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Old 25th September 2023, 10:42   #976
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

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I currently have a Honda hornet 160r. I have to sell it because of some issues and I'm currently looking for a new bike.

I mainly use this bike for commuting daily to my office and gym. I'm planning to go for some short (200km/day) weekend trips too. I don't know much about motorbikes and took test drive of speed 400, Honda CB highness interceptor & hunter. I didn't like hunter. The highness didn't feel like much of an upgrade from my current bike. I liked both the Interceptor & speed 400. I don't think I will change my bike. It's for the long term.

I'm worried about getting speed 400 because it's a completely new bike and I don't have the time to wait for the new batch. Is taking a completely new bike worth the risk? I love riding the interceptor but it's heavy. I need to park my bike in tight spaces and I think the weight of the bike might be an issue there. There is a cost issue too. Even though I can afford it, i don't think it's worth the extra price.

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Old 25th September 2023, 13:10   #977
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Hey guys,
I currently have a Honda hornet 160r. I have to sell it because of some issues and I'm currently looking for a new bike.

I mainly use this bike for commuting daily to my office and gym. I'm planning to go for some short (200km/day) weekend trips too. It's for the long term.

I'm worried about getting speed 400 because it's a completely new bike and I don't have the time to wait for the new batch. Is taking a completely new bike worth the risk?
Assuming your daily office and gym commutes are within city, Triumph Speed 400 should be a perfect choice IMO. Interceptor feels great due to the twin cyl and excellent torque but it's weight will be felt in traffic since your majority of riding will be regular office commutes.

From all the reviews, it is clear that Speed400 is an excellent city bike with decent potential for touring since it is very much capable of 100 to 120 kmph speeds with normal level of vibrations.

Regarding doubt on buying the first batch of a brand new bike - I can understand being risk averse and skeptical of a new product but then it is made by Bajaj which has steadily improved on quality over the years and the bike has got positive reviews from almost everyone. You took a test ride as well right ? Unless you didn't like anything particular during the ride, I suggest going for it. I think it is the best city bike plus the best bike overall anyone can buy in ~ 3L on road.

Just in case you still are skeptical, wait for a month or two if you can. Check for the ownership reviews after the owners have crossed 2-3000 kms on their Speed 400 by that time, then decide. You might have peace of mind that way.
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Old 25th September 2023, 15:09   #978
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I'm worried about getting speed 400 because it's a completely new bike and I don't have the time to wait for the new batch. Is taking a completely new bike worth the risk?
In addition to what the person above said, there are 5-6 of us active here who have had the bike for almost a month now. I dont think anyone has faced any major issues. There are some reports of fuel gauge inaccuracy for which a system update is available at first service.

Overall, the bike has been solid. I have done 600 km in 2 weeks and didnt have anything remotely close to an experience that made me regret my purchase.

There is a youtuber k2k motovlogs who makes some pretty good videos if you understand Hindi. He has completed 2k kms on his speed 400 and has recently made a q&a video.

Youll notice most of the negative experiences listed here in the last 65 pages have been with Keerthi Triumph in Bangalore and not the bike itself . People in b'lore are buying the bike in spite of Keerthi. That's a glowing review of the bike, if I do say so myself.

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Old 25th September 2023, 16:54   #979
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Finally, this guy picked up and assured me that Iíll get the bike within one week. Today I might get the RTO otp sms. Thatís what he told. Thanks for the number.
Hey, did you get any updates or the RTO otp over the weekend?
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Old 25th September 2023, 19:14   #980
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Hey, did you get any updates or the RTO otp over the weekend?
Nothing as of now. Iíll call the store manager again tomorrow. Itís crazy how Bangalore people are waiting for 3-4 weeks even after making full payment and other city people are getting it within 2 weeks.
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Old 25th September 2023, 19:47   #981
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Nothing as of now. Iíll call the store manager again tomorrow. Itís crazy how Bangalore people are waiting for 3-4 weeks even after making full payment and other city people are getting it within 2 weeks.
Itís not the whole Bengaluru even, just us folks dealing with Keerthi. People are getting their bikes within 10-12 days from Khivraj Whitefield: Had had a chat with a couple pf people getting their deliveries when I had just casually walked to Khivraj to check it out.
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Did you get the insurance policy? I got a call from Keerthi about the OTP on Friday. They said delivery should happen this week but with the bandh and all, I doubt it will happen.

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Nothing as of now. Iíll call the store manager again tomorrow.
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Old 25th September 2023, 20:18   #983
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Did you get the insurance policy? I got a call from Keerthi about the OTP on Friday. They said delivery should happen this week but with the bandh and all, I doubt it will happen.
Yeah only insurance policy I got on last Saturday, apart from that nothing.
When did you book the bike ?
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Old 25th September 2023, 20:20   #984
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Nothing as of now. Iíll call the store manager again tomorrow. Itís crazy how Bangalore people are waiting for 3-4 weeks even after making full payment and other city people are getting it within 2 weeks.
I had called Tarun from Keerthi today to follow up on my booking. He said that there was some sort of a transit damage to black bikes because of which there's a delay. He is expecting a fresh batch of bikes this week post which the registration process will happen.

I don't know what to think of it.
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Old 25th September 2023, 23:33   #985
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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

FIRST WEEKEND RIDE WITH CASPIAN BLUE

So guys finally had an opportunity to have a weekend bike ride with my better half and her dad. She has inherited the biker lifestyle from her father who is an avid biker and has a variety of well maintained motorcycles like Harley Davidson Dyna Superglide, RE Interceptor 650, Honda CBR600RR and more.

