The Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of the most affordable adventure tourer motorcycles in the Indian market. It has been selling well for the manufacturer. Royal Enfield is working on a slew of motorcycles. One of which is “Scram”. It will be a scrambler version of the Himalayan. The new motorcycle’s test mule was recently spotted for the very first time.
We can see from the pictures that the basic design of the Scram is very similar to the Himalayan. To make the Himalayan look like a scrambler, the manufacturer has replaced the front 21-inch wheel with a smaller one. It looks like it is running on an 18 or 19-inch wheel. Gone is the front windscreen and the fork gaiters to provide a more clean and naked look.
The fuel tank is also slightly different. The frame-mounted on the fuel tank is now gone and is replaced with tank shrouds. The frame mounts came in handy when you had to mount the jerry cans on them. Another deletion is the raised front mudguard which we typically see on adventure tourers.
Other things that we can notice from the spy shots are the same panniers that you can get for the Himalayan from the Make-It-Your-Own programme. It is using the same LED tail lamp and halogen turn indicators as the Himalayan. The motorcycle looks in the early stages of development. It is using a disc brake for the front as well as rear.
The engine is also the same as the Himalayan with its upswept exhaust. The engine has a capacity of 411 cc unit that is an air/oil-cooled unit. In the Himalayan, the engine produces 24.3 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 32 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The engine is the one thing that people have criticized the Himalayan for. The engine feels like it runs out of steam because of the heavyweight of the Himalayan. The motorcycle weighs 199 kgs which is quite a lot for an engine that produces 24.3 bhp. While Royal Enfield has made some improvements to the engine since its launch but still the motorcycle can feel a bit sluggish to some enthusiasts.
As of now, nothing from Royal Enfield has been announced regarding the upcoming motorcycle. However, what we know is that they filed a trademark for the “Scram” name. So, we know that there is a scrambler upcoming which will be based on the Himalayan. The motorcycle will be aimed towards people who will be mostly using their motorcycles daily for city commutes whereas the Himalayan is for people who are into touring and off-roading.
According to the rumours, Royal Enfield is also working on a 650 cc version of the Himalayan. The motorcycle is not yet spotted on the Indian roads because it is being developed at Royal Enfield’s UK technology centre. The test site of the manufacturer is closed to the general public so the manufacturer can work and test the motorcycle there. It will be using the engine from the 650 twins. So, it would be much more powerful than the current Himalayan.