Motorcycles Triumph Speed 400

Published on June 29th, 2024 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Triumph Speed 400 Quick Test Ride Experience

Triumph have managed to deliver two very cost-effective Speed 400 bikes

However, neither of them feels budget in any way shape or form. Launched in April this year, sales have been brisk due to its asking price and also good looks. Plus, there is a scrambler version, but we take the city version for a quick test ride.

This bike looks well-proportioned and is more substantial compared to its rivals. This Speed 400 competes directly with the KTM 390 which is priced at RM35,800 (a hefty RM9k more)

The seat height is 790mm which allows my 5 foot 6-inch body to be quite comfortable when riding. Although I couldn’t flat foot, the height didn’t pose any issues. The riding position felt ideal, allowing a good command over the bike without compromising comfort.

The 170kg weight allowed for easy control in city riding. Yes, we are not a professional rider, just city commuting and point A to B riding and this needs comfortable seat and reasonable weight to manage tight city traffic.

This new bike is powered by a DOHC four-valve engine and a crank that is balanced and weighted for low-down grunt and ride-ability. The engine has DLC-coated parts and finger-follower valve actuation which delivers a claimed 40PS and 37.5 Nm of torque. It works with a 6-speed gearbox and rides on lightweight 17-inch wheels.

The suspension on the Speed 400 is a 41mm big-piston upside-down fork and a monoshock at the rear with a remote reservoir. The set-up is aimed at providing a comfortable yet ‘engaging and intuitive ride’ and the only adjustability on both bikes is manual pre-load adjustment at the rear.

This Triumph comes equipped with LED headlights, analogue/LED hybrid dash designs, traction control and ABS (two-channel) and a torque-assisted slipper clutch. They also both come with factory-installed immobilisers, peace of mind.

This bike comes with two-tone paint schemes with a prominent Triumph tank graphic. Colour options are Carnival Red, Caspian Blue and Phantom Black.

At a selling price of RM26,900, this can be an easy two wheels upgrade for kap-chai office commuters or even weekend fun riders looking for an easy machine to live with with inter state riding.

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