Royal Enfield’s adventure scrambler set to arrive stateside this fall.
Ever since we enjoyed the opportunity to throttle around on Royal Enfield’s Himalayan a couple of years ago, we believed they had a winner in the diminutive but highly capable and supremely affordable ADV bike. Turns out we were right, as the Himi has been a runaway best seller for the legendary motorcycle brand the world over these past few years. So its not surprising the world’s oldest continually-in-production motorbike company would begin to offer variations on the venerable Himalayan platform, now evidenced in the sporty looking Scram 411 coming this fall.
From Royal Enfield North America- “Adventure-touring meets the accessibility and playfulness of a classic scrambler with Royal Enfield’s first ADV crossover. Based on the globally popular Himalayan motorcycle, the Scram 411 brings a modern, urban twist to this proven platform, while maintaining its adventure DNA. The Scram 411 is an engaging, accessible and capable street scrambler, ideal for city riding, but its competent rough-roading capabilities mean the fun doesn’t stop when the pavement ends.”
The Scram 411 utilizes Royal Enfield’s dependable and durable 411cc single mill, married to the Harris Performance-developed chassis that has served the Himalayan so well. Running a 19-in front wheel yet retaining the 41mm front forks and linked-mounted rear shock, the Scram is tailored more for street riding, but still with the clearance for mild off-roading. The Scram sheds the engine guards, windshield, center stand and rear rack of its adventure-touring older sibling, and sports more distinctive styling for the urban scrambler crowd. It’s a good-looking package, we must admit.
Calling their creation an “ADV crossover”, Mark Wells, Royal Enfield’s Chief of Design remarked, “Most scrambler motorcycles focus only on aesthetics and looks. When we began work on the Scram 411, we were determined to create a motorcycle that would be distinct in design and purpose, and bring the best of rough-road capability to urban riding. With its distinctive look and design, playful colorways, and accessible riding proposition, the Scram 411 is an ultimate ADV crossover for the urban environment.”
From what we’re learning, the Scram 411 will arrive in North American dealerships by September or thereabouts this year. The first 1000 bikes will be equipped with Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system that pairs with a smart phone via the RE app, as well as a full apparel line and OEM accessories for the Scram. The motorbike will retail for $5,099 USD, $6,749 CAD. As we found with the Himalayan, Meteor, INT650 and Classic 350, you get a lot of motorcycle for the money. These are solid, fun, affordable machines.
We look forward to getting our hands on a Scram 411 for a stint, to give a full review of the newest pony in the Royal Enfield stable. So far, we like what we see and read about it. We’re kind of partial to the Skyline Blue color scheme above. They all look great, however.
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*photos and info by Royal Enfield North America