Triumph Speed 400-based Thruxton 400 in the works

Triumph's new cafe racer will be the third model in its 400cc range.

Triumph could soon introduce a third model to its 400cc range of bikes. The Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X are likely to be joined by the Thruxton 400.

Triumph's new 400cc cafe racer-style bike was recently spotted testing on public roads. Spy images reveal a bubble-type fairing similar to the Thruxton big bike and a round headlamp. It also has clip-on handlebars, while the rest of the bike looks identical to its sibling, the Speed 400. 

The Thruxton 400 is expected to share the same chassis and suspension as the roadster. The test bike is equipped with an upside-down front fork and a monoshock at the rear. It has disc brakes at both ends and rides on alloy wheels.

The Thruxton 400 will also share its engine with the Speed 400. The 398.15cc, single-cylinder unit puts out 39.5 BHP and 37.5 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via a torque-assist clutch.



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