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Brixton Crossfire 500 XC vs Triumph Scrambler 400 X: Specifications Compared

Modified On Jun 13, 2024 05:18 PM By Govind for Brixton Crossfire 500

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Does the upcoming Brixton Crossfire 500 XC have what it takes to go up against the Triumph Scrambler 400 X?

Brixton Crossfire 500 XC Vs Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Brixton Motorcycles is planning on entering the Indian market with 4 offerings: Crossfire 500X, Crossfire 500 XC, Cromwell 1200 And Cromwell 1200X. The Crossfire XC is an interesting offering as it is a scrambler-style motorcycle. The closest competitor it will have is the Triumph Scrambler 400 X. Here’s how both compare:

Engine

Specifications

Brixton Crossfire 500 XC

Triumph Scrambler 400 X 

Engine

486cc, liquid-cooled, Inline twin engine

398.15cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine

Power

47.5PS @ 8500 rpm

40PS @ 8000rpm

Torque

43Nm @ 6750 rpm

37.5Nm @ 6500rpm

Gearbox

6-speed

6-speed

When looking at the engine, power and performance it is clear that the Brixton Crossfire 500 XC has a larger and more powerful engine on paper. It produces 7.5PS more and 6.5Nm more than the Scrambler 400X.

Brixton Crossfire 500 Scrambler Engine

The Brixton’s motor is also a parallel twin, which in theory should make for a more refined engine. 

Underpinnings

Specifications

Brixton Crossfire 500 XC

Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Frame

Diamond Frame

Diamond Frame

Front suspension

Preload & Dampening Adjustable Inverted fork

43mm upside down Big Piston forks

Rear suspension

Preload and rebound adjustable monoshock

Preload adjustable gas-charged monoshock

Front brake

320mm disc

320mm disc

Wheel Front & Rear

19-inch front & 17-inch rear spoke wheels

19-inch front & 17-inch rear alloy wheels

Rear brake

240mm disc

230mm disc

Front tyre

110-section

100-section

Rear tyre

150-section rear

140-section

Looking at the underpinnings, both the bikes are at par when it comes to aspects such as suspension and brakes but the Crossfire has slightly wider tyres which should translate to better grip because of the larger contact patch. 

The Crossfire 500 X which is the XC’s cafe racer sibling comes with spoke wheels with tubeless tyres, whereas the Crossfire 500 XC gets tubed tyres. This is a bit of a letdown and could result in tyre puncture being harder to fix.

The Triumph Scrambler 400 X comes with alloy wheels which does make it more convenient and easier to live with.

Dimensions

Specifications

Brixton Crossfire 500 XC

Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Ground clearance

N/A

195mm

Fuel tank capacity

13.5-litres

13-litres

Seat height

839mm

835mm

Kerb weight

195kg

185kg

When looking at the dimensions, there are only small differences between the two. The seat height is almost the same, and a 4mm increase won’t make much of a difference, but the Crossfire 500 XC is 10kg heavier than the Scrambler 400 X and this will be felt.

Features

Features

Brixton Crossfire 500 XC

Triumph Scrambler 400 X

Instrument console

Fully-digital

Semi-digital

Traction Control

No

Yes

Switchable ABS

No

Yes

The Crossfire 500 XC gets a negatively lit LCD instrument console whereas the Scrambler 400 gets a semi-digital one with an analogue speedometer.

When looking at the electronic rider aids, the Scrambler 400 X has more to offer. It comes with a traction control system and also Switchable ABS, which allows the rider to switch off the rear wheel ABS, this will be quite useful when riding off-road.

Verdict

The Triumph Scrambler 400 X is sold at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2,64,496 and for the price, it definitely is a value for money proposition.

The Brixton Crossfire 500 XC is yet to be launched and the bike will be coming to India as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units and will likely be more expensive. For perspective, the Crossfire 500 XC comes at an ex-showroom price that is around Rs 6.91 lakh in Europe.

When looking at what both bikes have to offer, it is clear that the Brixton Crossfire 500 XC offers better performance on paper and the bike also has a few advantages such as wider tyres. But the Scrambler 400 X makes up for this in terms of features it has to offer and how competitively it is priced.

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