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Triumph Speed 400 vs Scrambler 400X – Difference Explained

The highly anticipated Triumph Speed 400 roadster and the Scrambler 400X have recently made their global debut, with their India launch scheduled for July 5. Both motorcycles have been co-developed with Bajaj Auto. While the two bikes share certain similarities, they possess distinct characteristics that set them apart from each other.

Suspension System

  • While both the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X get 43mm golden-coloured upside-down (USD) forks and preload-adjustable gas-charged mono shocks at the rear, their suspension travels differ from each other.
  • Since the Speed 400 is designed for on-road riding with a focus on comfort & high-speed stability, the Speed 400 has a shorter suspension travel of 140mm upfront and 130mm at the rear. On the other hand, the Scrambler 400X gets 150mm wheel travel at both ends to handle rough terrains and absorb impacts.

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Triumph Scrambler 400 and Speed 400

Braking System

  • The Triumph Scrambler 400X gets a larger 320mm unit up front, providing enhanced stopping power. In contrast, the Speed 400 is equipped with a 300mm front disc brake.
  • At the rear, both models share the same 230mm disc, assisted by dual-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS).
  • Being a versatile off-road motorcycle, the ABS can be switched off in Scram for off-road use.
Triumph Scrambler 400X price

Wheel Size and Tyres

  • Despite their diverse nature, the Triumph Scrambler 400X and Speed 400 get identical 10-spoke cast aluminium alloys. However, the Speed 400 gets 17-inch alloys with road-oriented Metzeler Sportec M9RR tyres, whereas the Scrambler gets a bigger 19-inch front and the smaller 17-inch rear unit, shod with Metzeler Karoo Street tyres for optimum traction on both on and off-road surfaces.

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ParametersScrambler 400XSpeed 400
Width Handlebars901 mm814 mm
Height (w/o mirrors)1169 mm1084 mm
Seat Height835 mm790 mm
Wheelbase1418 mm1377 mm
Rake23.2 º24.6 º
Trail108 mm102 mm
Tank Capacity13 L13 L
Wet Weight185 kg
(UK Spec version weighs 179kg)
176 kg
(UK Spec version weighs 170kg)
Ground Clearance195 mm158 mm
  • The Scrambler 400X has a taller seat height of 1418mm, whereas the Speed 400 has a more accessible saddle height of 790mm, making it more suitable for riders with short heights.
  • The Scram also has a longer wheelbase and a heavier weight compared to its counterpart.
Triumph Speed 400 price

Design, Colour Options and Features

  • Design-wise, both the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X look largely similar, featuring a neo-retro styling with a round headlamp, a beautifully sculpted fuel tank and golden finishing on the USD fork. However, the Scram distinct itself with different body graphics, a headlight grille, knuckle guards, a padded handlebar brace, an optional raised fender, and double-stacked exhausts. 
  • Triumph has offered the 400X Matt Khaki Green & Fusion White, Carnival Red & Phantom Black, and Phantom Black & Silver colour options. On the other hand, the Speed 400 gets three colour options: Caspian Blue, Carnival Red, and Phantom Black. 
  • When it comes to features, both motorcycles get all-LED lighting, ride-by-wire throttle technology, a semi-digital instrument console with an LCD rider’s display, switchable traction control, and switchable ABS (limited to the Scrambler 400X).

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