Royal Enfield’s new Scram 411 has arrived in Australia and we took it for a good old fashioned scramble at the gruelling Queensland Moto Park. Watch all the action and get a comprehensive run-down of the freshly released adventure bike here…
What we like:
- Affordable pricetag
- Capable on- and off-road
- Sweet styling
Room for improvement:
- Brakes could be stronger
- Tripper nav option unconvincing
- Speedo faulted on test
2022 Royal Enfield Scram 411 price and specs
Royal Enfield has released its new Scram 411 to Australian showrooms priced from $8240 rideaway in base colourways.
The Royal Enfield Scram 411 comes in $150 less expensive than the Himalayan adventure bike, upon which it is based, with the new model billed as a more approachable, and more road-oriented adventure offering.
Critically, the Scram 411 swaps the Himalayan’s 21-inch front wheel for a 19-inch hoop, and revised suspension lowers ground clearance, seat height and suspension travel compared to the more dirt-focussed adventure bike. Dual-purpose adventure tyres will be fitted as standard.
Suspension travel is rated at 190mm and 180mm, front-to-rear, translating to a 10mm drop at both ends, while ground clearance is rated at 200mm (-20mm) and seat height 795mm (-5mm).
The Scram 411 retains a familiar 18kW/32Nm 411cc single-cylinder engine that is matched with a conventional five-speed gearbox.
Unique to the Royal Enfield Scram 411 is new tuck-and-roll seat, a new headlight cowl, revised front and rear guards with a new pillion grab handle, and lower handlebars better suited to road riding.
The bike also debuts new graphics and colours, with seven colourways to be offered at launch: the base Graphite Yellow, Graphite Red and Graphite Blue, mid-spec Skyline Blue and Blazing Black, and top-end White Flame and Silver Spirit.
Mid-spec colourways add $100 to the bike’s rideaway price, while top-spec jobs command a $200 premium to $8440.
Royal Enfield’s ‘Tripper’ turn-by-turn navigation dial can be fitted as an option.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.