Triumph Scrambler 400 X vs KTM Adventure 390 X Spec Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

The Triumph Scrambler 400 X is Rs 18,000 less expensive than the X-variant of the KTM 390 Adventure; gets a semi-digital instrument cluster, ride-by-wire, and switchable traction control.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on October 15, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The all-new Triumph Scrambler 400 X has been launched in the Indian market. This is one of the first bikes another being the Speed 400to be born out of the collaboration between Triumph and Bajaj, and it is manufactured in the country at Bajaj's Chakan-2 plant. Positioned as the closest rival to the KTM 390 Adventure X ADV, the Scrambler 400 X carries a sticker price of Rs 2.63 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it about Rs 18,000 more affordable than the X-variant of the KTM 390 Adventure. Priced at Rs 2.81 lakh (ex-showroom), the sub 400cc ADV is the new entry-level variant in the 390 Adventure line-up and is Rs 58,000 less expensive than the standard version, and this pricing has been made possible by cutting down the electronics package. 

The Triumph Scrambler 400 X's performance figures are comparable to those of the KTM 390 Adventure X. A 398cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox (with a slip and assist clutch) powers the former. Power and torque figures are rated at 39.5bhp at 8,000rpm and 37.5Nm at 6,500rpm, respectively.   

KTM Adventure 390 X

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The KTM 390 Adventure X also uses a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, but with a slightly smaller displacement. A 373.27cc, 4-valve engine with a dual overhead camshaft is calibrated to produce 42.9bhp at 9,000rpm and 37Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. On offer is a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper-clutch. 

Triumph Scrambler 400 X vs KTM Adventure 390 X: Hardware

The Scrambler 400 X's engine features a hybrid spine, perimeter, and tubular steel frame with a bolt-on rear sub-frame. This setup is suspended with the help of 43mm upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock with preload adjustment at the rear, both offering 150mm of wheel travel. Consequently, the seat height has increased to 835mm and ground clearance to 195mm. Stopping power comes from a larger 320mm disc with a ByBre four-piston calliper positioned radially at the front (300mm unit on the Speed 400) and a 230mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the back. In comparison to the Speed 400, the Scrambler 400X has a larger 19-inch front alloy wheel. Also available is dual-channel ABS as standard, but it can be turned off on the rear end. 


As for the KTM Adventure X, the 43mm upside-down WP Apex front forks and a 10-step adjustable WP rear mono-shock, along with a front and rear disc with dual-channel ABS have been carried over from the standard version. A 320mm single disc up front and a 230mm single rotor at the rear perform braking duties. This bike rides on a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear alloy wheel shod with block pattern tyres. 

Triumph Scrambler 400 X vs KTM Adventure 390 X: Features

On the feature front, the Scrambler 400 X packs all-LED lighting, ride-by-wire, switchable traction control, dual-channel ABS, an immobiliser, an assist clutch, a USB-C charging port, and a semi-digital instrument cluster, all as standard. Then, there is a digi-analogue screen that displays a fuel gauge meter, a digital tachometer, a gear position indicator, trip information, etc. Apart from these, the bike also comes with over 25 accessories, covering everything from comfort and style to luggage and security.

Conversely, the Adventure 390 X gets LED lighting, dual-channel ABS with off-road mode, a slipper clutch, and a 12V USB port, similar to the 390 Adventure. However, it misses out on a quickshifter, Bluetooth connectivity, cornering ABS, ride-by-wire, and traction control. On offer is an LCD dash instead of a colour TFT display. 


Triumph Scrambler 400 X vs KTM Adventure 390 X: Styling

The Triumph Scrambler 400 X borrows its design cues from the existing Scrambler 900. Combining modern touches with a classic retro look, the 400 X features a round LED headlamp, a curved gas tank with knee grips, LED turn indicators, as well as a side-slung exhaust pipe with a unique heat shield design. Thanks to its scrambler styling, the exterior exhibits a split seat, a headlight grille, handlebar guards, and updated riding ergonomics. Triumph sells this scrambler in a single variant, which is offered in 3 dual-tone colour options: Matt Khaki Green and Fusion White, Carnival Red and Phantom Black, and Phantom Black and Silver Ice.

The KTM 390 Adventure X, meanwhile, is based on the KTM 390 Adventure, and more or less gets the same design with a tall stance, all-LED lighting (turn indicators, daytime running lights, headlamp and taillamp), neutral-set footpegs, and wide handlebars. It is the entry-level variant of the 390 Adventure and is offered in two colour schemes: Galactic Blue and Dark Galvano Black.

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Triumph Scrambler 400 X vs KTM Adventure 390 X: Price

The most affordable Scrambler 400 X from the British bikemaker is priced at Rs 2.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Interested buyers can book the same for a token amount of Rs 10,000. On the other hand, the KTM Adventure 390 X carries an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.81 lakh, costing Rs 58,000 less than the fully loaded standard model.

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