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Triumph launches the Speed 400 & Scrambler 400X

The Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X, two of the most eagerly awaited bikes of the year, were unveiled today in India by Triumph in conglomoration with Bajaj Auto. These bikes will be produced by Bajaj Auto in the Indian state of Maharashtra after being originally exhibited in London, UK, last month. The sleek designs of the two motorcycles, which were co-developed with Bajaj, are inspired by the Speed Twin and Scrambler lineup. Both versions share the same chassis and are built on a brand-new platform that is driven by a single-cylinder engine with liquid cooling.

The Scrambler 400 X takes its tough design cues from the Scrambler 900 and 1200, with an off-road pedigree that dates back to the first factory Scramblers of the 1950s. Both the Speed 400 roadster and the Scrambler 400 X are born into an unrivaled bloodline. The Speed 400 roadster joins Triumph's most successful modern classic line-up, the Speed Twin 900 and 1200.

These new models, built from the bottom up with an entirely new single engine platform at its core, are intended to provide riders of all ages and skill levels with a thrilling, nimble, and self-assured ride.

To put it mildly, the freshly released Triumph motorcycles have an attractive aesthetic. An updated exhaust system, all-terrain tires, and detachable seats are included with the Scrambler 400X. The sizes of the two motorcycles differ greatly from one another. In comparison to the Speed 400, the Scrambler 400X has a larger wheelbase, measuring 1,418mm as opposed to 1,377mm.

The new TR-series engine from Triumph is installed in both motorcycles. The liquid-cooling engine has a double overhead camshaft setup with a 398cc displacement. The power ratings of this most recent engine, which is connected to a 6-speed gearbox and was also produced by India Bajaj, are comparable to those of the KTM 390s. A four-valve, DOHC cylinder head and a crankshaft that has been properly balanced and weighted to maximize inertia for low-speed rideability are among the technical features. The capacity-defying performance of this free-revving but tractable engine also benefits from a finger-follower valvetrain with a reduced reciprocating mass and friction-reducing DLC coatings.

The six-speed transmission provides quick, accurate gear selection with evenly spaced ratios to maximize the potential of this charismatic and torque-rich engine.

Although the Speed 400 has a comparatively low price of Rs 2,33,000, the appearance looks to scream quality. The manufacturers have not yet disclosed the Scrambler 400X's price. Both motorcycles include digital analog screens that can have heated grips. The gearbox has a clutch assist and slipper system. Full LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a ride-by-wire throttle, a switchable traction control system, dual-channel ABS, and an anti-theft immobilizer are among the features shared by both motorcycles. In comparison to competitors like the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250, BMW G 310 R, Zontes GK350, KTM 390 Duke, Honda CB300R, and Honda CB350RS, these bikes are predicted to have an edge.

These affordable new models offer incredible value for the money and introduce a new generation of Triumph riders to Triumph's renowned style, quality, and performance. They also have class-leading capability, rider-focused technology, category-leading quality and detail, a high level of standard specification, long service intervals, and a comprehensive warranty.

Key features of this all-new engine include:

  • Class-leading 40 PS peak power and 37.5 Nm peak torque

  • Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, exceeds Euro 5 emissions

  • Concealed liquid-cooling and machined cooling fins

  • Trademark black powder-coated engine casings

  • Characterful, compelling and responsive power delivery

  • Evocative, rich and distinctive exhaust note

  • Six-speed gearbox


Specification highlights include:

  • A high level of rider-focused technology to enhance performance and safety

  • Ride-by-wire throttle for enhance rideability, safety and control

  • Switchable Traction Control on both Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X

  • Dual-channel ABS (switchable on Scrambler 400 X for off-road use)

  • Torque-assist clutch

  • Stylish new dual format instruments

  • All-LED lighting

  • Immobiliser





Speed 400

Scrambler 400 X



Liquid-cooled, 4 valve, DOHC, single-cylinder


398.15 cc


89.0 mm


64.0 mm



Maximum Power

40 PS / 39.5 bhp (29.4 kW) @ 8,000 rpm

Maximum Torque

37.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

Fuel System

Bosch electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control


Stainless twin-skin header system with stainless steel silencer

Final Drive

X-ring chain


Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist






Hybrid spine/perimeter, tubular steel, bolt-on rear subframe


Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 10 spoke, 17 x 3 in

Cast aluminium alloy 10 spoke, 19 x 2.5 in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 10 spoke, 17 x 4 in

Cast aluminium alloy 10 spoke, 17 x 3.5 in


Metzeler Sportec M9RR

Metzeler Karoo Street

Front Tyre Size

110/70 R17

100/90 R19

Rear Tyre Size

150/60 R17

140/80 R17

Front Suspension

43mm upside down Big Piston forks.
140mm wheel travel

43mm upside down Big Piston forks.
150mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Gas monoshock RSU with external reservoir and pre-load adjustment.
130mm wheel travel

Gas monoshock RSU with external reservoir and pre-load adjustment.
150mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

300mm fixed disc,
four-piston radial caliper, ABS

320mm fixed disc,
four-piston radial caliper, ABS

Rear Brakes

230mm fixed disc, floating caliper, ABS

230mm fixed disc, floating caliper, ABS


Analogue speedometer with integrated multi-function LCD screen




2056 mm

2117 mm

Width (Handlebars)

795 mm

825 mm

Height (Without Mirrors)

1075 mm


TopGear Magazine June 2024