Triumph, the premium bikemaker, officially debuted the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400X after months of spy photos and rumours. Both motorcycles are a result of the collaboration between Bajaj and Triumph and will be made by Bajaj in India. They are mechanically powered by a 398cc liquid-cooled engine with a maximum torque output of 37.5Nm at 6500rpm and 39.5bhp at 8000rpm. It makes use of a six-speed gearbox. The Triumph Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400X will be launched in our market on July 5. Market predictions place the Speed 400's price at about Rs 3 lakh, while the Scrambler 400X is expected to go for a little bit more. As the brand-new bikes prepare to hit our market, let's find out what exactly are the differences between them.
Triumph Speed 400 vs Scrambler 400X: Design
Triumph has effectively distinguished the two in terms of style, giving each of them the appearances that go with their distinct traits. The neo-retro appearance of the Speed 400 is modelled after the Speed Twin 900 and the 1200 and has straightforward, flowing design lines. The bike stands out and is aesthetically pleasant at the same time thanks to the well-shaped tank with the large Triumph emblem above it. The motorcycle is offered in a total of three colour schemes: Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black. The Scrambler 400X, meanwhile, features knuckle guards, a headlamp grille, an optional raised fender, a cushioned handlebar brace, and double-stacked exhausts to give it a unique scrambler appearance. The Triumph emblem is 'within' a large white stripe that runs up the tank of the 400X, which is also available in the colours Matt Khaki Green and Fusion White, Carnival Red and Phantom Black, and Phantom Black and Silver.
Triumph Speed 400 vs Scrambler 400X: Feature Set
Both motorcycles have distinctive features since they are designed to meet various demands. Radiator and sump guards along with two hand guards are included with the Scrambler 400X. These bits are not provided for the Speed 400.
Triumph Speed 400 vs Scrambler 400X: Wheels
The Scrambler 400X features a 19-inch front wheel, while the Triumph Speed 400 has two 17-inch alloy wheels on each side. The Speed 400 shares the same rear wheel. Both motorcycles have unique tyres as well. The Scrambler 400X receives Metzeler Karoo Street tyres in contrast to the Speed 400's well-known Metzeler Sportec M9 RR tyres.
Triumph Speed 400 vs Scrambler 400X: Dimensions and Hardware
The Triumph Speed 400 motorbike has a 300mm fixed disc up front with a four-piston calliper, and a 230mm fixed disc with floating callipers in the back. The Scrambler 400X has the same 230mm disc at the back and a bigger 320mm disc up front. Both motorcycles come equipped with dual-channel ABS. The Scrambler 400X has a slightly larger wheelbase (1,418mm) than the Speed 400, which has a 1,377mm wheelbase. The seat heights themselves vary. The Scrambler 400X is higher at 835mm compared to the Speed 400's 790mm. Additionally, at 179kg, the Scrambler weighs about 9 kg more than the Speed.
Triumph Speed 400 vs Scrambler 400X: Market Rivals
Following its launch in the Indian market, the Speed 400 from Triumph will compete with the likes of the Zontes GK350, the BMW G 310 R, the KTM 390 Duke, and the Honda CB300R. On the other hand, the Scrambler 400X will face off against the upcoming Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, the Yezdi Scrambler, and the Royal Enfield Scram 411.