Royal Enfield is all set to launch the scrambler version of the Himalayan in February 2022. Dubbed the Scram 411, the upcoming RE motorcycle will lock horns with the newly launched Yezdi Scrambler.
With Yezdi making a comeback with not one but three new motorcycles, Royal Enfield is likely to feel the heat from its new rival, especially in the entry-level ADV category. Thus far, Royal Enfield was the only manufacturer with a hardcore off-road-focused sub-500cc ADV on the market in the shape of the Himalayan. But with the Yezdi Adventure now on sale, the Himalayan has found a worthy rival that can match it pound for pound.
What’s more, the battle is going to be more intense in the coming few weeks, as Royal Enfield will launch the Scram 411 in February 2022. The Scram 411 will be based on the Himalayan and will compete with the Yezdi Scrambler.
So, what’s the Scram 411 all about? Let’s find out.
Scram 411: A less-hardcore Himalayan
As you might know, Scramblers are the kind of motorcycles that are seen as a melting pot with the retro-cool factor of a cruiser and the off-road capabilities of an adventure bike. The Scram 411 is exactly that. Although based on the same underpinnings as the Himalayan, the Scram will be less hardcore. The biggest difference will be its 19-inch front wheel, as opposed to the Himalayan’s more off-road focused 21-inch front wheel. However, it’ll continue with wired/spoked wheels with tube-type tyres. Alloy wheels/tubeless tyres won’t be offered at the time of the launch, albeit it’s expected that they’ll be added as an option later on.
According to our sources, the main reason for the Scram 411 is to woo buyers of this segment who find the Himalayan too ‘hardcore’ and ‘utilitarian’. The Scram 411, in that sense, will be more of a looker. For a cleaner look, it'll do away with the Himlayan’s windscreen, rear-luggage rack, and jerry-can holders. Plus, with its smaller front wheel, it’ll be easier to ride and flick around in urban riding conditions. It’ll be handy for light/casual off-roading but won’t be an out-and-out off-roader like the Himalayan.
Scram 411: Engine, Gearbox & Features
On the mechanical front, the Scram 411 is expected to remain unchanged from the Himalayan, which means that it’ll be powered by the same 24.3bhp and 32Nm rated 411cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine. Its power transmission duties will be carried out by a five-speed transmission.
In terms of features and equipment, it’ll retain the same part analogue part digital instrument cluster of the Himalayan, along with the Tripper navigation system. Dual-channel ABS will be standard.
The Himalayan is currently priced at Rs 2.15 (ex-showroom). Considering the fact that the Scram 411 misses out on a couple of components, expect it to cost Rs 5,000 – 8,000 less than the Himalayan.
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