Triumph Scrambler 400 X Review : 9 Pros & 8 Cons

Just like the Speed, the Scrambler rides beautifully. There’s hardly a fatal flaw and they’ve clearly delivered a brilliantly engineered, premium product at an honest price.

Triumph Scrambler 400 X Pros

  • Quintessential Triumph design that looks distinctly like its bigger Scrambler siblings for the most part
  • Build quality, fit and finish are among the best in the segment
  • Thanks to its taller and more substantial stance, it does better visual justice to the 400cc ‘big bike’ feeling than the much more compact Speed 400
  • Larger riders will also appreciate its relatively roomier ergonomics compared to the Speed
  • Nice bespoke touches which lend aesthetic value as well as utility where needed – sturdier metal bash plate, headlight grille, twin barrel exhaust with the black cladding, round indicators, tank grips, step-up seat to highlight some
  • 19” wheel, superior ground clearance, longer wheelbase and better suspension travel, all make for a much more stability-biased ride, in keeping with its Scrambler DNA
  • 39.5 BHP engine is reasonably tractable with a strong pull. Smooth & refined power delivery at a kerb weight of ~185 kg results in fairly peppy performance aided further by a slick 6-speed gearbox
  • Still a hoot to ride despite its taller stance and longer wheelbase
  • Generous 16,000 km / 1-year service interval. Parts and service costs are also expected to be kept competitive

Triumph Scrambler 400 X Cons

  • Missing features like connected tech, riding modes, adjustable clutch and brake levers, etc.
  • Inexperienced riders (especially shorter ones) may find the 835 mm seat height a tad challenging
  • Analogue + digital instrument cluster doesn’t suit the bike’s character
  • Some ergonomic issues such as mirrors fouling with hand and footpegs flexing downwards while stand-up riding
  • Vibrations at higher rpms
  • Split rear seat is compact. Riders should carefully evaluate how comfortable the bike will be for two-up touring with luggage if that is a key use case
  • Only single-sided saddle bag luggage is being offered by Triumph as of now. You will have to look at aftermarket solutions for double-sided saddle bags or wider luggage options
  • Entire service experience remains uncharted territory with Triumph leaving a negative perception on this front in some parts of the country. Whether one can have a positive dealership experience under Bajaj’s watch is something that remains to be seen

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