The global unveiling of both motorcycles received tremendous attention and response across India. The bikes are developed in collaboration with Bajaj Auto and will be manufactured in the Chakan plant near Pune. However, the selling point and dealership network for this bike's sales are still unclear. But I assume the British brand will ramp up its dealer network and sell the bikes via its own network. All these things will clear out in the future, but for now, you need to know about the bikes itself.
The design language of both bikes is different, wherein the Speed 400 has a roadster design, and Scrambler 400X, as the name suggests, is more akin towards soft-roading and commuting. The chassis is built of tubular steel and Triumph describes it a hybrid perimeter frame. Both bikes get different hardware, wherein the Speed 400 gets 17-inch wheels with Metzeler Sportec M9RR tyres, and Scrambler 400X gets 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels with Metzeler Karoo Street tyres. Well, we must wait and watch which tyres these bikes will come fitted with for the Indian market.
The suspension setup on Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X is the same, but there is a marginal difference between how they perform because of the difference in suspension travel. The Scrambler gets slightly more suspension travel than the Speed 400. The Scrambler gets 150mm of travel at each end, while the Speed 400 gets 140mm at the front and 130mm at the rear. On the braking front, Scrambler gets a 320mm single disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear, whereas Speed 400 comes with a 300mm front disc and 230mm rear disc. The seat height of Scrambler 400 X is 835mm, whereas the seat height of Speed 400 is 790mm. Scrambler 400X weighs 179kg; on the other hand, Speed 400 weighs just 170kg. The design language of the Speed 400 resembles Speed Twin 900, whereas Scrambler 400 X resembles the Scrambler 900.
Both bikes get the same 398cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which Triumph calls the TR-series engine. The power output from the engine is appreciable 40hp at 8,000rpm and 37.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is ground-built and has no relation with KTM 390 or Bajaj Dominar 400.
Triumph-Bajaj will launch the Speed 400 model first and later Scrambler 400X. The launch date is expected to be on July 5. Regarding pricing, the Speed 400 is expected to be priced under 3 lakhs, whereas Scrambler 400X would be priced at around 3.5 lakhs.