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Old 16th September 2023, 14:17   #871
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

New 3rd party accessories by Motocrux (Malayalam video but you can get an idea).

- Front plate mount is available!! Wish he showed how it looks with the plate.
- Pillion footrest looks nice for long rides
- Sliders look bulky so might skip that.
- Bash plate will be good to have.
- Stainless steel radiator guard looks nice too
- Handlebar riser seems to be available too.


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Old 16th September 2023, 14:58   #872
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I do received this booklet, however there are no details mentioned for 3years extended warranty while 24 months is indicated on the next page. Further, they put asterisk there but no elaboration given. They should have shared the details at first place like fellow bangalore bhpians got it from the dealer.

Put out an email to One Triumph for clarification, let's see if they respond.
Received revert from Triumph with 3 years extended warranty details and related terms&conditions.

Observed that Triumph indicated 7500kms/120days service intervals as one of the mandatory requirements for warranty,

which is a deviation from recommended schedule provided during the delivery. I don't know if I'm missing something here.
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Old 16th September 2023, 22:01   #873
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So, I think I have the fuel gauge issue too. I have done 230km total and the warning lit up at ~150km odo reading. Even the DTE calculation showed that I could travel another 180km (making the total about 330km) so the warning shouldnt have switched on. I wasnt too concerned as I am doing full tank runs so I can predict how long fuel will last.

I have taken photos to show the service center. I have heard that there is a software update that might fix the issue. Has anyone else had the issue and got a solution?

Also, I got pretty poor mileage. Full-to-full I got only about 21 kmpl. Is this because the engine is new and run-in will help? I have also been doing some pretty traffic intensive driving with the clutch (getting used to the power delivery).

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Old 16th September 2023, 23:43   #874
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I reached 380km today. Fuel warning light lit up oin the climb to Lavasa near the dam.

I went up, came down, went home about 50km away and then filled up in the evening. Total about 70km. Still just 9.75l could be filled after filling up to the brim. Distance travelled between the fills was 272.7km.

Overall efficiency tank to tank was 27.9 km/l. The overall FE being shown by the bike was 3.7l/100km. That is roughly the same as my calculated values. The DTE being shown at the time was 90. So that's accurate as well.

I have babied the bike for about 30km and the only highway runs are between Warje bridge and Balewadi Stadium in free flowing traffic.

The bike is a delight on the curves but the curves themselves were littered with potholes on the Lavasa route. I think I should stick to Sagar Sheldekar's routes and stick to Tamhini henceforth.

I am still getting used to the bike so I wasn't particularly fast on the hills but I wasn't slow by any stretch of the imagination (nobody there today could keep up whether going uphill or downhill). The way the bike climbs has to be seen to be believed. Totally effortless.There is a lot of upskilling I need to do before I can well an truly say that I need an upgrade. Till then, this bike has all the power I need for now. I have done the route to Lavasa on a 70hp 650cc V-Twin in the past but this was in no way an inferior experience. If anything, this was more effortless since this is a much much lighter motorcycle with much more pliant suspension.

Here are some pics from the ride today.
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Here are some pics from the ride today.
Absolutely amazing pictures and very happy to hear that the bike is meeting and exceeding your expectations.

I wanted to do the Tamhini round myself but some stuff came up this weekend. I have been waiting to get the bike to make that trip since I have only seen it in videos and have never actually visited (moved to Pune just 1.5 years ago so it's excusable). Have to commit to do it next weekend.

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I've got a story to share. I was super excited to be one of the first 10K to book the Speed 400 from Triumph. But then, a string of events made me reconsider.

1. Email Response: When I thought about cancelling and mailed Triumph's customer care, they just sent me a link to some complaint portal. Spoiler alert: that link? Utterly useless.

2. No Customer Care Number? I mean, how does a big brand not have a helpline in this day and age? Searched everywhere, came up with zilch.

3. Keerthi Triumph, You There?: Gave Keerthi Triumph a ring, multiple times. No answer. Emailed 'em too, but it was like shouting into the void.

