Triumph Speed 400 Booking Amount Increased By Five Times
In a surprising move, Triumph India has increased the booking amount of the recently launched Speed 400 from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000, five times more than before.
Here’s Probably Why?
- Triumph India has already received more than 10,000 orders for the Speed 400, and so we believe the increase in the booking amount is to curb the pace of bookings and streamline the delivery process.
- The Speed 400, along with its scram version, the Scrambler 400X (when it will be launched in October), will be manufactured at Bajaj’s new plant in Chakan, Pune (called Chakan 2.0), which has a monthly production capacity of approximately 5,000 units.
- And since Triumph currently has 15 dealerships across the country, the bikemaker doesn’t want excess inventory.
- This seems a savvy move by Triumph as the bikemaker wants to prevent delivery bottlenecks. They aim to manage the delivery process smoothly and efficiently.
- As the number of sales touchpoints will increase in future (expected to be 100 by March 2024), smooth delivery timelines are anticipated.
Triumph Speed 400 – Quick Overview
- The Triumph Speed 400 is a neo-retro-styled roadster that is based on a hybrid spine/perimeter, tubular steel frame with a bolt-on rear subframe, suspended on 43mm upside-down forks up front and pre-load adjustment gas monoshock at the rear.
- Powering this British roadster is a 398.15cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 40PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 37.5Nm of peak twist at 6,500 rpm. It has a service interval of 16,000 kms.
- It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission with a slip-&-assist clutch.
- For rider’s comfort and safety, Triumph has loaded the Speed 400 with tons of necessities, such as ride-by-wire technology, dual-channel ABS, a switchable traction control system, an all-LED lighting system, a C-type USB charging port, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. Unfortunately, it skips smartphone connectivity support.
- The Triumph Speed 400 competes in the mid-capacity streetfighter category, where it faces competition from the likes of the Honda CB300R, KTM 390 Duke, BMW G 310 R, and the Zontes GK350.
- By October this year, Triumph will introduce its scram version called “Scrambler 400X”. The off-road-enabled bike will boast significant distinct features that set it apart from the Speed 400. Here are all the exciting details.