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Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Tested by Ben Clarke, Assistant Editor

I was intrigued by the new Scrambler 400 X from the moment Triumph whipped the covers off. I’m a big fan of Triumph’s 1200 Scramblers and the new 400 X captures the sentiment of those bigger models in a more accessible package.

I’ve also always leaned towards bikes with fewer cylinders in my personal riding life – with a particular soft spot for singles. My first bike on a full licence was an XT and I love the raw and violent power delivery you get from such a simple engine. The Triumph may give away 160cc to the old Yam, but thanks to modern tech that only means 10bhp and since it’s lighter, the power won’t feel far off.

I’ll be riding the Scrambler in all weathers and for commuting duty but I also want to take it on some longer trips with luggage (and a screen, probably) to see how it stands up. I’ll also be giving it a fair shakedown on some easy green lanes – it is a scrambler after all.

Triumph Scrambler 400 X quick specs

  • Price: £5595 OTR
  • Engine: 398cc liquid-cooled, 4 valve, DOHC, single
  • Power: 33.7bhp @ 7700 rpm (measured)
  • Torque: 23.5 lb.ft @ 7400rpm (measured)
  • Seat height: 835mm
  • Weight: 183kg (kerb, measured)

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