Triumph Motorcycles India has revealed that the deliveries of the recently launched Speed 400 are set to commence by the end of this month. The first sub-500cc bike has been dispatched from Bajaj Auto's Chakan factory in Pune, India, according to a press statement from the manufacturer. There is no doubt that customers have responded to the new Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X with great enthusiasm. In fact, reservations have already been made for the first 10,000 Speed 400 units, which were offered at a lower introductory price of Rs 2.23 lakh (ex-showroom). The current price of Triumph Motorcycles India's retro-segment offering is Rs 2.33 lakh. The bikemaker also said that its outlets would get in touch with the first batch of buyers to settle on the balance requirements and arrange for delivery of their motorcycles. The test ride and display models will be accessible soon enough across all Triumph stores.
Triumph Speed 400: Engine
The motorcycle is powered by a brand-new 398cc single-cylinder engine with liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, and four valves and a DOHC cylinder head that has been carefully balanced and weighted to maximise inertia for low-speed rideability. Friction is reduced with a finger-follower valve train with a low reciprocating mass and DLC coatings. The engine churns out 39.5bhp of maximum power and 37.5Nm of peak torque. It has a 6-speed transmission.
Triumph Speed 400: Styling
Speaking of the design, the bikes were conceived and created in Hinckley, UK, and are easily recognisable due to the distinctive Triumph engine profile, sculpted fuel tank, and timeless Triumph structure. Conventional features, such as the noticeable finned cylinder head and typical exhaust header clamps, are combined with modern touches, like the upswept silencer, striking graphics, and technology that has been sensitively incorporated, such as concealed liquid-cooling and a flowing exhaust run with a hidden primary silencer. The two-tone paint options of the Speed 400, which come in Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black colours, highlight its aggressive roadster form, and each prominently feature a Triumph tank graphic.
Triumph Speed 400: Features
Dual-channel ABS, a ride-by-wire throttle, a switchable traction control system, full LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and an anti-theft immobiliser are all included in the bike's equipment list. It's important to keep in mind that the dual-channel ABS on the Speed 400 cannot be switched, in contrast to the Scrambler 400 X. The instrument cluster, on the other hand, has a large analogue speedometer, an LCD screen, a tachometer, a fuel gauge, and a gear indicator. A wide range of up to 25 additional accessories are also offered by the bikemaker for the Speed 400, allowing buyers to alter and personalise their motorcycles in accordance with their preferences and needs.
Triumph Speed 400: Hardware and Rivals
The bike's braking system features front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, while the suspension hardware includes USD front forks and a monoshock. The Scrambler 400X has a larger 320mm front disc than the Speed 400, which has a smaller 300mm disc. The latter has 17-inch alloy wheels with road-biased tyres, whereas the former has 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels and dual-purpose tyres - 100/90 front and 140/80 rear. The Harley-Davidson X440, the Speed 400's main competitor in the Indian market, is priced between Rs 2.29 lakh and Rs 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom).