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Old 11th January 2024, 21:01   #1591
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

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I am unsure if this is an issue or not but here goes. Hearing this ticking noise from the engine after running for about 20 mins
Some level of shim noise will always be there. I don't own Speed/Scrambler so will wait for owners to comment but to me, that level of noise in your video isn't bothersome unless you are also experiencing a performance drop.

Are you sure this noise wasn't present earlier ?
Because if you were ok with the bike and then if you come across such an issue on YouTube/Reddit for someone else's bike and then you check whether your engine also has any weird noise, then you will most likely hear the noise since you are looking for it.

My CBR has similar level of shim noise but all the mechanics say it is normal and since I am having no change in performance or excess heating or lower than usual fuel efficiency, all good.

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Old 11th January 2024, 21:13   #1592
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Some level of shim noise will always be there. I don't own Speed/Scrambler so will wait for owners to comment but to me, that level of noise in your video isn't bothersome unless you are also experiencing a performance drop.

Are you sure this noise wasn't present earlier ?
Because if you were ok with the bike and then if you come across such an issue on YouTube and then check whether your engine also has any weird noise like the one you saw on the internet, you will most likely hear the noise since you are looking for it.

My CBR has similar level of shim noise but all the mechanics say it is normal and since I am having no change in performance or excess heating or lower than usual fuel efficiency, all good.
Actually the reverse happened, i heard the sound first and took the bike to E-City khivraj where the advisor said that its decompression sound. And this week i completed the first service at Keerthi Kanakpura and the SA said it is quite normal. Only after this did i start looking for others who reported similar issues and found some. To be honest i found the same ticking sound in a CB350 being reported as well. Link below.
https://www.reddit.com/r/indianbikes..._sound_normal/

Zero performance drop so far, and the ticking sound is not present on cold start until i ride for about 15-20 mins. I'll be doing a longer run this weekend so will wait and see if it increases or causes issues. As it stands now, there are no issues in performance and you don't necessarily hear the sound while riding.
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Old 13th January 2024, 13:23   #1593
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

Has anyone installed the windscreen from Triumph?

At BU Bhandari, Pashan, I was quoted ₹2600 for the windscreen and around ₹500 for installation from the service center.

I remember checking the price a few months back, it was around 300.
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I remember checking the price a few months back, it was around 300.
Wish it was 300, however none of the accessories are that cheap. Also the official one is too small and not sure if it serves any purpose
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Old 13th January 2024, 16:10   #1595
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Has anyone installed the windscreen from Triumph?

At BU Bhandari, Pashan, I was quoted ₹2600 for the windscreen and around ₹500 for installation from the service center.

I remember checking the price a few months back, it was around 300.
Costs 800INR for the entire setup. Online it shows as 2k INR. Printed price and billed price at my asc is around 800INR. But labour charge i think comes around 250-500INR. Not sure. I fixed mine a month ago.

Just ask them to show the windscreen box with the price.

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Costs 800INR for the entire setup. Online it shows as 2k INR. Printed price and billed price at my asc is around 800INR. But labour charge i think comes around 250-500INR. Not sure. I fixed mine a month ago.

Just ask them to show the windscreen box with the price.
That's reasonable, will ask them for the box

How is it working for you?
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That's reasonable, will ask them for the box

How is it working for you?
Not as bad as I thought it would be. At 100-120 kmph, I feel the windblast has reduced. This is compared to my previous stock dominar 400 and speed 400 experience. Have not been able to sustain higher speeds due to bad traffic. Please note, my purchase decision was purely for aesthetic purpose(but is also a farkle).
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Old 13th January 2024, 18:55   #1598
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And short-medium tall windshields have increased wind noise inside the helmet for me always. So go for super tall ones if that bothers you.
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Finally My search for my next bike ended with Speed 400



After buying avenger 220 in 2014, i was eyeing for Triumph Bonneville but couldn't initially due financial dearth and later thought is it worth the investment as i use it commute to sports complex and Gym during weekdays (not to office due to wfh) . Occasionally on highway during weekends if time permits.

I was super excited when Triumph and Bajaj partnership announced 400 cc bikes which was super affordable, this triggered to sell my avenger and sold it off in sep.

When bookings started , I booked Scram 400x as the build and Khaki Green color was too appealing. I was disappointed to know that the Scram will be launched in oct 23. Hence had to wait and test rode it during oct end.

