2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X - First Look
New entry-level Singles developed with Bajaj Auto
Triumph announced two new entry-level modern classic models powered by a 398cc Single, the first products to come from its partnership with India’s Bajaj Auto. The Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X will first be available in India in July, and in all other markets by the start of 2024.
While pricing won’t be announced until closer to launch, on paper, the new 400 models offer a compelling package for the segment, with inverted forks, four-piston radial calipers, switchable traction control and a dual-channel ABS.
Both models are powered by the all-new TR-series engine. Named for the TR5 Trophy that Triumph raced at the 1948 International Six-Day Trial, the TR-series engine is a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, 398cc Single with a four-valve DOHC cylinder head and a counter-rotating balancer shaft. Triumph claims a peak output of 39.5 hp at 8,000 rpm and 27.7 lb-ft. at 6,500 rpm.
The engine is styled after Triumph’s larger 900 and 1200 Twins, with black powder-coated engine casings, machined cooling fins and a triangular-shaped alternator cover. The cylinder head does tilt forward instead of straight up like a traditional British Twin, but from the right side, the TR engine certainly looks the part. The left side also resembles the larger models except it’s missing a second header pipe, though you’ll have to go to Triumph's website to know for sure, as Triumph did not provide any still photos of the left side of either bike.
Electronic aids common to both models include a Bosch ride-by-wire engine management system, switchable traction control and a Bosch dual-channel ABS (which can be deactivated on the Scrambler 400X for off-road use). A torque-assist clutch reduces lever effort and helps prevent the rear wheel from locking during downshifts. The lighting systems are all-LED, and both models come standard with a steering lock and anti-theft immobilizer.
The instrumentation combines an analog speedometer with an integrated LCD that shows engine speed, fuel level, and the selected gear. A USB-C port allows for convenient charging of handlebar-mounted devices such as smartphones or navigation systems. The 400 models are pre-enabled for optional heated grips.
Both models use a new hybrid spine and perimeter tubular steel frame with a bolt-on rear subframe. The Scrambler 400X’s fork is set further forward and it uses a longer chain, making for a longer wheelbase. Up front, Triumph installed a 43mm inverted Big Piston fork, while a single monoshock with external reservoir and adjustable preload sits at the rear. The Scrambler 400X’s suspension offers increased travel to better handle off-road terrain.
The fuel tanks hold 3.43 gallons, and while the fuel economy figures remain to be finalized, Triumph says it expects it to land somewhere around 80 mpg.
2024 Triumph Speed 400
The Speed 400 draws a lot of its styling from the Speed Twin 900 and 1200, with a bit of the more modern Trident 660 thrown in.
Metzeler supplies its Sportec M9RR tires, with a 110/70 R17 tire up front and a 150/60 R17 at the rear. The front wheel is equipped with a four-piston caliper and a 300 mm rotor. A 230 mm disc and a floating caliper for the rear brake.
The roadster offers a neutral riding position, with its aluminum tapered handlebar positioned slightly lower and further forward than on the Scrambler. The seat is 31.1 inches from the ground, and combined with the slender width, most riders should find it easy to put both feet flat on the ground.
Other features include a passenger grab rail, braided brake lines, and an upswept silencer running to the right of the rear wheel. Triumph claims a wet weight of 375 pounds.
The 2024 Triumph Speed 400 will come in three color options: Phantom Black, Carnival Red, and Caspian Blue.
2024 Triumph Scrambler 400X
The Scrambler 400X shares much with the Speed 400, but with a few changes to make it more suitable for light dual-sport use.
Visually, the Scrambler 400X draws inspiration from the Scrambler 900 and 1200, but the effect is somewhat ruined by the low mounted exhaust, with the twin-pipe silencer being an odd choice for a Single.
The suspension is tuned to better handle off-road riding and offers 5.9 inches of travel on the front and rear, both longer than on the Speed 400. Up front, the Scrambler 400X uses a 19-inch cast wheel, with a 100/90 R19 Metzeler Karoo Street tire. The rear wheel uses a 140/80 R17 tire. The front wheel is also equipped with a 320 mm disc (compared to the 300 mm disc on the Speed 400).
At 55.8 inches, the Scrambler’s wheelbase is 1.6 inches longer than the Speed 400. The saddle is taller, at 32.8 inches, and the flat high-grip footpegs are wider and positioned lower. Combined with the higher handlebars, the Scrambler 400X offers more natural ergonomics for a standing riding position. The 400X’s final drive gearing is optimized to provide what Triumph calls a "laid-back scrambler feel and response."
Other features include handguards and extra protection for the headlight, radiator, and sump, a handlebar brace with pad, and a longer front fender. Triumph claims a wet weight of 395 pounds.
The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400X comes in three color combinations: Phantom Black and Silver Ice, Matt Khaki Green and Fusion White, and Carnival Red and Phantom Black.
Scrambler 400 X
Liquid-cooled, 4 valve, DOHC, single-cylinder
40 PS / 39.5 bhp (29.4 kW) @ 8,000 rpm (claimed)
37.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm (claimed)
Bosch electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Stainless twin-skin header system with stainless steel silencer
Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist
Hybrid spine/perimeter, tubular steel, bolt-on rear subframe
Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
Cast aluminum alloy 10 spoke, 17 x 3 in
Cast aluminum alloy 10 spoke, 19 x 2.5 in
Cast aluminum alloy 10 spoke, 17 x 4 in
Cast aluminum alloy 10 spoke, 17 x 3.5 in
Metzeler Sportec M9RR
Metzeler Karoo Street
Front Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
43mm upside down Big Piston forks. 5.5” (140mm) wheel travel.
43mm upside down Big Piston forks. 5.9” (150mm) wheel travel.
Gas monoshock RSU with external reservoir and pre-load adjustment. 5.1” (130mm) wheel travel
Gas monoshock RSU with external reservoir and pre-load adjustment. 5.9” (150mm) wheel travel
300mm fixed disc, four-piston radial caliper, ABS
320mm fixed disc, four-piston radial caliper, ABS
230mm fixed disc, floating caliper, ABS
230mm fixed disc, floating caliper, ABS
Analogue speedometer with integrated multi-function LCD screen
80.9” (2056 mm)
83.4” (2117 mm)
31.3” (795 mm)
32.5” (825 mm)
Height (Without Mirrors)
42.3” 1075 mm
46.9” (1190 mm)
31.1” (790 mm)
32.8” (835 mm)
54.2 (1377 mm)
55.8” (1418 mm)
4” (102 mm)
4.3” (108 mm)
Fuel Tank Capacity
3.43 Gallons (13 L)