Jul 17, 2023

Ultimate showdown: Triumph Speed 400 vs Bajaj Dominar 400

Delhi : Two of the most popular options available to bike aficionados at the moment are the Triumph Speed 400 and Bajaj Dominar 400. The two, however, differ greatly in one important way. Currently available in this market is the Triumph Speed. The Bajaj Dominar, on the other hand, has been available on the market for a while. Curiously, Bajaj's manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharashtra, where the two companies have a collaboration, produces Triumph bikes. It becomes really interesting as a result of this. To assist you in determining which bike best meets your needs, let's compare these two.

On YouTube, Pradeep on Wheels is the source of this video. The two bikes are side by side in the popular vlogger's video. In actuality, he also rides these personally. He is therefore the ideal choice to deliver the decision. The 398-cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 4-valve DOHC engine in the Triumph Speed 400 generates 40 PS at 8,000 RPM and 37.5 Nm at 6,500 RPM of power and torque, respectively. It has a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist wet multi-plate clutch. The frame is made of tubular steel with a hybrid spine/perimeter, a bolt-on rear subframe, and an aluminum alloy swingarm.

The front and rear tires on the Speed 400 measure 17 inches. Its front forks measure 43 mm USD large pistons and have 140 mm of wheel travel. The Speed 400's rear suspension is a 130 mm gas monoshock RSU with an external reservoir and pre-load adjustment. Additionally, the Speed 400 boasts a 230 mm rear disc with a 4-piston radial calliper and Bosch dual-channel ABS, while the front brake is a 300 mm disc. It has a 13-liter fuel tank, a 16,000-kilometer service interval, and a 2-year guarantee with unlimited mileage. In the upcoming months, the Scrambler 400 model will also go on sale with a few changes.

The Bajaj Dominar 400, on the other hand, boasts a 373-cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine from KTM. It has a power and torque output of 40 PS at 8,800 RPM and 35 Nm at 6,500 RPM. It has a slip-and-assist clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. A gas-charged monoshock absorber with pre-load adjustability is located at the rear and has a 43 mm open cartridge inverted fork at the front. The bike has a perimeter frame. Front and rear disc sizes are 320 mm and 230 mm, respectively. Dual-channel ABS and a single-piston calliper are standard. The motorcycle sports a 13-liter gasoline tank, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a 157-mm ground clearance. It has a guarantee that lasts for five years or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Modern features included with the Triumph 400 motorcycles include LED headlights and indicators, factory-installed immobilizers, premium materials and finishes, an upswept silencer, ride-by-wire throttle, switchable Traction Control, an integrated LCD screen, USB-C charging port on the handlebar, heated grips, gear position indicator, and more than 25 genuine accessories.

A smoked visor, handguards, pillion backrest, engine guard, rear luggage rack, LED illumination, two digital information displays for the speedometer, tachometer, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, side-stand warning, clock, navigation mount, and more are among the many amenities included with the Dominar 400. The lack of smartphone connectivity, however, raises the possibility that Bajaj needs to modernize this motorcycle.

Both of these motorcycles are priced fairly aggressively and favorably. The Triumph Speed 400 is priced at Rs 2.33 lakh ex-showroom. Ex-showroom, the Bajaj Dominar 400 costs Rs 2.30 lakh. This provides the Bajaj bike a minor advantage.