Despite i knew that its a tall bike for my height, i test rode it and was convinced that i can handle the bike. However, it was too tall for my wife to climb as she got used to Avenger.Hence dropped the plan and cancelled the booking.

During Scram test ride , i test rode speed 400 and after riding both , speed 400 seemed inferior and it stalled thrice (may be the test bike was not good). I test rode harley x440 in between the launch of speed 400 and Scram 400x as i had pre booked that as well in order get the introductory discount. I liked that bike as i hadn't rode any bike apart from Avenger. I cancelled that booking after the ownership reviews on team bhp. My hunting for bikes didn't stop and decided to buy a bike in 2024 Q1 instead of 2023 year end. This lead to test ride SM650 which completely surprised me as I didn't have good opinion bon RE bikes,I did a test ride around 2 kms , liked the feeling of cruiser handling with comfortable pillion seating but the rear shocks feedback on bad roads was significant for pillion. I decided that it was the right bike despite there were issues with shocks, weight, chain on internet. The RE dealership told me to do payment in jan 15 24 to get 2024 model and in the meantime, RE announced Himalayan and was planning to test rode it and didn't.

Apart from the above bikes, tried considering KTM adv 390 ( didn't test rode ), BMW 210 GS ( huge for my height) , Jawa (Bobber 42) and Yezdi ( SCRAM and Adventure) - Dropped the plan due to disappointment with their sales support and after sales support, one Dealer wasn't interested in explaining the features of the bikes available, in another dealership, the support staff was caring to explain but test bikes wasn't available despite went twice in a gap of 1 week.

Finally, i was scrolling to Instagram posts and saw that speed 400 was still available for ingural price of 2.23 lacs. Hence gave it a thought, discussed with my wife and booked it on Dec 26th and got my red caranival ( i call it as ruby) on Jan 12 and got required accesories installed on 13 Jan. I manifested for Triumph and settled for that in 2024. I am happy that i made right decision.

Below is my 10years Apart picture!
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Not as bad as I thought it would be. At 100-120 kmph, I feel the windblast has reduced. This is compared to my previous stock dominar 400 and speed 400 experience. Have not been able to sustain higher speeds due to bad traffic. Please note, my purchase decision was purely for aesthetic purpose(but is also a farkle).
Can you share a picture with the upgrade to get a feel of how it looks finally? Haven't been able to gauge the proportions so far.
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

I'm an owner of the Speed 400 since October 5 last year. I'm curious to know whether the latest software/ECU update of the bike has fixed the stalling/fueling issue?

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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

BABY TRIUMPH MEET BABY GS



Hey guys. As many of you in this thread here know my waifu and I are proud owners of the Caspian Blue Triumph Speed 400 which we are both enjoying a lot. Getting back into biking was a revelation for me as I relearn everything I know. Why relearning? More on that later; letís not get ahead of ourselves and let me announce the arrival of the Baby GS i.e. BMW G310GS in our garage.

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Thatís waifu adjusting the rear view mirrors on the GS as we get ready to leave for our morning Delhi-Jewar-Delhi ride.

PS MODS - Kindly shift this post wherever you find more suitable as per your directive.


Iím typing this with one hand as I recently got my lifeís first fracture (hairline, so nothing to fret about) and I got it while I was standing on a red light and a stupid scooty person skidded and whammed into my extended elbow and side of the new pre-owned baby GS we recently acquired. I didnít even get to know about the fracture until 3 hours later as I gave him my 2 cents in typical Delhi fashion as he profusely and clumsily apologised, same way he ďridesĒ.
Thatís what I meant by relearning as you never know on our streets what will hit you and when, and how we had a event-free 200km morning ride just yesterday and I got hurt in such a silly way on the very next day while riding to my cousinís place just 8 kms away. Any who letís get back to the main course i.e. surprisingly nimble and fun G310GS.
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Looks nice? What do you guys think?

So the itch/need for a second motorcycle started when we got rid of our old UCE Classic 350 which was becoming a pain in the behind as is itís nature with everyday repair jobs and still not reliability. Good riddance I must say.

And neither my waifu nor I are big on pillion riding, we realised we need another bike so that we can both go on rides together. We started to look for a companion to Speed 400 with only one strict requirement in our minds i.e. something more suitable to a taller person (6í0Ē) like me.

Upon some online searching and some scavenging in the pre-owned Karol Bagh market we came across this gem of a baby GS someone had decided to let go of in its infancy.

