Triumph launched two of the most highly anticipated motorcycles of the year, the Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X today in India. These bikes were previously unveiled in London, UK last month, and will be manufactured by Bajaj Auto in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Co-developed with Bajaj, the two motorcycles receive their sleek design from the Speed Twin and Scrambler motorcycle range. Both models are based on an all-new platform and share the same frame powered by a new liquid-cooling single-cylinder engine.
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The appearance of the newly launched Triumph bikes is appealing, to say the least. The Scrambler 400X is equipped with a refreshed exhaust system, all-terrain tyres, and removable seats. The two bikes are significantly different in size from one another. The Scrambler 400X features a longer wheelbase as compared to the Speed 400, measuring 1,418mm while the latter measures 1,377mm.
Both bikes are equipped with Triumph’s new TR-series engine. The liquid-cooling engine has a displacement of 398cc and a double overhead camshaft configuration. This latest engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with the output figures being close to the KTM 390s which was also made by India Bajaj.
Despite the relatively cheaper price tag of Rs 2,33,000 for the Speed 400, the design seems to scream premium. The pricing for the Scrambler 400X has not been revealed by the makers just yet. Both bikes use Digi-analogue displays which can be equipped with heated grips. The gearbox sports a slipper and clutch assist mechanism. The feature list on both motorcycles is similar including full-LED lighting, semi-digital instrument cluster, ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control system, dual-channel ABS, and an anti-theft immobiliser. These vehicles are projected to have an advantage over rivals such as the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250, BMW G 310 R, Zontes GK350, KTM 390 Duke, Honda CB300R, and Honda CB350RS.