First Look: Royal Enfield Scram 411 unveiled in India

New Royal Enfield Scram 411 is a stripped-down Himalayan poised for the urban scramble.

As reported prior, Indian bike maker Royal Enfield made good on its promise to debut a brand new bike this week on March 15 in its home market of India. Say hello to the stylishly retro Royal Enfield Scram 411.

Dubbed as an ‘urban scrambler’, it’s essentially the brand’s Himalayan adventure bike that’s been stripped down and given a proper modern retro styling twist.

“With its simple look and design, playful colourways, accessible riding proposition, the Scram 411 is an ultimate ADV crossover for the urban environment,” expressed  Mark Wells, Royal Enfield’s Chief of Design.

Wells further noted that Royal Enfield were determined not just to create a motorcycle that would be distinct in design and purpose, but also one that bring the best of rough road capability to urban riding.


Whilst the Scram 411’s base chassis remains unchanged from the Himalayan, it does employ identical 41mm front forks tweaked with slightly less travel – 190mm down from 200mm. The rear monoshock’s 180mm travel figure remains unchanged though.

That, along with the adoption of 21-inch (front) and 19-inch (rear) wheels ought to see the Royal Enfield Scram 411 boast slightly better on-road manners compared to the Himalayan ADV it underpins.

Also unchanged is the Himalayan’s powertrain package employed by the Royal Enfield Scram 411. You get the same air-cooled 411cc single with 24.3bhp @ 6,500rpm and 32NM @ 4,000RPM in this urban retro redux of said ADV machine.

Other major changes from the Himalayan obviously lay in the overall styling. The Scram 411 trade’s away the Himalayan’s fairing and high mudguard for a stripped down look with a small bit of bodywork to covering the instrument dial’s back.

There’s also a new single-piece seat that Royal Enfield says will offer enhanced comfort for long riding stints allowed by the sizeable 12.5-litre tank present, not forgetting the brand’s Tripper navigation unit brimmed as standard a feature too.

Like what you see in the new Royal Enfield Scram 411? Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for newly appointed local distributors – Didi Resources – to open up the order books for this stylish new offering… aims to bring you the latest motorcycle news reviews videos and entertainment for everything related to motorcycles from around the world.

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