Scram – Royal Enfield revealed that the motorcycle brand wants one new motorcycle in every quarter for the next few years. Also, the brand plans to spend a large sum of money, around several hundred crores. The investment will help gain new capabilities and expand its footprint in the domestic and international market.
New Patents Filed in India – Scram
The reports coincide with the brand filing several monikers at the Indian Intellectual Property Office. These include the Hunter, Roadster, Sherpa, Flying Flea, Shotgun etc. Now, a new patent has been filed at the IPO which leads us to believe that the brand will expand the segment type as well. The new moniker is the Royal Enfield Scram, which leads us to believe that the manufacturer is planning to venture into the Scrambler segment as well.
A New Segment in the Portfolio
Manufacturers often patent names but do not use them on production motorcycles. But if this turns out to be true, the brand will have a Modern-Classic range, Cruiser range, Adventure, Cafe Racer and a Scrambler. At this point, we cannot confirm if the motorcycle will use the 350cc platform or the 650cc Twin platform, but speculation of the latter seems plausible.
Currently, there are no spy shots of the Scrambler motorcycle available either, this could mean that the motorcycle is still in the preliminary stages. Royal Enfield Custom World has a few examples that the brand could have taken inspiration from in building a production Scrambler motorcycle. But it will be unfair to hypothesize any further.
The motorcycle though is likely to come with either a 350cc J-series engine from the Meteor 350. The larger iteration is likely to use the 650cc Twin-Cylinder motor from the Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650. More details on the new motorcycle are awaited, but the new segment will definitely cement the brand’s position in the Indian and international market.
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*Reference Image – Royal Enfield Customs, ‘T_XX Interceptor’ by Thrive Motorcycles.