TRIUMPH SPEED 400 LAUNCHED AT RS 2.33 LAKH

The latest additions to Triumph's lineup, the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X, pack a punch with their liquid-cooled, 398cc, single-cylinder engines. Generating 40hp at 8,000rpm and 37.5Nm at 6,500rpm, these new TR-series engines offer impressive performance. 

Paired with a 6-speed gearbox, they deliver power similar to the KTM 390s, but with peak figures achieved earlier in the rev range. 

Taking design cues from their larger counterparts, the smaller Speed and Scrambler models exhibit a premium fit and finish despite their affordable price tags. 

The bikes feature a digi-analogue display and offer rare features like heated grips, enhancing the riding experience. 

The Speed 400 is equipped with 17-inch alloy rims fitted with MRF Steel Brace rubber, while the international press shots showcased premium Metzeler or Pirelli tires 

Some Speed 400s were also spotted with Apollo Alpha H1 rubber, leaving uncertainty about the tires that will be included with customer bikes. On the other hand, the Scrambler 400 X rides on 19/17-inch alloy rims with dual-purpose MRF Zapper Kurve rubber. 

Priced at Rs 2.33 lakh, the Triumph Speed 400 offers great value by undercutting competitors like the KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.97 lakh), BMW G 310 R (Rs 2.85 lakh), and RE Interceptor 650 (Rs 3.03 lakh – Rs 3.31 lakh). 

Both bikes come with a 2-year/unlimited mileage warranty and require servicing every 16,000 km. The Speed 400 will hit the market in late July, while the Scrambler 400 X is expected to arrive in October.