Triumph has revealed the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X motorcycles after months of speculation and spy shots. The Speed 400 is the roadster variant, while the Scrambler 400X offers its own unique features. Let’s compare the two models: Both bikes share gold-colored 43mm upside-down forks and preload-adjustable gas-charged mono-shock at the rear.
However, their suspension differs as the Speed 400 provides 140mm and 130mm wheel travel at the front and rear respectively, while the Scrambler 400X offers 150mm wheel travel at both ends.
In terms of brakes, the Speed 400 has a 300mm front disc, whereas the Scrambler 400X boasts a larger 320mm front disc. Both bikes feature a 230mm rear disc with dual-channel ABS, but the Scrambler 400X allows for ABS deactivation for off-road use. The Speed 400 is equipped with 17-inch alloys and Metzeler Sportec M9RR tires, optimizing road grip.
On the other hand, the Scrambler 400X features a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, fitted with Metzeler Karoo Street tires suitable for both on- and off-road adventures. The Scrambler 400X has a higher seat height of 835mm compared to the Speed 400’s more accessible 790mm.
Additionally, the Scrambler model has a longer wheelbase of 1418mm, while the Speed 400 measures 1377mm. With a curb weight of 179kg, the Scrambler 400X is slightly heavier than its Roadster counterpart by 9kg. As for features, both motorcycles offer all-LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument console with an LCD screen, switchable traction control, and a ride-by-wire throttle. Stylistically, Triumph has carefully differentiated between the two.
The Speed 400 displays a neo-retro design influenced by the Speed Twin 900 and 1200, featuring sleek lines and a striking tank with the prominent Triumph logo. It comes in three color options: Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black.
On the other hand, the Scrambler 400X sports a distinct scrambler appearance with knuckle guards, a headlight grille, an optional raised fender, a padded handlebar brace, and double-stacked exhausts.
The Scrambler 400X also showcases a large white stripe on the tank with the Triumph logo embedded within it and is available in color combinations such as Matt Khaki Green and Fusion White, Carnival Red and Phantom Black, and Phantom Black and Silver.