Royal Enfield has just added a Scrambler to its stable. Called the Royal Enfield Scram 411, the off-road friendly motorcycle is priced at Rs 2.03 lakh (ex-showroom), and undercuts the Himalayan — on which it is based — by around Rs 11,000.
Design-wise, the RE Scram 411 shares similarities with the Himalayan, albeit with a few distinguishing features. This includes a cleaner look, a missing windscreen and a lower set headlight.
The big bulky tank seen on the Himalayan is now replaced with two small side panels. It also gets a single-saddle seat instead of a split one as seen on the Himalayan, but in place of the tail rack is a grab rail.
Also gone is the dated instrument cluster seen on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The RE Scram 411 gets a semi-digital unit, taken from the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. You can also opt for Royal Enfield’s Tripper navigation screen as an optional extra. Sadly, the RE Scrambler will be offered without switchable ABS, which is will be a disappointment for off-road enthusiasts.
Powering the RE Scram 411 is the same 411cc air-cooled engine seen on the RE Himalayan. It makes 25hp and 32Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Proving its off-road credentials, the motorcycle comes with fatter tyres wrapped around 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. Ground clearance is also at a good 200mm.
The suspension setup here includes a telescopic front fork and a mono-shock at the rear. Compared to the Himalayan, the steering rake here is a little sharper, while the wheelbase is shorter. This should translate to a more agile ride. But we’re reserving our thoughts for a full road-test review.
Royal Enfield will offer the Scram 411 in seven different colour options, with some price differences. The RE Scram 411 will go up against the recently launched Yezdi Scrambler.