Royal Enfield: All-New Scram 411 Adventure Bike Revealed
Engine and Chassis Gleaned from the Himalayan
Royal Enfield has just punched out a neat machine they’re calling the Scram 411 – and with the machine finally debuted in India, many are excited to take advantage of the one ADV crossover bike that sports genetics from the iconic Himalayan, yet weighs a mere 185kg with sports knobby tires as standard.
“Most scrambler motorcycles focus only on aesthetics and looks,” says Mark Wells, Chief of Design at Royal Enfield in a report from MCN.
“When we began work on the Scram 411, we were determined to create a motorcycle that would be distinct in design and purpose, and bring the best of rough road capability to urban riding.”
“With its simple look and design, playful colorways, accessible riding proposition, the Scram 411 is an ultimate ADV crossover for the urban environment.”
Let’s dive in and see how the specs balance out.
According to the report, both the engine and the chassis are borrowed directly from the Himalayan. This means the Scram 411’s 411cc air-cooled single boasts 24.3bhp @ 6500rpm and 23.6ftlb of torquedos @ 4000rpm.
The Scram’s 41mm forks and rear monoshock are also thanks to the Himalayan, with a slight reduction in suspension travel to 190mm and in tire size to 19”. That last is a smart move, given the bike is lighter than its legendary counterpart and will need the ‘nippier steering’ to complement the lower ergonomics.
Add to all this the perk of a stripped-down aesthetic (bar the bit of bodywork at the front) with a more modern dash and Enfield’s standard navigation, and you’ve not only got the smallest single-piece seat ADV crossover in the range – you’ve also got a beastie that could potentially hit the budget around £4699 when it hits dealerships in a month or three.
Stay tuned for updates, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.