With the MotoGP coming to this side of the world, it’s only natural course that bikes are going to continue to turn heads over the months to come. With that in mind, Triumph has unveiled its latest creations, the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X. These bikes mark the beginning of Triumph's collaboration with Bajaj, and guess where they'll be manufactured? You guessed it, in our backyard!
The Speed 400 takes inspiration from the Speed Twin 900, which was formerly known as the Street Twin. Meanwhile, the Scrambler 400 X draws its design cues from the Scrambler 900.
Under the hood, both bikes boast a spanking new 398cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. With 40hp and 37.5Nm of torque, they're not going to break any land speed records, but hey, at least they'll get you around the city faster than the cars stuck in traffic. The Speed weighs a modest 170kg, while the Scrambler carries a bit of extra weight at 179kg.
Triumph named their new engine the TR-series. This liquid-cooled engine features DOHC architecture and some fancy cooling fins, probably just for show because let's be honest, who doesn't love a little bling on their engine? Moving on to the chassis, Triumph has created a hybrid spine/perimeter frame made from tubular steel. Each bike boasts its own unique chassis and suspension setup. The Speed 400 flaunts 17in wheels wrapped in premium Metzeler Sportec M9RR rubber, while the Scrambler 400 X struts around with a 19in/17in alloy wheel combo and Metzeler Karoo Street tires. It's like the Scrambler is ready to tackle the wilderness while the Speed is ready to tackle... parking lots?
But wait, there's more! These Triumph 400s come with a slew of features to keep you entertained and safe. LED lighting, ride-by-wire, switchable traction control, dual-channel ABS, an immobilizer, an assist clutch, a USB-C charging port, and semi-digital instrumentation are all packed into these bad boys.
Now, mark your calendars because the official launch and price announcement for these babies is happening on July 5th. The Speed 400 is expected to be priced at around ₹3 lakhs, while the Scrambler 400 X might dig a little deeper into your pockets. With all these specs and Triumph's reputation, you better start saving up a bit, if you see these in your future.