Back in early 2020, Triumph Motorcycles announced that it had kicked off a strategic partnership with India-based marque Bajaj that would see the two brands co-develop a series of 200cc to 750cc models, including several novel small-to-mid-sized Triumph sleds. And after nearly three-and-a-half years of waiting, the Hinckley firm has finally revealed the first of the bikes to be born out of this joint effort with its debut of the all-new Triumph Scrambler 400 X.
The latest addition to the British firm’s Modern Classics lineup, the Scrambler 400 X is a completely new design, though it borrows elements from existing Triumph models, namely the Scrambler 900, with both the 400 and 900 sharing a classic Bonnie tank and an upswept two-piece seat. Sporting an unmistakable retro influence that’s also inspired by vintage desert sled and ISDT/ISDE racers, the entire motorcycle is constructed around an all-new hybrid spine-perimeter frame that’s made from tubular steel and paired with an easily-removable bolt-on rear subframe and a cast aluminum dual-sided swing-arm. This framework has also been mated to a rear mono-shock with an adjustable preload and a 43mm big-piston USD fork. Two-up-friendly, the scrambler rides on a 19” front, 17” rear spoked aluminum wheel-set that comes equipped with radial-mount quad-pot calipers with steel-braided lines and Metzeler Karoo Street tires. The bike’s cockpit features scrambler-style bars, a rear luggage rack, rubber tank pads, and an analogue speedometer with an integrated multifunction LCD display.
At the heart of the bike is Triumph’s all-new TR engine platform — a four-valve DOHC liquid-cooled 398cc single-cylinder mill that sports black powder-coated casings, a six-speed transmission, a factory skid plate, and a class-leading output of 39.5hp and 27.7ft-lbs of torque. Despite being of the small displacement variety, the Scrambler 400 X comes loaded with a host of high-end features typically reserved for pricier, larger models, such as a ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control and dual-channel ABS, a torque-assist clutch, an immobilizer, and all-LED lighting. On top of a comfortable upright riding position, the Scrambler 400 X also features a 395lb curb weight and a 32.9” seat height. Offered with more than two dozen optional factory accessories and add-ons, the Scrambler 400 X also features class-leading 10,000-mile service intervals, plus comes backed by a two-year unlimited-mileage warranty with included roadside assistance. Additionally, alongside the Scrambler 400 X, Triumph has also released the all-new Speed 400 which is based on the same 398cc platform and is essentially a pint-sized version of Triumph’s Speed Twin with roughly half the displacement and cylinders.
The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X — and Speed 400 — is scheduled to hit dealerships in India next month, while other major markets (including the U.S.) will see the new scrambler roll into showrooms in Q1 of 2024. Triumph has yet to reveal the MSRP of either bike, though the company has stated it will be “competitively priced.”