4. Social Media SOS: Thought I'd tweet @IndiaTriumph to maybe get some attention. Nada.

Sure, it’s just a Rs. 2,000 booking amount, but man, if this is a sneak peek into their after-sales service, I’m out. I’m just one guy, and maybe my experience was a one-off. But if you’re thinking of going the Triumph route in India, maybe keep my little adventure in mind?

If any of you have faced something similar or, better yet, had a great experience, do share. Would love to get multiple perspectives on this.
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Old 17th September 2023, 10:41   #877
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For those wanting to cancel at BU Bhandari, Pune, I just got this message from them.

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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

I've decided to go ahead and do a test ride today and if there are no red flags I will go ahead and book the bike. There are risks as you said, but then every thing we do in life has some risk. Sometimes, you get an average product even if the company is known to be supporting the product to the hilt. Here, from all indications, you are getting a fantastic product for not much money but have to put up with a bit of trouble dealing with the company and dealer.

Maybe, its my experience with big superbikes where every small thing runs into 4 or 5 figures that has changed my view. But I'm willing to take a jump if the product lives up to the expectations.
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Keerthi Triumph, You There?: Gave Keerthi Triumph a ring, multiple times. No answer. Emailed 'em too, but it was like shouting into the void.
I think you should just walk into their showroom and meet people if you really want to convert that booking. I have visited them twice now as I wasn't getting any response on WhatsApp/phone. And I was able to get an update.
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Old 17th September 2023, 13:30   #880
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

I went to Riya Triumph Ahmedabad last evening to get my HSRP fitted. Someone who hadn't gone for the pre-booking was there asking about the bike.

According to the sales rep, it would take 1.5-2 months for a fresh customer to get a booking. So all the cancellations from the first 10,000 bookings would help these new customers who are actually interested in the bike.

Anyway, as the messages from Triumph India suggest, their first serial production run for the Indian market seems to be limited to 10,000 bikes. They must also be producing bikes for the international markets.

There were a few Speed 400 owners at the showroom yesterday, who were visiting most probably for the HSRP. I guess we will see more bikes on the road after a couple of months.

By the way, there were a couple of people there who were interested in the Street Twin 900 and the Speed Triple. I think the showroom was expecting 2-3 big bike rollouts in the next few days if I overheard them correctly.

Ahmedabad is not a big market for big bikes, but the Speed 400 will bring more footfalls and awareness. On the flipside, the Speed 400 has no brand recognition value (or instant visibility / audibility) unlike the Royal Enfields, which seems to be the entire currency around here.

This means that only people interested in a genuinely good multipurpose bike will go for it, and not the showoffs.
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An aftermarket seat would totally change the look of the bike. I plan to change the wheels to spokes as well. Will update once done. Sorry for the rudimentary quality of the image. Was just playing around in Microsoft Paint.
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Was just playing around in Microsoft Paint.
Has your bike been delivered? If not, I guess you should get a similar looking motorcycle if you go for the Husqvarna 401. Instead of this hack job, try that one instead .
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That seat looks so damn uncomfortable .
With the torque this bike puts out in the mid range, you will be flying across the seat in no time.
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

Is the first service at 30 or 45 days ?
The delivery person told me 45 but someone here has mentioned 30 days.
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That seat looks so damn uncomfortable .
With the torque this bike puts out in the mid range, you will be flying across the seat in no time.
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Has your bike been delivered? If not, I guess you should get a similar looking motorcycle if you go for the Husqvarna 401. Instead of this hack job, try that one instead .
The Rudimentary "Paint" image doesn't do justice to what i had in mind.

A bench seat wouldn't be that uncomfortable, i hope , like the one above.
I do prefer the little personalization's (Read mod) of a motorcycle over the factory one. Gives that emotional connect with the vehicle.
That being said, there is lot of mod potential with the 400. Am almost sure third party bench seats and tubeless spoke wheels will be out for the 400 in no time.
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