With this urban variant of its robust Himalayan, the Indian brand launches this fun interpretation of the 'scrambler' cut. Its price starts at 4,989 euros and we have climbed on it through the roads of Valencia.
When Royal Enfield launched in 2016 (which reached our market two years later) the first generation of the Himalayan, the more than centenary brand opened up to adventure lovers the possibility of delving into their dreams without having to scratch their pockets in too much, offering a mount suitable for any road and none above the psychological barrier of 5,000 euros.
Now, after the success of the bet -which already has another generation on the market- and taking advantage of the best of the economy of scale, the Eicher Motors brand is launching this Scram 411, the first interpretation of the scrambler spirit in its catalogue. And it does, curiously, in a way that is somewhat inverse, since the normal thing is to evolve a model designed for asphalt (for street, let's say) towards this more fun, carefree trend with a certain off-road air, but in this case it is the other way around. since this Scram 411 retains the multi road gene (more than off road) of the Himalayan.
Four tweaks based on the off-road model model its DNA to offer a perfect option for those holders of the A2 license (and those who have the complete one for all frames), with a casual style that drinks from the seventies and eighties font that so in vogue is lately. A bike with a fun/price ratio that is hard to beat.
It is a mount with which the brand seeks to occupy the almost uninhabited gap that there is for motorcycles below half a liter of a certain capacity and solvency when the asphalt is abandoned, but far from the prices, too often excessive, of other models of more claim than effectiveness in this regard.
The Scram 411 is an elementary motorcycle and a good part of its success will lie in this accessibility for all types of customers, in addition to a starting price of 4,989 euros (the two-tone edition in the tank that you see in the photos is 5,189 euros) faithful to the brand mantra and 100 euros below the Himalayan access, with which it shares a frame (designed by Harris Performance, its team for these tasks and that we remember bought in 2015), tank and engine. This is the so-called LS 410, which delivers 24.3 horsepower at 6,500 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 32 Nm at 4,250 laps.
But what are those four tweaks that make it so different? Visually, from the front, the peculiar dome of the Himalayan disappears and in its place, the headlight, which is lower and further back, is embraced by a successful cast metal headlight cover that keeps the tripper (the sphere for the navigator) in a exceptional for the Spanish market.
On the other hand, the wheels are spoked -with mixed tires from Bombaiti CEAT- and in the case of the front one it is 19 inches compared to the 21 of the Himalayan, so the front suspension (41 mm fork section) is reduced by 1 cm, remaining at 19 cm. This circumstance results in the Scram 411 being somewhat shorter (by 0.5 cm), leaving the seat at a height of 73.5 cm and the motorcycle at a distance of 20 cm from the ground (two less).
Another change is the seat that is in one piece and without the rear grille, which disappears to have a smaller handle, in conjunction with a smaller fender and relocated turn signals.
But without a doubt, the biggest aesthetic change lies in the goodbye to the famous, curious and practical lateral bars of the tank that are supplied, using the same crossbar that passes from side to side and that serves as a certain defense in the event of a fall, for side covers adorned with the brand's logo.
Removing from here and changing there, the set, with these tweaks, lowers its weight by five kilos to 185 kilograms.
On the go, this Royal Enfield couldn't be serious no matter how hard she tried. Its position invites you to enjoy an engine that needs few gear changes if unnecessary intensity is not intended given its essence, looking for changes of direction in the curves with self-confidence and the desire to make the pilot smile. A motorcycle designed by and to enjoy it both in the city on a daily basis and on secondary roads (the motorway or motorway are simply not its space) and, when the time comes, hand in hand with the dust traveling along a path, the The DNA of the Scram 411 is what it is and not only will it be able to get out of the situation but it may repeat itself.
On the side of the buts, one more important than the other: a four-piston caliper that 'bites' more than the 300 mm disc could do with pearls since it is not that the Scram 411 does not brake well, it is simply that it asks for more forcefulness than the Himalayan in this sense; and the exhaust, you have to raise it as it is to comply with the 'scrambler' canon.
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