How Different Is The Scram 411 From The Himalayan?

Not so much visually, but there’s quite a lot differentiating the two when it comes to riding dynamics

This isn't a case of Ramesh-Suresh here. Yes, Royal Enfield has created a more affordable and easy-going version of the Himalayan, called the Scram 411, and the two bikes look nearly identical. However, there's more to it than what meets the eye.

Wheel size
The most obvious change is the smaller 19-inch front wheel. By ditching the 21-inch front wheel, the Scram becomes easier to manoeuver through everyday riding scenarios. Read more on the smaller wheel's impact in our first ride review.

Change In Suspension Setup
Both bikes get a 41mm telescopic fork and a preload-adjustable linked monoshock. However, there are subtle tweaks to the components for the Scram. The front end has only 190mm of travel (10mm less than Himalayan) and has a slightly firmer tune. The monoshock has less sag, ensuring it doesn't bottom out when going over the big bumps.

More Relaxed Ergos
Believe it or not, the Scram 411 has a more accommodating rider's triangle than the Himalayan. The hand controls are lower and closer to the rider, the seat height has gone down by 5mm, and the kerb weight is 5kg less. Plus, the seat itself is a single-piece unit.

Aesthetically Cooler
Royal Enfield offers the Scram in seven bright colours, inspired by urban art and hip hop culture. It definitely makes the bike visually more attractive than the sombre (and functional) Himalayan. My personal favourite is the Skyline Blue, with the White Flame coming in a close second.

Less Features
Royal Enfield has gotten rid of the multiple dials from the Himalayan and offers an offset-mounted roundel that looks a bit similar to the Meteor 350. The dash itself is cleaner and easier to comprehend. The Tripper pod, though, remains an accessory on the Scram, which can be availed via the MiY programme.

Since this was always meant to be the more affordable and urban alternative to the Himalayan, it was bound to undercut the adventure bike and is priced at Rs 2.03 Lakh, which is Rs 11,000 less than the Himalayan.

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