Triumph Scrambler 400 X will be launched in mid-October following its unveiling a few months ago with its Triumph Speed 400. While the latter has been launched and become a success, the former will now follow up this month itself and deliveries will begin in November.
Triumph Scrambler 400 X – What does the bike offer?
The Triumph scrambler 400 X will be produced in the Bajaj’s Chakan-2 plant in India just like its Speed 400 sibling for both Domestic and International sales. The main frame is also the same but some parts have been changed there with a huge difference in the wheels. The scrambler gets 150 mm of wheel travel at both ends with a 19-inch front wheel.
The front and rear disc setup with the front brake being a larger 320 mm unit while the rear is the same at 230 mm. The features remain the same as the Speed 400 such as the Analogue speedometer with full-feature LCD display, and full-LED lighting, except you can switch off the ABS on the Scrambler.
Design-wise the Triumph Scrambler 400 X is similar to the Speed 400 except for some minor differences here and there such as a rounded side panel, headlight grille and a split seat. The Scrambler 400 X also sports company-fitted Knuckle Guards. The bike looks identical to its Speed sibling, and no even if they are identical in looks, the minor tweaks here and there around the 400 X like the wheelbase and size of the alloys, make it different from the Speed 400. While the latter is a roadster and meant to be driven on streets, the 400 X is a scrambler that can be taken for some mini off-road adventures courtesy of its larger wheelbase and alloys.
Now, the performance you get in the Triumph Scrambler 400 X is the same as the Speed 400, since they use the same engine. The engine in question here is a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder DOHC 398 cc unit that churns out a solid 40 hp at 8000 RPM and 37.5 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.
Triumph Scrambler 400 X – Pricing and Rivals
You can expect the cost of the Triumph Scrambler 400 X to be between Rs 2.60 lakh – Rs 2.80 lakh, ex-showroom, India. The closest rival it gets in terms of looks is the Yezdi Roadster, but unlike the roadster, the Scrambler doesn’t get that point off-road mudguard, which is good. However, in terms of performance, the 400 X is closer to the likes of the BMW G 310 GS, and KTM 390.
Apart from this Triumph seems to be on a roll in India, as they also started the deliveries of their Triumph Street Triple RS and R bikes in India just a few days ago.