Triumph confirms Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X for Australia

Triumph will launch their first learner approved “modern classic” bikes in India next month, with the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X due to hit Australian dealerships before year’s end. The former builds on the iconic status of its Speed Twin 900 and 1200 siblings.

Meanwhile, the Scrambler 400 X takes its rugged design cues from the Scrambler 900 and 1200, with an off-road pedigree that goes back to the 1950s. Both have been designed from the ground-up with a new single engine platform at their heart.

The new models are designed to deliver a fun, agile and confidence-inspiring ride. With class-leading capability, rider-focused technology, a high level of standard specification, long service intervals and a comprehensive warranty, they represent incredible value.

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They are instantly recognisable thanks to their timeless Triumph silhouettes, signature sculpted fuel tanks and classic engine profiles, and have been designed to deliver all of the quality, feel and presence of their larger capacity stablemates.

Traditional touches like the distinctive finned cylinder head and exhaust header clamps combine with an upswept silencer, bold graphics and sensitively-incorporated technology for an unmistakeable look.

Trademark black powder-coated engine casings, tough gold anodised fork, high-quality paint and logo detailing all feature. In the case of the Speed 400, its two-tone paint scheme reflects its dynamic roadster style.

Triumph Scrambler 400 X
Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Offered in Carnival Red, Caspian Blue and Phantom Black, there’s a large 43mm big-piston upside-down front fork, mono-shock rear suspension with an external reservoir, and lightweight 17-inch wheels. A neutral riding position offers confident handling.

Powerful four-piston radial front brakes with a 300mm front disc and braided lines give a responsive brake feel too. For the Scrambler 400 X, its all-road attitude comes with protection for the headlight, radiator and sump, as well as handguards.

There’s also a handlebar brace with a pad and a longer front mudguard. Offered with a distinctive ‘Scrambler’ tank stripe and triangle badge, it comes in Matt Khaki Green and Fusion White, Carnival Red and Phantom Black, and Phantom Black and Silver Ice.

Both bikes are powered by a fuel-injected liquid-cooled 398cc single-cylinder engine with a four-valve, DOHC cylinder head and a crankshaft that has been perfectly weighted and balanced to optimise inertia for low-speed rideability.

The six-speed gearbox delivers light, precise gear selection, with perfectly spread ratios. The Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X also sport an accessible seat height of 790mm and 835mm respectively and a low weight of 170kg and 179kg.

Both benefit from their own model-specific chassis setup, with a new frame, bolt-on rear subframe and cast-aluminium swingarm paired with suspension setups tailored to each use case. The package delivers easy, agile and dynamic handling.

Triumph Speed 400
Triumph Speed 400

The Scrambler 400 X features a longer wheelbase and suspension travel, a larger 19-inch front wheel and wide handlebars for greater stability and control on loose surfaces. A larger cast steel brake pedal and high-grip foot pegs are positioned lower and wider.

This makes for a more natural standing position when riding off-road, while a larger 320mm front brake disc and optimised pad compound deliver reassuringly progressive braking performance in all conditions.

More than 25 genuine accessories are also available for the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X. Pricing and final local specifications for both bikes will be announced closer to their official launch.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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