Triumph recently launched their cheapest roadster motorcycle Speed 400 in India. This bike of the British company has been brought in this country in a joint venture with Bajaj Auto. Within a few days of the launch, the model has received a huge response from the buyers. It is priced at Rs 2.33 lakh (ex-showroom), but Triumph and Bajaj are offering the first 10,000 buyers the opportunity to buy it for Rs 2.23 lakh. Meanwhile, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 bike has maintained its dominance for a long time in the respective segment. So who is ahead of these two bikes? All of them are discussed in this report.
Both the motorcycles present a retro modern design. Such as a round-shaped headlight, almond-shaped fuel tank, large seat, round mirrors, and triangular side panels. However, the Speed 400 is slightly smaller in size. The suspension upswept exhaust is also short. Whereas the Classic 350’s p-shooter exhaust is slightly longer. It is very popular for emitting high-pitched sounds.
Triumph Speed 400 is far ahead in terms of features. It has LED illumination, semi digital instrument console, dual channel ABS and traction control. Whereas the Royal Enfield Classic 350 features an analog console with small digital insets and ABS.
Triumph’s Speed 400 is powered by a 398.15 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces 39.5 bhp of power and 37.5 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Classic 350 is powered by a 349 cc single cylinder motor. 20.2 bhp of power and 27 Nm of torque is available from the five-speed gearbox and long stroke setup. In terms of configuration, the engines of both the models are completely different. In this case, the two models cannot be compared.
Triumph has given USD front fork and rear monoshock suspension to their new motorcycle. It has disc brakes on both the wheels along with dual channel ABS to handle the braking duties. Whereas the Classic 350 comes with telescopic front forks and dual rear shocks. It has both wheels. Disc brake. It has larger spoke wheels than the Speed 400.
Triumph has priced the Speed 400 at Rs 2.23 lakh (ex-showroom) for the first 10,000 buyers. After that, it will cost Rs 2.33 lakh (ex-showroom). Whereas the Classic 350 is available in two trims – Single Channel ABS and Dual Channel ABS. They are priced at Tk 1.93 lakh and Tk 2.02 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Although the Triumph Speed 400 costs Rs 21,000 more, it has more features, safety features and more engine power. But for many years Royal Enfield’s 350 cc bike has been rocking the market. So Royal Enfield Classic 350 can be bought if the budget is low.