Royal Enfield are set to expand their range with a new model that they’re describing as an ‘Adventure Crossover’ – the Scram 411.
Based heavily on the existing Himalayan adventure bike, the Scram 411 uses the same frame and mechanical package, but adds scrambler-influenced styling, along with some minor spec changes, to create what Royal Enfield says is an engaging, accessible and capable street scrambler.
“Riders across the Asia Pacific region are profoundly adopting motorcycles for daily riding as well as their adventure needs,” said Anuj Dua, Royal Enfield APAC Business Head.
“The globally lauded versatility and competence of the Himalayan inspired us to reimagine [that] motorcycle in a more young, modern-day, urban context.
“We feel the proposition of the Scram 411 will find a sweet spot in the mid-size segment - the perfect crossover for young city-dwellers, who prefer a motorcycle that is fun and engaging to ride around the city, yet has a rugged appeal.”
The Scram 411’s ‘LS410’ SOHC single-cylinder 411cc engine is unchanged from the Himalayan, producing the same maximums of 17.88kW and 32Nm, matched to the same five-speed gearbox.
As it uses the same air-cooled single as the Himalayan, Royal Enfield says the Scram 411 will offer the same strong low- and mid-range performance, along with sufficient top-end power for longer rides on tarmac.
Like the engine the half-duplex split cradle steel frame developed by Harris Performance is also unchanged from the Himalayan, and while the 41mm tele fork front and monoshock rear suspension configuration remains, front suspension travel has been reduced 10mm to 190mm. Rear suspension travel of 180mm is unchanged, ensuring the Scram 411 will retain a high degree of off-road capability.
The reason for the reduced front travel on the Scram 411 is its smaller spoked front wheel, now a more tarmac-friendly 19 inches instead of 21, fitted with a 100/90 section dual purpose tyre. The spoked rear wheel and tyre are unchanged from the Himalayan at 17 inches and 120/90.
Braking on the Scram 411 is also carried over from the Himalayan, with a single 300mm disc and two-piston floating caliper at the front, and a 240mm disc with single-piston caliper at the rear. ABS is standard.
Compared to the Himalayan, seat height on the Scram 411 is 5mm lower at 795mm and ground clearance is down 20mm to 200mm. Other dimensions are mildly altered, too, while stripping some of the Himalayan’s standard features means the Scram 411 is 6kg lighter at 185kg wet, with no change to the 15-litre fuel capacity.
In terms of appearance, the Scram 411 differs from the Himalayan with its lower handlebars and deleted windscreen. The mudguards front and rear have been reshaped, with the front beak removed. The front carrier racks on the sides of the tank have been removed, too, with small “urban badge” plates fitted in their place.
Sidecovers are subtly altered and the seat has been reshaped into a single-piece unit with retro pleating, while the rear luggage rack has been replaced with a low-profile pillion grab rail.
In terms of colours, the Scram 411 gets its own palette of seven options, none of which are shared with the Himalayan.
The subtler choices are Graphite Blue, Graphite Red and Graphite Yellow, which use the brighter colours on areas like the urban badge blanking plates, wheel rims and sidecovers, with Graphite Grey everywhere else and large ‘411’ identification on the fuel tank.
Blazing Black Red and Silver Spirit colour options follow a similar pattern, with a predominantly black finish for both, contrasted with red detailing on the former and pale blue on the latter.
Skyline Blue has an almost Husqvarna look, with the dark blue finish applied to the tank, mudguards, headlight surround and sidecovers, picked out with yellow and silver detailing.
Finally, White Flame Red features a two-tone red and white tank with partial Royal Enfield logo, as well as red rim stickers and white on the headlight surround, mudguards and sidecovers.
The wheel rims and engine are finished in black across the board, while the exhaust gets a brushed metal finish, topped with a black heatshield and end cap on the silencer.
Keeping it Simple
Compared to the Himalayan, instrumentation is scaled back on the Scram 411, consisting of one gauge combining an analogue speedo and LCD display (fuel level, odometer, tripmeter, gear position indicator and clock), but the Tripper app-based navigation system is fitted as standard.
Powered by Google Maps and a Royal Enfield app, Tripper provides simple, turn-by-turn navigation instructions via your smartphone’s Bluetooth.
This, along with the aforementioned ABS, are the only tech features revealed so far on the upcoming Scram 411.
Coming this Year
Royal Enfield are at pains to point out that the Scram 411 is not a mild makeover of the Himalayan, but a whole new subspecies that’s “optimised for agility and ready for whatever the rider has in store”.
Due for release in mid-2022, pricing won’t be revealed until closer to local launch, but something in the range of the Himalayan’s $8,390 is likely.
From launch, a range of accessories will be available, too, including hand guards, crash bars, a wider handlebar and machined trim pieces, as well as Scram-specific apparel.