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The 2024 Triumph Speed 400 ($4,995).
The 2024 Triumph Speed 400 ($4,995). (Triumph Motorcycles/)

Triumph’s Modern Classic new motorcycle lineup is nostalgic, yet advanced. The streetbikes retain retro styling that makes them stand out in a market full of sharp edges, polarizing colors, and irregularly shaped headlights. Looking at a Scrambler 1200 or Speed Twin 1200 is reminiscent of the Bruce Brown film, On Any Sunday. Captured in the golden era of motorcycling when Steve McQueen, Mert Lawwill, and Malcolm Smith rode with so much style they inspired an entire motorcycle category. But looking like Steve McQueen on a Triumph Modern Classic cost $10,000. That is until the introduction of the 2024 Speed 400 ($4,995) and Scrambler 400 X ($5,595).

The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X ($5,595).
The 2024 Triumph Scrambler 400 X ($5,595). (Triumph Motorcycles/)

The Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X are all-new and built from the ground up. Triumph started a partnership with Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj to assemble both models, but ensured that both bikes remain an official Triumph Motorcycles product. Chief engineer Stuart Wood admitted it was a tough ask for Bajaj to deliver a bike with the same quality and detailing as any other Triumph while still maintaining a low price.

How They Are Alike and How They Differ

Despite the Scrambler 400 X’s low MSRP it still maintains premium Triumph quality.
Despite the Scrambler 400 X’s low MSRP it still maintains premium Triumph quality. (Triumph Motorcycles/)

On paper, the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X have some similarities, but there are a few key differences designating one as a roadster and one as a scrambler. On the road, these changes result in a fairly different riding experience. But the one commonality between the two is the shared 398cc DOHC liquid-cooled four-valve single-cylinder engine. Claimed peak power for both models is 39.5 hp at 8,000 rpm and 27.7 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,500 rpm. Tuning is identical, but the Scrambler is geared slightly shorter for off-road excursions.

A 43mm inverted Big Piston Fork and monoshock are fitted on both bikes but each model receives its own tuning and wheel travel. The Scrambler 400 X offers 5.9 inches of travel front and rear whereas the Speed 400 is reduced to 5.5 inches of travel up front and 5.1 inches at the back. Suspension adjustability is limited to spring preload on the shock.

The Triumph Speed 400 is worthy of a parking spot at any café. The new roadster looks just like its old brother, the Speed Twin 1200.
The Triumph Speed 400 is worthy of a parking spot at any café. The new roadster looks just like its old brother, the Speed Twin 1200. (Triumph Motorcycles/)

Chassis geometry is also unique to each model. They both utilize a steel tube frame with a bolt-on subframe, but the Scrambler’s head stay is extended by roughly 1 inch to allow for the X’s larger 19-inch front wheel as well as to create a longer wheelbase (55.8 inches) and more relaxed steering geometry of 23.2 degrees. The Speed 400 has a 54.2-inch wheelbase and 24.6-degree rake. Claimed wet weight is a separator as well. The Speed 400 is lighter at 375 pounds while the taller, longer scrambler is 395 pounds, according to Triumph.

A relatively long wheelbase of 55.8 inches helps maintain drive on loose uphills.
A relatively long wheelbase of 55.8 inches helps maintain drive on loose uphills. (Triumph Motorcycles/)

Increased weight can be attributed to the Scrambler’s longer frame; larger front wheel (17-inch on the Speed); increased suspension; taller, wider handlebar; and additional styling pieces such as a headlight guard, wraparound hand guards, and a dual exit muffler. These chassis differences not only create different riding sensations

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By: Evan Allen
Title: 2024 Triumph Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X Review
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/triumph-speed-400-and-scrambler-400-x-review/
Published Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2024 19:54:51 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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