victory Unveil what’s new Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X. These are the latest additions to the British Modern Classics collection. Designed and engineered at Hinckley, and developed in collaboration with Bajaj. But to see them on European roads, we’ll have to wait a long time. Both models will go on sale in India from the summer and will go on sale in Western markets from the beginning of 2024, when selling prices will be announced.
single cylinder engine
Both new models are born around a 398 cc liquid-cooled engine, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The manufacturer advertises one for this unit Maximum power is 40 HP at 8,000 rpm with 37.5 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.
The new Speed 400 joins the Older sisters twin speed 900 and 1200, while the Scrambler 400 X draws inspiration for its design from that of the Scrambler 900 and 1200. Some components of the bikes explicitly recall the English brand’s tradition, such as the engine finishes, cylinder head or exhaust tip. The colors chosen for the Speed 400 are two-tone, featuring Triumph graphics on the tank, to reflect the Roadster style that defines it. It will be available in Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black.
Instead, the Scrambler 400 X’s all-terrain look is reflected in some additional equipment, such as custom headlight protection, radiator hand guards, and an oversized front mudguard. This model will be offered in Matt Khaki Green & Fusion White, Carnival Red & Phantom Black, or Phantom Black & Silver Ice.
The technical basis of the two bikes is very similar The chassis is also shared. However, the two bikes have different chassis dimensions. In fact, the suspension setup is specific to the intended use of the two bikes. Up front the Speed 400 is equipped with an inverted fork with a large 43mm piston, while a single-shock system with external reservoir is installed in the rear. The 17-inch wheels are made of aluminum. The braking system features a 300 mm disc and 4-piston radial-type calipers.
Instead, the Scrambler 400 X has a longer wheelbase and suspension travel, a larger 19-inch front wheel and wider handlebars, for greater control when driving on light off-road. The front brake has a diameter of 320mm and features contrast compound pads to make braking more progressive and easy to adjust.
Both bikes can count on a complete one electronic equipment. In particular, the electronic management of the motor and accelerator is entrusted to Bosch, and through the ride-by-wire technology, the response of the single cylinder is communicated in a linear fashion.
These models also offer traction control that can be deactivated. There’s also dual-channel Bosch ABS. The new Triumphs adopt a separate instrument panel that includes a large analog speedometer and an integrated LCD screen that provides additional information such as odometer, remaining range and gear engagement. Both bikes have LED lights. Speed 400 weighs 170 kg, Scrambler 400 x 179 kg.
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