Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled its most affordable motorcycles to date, including the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X. The new Triumph Speed 400 takes design cues from the larger Speed Twin 900 and 1200, while the Triumph Scrambler 400 X takes design cues from the larger Speed Twin 900 and 1200. Scrambler 900 and 1200. The bikes have been developed in collaboration with India’s Bajaj Auto and will be manufactured by the latter’s factory in Chakan, Maharashtra.
The India-made Triumph is the global model and will be exported overseas. The 2023 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X use a newly developed single-engine platform aimed at riders who want their first big motorcycle. Both modern classics were designed in Hinckley, UK, home to the iconic British brand. The motorcycle is powered by a Euro5 compliant 398 cc four valve fuel injected DOHC single cylinder engine tuned for 39.4 bhp and 37.5 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The engine features concealed liquid cooling and machined fins.
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The new TR Series engines are named to celebrate the historic Triumph ‘Trophy’ lineage, whose roots can be traced back to racing singles used in the early 20th century, particularly in six-day off-road races. Triumph says the crankshaft is perfectly weighted and balanced to optimize inertia and increase low-speed capability. The motor is DLC-coated to reduce friction, and the company says it’s designed to spin freely and be easy to maneuver.
The new Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X feature an all-new frame with a bolt-on rear subframe and cast aluminum swingarm. Suspension duties are handled by 43mm USD big-piston forks up front and a monoshock in the rear. On the Speed 400, stopping power comes from 300mm front discs with braided cables and four-piston radial calipers. Meanwhile, the Scrambler 400 X uses larger 320mm front disc brakes. Both bikes are relatively light at 170kg (Speed 400) and 179kg (Scrambler 400 X) respectively. The Speed has a seat height of 790mm and the Scrambler has a higher seat height of 835mm.
The Triumph Scrambler 400 X features a longer wheelbase, longer suspension travel and larger 19-inch front wheels, as well as wider handlebars for more stability and control when riding on loose surfaces. In contrast, the Speed 400 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels. The riding position of the two bikes is quite different, with the Speed 400 being more comfortable and the Scrambler 400 X being more upright. According to Triumph, the slim waistline will suit riders of all sizes.
First published date: Jun 28, 2023 at 00:41 AM EST