Triumph Speed 400 VS Scrambler 400X: Key Differences


The latest motorcycles from Triumph, the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X are out in full flesh. While these are quite similar under the skin, there are a host of differences to set them apart. Let’s find out

After a long wait, the Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X have debuted globally. The motorcycles will hit the Indian shores on 5th July and pre-bookings have already commenced online. Sporting a familiar set of powertrain, a 398cc single-cylinder engine putting out 40 PS and 37.5 Nm of peak torque, these two motorcycles are poles apart in their purpose, styling as well as equipment on offer. So, let’s have a look at the differences between Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X.

Triumph Speed 400 VS Scrambler 400X: Suspension and Brakes

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Both the two-wheelers get a familiar set of suspension hardware comprising 43mm USD forks at the front and a gas-charged rear mono-shock. The difference lies in the suspension travel, where the Speed 400 sports 140mm for the front shocks and 130mm travel at the rear end.

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On the other hand, the Scrambler 400X has 150mm travel on both ends. The Scrambler 400X gets bigger 320mm discs at the front as compared to the Speed 400’s 300mm unit. At the rear, both bikes feature identical 230mm disc brakes.

Triumph Speed 400 VS Scrambler 400X: Dimensions, Wheel-Size and Tyres

In terms of dimensions, the Scrambler 400X takes away the cake, although the margin is very less. The Scram’s 1,418 mm wheelbase is slightly higher than the Speed 400’s 1,377 mm. As for the seat height is concerned, the Scrambler stands tall at 835mm, while the Speed 400 seat height stands at 790mm.

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With its roadster identity, the Speed 400 comes with 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with road-oriented Metzeler rubber. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the Scrambler 400X which gets a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear, fitted with dual-purpose tyres. In addition to this, the scrambler gets the switchable ABS function which is an added plus in case of off-road scenarios.

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Apart from these, both the motorcycles are developed for different use cases and there are obvious differences in the design. The Speed 400 sports a cleaner and sorted stance, while the Scrambler 400X speaks of its rugged identity, thanks to the integration of hand guards, split seat setup, longer front mudguard and more.