Triumph Speed 400 Launched In India At A Killer Price

  • Jul 5, 2023
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Scrambler 400 X have been unveiled in India, but the pricing will be revealed later

To shake up things in the sub-500cc segment, Triumph has launched the Speed 400 and unveiled the Scrambler 400 X in India. Both bikes are built in collaboration with Bajaj, and the Speed 400 is the most affordable Triumph bike in India.

What’s The Price? Who Are Its Rivals?

The Speed 400 roadster comes with a sticker price of Rs 2,33,000, ex-showroom Delhi. This pricing is astonishingly affordable for what's on offer. Interestingly, the bike will be priced at Rs 2,23,000 for the first 10,000 bookings.

Both rival the likes of the KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2,97,475), Honda CB300R (Rs 2,77,267), BMW G 310 R (Rs 2,85,000), Zontes GK350 (Rs 3,37,000), Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 (Rs 2,25,153), Yezdi Scrambler (Rs 2,09,900), and the Royal Enfield Scram 411 (Rs 2,06,394), all ex-showroom prices. The bike undercuts most of its rivals by a whopping margin. The two offerings offer incredible performance figures, premium components and of course, the bragging rights of a Triumph.

What’s New?

  • Both bikes sport a muscular design language with clean neo-retro styling elements with a circular headlight, rear view mirrors and a fuel tank that is classy and compact.

  • The colours and graphics are quite sporty as well, and give off a pretty premium appeal to the bikes.

  • While the roadster looks classy, the Scrambler 400 X looks more rugged, but not as aggressive as a full-fledged scrambler.

  • Powering both bikes is a brand new single-cylinder liquid-cooled 398cc engine making 40PS and 37.5Nm. Sounds like an incredible performance is certain.

  • The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. 

  • It comes equipped with rider aids including ride by wire, switchable traction control and dual channel ABS. The ABS can be turned off on the Scrambler 400 X for sliding.

  • Suspension duties are handled by a 43mm big piston USD fork and a preload-adjustable gas charged monoshock.

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  • Speed 400 gets a wheel travel of 140mm front and 130mm of wheel travel at the rear, whereas the Scrambler 400 X gets 150mm wheel travel on both ends. The difference is not a lot, but this should make the Scrambler 400 X more of an urban scrambler rather than a full-fledged off-road-centric one.

  • While the Speed 400 gets a 300mm front disc brake, the Scrambler gets a larger 320mm unit at the front. Both get a 230mm disc at the rear.

  • The Scrambler 400 X runs on MRF Zapper Kurve block-pattern tyres, whereas the international-spec model gets Metzeler Karoo Street rubbers. The international-spec Speed 400 gets premium Sportec M9RR tyres but the India-spec bike features Apollo Alpha H1, a capable tyre in its own right.

  • For more details on the bikes, head to our unveil story here.

  • Interestingly, the Indian-spec Speed 400 weighs 176kg, while the Scrambler 400 X weighs 185kg. On the other hand, the international-spec Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X tip the scale at 170kg and 179kg respectively. 

  • Both bikes feature a semi-digital console with speedometer, odometer, tripmeters, gear position indicator and clock. Both also get an engine immobiliser as standard.

  • The bikes have a claimed mileage figure of 28.32kmpl.

What Should Have Been Changed?

There is no smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation on either of the bikes, however, considering the jaw-dropping price, we aren't really complaining.

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Building a Triumph for the masses, with an insanely affordable pricing of Rs 2.33 lakh, the Speed 400 has the potential to absolutely change the game for the Indian auto industry. These bikes should make way for more mid-displacement performance bikes. Costing as much as the Bajaj Dominar 400, the Speed 400 even manages to undercut the Vivid variant of the just launched Harley-Davidson X440. Harley-Davidson's ambitions and expectations may now have to be tempered with Triumph's insane pricing. Even Royal Enfield's dominance will be challenged as it offers a balance of performance, usability and lightness.

One of the most fascinating things about the bikes is that, the service interval for both bikes is 16,000km and gets a two-year unlimited mileage warranty. Also, Triumph is set to expand its dealerships to 100 in 80 cities by the end of FY.

The Speed 400 will reach dealerships in mid-July, and the Scrambler 400 X will start arriving at the dealerships by October this year. Both bikes are every bit premium and we shall report on how the Speed 400 rides on July 14, so stay tuned to ZigWheels.

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