While Triumph is set to enter the motocross arena at some point in the future, they’re meantime about to launch a couple of new scramblers, dubbed the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X. These are additions to the modern classic line-up. Expect them here in January of 2024. Pricing will be revealed closer to launch.
They are the culmination of Triumph’s partnership with Indian giant Bajaj, active in the light-middleweight motorcycle sector.
The two bikes share an engine, dubbed the TR-Series (for Trophy) but much about them is rather different. Powering each is a liquid-cooled Euro 5-ready 398cc four-valve dohc single, optimised for low down twist and easy rideability. It outputs 30kW of power and 38Nm of torque and is said to have an evocative engine note. The gearbox is a six-speeder.
Underpinning each is a common frame and bolt-on subframe, but where the Speed 400 gets 41mm big-piston USD forks and a monoshock at the rear with a remote reservoir, the Scrambler 400 X has a 19-inch front wheel (vs a 17 on the Speed), longer travel suspension and a longer wheelbase for dual purpose action. It also comes with protection for the headlight, radiator and sump, as well as handguards, a handlebar brace and an extended front mudguard. The Scrambler 400 is better set up for riding while standing on the pegs too.
Seat heights are 790mm (Speed) and 835mm (400 X) while total weight of 170kg/179kg helps make them easy to ride at low speeds. Both come with four-piston radial front brakes, the disc 300mm for Speed and 320mm for the 400 X. Braided lines help with brake feel. Switchable TC is common to both, as is ABS, switchable for the 400 X.
Both run LED headlights, analogue/LED hybrid dash designs and a torque-assisted slipper clutch. An immobiliser is standard fit, a sign of the times. Over 20 accessories will be available at launch, including items like screens and bash plates.
Service intervals are set at 16,000km. No pricing has been announced but it is expected to be competitive. Available in a decent range of colours, both launch next year.