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Royal Enfield Scram 450 set to follow on from new 411

By Ollie Barstow

Content and Features Writer



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It has only been on sale a few months, but these spy shots appear to prove Royal Enfield is already working on a second variant of its Scram soft-roader equipped with a new 450cc engine.

Based on the characterful Himalayan, the Scram - which went on sale in April - was the first model to spin off from the 411 platform some six years after the original adventure motorcycle hit the roads in 2016.

Having soldered on with only minor changes since that launch, the Himalayan line is now getting special attention from Royal Enfield this year with two more sister models in the pipeline following the Scram 411.

First up will be the much-anticipated Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, a more powerful and upmarket interpretation of the ADV machine. Promising better off-road capabilities than the standard Himalayan, the 450 is aimed directly at the KTM 390 Adventure.

Expected to go on sale in early-2023, the Himalayan 450 will then be quickly joined by a Scram 450 version judging by these spy shots which show a well-developed prototype undergoing testing in India.

Showcasing a fresh new design direction Royal Enfield is also following with the Himalayan 450, the Scram 450 will come with a stylised circular front headlight and taillights integrated with indicators, but lean more towards a neo-retro finish in line with the recently launched Hunter 350.

Though full details of the new 450cc engine are yet to be confirmed, it is expected to offer around 40hp, an increase on the Scram 411’s 24hp

Indeed, while the Scram 411 was praised for its fun-loving nature and trendy utilitarian look, it has been criticised for its weedy engine and dated mechanicals.

Unlike the Himalayan 450, the Scram 450 will be set-up mostly for on-road use with its smaller wheels, though it will be equipped with knobbly tyres to enable some light off-road ability.

The Scram 450 is one of a plethora of new models coming from Royal Enfield, which began with the Meteor 350 and has since led to the Classic 350 and Hunter 350, while the Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 are also due along with the two new 450 pair.


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