July 2023 registered
3600 kms run only
Brand new condition
Zana crash guard, bash plate, mobile holder, adjustable & foldable levers, tall windshield installed


Slight crack in side fairing extension was the only damage we could find, otherwise it was as good as new and we were saving a cool 85K+ on the price as compared to a brand new one (before even counting the accessories)

With a short test ride and some background information collection our mind was kind of made up but we didnít reveal that in front of the dealer to leave room for negotiation.

We got it after 3-4 days of first seeing it, paid the dealer, got both keys and documents and went ahead with a morning ride the very next day. Akash from TBhp Delhi group joined us too with his own BMW G310GS from Noida and together the three of us went till Jewar in the cold foggy morning. During the ride I kept thinking that bikers are fools for a reason.

But other than the weather, the bikes performed perfectly. And we had good fun.

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So now about the bike,
Keep in mind my benchmark for comparison is Speed 400 and thatís all my observations are based on.

PROS -

1. Tall stance and good road presence. Up tight seating position makes for a more comfortable ride and thanks to the eye catching Ďpoliceí color theme people pay attention to it and some even give side to it. Not a bad quality at all to have on the road, to create your own safe space.
2. Engine & exhaust sounds nice, a bit gruff and unpolished tbh, but that helps with the street presence and eliminates the need for an aftermarket exhaust.
3. Power is slightly less than the Triumph but nothing that will make you feel inferior on the road and nothing that can be solved with an extra twist of the throttle. Engine comes alive at 3K RPM and after that itís on you how much you can pull, bike weight is manageable easily though the side stand can be a bit inconvenient.
4. Fat dual purpose tires help create a stable ride, handle all kinds of tarmac nicely and support you if you happen to lean in a bit. Suspension is amazingly supple and all potholes and tarmac irregularities are handled with ease.

CONS -

1. The side stand keeps the bike almost upright, like some people claimed the new Himalayan leans a lot on its side stand, G310GS feels like it doesnít lean at all, which makes it a bit more prone to side falls/drops due to your own error or some not so innocent bystanderís shenanigans or fiddlings.
2. The gearbox is clunky and finding neutral is a task. It canít keep up if you downshift/upshift very rapidly (unlike our Triumph, god bless her sweet and quick responding shifter). You have to be gentle with it and take your time, especially while slowing down.
3. No HAZARD LAMPS switch?!? Why? Sorely missed one on the foggy morning ride. Bikers need that extra visibility on the road sometimes.
4. Higher maintenance cost thanks to the BMW brand, as almost everything in it is made by TVS you always have the option of buying needed parts/spares from them.

Canít wait for my dumb hairline fracture to get healed so I can saddle up again and see where the road takes us!!
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I'm an owner of the Speed 400 since October 5 last year. I'm curious to know whether the latest software/ECU update of the bike has fixed the stalling/fueling issue?

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It now revs a bit more on idle & you can notice that when you pull the clutch lever fully. Noticed this after the first service & the fuel gauge issue seems to have been fixed as well. Though after the first week I haven't experienced it at all, I have experienced it twice last week while in 2nd gear after crossing the speed breaker & letting go of the clutch. Most of the times, I am able to sweetly throttle it after speed bumps but it happened twice last week. Its a mixed bag I guess, others can shed more light.

My guess though I am not sure, is that it is related to fuelling & something to do with sensitivity as the accelerator is quite sensitive. As for fuel, I only use XP95 and normal petrol only when I can't find get it (there was a shortage of XP95 after floods last month).
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Bought Speed 400 today at introductory price of Rs 2.23 L from Krishna Automobiles, Chandigarh.
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Bought Carbonado drift hybrid hardshell tank bag for Rs 3390 from LRL motors and bought Neodymium ring magnets for Rs 999 from Amazon https://amzn.eu/d/f3e1TRp to fit in its palms (4 magnets in each).

The bag has become a great magnetic tank bag, looks awesome and has great grip. Doesnt require removal for petrol filling.
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Although bag's magnyt version comes equipped with magnets but I bought both (bag and magnets) separately as included magnets usually are not as strong.

IMO, this bag is ideal fit for Speed 400, at much less price than the Triumph tank bag (~ Rs 15000). Tastefully crafted hardshell, premium interiors make it look awesome.
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Bought Carbonado drift hybrid hardshell tank bag for Rs 3390 from LRL motors and bought Neodymium ring magnets for Rs 999 from Amazon
Magnetic tank bag is going to scratch the tank. I have tried Rynox and Viaterra and despite of precautions taken it always scratched the tanks.
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