price and rivals
While prices haven’t been announced yet, Triumph is claiming that they will be competitively priced. Triumph however has informed us that both models will launch in India on July 5th and will go on sale in other markets by the end of the year. Triumph claims a 16,000Km service interval with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty. Rivals are plenty for both these bikes like the BMW G 310 R, KTM Duke 390, and Bajaj’s very own Dominar 400. The upcoming Harley Davidson X440 is also going to rival the Speed 400.