Triumph has confirmed that its new Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X will be made available in Australia, with the new Indian-built models expected to hit showrooms before year’s end.
The Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X will be the first learner-approved models in the brand’s Modern Classics line-up, joining the larger-capacity Speed Twin and Scrambler models which are available in both 900- and 1200-class capacities.
While pricing has yet to be confirmed, INFO MOTO anticipates the new 400 to be the least expensive in the Triumph range when the initial two models launch in December.
This new platform, which is underpinned by by a 398cc single-cylinder engine generating 29.4kW and 37.5Nm, may spawn future models under Triumph’s Modern Classics umbrella.
The Speed 400 takes on styling consistent with its larger Speed Twin siblings, though it is particularly approachable for LAMS riders with a seat height of 790mm and a weight of 170 kilograms.
The bike rides on 43mm upside down forks and 17-inch cast wheels. The braking package consists of a four-piston caliper and a 300mm disc at the front end.
Meanwhile, the Scrambler 400 X is taller with an 835mm seat height and 179kg weight, and features longer-travel suspension, a 19-inch front wheel, wider handlebars and an upright seating position suitable for off-road riding. The Scrambler 400 X also benefits from a 320mm front brake disc.
Notably, both the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X feature a ride-by-wire throttle and traction control as standard, while an LCD dash, an imobiliser and LED lighting round out the tech features.
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