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After countless custom Himalayan scramblers since the platform debuted, Royal Enfield is finally giving us a factory Scrambler in the form of the SCRAM 411.
Royal Enfield Australia and New Zealand have confirmed the SCRAM 411 will be offered on our shores with the first examples expected mid-year at an as yet to be confirmed price. With the Himalayan priced at $8,390 plus on roads assume the SCRAM will come in somewhere around this price point.
While we perhaps were hoping for a scrambler based on the 650cc twin platform, as its name suggests Royal Enfield has based the SCRAM 411 on the 411cc Himalayan with a few key differences.
Starting at the ground level, Royal Enfield has switched out the Himalayan's 21-inch front wheel for a more street-friendly 19-inch unit matched to the 17-inch rear rim. In keeping with the multi-faceted personality of the bike, the spoked rims are wrapped in dual-purpose rubber.
Since the urban rider is the primary target of the SCRAM 411, Royal Enfield has changed up the seating with a new one-piece seat which sits slightly lower than the Himalayans at 795mm while weight has dropped 6kgs. This comes by way of the removal of the nav-tower/windscreen as well as dropping the luggage rack and crash bars from the Himalayan base.
Royal Enfield isn't kidding buyers with pretences of dirt domination - the SCRAM loses 20mm of ground clearance and 10mm of travel in the forks to the Himalayan.
"Accessible motorcycles are fast becoming the most popular mode of commuting in the APAC region owing to ease of riding in traffic and efficiency," says Royal Enfield's Business Head for Asia Pacific markets, Anuj Dua.
"Riders across the Asia Pacific region are profoundly adopting motorcycles for daily riding as well as their adventure needs. We feel the proposition of the Scram 411 will find a sweet spot in the mid-size segment. The globally lauded versatility and competence of the Himalayan inspired us to reimagine the motorcycle in a more young, modern-day, urban context. The Scram 411 will be the perfect crossover for young city-dwellers, who prefer a motorcycle that is fun and engaging to ride around the city, yet has a rugged appeal for riders across the Asia Pacific markets."