We left from Delhi early morning at 6:00 for her dad’s place in Gurgaon. Triumph Speed 400 was a joy to ride with it’s smooth torquey engine and butter smooth gearshifts. I kept it under 6K RPM and 100 KMPH. Passed many other bikers on the way. Some serious riders with Kawasaki Ninjas and Goldwings, some usual R15 and KTM chappris being a menace on the road as usual.

After reaching her place we took out Dyna, Interceptor and Speed towards Gurgaon-Faridabad road and back. I rode Speed and Interceptor both while waifu took out the Dyna for the majority of ride and her dad rode the Interceptor and Speed 400 (as he was curious about the capable little machine).

The ride was smooth and uneventful and it was a bliss to hug the curves and twist the throttle on the open curvy road. Some show-ey dangerous/dumb riders were there too but we kept a distance from them as my FIL believes in the ethos of safe and responsible riding which he tries to instil in us too.


My personal opinions on both the bikes I rode -

Triumph Speed 400 -

Fast, flickable, smooth, easy to ride, forgiving, planted despite being lightweight (thanks to it’s amazing suspension setup) and understated. I got some looks from some riders but didn’t get a lot of attention (which I don’t mind at all, it’s better to be understated in my opinion). I have MRFs on my bike but never felt the grip lacking.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 -

Fast, not flickable, smooth and planted, pulls better at higher RPMs in comparison to the Speed (Because of more torque), sounds much better thanks to it’s parallel twin and custom slip on exhausts it has on it. Not a city bike at all thanks to weight and presence. I was mighty impressed by it since I didn’t expect a RE to be this sorted out as my Classic 350 is an UCE one and it’s notorious for its unreliable and non-sporty nature thanks to it’s under-stressed engine.


I didn’t ride the Dyna as I believe I’m not skilled enough for it yet. My FIL offered it to me many times but I politely declined as someone who loves their automobiles so much, I chose to respect both my limits and his prized possession.


The Interceptor’s slightly faster nature was more exciting than Speed 400 but it’s much more torque-y engine and much heavier built I believe is much more suited to open roads than the relatively more versatile Speed 400.

Here are some pictures we clicked. Like Ice Cube said, Today was a good day.

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Even considering launch queues and hype, anything over 5k would be optimistic for the first month imo. But that still makes the bike a runaway success considering Triumph has started from scratch product and market wise.

Sales numbers from June/July 23. At 5k, the Speed 400 would be above the Honda twins, which would be remarkable. Notice the numbers for KTM and REs old Electra/Bullet as well.
Well, my prediction wasn't too far off. The speed 400 has matched the sales figures of the Honda CB 350 twins. Very good to see. I'm sure the numbers for September will be closer to the 5k mark.

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Re: Triumph Speed 400 Review

Some more accessories are being readied by a third party, Zana. Looking exciting. A lot more parts on their website too.

Website: https://www.zanamotorcycles.com/sc/-triumph-speed-400


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Old 26th September 2023, 20:22   #988
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Some more accessories are being readied by a third party, Zana. Looking exciting. A lot more parts on their website too.
Any news about the official accessories. They were supposed to be available in showrooms by this month. But I still don't see anything. Anyone else was able to see the accessories in any showrooms?
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Some accessories have started arriving at dealerships. However there are some teething issues. For example, fly screens have arrived in Ahmedabad, but not their mounting frames. They have bullet indicators but no tank pads or knee pads.

It should get sorted out soon though. In the meantime, if your dealership wants to make an effort, they can check if other dealerships have the accessories you want and source it from there.
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Hey guys,
I currently have a Honda hornet 160r. I have to sell it because of some issues and I'm currently looking for a new bike.
I'm worried about getting speed 400 because it's a completely new bike and I don't have the time to wait for the new batch. Is taking a completely new bike worth the risk?
I was in your position 10 years back, in October 2013. These are the risks I took:-

1. I booked the 2013 Duke 390 on its launch, at Rs. 1.80L Ex-showroom, Rs. 1.98L on road. Mine was the very first bike of my city. The RTO asked me for the prototype certificate, which I got from the Jaipur dealer online and gave them.


2. Got it from a dealer whose showroom and service was 130 kms away from my home, in Jaipur city.

3. Spent hard earned cash, and got some from parents too for this bike.

Over the years, my identity in this small city was framed by this bike. Now, around 1.1 Lakh kms & 10 years away, its finally getting overhauled at a Jaipur dealer.
So, would I suggest it to anyone again? Like many others, I complain of hot thighs, bike stalling in low rpm, small pillion seat, low rpm torque, and yet... like many others, I'm not selling it. Check Olx of my city, no one's selling it.

I overall think Bajaj made a fantastic bike at an amazing price, but the service guys were uninformed and their low standards of service did affect my bike badly. Rarely, even parts were not installed well, and I had to come back to service station 1 minute after riding my bike, this bad was the service. Eventually, the service centre did some number plate fraud and the manager was imprisoned, and the dealership closed. I was back to Jaipur for service.

Its 10 years now, Bajaj has definitely improved, and I can see history repeating.
I don't think you can go wrong with a Speed 400, this bike will zoom you through your youth and stay with you even when you're a family man. Go ahead.
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