The Royal Enfield Himalayan has received abundant praises, especially in its latest avatar. We even included it in our 2021 Off-Road Day line-up and guess which bike completed the course fastest and had Pratheek feeling the most comfortable on? Yup…here’s a cookie.
So, riding on all those accolades of the Himalayan, Royal Enfield came up with its stripped-down version - the Scram 411 - a motorcycle with similar ingredients as the Himalayan, but supposedly different taste. It has been touted as a slightly more urban version of the Himalayan with off-road abilities that are decent if not on par with the latter. As we figured out during our short ride, the Scram does nearly everything the Himalayan is capable of.
So why would one choose the Himalayan if there is the Scram 411 at nearly Rs 11,000 lesser?
To answer exactly that, the Scram 411 has entered the BikeWale long-term fleet and is here to stay for three months or so. And since we have more than enough time to get into the depths of it, I want to figure out if it makes sense to choose the Scram 411 over the Himalayan. Is the Scram better or worse when it comes to touring? And, since it is supposed to be relatively more urban, how is it to live with, in the city?