Within just 10 days of the models' worldwide debut, Triumph Motorcycles garnered over 10,000 bookings for the brand-new Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X bikes in India. The Speed 400 recently went on sale in India on July 5, however, the Triumph 400 twins were officially introduced on June 27 in the UK. For those who are unaware, the Triumph Speed 400 is available in our home market at an enticing price of Rs 2.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), with the introductory price being held only for the first 10,000 buyers. Notably, this 10,000 bookings mark is a combined figure for the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X, so you still have time to reserve the former at the launch price. The Triumph Speed 400 will eventually be available for an entry-level price of Rs 2.33 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Meanwhile, the Scrambler 400 X's pricing will be revealed in October 2023. Triumph's partner Bajaj Auto has confirmed that they would increase manufacturing to keep up with the extraordinary demand. Besides, Triumph has stated that online reservations will guarantee clients speedier deliveries. Online bookings for the Speed 400 cost Rs 2,000.
The two-wheeler behemoth will notify clients from the booking list to make the payment once motorcycles start arriving at the dealerships across the country. Deliveries of the bike are expected to commence later this month. Speaking on this significant milestone, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director - Bajaj Auto Ltd, said, "We are excited by the overwhelming response we have received following the launch. A pre-order of 10,000 bikes within such a short span is unprecedented and a testament to the unwavering faith that riders have placed in Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles. We are committed to our promise of manufacturing exceptional motorcycles that captivate riders with their performance, design, and technology."
Triumph Speed 400: Styling Cues
The new Triumph Speed 400 borrows its retro-modern design from Triumph models with higher displacements, notably the Speed Twin. It has a curved petrol tank with knee recesses, a step-up seat, a side-mounted exhaust, a circular headlight, and a semi-digital instrument panel. The standard Triumph engine profile with a triangle logo, a finned cylinder head, and exhaust header clamps further enhances the appearance. The road-oriented variant of the Triumph 400cc series also sports 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends. The three accessible colour combinations are Carnival Red with Phantom Black, Caspian Blue with Storm Grey, and Phantom Black with Storm Grey. These three colour combinations are equivalent to those found on the global market.
Triumph Speed 400: Hardware
Front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS make up the braking system, while the suspension hardware consists of USD front forks and a monoshock. However, the Scrambler 400X benefits from a bigger 320mm front disc while the Speed 400 has a smaller 300mm one. The latter then has 17-inch alloy wheels with road-biased tyres while the former has 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels with dual-purpose tyres in the sizes of 100/90 front and 140/80 rear. This bike has a kerb weight of 176 kg.
Triumph Speed 400: Features
The 2023 Triumph Speed 400 comes standard with full LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster, ride-by-wire throttle, a switchable traction control system, dual-channel ABS, and an anti-theft immobiliser. It's crucial to remember that, in contrast to the Scrambler 400X, the Speed 400's dual-channel ABS cannot be switched. On the other hand, the instrument cluster contains a large analogue speedometer and an LCD screen that displays a tachometer, how much gas is still in the tank, and a gear indicator. The maker will also give this product up to an additional 25 accessories.
Triumph Speed 400: Mechanical Specs
The 398.15cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine of the new Triumph Speed 400 also powers the Scrambler 400X, so let's talk about engine stats. This engine produces 39.5bhp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 37.5Nm of maximum torque at 6,500 rpm when it is coupled to a six-speed gearbox. The duties of the gearbox are aided with a slipper and assist clutch system. Furthermore, according to Triumph Motorcycles, the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400X will have a 16,000-kilometre service interval.