Royal Enfield has just launched the new Scram 411 motorcycle in the Indian market. The Scram 411 is based on the venerable Royal Enfield Himalayan and share most of the underpinnings along with the engine. However, the brand ensured that the Scram 411 is not just a chopped-off version of the Himalayan by offering distinguishable ergonomics, weight and of course, the naked scrambler design. We got our hands on the new Royal Enfield Scram 411, bringing you a comprehensive video review of the motorcycle.
Royal Enfield Scram 411 – Price and Colours
The Royal Enfield Scram 411 comes with a starting price tag of INR 2.03 lakh ex-showroom Chennai. Depending on the colour the price can go up to INR 2.08 lakh ex-showroom. The motorcycle is available in 7 colour options – Graphite Red, Graphite Blue, Graphite Yellow, White Flame, Silver Spirit, Blazing Black and Skyline Blue.
Royal Enfield Scram 411 – How Different is the Handling?
The Royal Enfield Scram 411 does use the same engine and chassis, but the brand has heavily revised the ergonomics of the scrambler style bike. For starters, the Scram 411 comes with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke rims as opposed to the 21-inch front and 17-inch rear setup of the Himalayan.
The motorcycle also gets a half degree steeper rake angle, making it slightly sharper in terms of handling. This new rake angle also helps the rider manoeuvre the bike with ease in the urban environment. The new setup also minimises the gyroscopic problems leading to reduced steering fight. The motorcycle also feels lighter because of geometry change.
Royal Enfield Scram 411 – Ergonomics, Suspension and Weight
However, there is a trade-off, the Scram 411 is 20mm closer to the ground compared to the Himalayan. But, there is some good news for inseam challenged riders. The Scram 411 also has a 5mm lower saddle height making it more comfortable for city traffic use. The handlebars are also 60mm lower and 20mm closer to the rider.
While the motorcycle features long-travel suspension with 41mm diameter, similar to the Himalayan, the stroke is 10mm less on the front but the same on the rear. The motorcycle is also 5 kg lighter than the Himalayan, weighing 185kg (Dry). The Himalayan tips the scales at 190 kg (Dry). However, the Scram411 without the centre stand, which is an optional extra, effectively weighs 183.5 kg, compensating for the 1.5 kg centre stand.
Royal Enfield Scram 411 – Engine Specifications
Powering the Scram 411 is a 411cc single-cylinder air-cooled, SOHC fuel-injected engine. The engine produces 24.3 Bhp of power and 32 Nm of torque. The engine is matched to a 5-speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch. The engine is housed in a Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame that rides on 41mm front forks with 190mm of travel and a monoshock suspension on the rear with linkage offering 180mm of wheel travel. Braking power comes from 300mm front, and 240mm rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS calibrated for the Scram 411’s smaller diameter front wheel.