One of the Triumph 400 bikes has already been introduced in India, one week after the duo was first presented to the world. Priced at Rs 2.33 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the Triumph Speed 400. Later, the Scrambler 400 X would be introduced in India.
Details & competitors for the Triumph Speed 400
A liquid-cooled, 398cc, single-cylinder engine producing 40 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 37.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm powers both of these new entry-level Triumphs. The TR-series is the name given to this new engine, which is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The output numbers are comparable to those of the Bajaj KTM 390s, which are also built in India. But the British team hits their top numbers earlier in the rev range.
The smaller Speed and Scrambler bikes’ designs were influenced by the company’s larger models, and despite their comparatively low price tags, the fit and finish appear to be rather high-end. Both bikes have digital analogue displays, and they even have heated grips—a very uncommon feature in this class.
The premium Metzeler or Pirelli tyres that it was seen rolling on in the international press photographs have been replaced by 17-inch alloy rims at both ends that are wrapped in MRF Steel Brace rubber (that recently made its debut on the Ultraviolette F77). It is still unclear which tyre will end up on customer bikes. If either, as some Speed 400s were also equipped with Apollo Alpha H1 rubber. Similar to this, the Scrambler 400 X has dual-purpose MRF Zapper Kurve rubber mounted on 19/17-inch alloy rims at both ends.
The Triumph Speed 400 costs Rs 2.33 lakh. It is significantly less than its competitors’ asking prices for models like the KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.97 lakh). BMW G 310 R (Rs 2.85 lakh), and RE Interceptor 650 (Rs 3.03 lakh–Rs 3.31 lakh).
Both motorcycles have a 16,000 km service interval and a 2 year, unlimited mileage guarantee. The Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X will be available starting in late July and October, respectively.