My previous rides were..
My first bike was the Apache RTR 200, and I spent three years with it. Now, as I’m looking for an upgrade, I was quite confused about which bike to choose. During that time, I saw Triumph launching the 400 Scrambler. Since I’m more inclined towards adventure bikes that are suitable for daily roads as well, it seemed like the perfect choice for me.
My options were ..
KTM 390 Adventure
Bajaj Dominar 400
Hero Xpulse 400 (expected to launch later this year)
I chose the Triumph 400 Scrambler because …
I chose the Triumph 400 Scrambler because from the first look, when I saw the bike’s image on the internet, I was amazed. Later, I started searching for it all over the internet. It’s comfortable, smooth on both on and off roads, and I can’t take my eyes off it, honestly. Price-wise, it’s quite reasonable for the 400 segment. I was initially torn between the Himalayan and the Triumph, but upon comparison, I felt the Triumph is more lightweight and perfect for my body type as well.
The number of kilometres clocked so far on the Triumph 400 Scrambler – 1800+ kilometres
My most memorable rides on the current motorcycle.
My first trip on my Triumph 400 Scrambler was from Pune to Goa and back, covering about 1000 kilometers. It was my first long solo ride, and it couldn’t have been better. The sitting position of the bike is so relaxing that I didn’t experience any back pain at all. During the trip, I encountered straight patches, off-road sections, and ghats. The bike’s suspensions are excellent, and I didn’t feel any jerks during off-road rides. My top speed was 150, and I was pleasantly surprised by the bike’s stability. Many people told me not to choose this bike because of my height (I’m 5’4″), but honestly, I didn’t have any trouble handling it. I’m just in love with it.
I would recommend/ Not recommend that girls/ ladies buy the Triumph 400 Scrambler because
To begin with, I would recommend every girl out there to know that it’s not society or people stopping you from getting on a motorcycle — it’s yourself. Step out of your comfort zone, and if you have even 1% interest in bikes, give it a try. I bet you’ll love it. Riding a motorcycle opens your mind, take your first step with any geared motorcycle that you feel comfortable to learn on.
Once you know how to ride, I suggest trying the adventure segment motorcycles. Here, the Triumph 400 Scrambler is a perfect choice. Also, the motorcycle offers a comprehensive experience by combining comfort with a reasonable price tag. Yes I’d like to mention that if you are under 5’3″, you may initially find it slightly challenging to ride at first. Nevertheless, over a period of time you will adjust and gain familiarity.
Photo Credits: VISHAL MAGAR ( @imthemaximus)