- Spotted testing overseas
- Likely to be based on the Speed 400
- Features LED illumination, cafe racer fairing and more
The Triumph Thruxton 400 was recently spotted testing overseas. The spy shots revealed a few details about the bike and now, a few more images have been leaked online of the upcoming Triumph cafe racer.
The Thruxton 400’s styling, silhouette and bodywork appear to be inspired by the Speed Triple RR (sold internationally). The round LED headlight is integrated into the cafe racer fairing with the turn indicators located below. Then, there is a tubular handlebar with bar-end mirrors. The test bike appears to be equipped with a single-piece seat and gets a flat grab rail. Its exhaust canister also appears similar to the one we see on the Speed 400. We expect Triumph to use the same 399cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine in the Thruxton 400 as well. It makes 39.5bhp and 37.5Nm in the Speed and is linked to a six-speed gearbox. From our experience of riding the neo-retro offering, the motor feels peppy and climbs the revs quickly. It is also quite muted overall allowing you to keep the motor on the boil.
The Thruxton 400 test bike is equipped with USD front forks and a monoshock while the brakes include a single front and rear disc with dual-channel ABS. These seem to be mounted on 17-inch wheels with road-biased tyres. Like the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400X, the upcoming Triumph could also get a semi-digital instrument console, ride-by-wire, traction control, USB charging port, and side stand sensor.
Triumph has recently debuted its 400cc twins, so the Thruxton 400 could take some time to launch. For reference, the Speed 400 retails at Rs. 2.33 lakh while the Scrambler 400X costs Rs. 2.63 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). You can expect the Triumph to price the Thruxton in between.
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