Triumph Speed 400 Vs Rivals: Specifications Comparison

The Triumph Speed 400 looks desirable, seems to have excellent fit and finish, and promises a level of performance that will place it squarely in the ring with its rivals in the Indian market.

By Carandbike Team


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Published on June 30, 2023

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  • Triumph Speed 400 to be launched on July 5, 2023
  • 398 cc engine makes 39.5 bhp, 37.5 Nm
  • 170 kg kerb weight, 790 mm seat height

The Triumph Speed 400 is the new entry-level modern classic roadster from Triumph, but it does go up against several contenders, including naked roadsters and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 which is from a segment above it. With a timeless neo-retro design language, and attention to detail with fit and finish that is certain to grab attention, the Speed 400 will be offered in a choice of three dual-tone colour options, which include Carnival Red, Caspian Blue and Phantom Black. Now, Triumph Motorcycles nailed it with the Speed 400's pricing of Rs. 2.33 lakh. And, for the first 10,000 customers, the introductory pricing will be Rs. 2.23 lakh (ex-showroom). With this kind of pricing on offer, it is difficult to find a more value-for-money product in the segment.


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The Triumph Speed 400 will be the most affordable Triumph motorcycle when it goes on sale.


In terms of features, the Speed 400 boasts of features like standard switchable traction control, and a long list of 25 genuine accessories. With a new frame, brand-new, liquid-cooled engine, a two-year unlimited kilometres mileage warranty, and 16,000 km service intervals, the Speed 400 certainly promises to shake up the segment, if priced right. But how does it stack up against the competition, at least from a glance at the specs.


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All-new 398 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine features finger follower valvetrain and diamond-like coating (DLC) in the engine's internal components.


Engine Specifications


The Speed 400’s single-cylinder engine makes respectable figures of 39.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 37.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Where it stands to have an advantage over its rivals is in real-world, everyday rideability. The flat torque curve should offer plenty of low- and mid-range grunt to make it eager across the revs and in every gear. Needless to say, this also means, the engine may not need to be kept on the boil, like the KTM to get the Speed 400 lurching ahead.


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Triumph Speed 400 & Scrambler 400 X

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

KTM 390 Duke

BMW G 310 G

Royal Enfield Classic 350

Harley-Davidson X440


398.15 cc

648 cc

373.3 cc

313 cc

349 cc

440 cc


Single-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC

Parallel-Twin, SOHC, Air-Oil Cooled

Single-Cylinder, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC

Single-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC

single-cylinder, air-cooled

single-cylinder, air-cooled

Max Power

39.5 bhp @ 8,000 rpm

47 bhp @ 7,150 rpm

43 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

33.52 bhp at 9,250 rpm

20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm

27 bhp at 6,000 rpm

Peak Torque

37.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm

37 Nm @ 7,000 rpm

28 Nm at 7,500 rpm

27 Nm at 4,000 rpm

38 Nm at 4,000 rpm


6-speed with Torque Assist Clutch

6-speed gearbox

6-speed with quickshifter+

6-speed gearbox

5-speed gearbox

6-speed gearbox




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The Speed 400 has a very manageable 790 mm seat height coupled with 170 kg kerb weight.


Dimensions & Size


With its 170 kg kerb weight, the Speed 400 should offer not just decent power-to-weight ratio, but also make it easy to manoeuvre within the city. This should be a boon for riders looking to upgrade from smaller 125-150 cc motorcycles, and the 790 mm seat height, which has a slim waistline towards the fuel tank should make it quite manageable, even for shorter riders.


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Triumph Speed 400 & Scrambler 400 X

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

KTM 390 Duke

BMW G 310 G

Royal Enfield Classic 350

Harley-Davidson X440

Kerb Weight

170 kg/179 kg

218 kg

167 kg

164 kg

195 kg

190.5 kg

Seat Height 

790 mm/835 mm

804 mm

822 mm

785 mm

805 mm

805 mm

Fuel Capacity

13 litres

13.7 litres

13.5 litres

11 litres

13 litres

13.5 litres

43 mm gold-anodised USD fork oozes premium appeal, but should also aid in good front-end feel and stability.


Chassis Components


The Speed 400 uses what is described as a hybrid spine chassis, which employs a perimeter frame, along with steel tubular steel with a bolt-on rear subframe. The 43 mm upside down forks and rear monoshock are comparable to the other rivals in the segment, as are the ByBre brakes, with standard dual-channel ABS from Bosch. 


Also Read: Triumph Speed 400 Image Gallery


SpecificationsTriumph Speed 400 & Scrambler 400 XRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650KTM 390 DukeBMW G 310 GRoyal Enfield Classic 350Harley-Davidson X440
Chassis TypeHybrid Spine, Tubular Steel, Bolt-on SubframeTubular Steel Frame With Bolted TrussingSplit Steel Trellis FrameTubular Space FrameTwin Downtube Spine Frametubular steel perimeter frame
Front Suspension43 mm BPF - 140 mm/150 mm USD41 mm fork - 110 mmWP Apex USD forks, 43 mm diameter41 mm USD (140 mm travel)41 mm telescopic, 130 mm travel43 mm USD - KYB
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with pre-load adjustment - 130 mm / 150 mmTwin Shocks - 88 mmWP Apex Monoshock, 10 step adjustableMonoshock with adjustable preload (131 mm travel)Twin shock absorbersTwin shock absorbers
Front Tyre110/70-R17 Metzeler Sportec M9 RR |100/90 R19 Metzeler Karoo100/90-18 M/C 56HNA110/70-R17100/90-19100/90-18
Rear Tyre150/60-R17 Metzeler Sportec M9 RR|140/80 R17 Metzeler Karoo130/70-R18 M/C 63V/130/70-18 M/C 63HNA150/60-R17120/80-18140/70-17
Front Brake300 mm disc with 4-piston floating calliper (ABS)320 mm disc with 4-piston floating calliper (ABS)320mm Disc, 4 piston Radially mounted Fixed CaliperSingle disc, 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper300 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper320 mm disc
Rear Brake230 mm disc with single calliper (ABS)230 mm disc with single calliper (ABS)230mm Disc, 1 piston Floating CaliperSingle disc, 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper270 mm disc, single-piston floating calliper240 mm disc


The analogue speedometer with the small LCD console goes with the neo-retro styling. Simple, and offering all necessary information.


Features & Electronics


The Speed 400 comes with an analogue speedometer along with a LCD screen with a digital tachometer, gear position indicator, clock and other necessary information. It doesn’t get Bluetooth connectivity and the instrument console goes well with the overall styling cues of the bike. It’s the only bike in the segment to get switchable traction control, and comes with standard ride-by-wire throttle. 


The Triumph Speed 400 will be offered with a list of 25 optional accessories.




Prices for the new Triumph Speed 400 will be announced on July 5, 2023, and we will soon be getting to spend some time riding the Speed 400, so look out for our first ride review, coming soon. We estimate prices to be competitive, perhaps at par or just above the competition, considering the Triumph’s quality levels. In any case, a price tag of around Rs. 3 – 3.10 lakh (Ex-showroom) should make the Triumph Speed 400 an attractive proposition, even when compared to its rivals.



Last Updated on June 30, 2023

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