After a lot anticipation, Triumph’s worst-kept secret is out. Right here’s a have a look at the all-new Triumph 400 vary, together with the Triumph Scrambler 400 X and Pace 400, each slated for launch in 2024
Anybody aware of Triumph’s ordinary nomenclature ought to have the ability to determine which is which. The Triumph Scrambler 400 X fairly clearly borrows its styling from the prevailing Scrambler 900 and 1200, whereas the Pace 400 is styled in keeping with the Pace Twin 900 and 1200. However, because the ‘400’ designation applies, each share the identical chassis and 400 cc engine.
Developed in partnership with the big Indian producer Bajaj, the brand new 400 cc vary is a play by Triumph to supply a decrease level of entry into the model. Triumph hasn’t introduced any pricing but, however they’ve claimed that the bikes can be “competitively priced.”
We count on them to go face to face with bikes just like the KTM 390 Duke, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, and BMW G 310 R.
The engine’s an all-new 398 cc single-cylinder mill, sporting gas injection, and liquid cooling. It has a four-valve, DOHC head, a weighted and balanced crankshaft, and a finger-follower valvetrain with DLC coatings to assist scale back friction. All this, and a six-speed transmission.
Triumph calls it their ‘TR Sequence’ engine, as a nod to the legendary Triumph Trophy. They’re claiming an influence output of 40 PS [39.45 hp], with 37.5 Nm of torque. That places it in the identical ballpark because the Husky and KTM, albeit a smidgen down on horsepower.
The brand new 400 vary additionally options all of the modern-day digital frou-frou. The platform makes use of a ride-by-wire throttle, with switchable traction management, ABS (switchable on the Scrambler 400 X), and a torque-assist clutch. The lighting is all LED, an immobilizer comes customary, and the sprint is a tidy analog and LCD combo unit.
Visually, the Triumph 400 motor can’t fairly escape its finances bike underpinnings, but it surely nonetheless manages to convey some panache to this finish of the market. There’s rather a lot to pack in—however Triumph and Bajaj have carried out an admirable job of dressing it up like their larger bikes. The cylinder head wears pretend cooling fins and a classy ‘TR Sequence’ badge; contrasting black and brushed finishes maintain issues stylish.
The Pace 400 [above] and Scrambler 400 X share a chassis, save for a number of model-specific variations. It’s a brand new body design for Triumph, full with a bolt-on rear subframe and a solid aluminum swingarm. The seat heights are listed as 790 mm (Pace) and 835 mm (Scrambler X), and the weights at 170 and 179 kilos [375 and 395 lbs].
The Triumph Pace 400 wears 43 mm upside-down forks, 17” wheels, and a road-orientated geometry and wheelbase. The brakes use braided traces, with a radial caliper gripping a 300 mm disc up entrance.
Triumph has given the Scrambler 400 X [above] an extended wheelbase and longer journey suspension, with a much bigger entrance wheel (19”). Mixed with a wider set of handlebars, it ought to give the Scrambler X at the least a measure of stability on gravel roads. Serving to it obtain its desert sled aspirations are a bigger brake pedal, grippy footpegs which are repositioned for an optimum standing place, and a bigger (320 mm) entrance brake disc.
Every mannequin has a novel muffler design, however each exhaust techniques are low-slung; no high-mounted pipes for Scrambler X. The trim varies from mannequin to mannequin too. The Pace 400 wears bar-end mirrors, whereas the Scrambler 400 X opts for conventional mirrors.
The Scrambler X additionally provides a headlight grill, hand guards, a handlebar cross-bar, a two-piece seat, and a extra roomy entrance fender. And sure—as is customary, Triumph is releasing an entire bunch of equipment for every bike.
Every bike is on the market in three completely different coloration schemes, and all of them look reasonably spiffy for an entry-level bike. And though we’re nonetheless on the fence concerning the general aesthetic of Triumph’s 400s, we are able to’t deny that they give the impression of being effectively put collectively. The gas tank’s design is on level, and whereas the tail finish has a little bit of a kick to it, the rear fender association is hella tidy.
The brand new Triumph Scrambler 400 X and Pace 400 won’t look fairly as modish as their larger stablemates, however then once more, do they should? If Triumph is out to draw youthful riders on tighter budgets to the model, these two bikes may simply tick the best packing containers.