The Himalayan Scram 411 is a new entry to Royal Enfield’s growing lineup. It is however not very distinct from the Himalayan. It is more of a stripped-down Himalayan but there are still some differences between the Scram 411 and the Himalayan. Let’s look at all of them.
The biggest difference between Scram 411 and Himalayan is their front tyre size. The front tyre size on the Himalayan is 21 inches whereas on the Scram 411 it is 19 inches. This change has been made so as to make the Scram 411 more city-friendly.
The windshield which is one of the characteristic features of the Himalayan has been removed from Scram 411. The idea behind it is that since the Scram 411 is primarily a city motorcycle, it doesn’t need much wind protection.
The Scram 411 instead gets a new headlight assembly that is quite distinct looking and asymmetric. This difference between Scram 411 and Himalayan is the most evident when looking at both of these motorcycles together.
Probably the biggest difference between Scram 411 and Himalayan from the rider’s view is the instrument console. The instrument console of the Scram 411 is taken straight out of the Meteor 350 while the Himalayan has its own distinct and complex instrument console.
Both the Himalayan and the Scram 411 has dual-channel ABS however it is only the Himalayan in which you can switch off the rear ABS. On the Scram 411, the ABS is non-switchable.
Rear luggage rack
The rear luggage rack on the Scram 411 has also been removed and in its place, a grab rail has been added. The idea behind this is to clean the rear end given this is not a motorcycle that will be used for touring.
The Himalayan comes with quite a sturdy luggage rack which can hold more than 7 kgs of luggage on it.
Another difference between Scram 411 and Himalayan is the exclusion of the centre stand from the Scarm 411. Again this has been done to shave weight from the heavy Himalayan.
All the weight saving compounds to a total of 6.5kgs lower than the Himalayan. The Scram 411 comes at 183.5 kgs whereas the Himalayan is 190kgs.
Front Suspension travel
Given that the Scram 411 comes with a smaller front tyre, Royal Enfield has also decided to decrease the suspension travel at the front so as to prevent the motorcycle from bottoming out and scraping the underbelly.
The front suspension travel on the Scram 411 has been decreased to 180mm from the 200mm suspension travel for Himalayan.
The final difference between Scram 411 and Himalayan is their seat layout. On the Himalayan, the seat is split whereas the Scram 411 makes do with a single seat.
The final difference between Scram 411 and Himalayan is their price point. Given the Scram does away with quite a lot of features and accessories from the Himalayan it is priced some Rs 11k less than the Himalayan. The Scram 411 starts at Rs 2.03 lakhs whereas the Himalayan starts at Rs 2.14 lakhs ex-showroom.
These are all the differences between the Himalayan and Scram 411. So which one would you go for? The light and nimble Scram 411 or the highway cruiser Himalayan? Or would you avoid both and go for the Yezdi Scramler?