Talking about the most popular models in the sub-500 cc adventure motorcycle segment in the country, the names of Royal Enfield Himalayan, BMW G 310 GS, Yezdi Adventure and KTM 390 Adventure will come up first. But if you look at it from all angles, the craze of Himalayan and 390 Adventure is more among the bikes. Triumph Scrambler 400X has arrived as a new member in this category to compete with them. The price of which will be announced in October this year. After the debut of the bike, the question that is running in everyone’s mind is who is ahead between KTM 390 Adventure and Triumph Scrambler 400X. Let’s find the answer by comparing the two bikes in this report.
Triumph Scrambler 400X vs KTM 390 Adventure : Design
The Triumph Scrambler 400X motorcycle takes design inspiration from the company’s larger engine models Scrambler 900 and 1200. It gets long travel suspension, upright seating and round headlights to enhance the retro styling. Where the KTM 390 Adventure follows the company’s powerful engine design. The unique design of the headlight present on the bike along with the upright riding position helps to enhance its beauty.
Triumph Scrambler 400X vs KTM 390 Adventure : Engine
The Triumph Scrambler 400X is powered by a 398.15 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine. From which 39.5 bhp of power and 37.5 Nm of torque will be available. Whereas, the KTM 390 Adventure has a 373 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, quick shifter engine. It produces 43 bhp of power and 37 Nm of torque. A 6-speed transmission is present on both the motorcycles. In other words, KTM is ahead in power.
Triumph Scrambler 400X vs KTM 390 Adventure: Features and Hardware
The Triumph Scrambler 400X gets 43 mm USD front fork, rear monoshock absorber, alloy wheels, 19 inch front and 17 inch rear tires and disc brakes on both wheels with dual channel ABS, traction control, semi digital instrument cluster, etc.
Whereas the same suspension setup as present on the KTM 390 Adventure. A few are available in alloy or spoke wheel variants. Adjustable front suspension is again offered on the top spec SW variant. It has a TFT display, traction control, cornering ABS, quick shifter and dual channel ABS.
Triumph Scrambler 400X vs KTM 390 Adventure: Which one is better to buy?
Of the two bikes, the KTM 390 Adventure has more features. But the Triumph Scrambler 400X offers more suspension travel. The spoke wheel model of 390 Adventure is ideal for off-road. The bike can also be chosen with alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the price of Triumph Scrambler 400X is yet to be announced. But in the case of Triumph Speed 400, it is expected that there will be a big surprise in the price of this bike. With spoke wheels as a standard accessory and an even bigger price cut, it would surely beat the KTM. And that’s what the experts are hoping for.