Exciting news to hear of Triumph’s announcement of the new Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X due out in early 2024.
The bikes will be designed from the ground up using design cues and inspiration from Triumph’s modern classics and off-road heritage. Designed to be agile, confidence-inspiring and comfortable to ride for riders of all experience levels.
The models are equipped with the completely new TR (Trophy) series engine; the liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-valve engine; produces 39.5 hp peak horsepower and 27.7 LB-FT peak torque. Adding to the package, the models feature premium finishes to enhance the Triumph feel, with black powder coated engine housings, gold anodised forks and premium paint. Adding even more to the triumphant feeling is the traditional exhaust manifold, rising muffler and distinctive finned cylinder head.
The models benefit from a slim standover width and an accessible seat height of 790mm, while weighing just 170kg. Both models have a model-specific chassis, with a new frame, bolt-on subframe and cast aluminum swingarm, with suspension tailored to each model.
The Speed 400 features large-piston 43mm inverted forks, with a remote-reservoir monoshock rear shock. While the wheels are lightweight 17-inch wheels with roadster-specific geometry and wheelbase in mind.
The Scrambler 400 X is ready for the gravel with a longer wheelbase, extended suspension and a larger 19-inch front wheel; not to mention wider handlebars and a more upright positioning for the rider. The placement of the footpegs also changes, with the foot controls moved lower and wider to allow for a more natural standing position.
Both models offer ABS and traction control, the traction control can be turned on and off, but the switchable ABS feature is only offered on the Scrambler model. The display is simple and intuitive with a large analog speedometer and an integrated LCD screen with a digital tachometer, fuel range indicator and gear indicator. Rounding out the Speed and Scrambler 400 Series features are a torque-assist clutch, LED lights and ride-by-wire throttle control.
You can expect more information on the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X in the coming months. Triumph prides itself on the fact that these models are quality-based and easy to afford; while we don’t have pricing for the models just yet, we can expect to hear more details on pricing and availability as 2024 approaches.