The Speed 400, which was unveiled in London, is Triumph’s most affordable model, and it will be available in India on July 5, 2023. Here’s all you need to know about the brand’s new motorcycle.
If you’re a Triumph fan, there’s some good news for you. Triumph Bikes debuted two new bikes in London, the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X, as a result of the Bajaj-Triumph cooperation. These bikes will be available in India on July 5, 2023. While you can learn more about the Scrambler 400 X here, keep reading to learn all about the all-new Triumph Speed 400.
Design & Features
The Speed 400 is the newest member of Triumph’s contemporary classic family, which also includes the Speed Twin 900 and 1200. Beginning at the front, the Speed 400 has a circular headlight with a silver bezel containing an LED headlamp with the distinctive Triumph LED DRL, as well as LED turn indicators. It has a flat broad one-piece handlebar and a tear-drop-shaped characteristic Triumph fuel tank.
The Speed 400 has a single-piece saddle and a streamlined tail section with an LED tail lamp. The engine has a black powder-coated appearance with brushed steel fins. The exhaust has an upswept design that adds to the motorcycle’s athletic appearance. Triumph offers the Speed 400 in a two-tone livery with a conspicuous Triumph graphic on the tank, as well as three colour options: Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black.
The Speed 400 has ride-by-wire for linear and intuitive throttle response, switchable traction control, and dual-channel ABS. The motorbike has a big analogue speedometer with an integrated LCD screen that incorporates a tachometer, gear position indication, fuel gauge and other relevant information for the instrument cluster. In addition, the bike has a USB-C plug conveniently situated near the handlebar for charging electronics and cell phones while on the go. Triumph has included a steering lock and an engine immobiliser as standard on the Speed 400 for further security.
Engine & Chassis
Triumph’s Hinckley factory created the Speed 400 from the ground up, using a steel tubular frame with a bolt-on subframe and a cast aluminium swingarm. According to the firm, the new Triumph Speed 400 is powered by an all-new TR-series 398cc single-pot liquid-cooled motor that has been designed for responsive, entertaining, and characterful power delivery.
The engine includes a DOHC cylinder head with a finger-follower 4-valve layout and a weighted and balanced crankshaft to provide a smooth ride at low speeds. DLC has been applied to the contact components to minimise friction and provide a free-revving, smooth engine performance. According to the specifications, the motor produces 39.5 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 37.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The mill is linked to a 6-speed gearbox.
The new Speed 400 is supported by a massive 43 mm big-piston telescopic fork assembly with gold outer tubes up front and a mono-shock unit with an external reservoir down back. The front has 140 mm of travel, while the rear has 130 mm of movement. Metzeler Sportec M9RR tyres are mounted on 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. The tyres have a front profile of 110/70-R17 and a rear profile of 150/60-R17.
In terms of anchoring, the Speed 400 has a 300 mm disc at the front with a 4-piston radial calliper and a 230 mm disc at the back with a floating calliper. Dual-channel ABS is used in conjunction with the braking system. The Speed 400 weighs 170 kg and has a 790 mm accessible seat height.