The rollout of the 400 twins, the Speed 400, and the Scrambler 400 X in the Indian market, some time back indicated a successful collaboration for the Bajaj and Triumph. It was predicted at the time of their launch that the 400cc platform would produce more models in the year to come. This appears to be the case since a new cafe racer was spied testing overseas recently. It is likely that the motorcycle in question is a Thruxton 400. The test mule appears to be based on the venerable Triumph Thruxton 1200, suggesting that a third model might be ready to mark its entry in this range. Furthermore, it is expected that the Speed 400's drivetrain and chassis will be shared by Triumph-Bajaj's upcoming offering. The new motorcycle seems almost ready for production and should be available for purchase worldwide by the end of next year. Here's all that we know so far about the spotted test mule.
Triumph Thruxton 400: Key Design Details
Going by the spy photos, the test mule looks almost production-ready, with bodywork inspired by the Thruxton 1200. The Triumph Speed 400's round LED headlamp is encircled by a cafe racer-style front fairing, and the handlebar is clipped on somewhat lower, a characteristic of a cafe racer. These are only two of the bike's striking design elements. When it comes to riding position, the cafe racer could be more devoted than the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X. Other than that, the cafe racer test mule's tail section, exhaust, fuel tank, alloy wheels, and engine casing are all the same as those of the Speed 400.
Triumph Thruxton 400: Mechanical Specs
It will be intriguing to see whether the Thruxton 1200 name is brought back for a new cafe racer built on the 400 chassis, as the British bike major is planning to stop producing the model at the end of next year. Presumably, the bike will still be powered by the same 399cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that powers the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X. This unit is capable of belting out 39.5bhp of peak power at 8,000rpm along with 37.5Nm of maximum torque at 6,500rpm. Moreover, a 6-speed transmission is mated to the engine.
Triumph Thruxton 400: Feature Set and Hardware Components
On the feature front, the forthcoming cafe racer from the house of Triumph is anticipated to have the same conveniences and amenities as its siblings, including ride-by-wire, a slip-and-assist clutch, dual-channel ABS, a semi-analogue cluster, traction control, and all-LED lighting.
Hardware-wise, the spy photos reveal a rear mono-shock and gloss black, upside-down forks on the motorcycle. It is likely that the front and rear disc brakes will measure 300mm/320mm and 230mm, respectively.
Triumph Thruxton 400: Expected Price and Launch Timeline
When mid-2024 rolls around, the anticipated cafe racer should be available for purchase. As of now, the manufacturer's 400cc range comprises two popular offerings - the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400X. In terms of pricing, the former retails for Rs 2.33 lakh, whereas the latter costs Rs 2.63 lakh. Both figures are ex-showroom. Given this, the new Thruxton 400 may cost roughly the same amount. The new Thruxton 400 is expected to carry a price tag falling between these two models.