Triumph launches Bajaj Auto-built Scrambler 400 X at Rs 263,000

Three months after the launch of the well-received Speed 400 in India, Triumph introduces its off-road-focused sibling with taller suspension, off-road footpegs, sump guard and headguard grille.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 11 Oct 2023 Views icon4365 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Three months after the launch of the Speed 400 in India, Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto have launched the Scrambler 400 X priced at Rs 263,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

The Scrambler 400 X, which is Rs 30,000 costlier than the Speed 400, gets a taller suspension, off-road footpegs, sump guard and headlight grille as standard fitment. Like the Speed 400, the Scrambler 400 X will be retailed from the exclusive Triumph dealer network which is to be rapidly ramp up across over 100 cities by end-March 2024.

Designed in Hinckley, UK, the two new Triumph motorcycles are built in Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant near Pune. The Triumph Scrambler 400 X shares the liquid-cooled, 398cc, single-cylinder engine, which develops 40hp at 8000rpm and 37.5Nm at 6500rpm, as the Speed 400 and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox along with a slip-and-assist clutch.

What’s different is that the Scrambler 400 X has taller suspension units and a 19-inch front wheel. This translates into a commanding seat height of 835mm and 195mm ground clearance, clearly indicating the motorcycle’s focus on off-roading duties. And, at 185kg, it is also 9kg heavier than its Speed sibling. 

The tyres on the Scrambler 400 X and Speed 400 are also different – the 400 X is shod with a 100/80-19 tyre up front and a 140/80-17 at the rear. While the rear brake is the same, the front brake on the Scrambler is a larger 320mm unit. The features on the Scrambler 400 X stay the same as the Speed 400, but the rear ABS can be turned off here. 

In terms of rivals to the Triumph Scrambler 400 X in India, there is the Yezdi Scrambler (Rs 210,000 to Rs 212,000) albeit it is not as powerful or feature-laden as this latest Triumph. The closest rival in terms of performance and capability is the Bajaj Auto-manufactured KTM 390 Adventure X. Priced at Rs 281,000 (ex-showroom, India), it is Rs 18,000 more expensive than the Scrambler 400 X. 

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