Royal Enfield has launched the new Scram 411, essentially a stripped-back Himalayan, in India at Rs 2.03 lakh. The prices go up to Rs 2.08 lakh, depending on the colour. There are some interesting changes under the skin, and we take a look at them here.
Based on the Himalayan
Smaller 19-inch front wheel, ground clearance at 200mm
411cc engine makes 24.3hp
Royal Enfield Scram 411: design
To begin with, there are a number of visual elements that distinguish the Scram 411 and the Himalayan. The headlight is set lower and further in, the bulky fuel tank frame from the Himalayan is replaced by two small side panels, and the seat is a new single-piece unit. The tail section has been tweaked with a smaller grab handle and a different number plate and indicator. Other visual differences are seen in the seven new colour schemes.
Royal Enfield Scram 411: equipment
The Scram 411 gets an instrument console that looks similar to the one on the Meteor 350, albeit with a different colour treatment. The Royal Enfield Tripper navigation screen is an optional extra. While the Scram 411 misses out on a tachometer, the glaring omission is in the button to switch off rear ABS.
Royal Enfield Scram 411: chassis and ergonomics
The Scram 411 utilises the same chassis as the Himalayan’s, down to the headstock angle and the rear subframe. However, the bike gets a smaller, 19-inch front wheel and the front suspension also has 10mm less travel. The rear shock has the same spring rate and 180mm travel as the Himalayan, although the damping has been changed. The shift to a smaller wheel has also led to a sharper steering angle and a slightly shorter wheelbase.
In terms of ergonomics, the handlebar is wide as the Himalayan, but it has been repositioned to sit lower and closer to the rider. The seat height has dropped by 5mm and the overall ground clearance is also down by 20mm to 200mm. This should make the Scram 411 a little more accessible for shorter riders.
Royal Enfield Scram 411: engine
The Scram 411’s engine is identical to the Himalayan’s – be it the power or torque figures or the gearing. To reiterate, the 411cc engine makes 24.3hp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm at 4,250rpm.
Royal Enfield Scram 411: Availability and competiton
Bookings for the Scram 411 have opened and deliveries are expected to begin shortly. In terms of competition, the bike goes up against the recently launched Yezdi Scrambler.
Which one will you choose between the Royal Enfield Scram 411 and the Yezdi Scrambler? Tell us in the comments section below.
All prices, ex-showroom Chennai