The brand new Scram 411 owes most of its parts to the present Himalayan journey bike, however brings a method sleeker vibe. (Royal Enfield/)
We’ve endured numerous teasers and witnessed gobs of customized builds based mostly on the thought of a stripped-down Royal Enfield customary fitted with knobbies through the years, and now the model has lastly dropped its model of that imaginative and prescient, referred to as the Scram 411.
The factor is, it’s not—as many assumed—an offshoot of the Interceptor 650, a platform that appeared ready-made for that kind of factor. Nope, the Scram 411 is an alternative based mostly closely on the agency’s Himalayan journey mannequin, which makes much more sense; the journey bike bought a lot wanted 2022 updates a number of months in the past, easing the door for a brand new variant.
And the brand new Scram isn’t even a wholesale overhaul of the journey bike, only a tamer, sleeker, and extra trendy counterpart.
In brief, should you positioned the 2 bikes’ spec sheets aspect by aspect, you wouldn’t see that many alternative numbers or parts; the few modifications come primarily within the type of cosmetics, finishes, and the one massive tweak, a smaller entrance tire.
One benefit to maintaining issues principally establishment means the brand new Scram is certain to be properly priced too.
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The chassis, engine, gasoline tank, and suspension all carry over from the Himalayan, although the Scram will get a smaller 19-inch entrance wheel. (Royal Enfield/)
Wanting down the Scram 411′s characteristic record, you’ll see the identical easy pressed metal body carrying a single-cylinder air-cooled engine good for twenty-four. 3 hp (21.8 as examined on our dyno, nonetheless) and a peak torque of 23.6 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm.
Nothing earth-shattering there, however with its decreased weight, the Scram will probably really feel a bit extra sprightly.
The Himalayan’s 41mm telescopic fork and mono-shock carry over to the Scram, however, the larger information is the entrance wheel that fork is connected to It’s now a 19-inch unit quite than the Himalayan’s 21-inches.
Suspension journey up entrance additionally drops only a hair, from 7.9 inches to 7.5 inches. These modifications squish the wheelbase down contact to 57.3 inches, and floor clearance lessens as effectively, as 7.9 inches (from 8.6 inches).
As a plus for some riders, the seat top is decreased on the Scram too, although not by a lot—it’s simply down 0.2 inches, to a 31.3-inch top.
The brake system carries over from the Himalayan as effectively, however, a brand new nostril cowl and repositioned gentle give the Scram a sleeker type. (Royal Enfield/)
The Scram’s styling is what makes an actual impression although; it’s superb what just some small tweaks can do to enhance a motorcycle’s general attraction and stance.
Regardless of that unchanged 4-gallon gasoline tank from the Himalayan—which takes up the majority of your imaginative and prescient—the Scram manages to look extra swish than the journey mannequin.
Shedding among the Himalayan’s high-profile bits helps; the Scram opts for a thin, low-mounted entrance fender and slaps an extra compact tail unit out again, whereas the spherical headlight is positioned to decrease and additional again between the fork legs.
The sunshine can be streamlined through a small nostril cowl, all of which mix to present the Scram with an extra compact look, with fewer awkward angles.
Added panels on both aspects of the tank additionally assist break up the cumbersome strains and draw your eye decrease.
The Scram betrays its informal off-road intent with a skid plate, fork gaiters, and semi-knobbies. The bottom mannequin right here is proven within the Graphite Blue choice. (Royal Enfield/)
Down under you’ll see extra of the identical componentry off the Himalayan as effectively, with your complete brake system retaining its easy two-pot entrance caliper gripping a 300mm disc and a single-pot brake on the rear on a 240mm rotor, with ABS as customary.
On the fundamental analog speedo, a small digital sprint offers different readouts, and as with the Himalayan, the Tripper smartphone-connected navigation system seems in a separate unit off to the aspect (and it’s not clear if that’s regular merchandise).
A number of equipment can be found from Enfield in addition to a brand new attire assortment; the bike seems to come back customary with a scrambler-style seat and a skid plate, however, the handguards seen in a few of these images are add-ons, with baggage racks and engine and physique safety additionally obtainable.
Extra physique panels on both aspects of the tank assist decrease its bulk and pressure on your eye decrease. (Royal Enfield/)
For now, the bike is being provided simply within the UK and India, with the remainder of Europe and components of Asia quickly to observe.
Royal Enfield hasn’t launched the Scram’s worth but, however seeing as how shut in composition it’s to the Himalayan, there’s no cause to suppose it’ll be way more (and hopefully, much less).
For the European market, the bottom mannequin may have a grey tank, with color choices for the physique in crimson, blue, or yellow. There are additionally two costlier choices that provide two-tone paint on the tank in both crimson and white or silver and grey.
Let’s hope North America is subsequent in line for a launch.
Holding it easy within the cockpit, the Scram affords simply an analog-style spherical gauge with an LCD readout. (Royal Enfield/)
The Scram’s decrease scrambler seat and fewer mass will swimsuit shorter riders. (Royal Enfield/)
Royal Enfield says it’s providing a brand new Scram-themed line of attire as effectively. Bell Moto-3 elective. (Royal Enfield/)
The Scram 411 is within the premium White Flame choice. (Royal Enfield/)
Getting soiled on the Scram 411. (Royal Enfield/)