Triumph-Bajaj 400cc Bikes Made Their Global Debut; India Launch Next Month
The UK-based Triumph Motorcycles has finally unveiled the highly anticipated Speed 400 (roadster) and Scrambler 400X bikes in London. Co-developed in collaboration with Bajaj, these bikes will hit our shores on July 5.
Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X – Engine Specifications
- Powering the Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X is the new TR series 398cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC motor that makes 40PS at 8000rpm and 37.5Nm at 6500rpm, paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
- Despite being liquid cooled, it still features a few cooling fins, probably for aesthetic purposes.
- What’s more impressive is that this engine has a service interval of 16,000 kilometres.
- In terms of appearance, both motorcycles look primarily similar, featuring neo-retro styling inspired by the Speed Twin 900 and the Scrambler 900.
- Being a scram, the Scrambler 900 also sports a split seat, headlight grille, raised front fender (optional) and knuckle guards. On the other hand, the Speed 400 gets a single-piece seat and handlebar-mounted mirrors for a roadster appeal.
- The double-barrel exhausts on both bikes are also finished differently.
Underpinnings and Braking System
- The major difference between both bikes lies in their underpinnings. Each of these British motorcycles uses a distinct chassis, suspension setup, and wheels, among others.
- While the Scrambler gets a bigger 19-inch front wheel, the Speed gets a smaller 17-inch unit. The rear wheel, however, is of 17-inch in both bikes.
- The Triumph Scram comes wrapped in Metzeler Karoo Street tyres; the Speed gets more premium & sportier Metzeler Sportec M9RR rubber.
- The suspension setup on both bikes is similar, featuring a 43mm big-piston USD and a monoshock; however, the Scrambler has more suspension travel of 150mm at each end, while Speed 400 offers 140mm at the front and 130mm at the rear.
- The Scram also gets a slightly larger 320mm disc up front compared to the roadster’s 300mm unit. Both get 230mm rear at the back, assisted by dual-channel ABS (switchable in Scrambler).
- At 835mm, the scrambler’s saddle height is a bit higher compared to Speed’s 790mm.
- Both bikes have the same 13-litre fuel tank.
- Tipping the weight scale at 170kg, the Speed 400 is 9kg lighter than the Scrambler 400X.
- When it comes to features, the Triumph Scrambler and Speed 400 get all-LED lighting, a C-type USB port, switchable traction control, dual-channel ABS (switchable in Scrambler), an assist clutch, ride-by-wire technology, an immobiliser, a semi-digital instrument with a small LCD screen. Unfortunately, it misses out on Bluetooth connectivity.
Since both bikes will be locally produced, expected Triumph to price the Speed 400 from around Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Scrambler may command a slightly higher price.