Triumph's New Speed 400 and Scrambler 400x

Triumph's New Speed 400 and Scrambler 400x

What a triumph! The legendary British motorcycle manufacturer will be releasing not one but two all-new models in 2024.

Joining the Triumph stable are the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400x. Both bikes take design cues from their classic 900 and 1200 predecessors, proudly continuing the family legacy.

Yet, they bring plenty of new stuff to the table as well—not least with the brand-new engine both motorcycles share. Let’s take a closer look at the Triumph newcomers and see what we can expect.

Triumph Speed 400

Triumph Speed 400 bears the classic Triumph silhouette, with the sculpted fuel tank equipped with knee indents and the instantly recognizable engine profile. You’ll notice some modern touches, such as the upswept silencer, but the bike is unmistakably a Triumph.

That new engine I mentioned is called the TR-Series, named after the historic Triumph Trophy. The fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 398cc single-cylinder, four-valve DOHC powerplant produces a claimed 39.5 ponies of power and 27.7 lb-ft of torque.

Equipped with a six-speed gearbox, the engine promises optimized inertia for low-speed riding and responsive performance. All this compares quite favorably to some of the Speed 400’s biggest anticipated competitors, like the KTM 390 Duke or Royal-Enfield Classic 350 — at least on paper.

Triumph Speed 400 has its own model-specific chassis, consisting of a new frame with a bolt-on subframe and a cast aluminum swingarm. The frame gives it a unique riding geometry when compared to the Scrambler 400x for a relaxed and comfortable jaunt down the road. The seat height is at 31 inches.

For smoothing out the ride, you get a 43mm big-piston front fork and a mono-shock in the rear (with adjustable preload). Stopping power stems from radially-mounted four-piston brakes with a 300mm front disc on the 17-inch wheels.

The electronics package is shared between the two bikes. It includes all the modern goodies, from ride-by-wire throttle to switchable tractions control, Bosch dual-channel ABS, a torque-assist clutch, and all-LED lighting. The dual-format instrument panel contains both an analog speedo and an LCD screen.

The Speed 400 will be available in three two-tone color schemes, including Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black. All colorways feature a prominent Triumph tank graphic.

Triumph Scrambler 400x

The Triumph Scrambler 400x shares much with the Speed 400, so there’s no point in going over the same details. It sports the same engine and classic design cues, such as the finned cylinder head and exhaust head clampers.

Although the bikes share a frame, the chassis and riding triangle on the Scrambler 400x are optimized for a more upright riding position. The wheelbase is longer and the suspension has more travel to take the bike to a bit more challenging roads. The seat is also a bit higher at 32.9 inches.

The wheels are also larger at 19 inches, and the handlebar is wider for better stability and control on the loose stuff. The brakes have a larger 320mm front disc and an off-road optimized break pad compound for stopping the motorcycle quickly in all conditions.

In the electronics department, we have the same features, expect the ABS can be switched off on the Scrambler 400x.

The Triumph Scrambler 400x will be available in three distinct colorways, including Matte Khaki Green/Fusion White, Carnival Red/Phantom Black, and Phantom Black/Silver Ice.

Both motorcycles will have a 25-piece accessory line available at the time of release.

The Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400x will hit the Indian market this summer. In North America, we’ll have to wait until the beginning of 2024 to get our hands on these new machines. Retail prices will be revealed closer to the sale date.