Unveiling the New Triumph Speed 400 in India with Affordability and Performance

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The Indian two-wheeler market is known for its diverse range of motorcycles, catering to the needs and preferences of riders across various segments. In this dynamic landscape, Bajaj Auto, in collaboration with Triumph Motorcycles, has launched an exciting new addition to its lineup – the Triumph Speed 400. Packed with power, performance, and affordability, the Triumph Speed 400 aims to redefine the riding experience for Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. In this blog post, we will delve into the key features, specifications, and pricing details of the Triumph Speed 400, as well as address some frequently asked questions about this highly anticipated release.

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

Triumph Speed 400: Key Features and Specifications

The Triumph Speed 400 is a stylish and sporty motorcycle that boasts a range of impressive features and specifications. Let’s take a closer look:

Engine Performance

Equipped with a powerful 398cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine, the Triumph Speed 400 delivers an exhilarating riding experience. With a maximum power output of 39.5 bhp and peak torque of 37.5 Nm, this motorcycle offers an optimal balance between performance and fuel efficiency.

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 Engine – Source Triumph
Type Liquid-cooled, 4 valve, DOHC, single-cylinder
Capacity398.15 cc
Bore89.0 mm
Stroke64.0 mm
Maximum Power40 PS / 39.5 bhp (29.4 kW) @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque37.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel System Bosch electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
ExhaustStainless twin-skin header system with stainless steel silencer
Final Drive X-ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate, slip & assist

Technical highlights include a four-valve, DOHC cylinder head and a crankshaft that has been perfectly weighted and balanced to optimise inertia for low-speed rideability. A finger-follower valvetrain with a low reciprocating mass and DLC coatings that reduce friction also contribute to this free-revving yet tractable engine’s capacity-defying performance. The six-speed gearbox delivers light, precise gear selection with ratios perfectly spread to make the most of this characterful and torque-rich engine.

Design and Styling

The Speed 400 exhibits a captivating design that seamlessly blends modern aesthetics with classic touches. Its sleek lines, sculpted fuel tank, and twin exhaust pipes exude a sense of sophistication and sportiness. The motorcycle’s ergonomically designed seating position ensures comfort for both the rider and pillion, making it suitable for long rides and daily commutes alike.

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

With ergonomics designed for optimum comfort and control, the Speed 400 benefit from a slim waistline which combines with an accessible seat height of 790mm and a low weight of 170kg to ensure assured low-speed handling and easy feet-down manoeuvres. The Speed 400 features large 43mm big-piston upside-down front forks, a mono-shock Rear Suspension Unit with external reservoir, lightweight 17-inch wheels and roadster-specific geometry and wheelbase. The features provide an engaging and intuitive ride along with a comfortable, neutral riding position that inspires confidence for riders of all sizes and skill levels. Powerful four-piston radial front brakes with a 300mm front disc and braided lines give a responsive brake feel for improved rider confidence.

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Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

The powerful headlight features a distinctive daytime running light with Triumph DRL signature, while the tail-light also includes a modern light signature together with moulded light guides and Triumph branding. Slim, contemporary indicators complete the package.

Advanced Technology

To enhance the riding experience, the Triumph Speed 400 incorporates advanced technological features. These include a fully digital instrument cluster, LED lighting system, and a USB charging port for added convenience. The motorcycle also offers multiple riding modes, allowing riders to adapt to different road conditions with ease.

Ride-by-wire throttle

Bosch engine management with ride-by-wire throttle delivers a linear and intuitive throttle response with predictable power delivery for enhanced rideability, safety and control.

Traction Control and ABS

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

The traction control system on both models is switchable with a simple on or off selection, so the rider can quickly and easily deactivate the intervention. Bosch dual-channel ABS delivers assured braking in all conditions for added safety and peace of mind and on the Scrambler 400 X can also be deactivated for enhanced control when riding off-road.

Stylish new dual format instruments 

The clean and contemporary dual-format instruments feature a large analogue speedometer and integrated LCD screen which includes a digital tachometer, a fuel range remaining and a prominent gear indicator, clearly visible in all lighting conditions.

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

All this functionality is accessed via an intuitive easy to use handlebar-mounted scroll button, and the display is even pre-enabled to show the status of accessory fitted heated grips, if fitted. A conveniently located USB-C charging socket allows on-the-move charging of handlebar mounted devices, such as smartphones and navigation systems.

Torque-assist clutch

This ingenious system reduces clutch lever effort to reduce fatigue during stop/start riding, as well as improving rider confidence and peace of mind by preventing rear wheel locking during downshifts.

Safety and Handling

The Speed 400 comes equipped with a robust braking system, featuring disc brakes at both the front and rear, ensuring optimal control and safety. Additionally, the motorcycle features a high-performance suspension setup that delivers excellent stability and handling on various terrains.

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

It come equipped with a steering lock and an anti-theft immobiliser as standard. The transponder chip integrated into the ignition key ensures only the owner can start the engine.

Pricing and Availability

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

The Triumph Speed 400 has been competitively priced at INR 2,23,000/- (ex-showroom, India). This affordable pricing strategy makes the Speed 400 an enticing option for motorcycle enthusiasts who seek a powerful yet budget-friendly ride. The motorcycle will be available across authorized Triumph dealerships throughout the country, offering customers a seamless purchasing experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Is the Triumph Speed 400 suitable for long-distance touring?

  • Yes, the Triumph Speed 400 offers a comfortable riding position and a capable engine, making it suitable for long-distance touring.

What is the fuel efficiency of the Triumph Speed 400?

  • The exact fuel efficiency figures may vary based on riding conditions and individual riding style. However, the Speed 400 is designed to deliver an optimal balance between performance and fuel efficiency.

Can I customize the Triumph Speed 400 according to my preferences?

  • Triumph Motorcycles offers a range of genuine accessories and customization options, allowing riders to personalize their Speed 400 as per their preferences.

Are there any color options available for the Triumph Speed 400?

  • Yes, the Speed 400 is available in a range of attractive color options, providing customers with choices to suit their individual style.
    • Carnival Red
    • Phantom Black
    • Caspian Blue

Final Words

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400 – Source Triumph

The introduction of the Triumph Speed 400 in India brings forth an exciting combination of power, performance, and affordability. With its impressive features, stylish design, and competitive pricing, the Speed 400 is poised to capture the hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts across the country. Whether you are a seasoned rider or a passionate beginner, the Triumph Speed 400 offers a thrilling and accessible riding experience. Visit your nearest authorized Triumph dealership to experience this dynamic motorcycle firsthand and embark on unforgettable journeys on the open road.

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