ROYAL ENFIELD SCRAM 411 (2022 - on) Review


  • 411cc 2-valve air-cooled SOHC single
  • 24.3bhp and 23.6ftlb of torque
  • Tripper Navigation pod as standard

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
Annual servicing cost: £160
Power: 24 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.3 in / 795 mm)
Weight: Medium (441 lbs / 200 kg)


New £4,849
Used £3,400 - £3,500

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

There is no denying the Royal Enfield Scram 411 is a pretty slow scrambler motorbike and fairly basic in its tech, however like the Himalayan it is also incredibly charming and enjoyable to ride and with a price tag of £4599 (£100 extra for white flame or silver spirit paint options) it remains excellent value for money.

Not everyone wants to go charging around the countryside, as the Himalayan’s sales demonstrate a large numbers of riders are happy to just plod around enjoying the whole two-wheeled experience.

Now, with the Scram 411, they can do so in greater comfort while also benefitting from a higher level of cornering ability on a bike that is a bit less ‘old man’ thanks to its fresh styling. It’s just a shame the front brake remains terrible.

Royal Enfield Scram 411 front on the road

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The most noticeable change the Scram gets over the Himalayan is a 19-inch front wheel where the more adventure-based bike carries a 21-inch item. However the two bike’s frames are identical so the change in the Scram’s chassis geometry is simply down to the reduction in wheel size.

Come the corners the more front-end biased Scram feels keener to turn than the Himalayan, which tends to remain quite flat in bends, but as your confidence increases so does your corner speed - and that’s when you spot the suspension starting to show its budget nature with a wallow or two as the pace ups.

It certainly doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of the ride, and the fatter front tyre offers better grip than the Himalayan’s skinner item despite carrying the same CEAT Gripp XL rubber, but maybe a slight upgrade of the forks would have been fitting for this sportier model. And definitely uprated brakes!

Royal Enfield Scram 411 left side on the road

The single two-piston caliper may be built by ByBre, who are a subsidiary of Brembo, and comes armed with a braided line as standard but it is still left woefully lacking in bite and devoid of feel.

With hardly enough power to even activate the ABS, despite the Scram’s relatively slow pace and chunky-treaded tyres you are always left wishing for far more stopping power. Also, oddly for a bike called a Scram (presumably short for scrambler...), the rear ABS can’t be disengaged for off-road riding as it can on the Himalayan.

Pleasingly, one area Enfield have upgraded is the comfort levels. When MCN tested a Himalayan on the MCN250 route, after 250 miles we were disappointed about how firm the bike’s seat felt. Enfield have addressed this on the Scram and the seat is noticeably far better padded with much more give in its foam.

Royal Enfield Scram 411 seat

The 795mm seat height (5mm less than the Himalayan) is nice and low and despite the bars being identical, they feel taller in their position due to the new seat, sitting you nice and upright, further improving comfort levels.


Next up: Reliability
3 out of 5 (3/5)

The 411cc air-cooled single is the same motor as used in the Himalayan and let’s be honest, it isn’t the most powerful of engines. With only a five speed gearbox it is happy enough to get to 60mph but ask much more and it quickly runs out of puff, meaning brisk overtakes are off the table and by 70mph it is really starting to struggle.

It would be easy to criticise the motor and question why Enfield haven’t given it a bit more grunt but that would ruin its easy-going nature and if the Himalayan’s sales are anything to go by, owners aren’t fussed about performance.

It is solid, reliable, can easily record mid-60mpg figures and aside from its vibrations making the mirrors next to useless, it is what it is and it suits the bike’s character perfectly. For urban riders, the clutch is lovely and light and the gearbox fairly positive.

Royal Enfield Scram 411 engine

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
4 out of 5 (4/5)

The first thing to note is that Enfield offer a three year warranty on the Scram 411, which is excellent to see. Will you need it? Owners seem a little disappointed about the level of finish on the Himalayan, but there again, what do you expect when you consider its price tag? Indeed, our Royal Enfield Scram 411 owners' reviews indicate some quality issues, including poor welds and a rev counter that occasionally lets water in.

This is a bike you need to make a conscious effort to keep on top of its finish with anti-rust spray or the rot will set in- quite quickly... When it comes to the motor there are remarkably few issues, especially when you consider they generally spend a fair amount of their time getting hammered, which is good news.

Overall it seems as if Enfield have overcome the early quality control issues and all should be well with the Scram – just keep it clean!

Royal Enfield Scram 411 tank and badge

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
4 out of 5 (4/5)

Only real complaint owners have about the cost of the Enfield is the fact it needs a service every 3000 miles and that involves a valve-clearance check. There again, the motor has a simple ‘nut and screw’ valve adjuster system and it is only a SOHC air-cooled motor with two valves, so prices aren’t horrific.

Oddly, the oil only requires changing every 6000 miles, but it seems silly not to do it every 3000 alongside the valve clearances. Budget £100 for a 3000-mile service and £180 for a 6000-mile one from a dealer – although it is very simple to do at home, especially the oil change.

Insurance is cheap and with mid-60mpg figures easily achieved, so is running the bike! In terms of value for money, the £4599 (when launched Scram 411 doesn’t have many rivals. You can look at the £5799 Benelli TRK502 or Leoncino 500 Trail for £5599. The KTM 390 Adventure is £5999, the Voge 500DSX £5499.99, the Honda CRF300L is £5599 and the Herald Brute 500 is £6950. In this context, the Scram 411 is bang on the money.

In 2023 the price had increased to £4849, and £100 more to secure White Flame or Silver Spirit colourways.

Royal Enfield Scram 411 side panel


3 out of 5 (3/5)

The Scram 411 is built to a budget and while you get ABS as standard and the Tripper Navigation pod with turn-by-turn navigation via Enfield’s the free app, that’s about it.

The dash, which is new for the Scram, has an LCD insert featuring a gear indicator and fuel gauge, which is good. Enfield will be rolling out a range of both accessories for the bike and riding kit for you and it won’t be long until aftermarket companies follow suit due to the popularity of the bike.

Happily, as it has the same chassis as the Himalayan, a lot of parts such as luggage racks etc should be interchangeable.

Royal Enfield Scram 411 dash


Engine size 411cc
Engine type Air-cooled, 2v, SOHC single
Frame type Tubular steel cradle
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 795mm
Bike weight 200kg
Front suspension 41mm, conventional forks, non-adjustable
Rear suspension Monoshock, adjustable preload
Front brake 1 x 300mm disc with two-piston ByBre caliper. ABS
Rear brake 240mm single disc with one-piston caliper. ABS
Front tyre size 100/90 x 19
Rear tyre size 120/90 x 17

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 65 mpg
Annual road tax £84
Annual service cost £160
New price £4,849
Used price £3,400 - £3,500
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term Three years

Top speed & performance

Max power 24 bhp
Max torque 23.6 ft-lb
Top speed 80 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 200 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

  • 2022: Royal Enfield Scram 411 – The Scram 411 is launched. Effectively it’s a Himalayan with a smaller 19-inch front wheel, no screen or crash protection, new clocks, softer seat and more vibrant colour palette.
  • 2023: Price hike to £4849.

Other versions

Royal Enfield Himalayan baby adventure bike.

Owners' reviews for the ENFIELD SCRAM 411 (2022 - on)

6 owners have reviewed their ENFIELD SCRAM 411 (2022 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your ENFIELD SCRAM 411 (2022 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
Engine: 4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
Value vs rivals: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Equipment: 4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Annual servicing cost: £160
5 out of 5 Scram for Touring
28 May 2024 by Richard from Leeds

Version: White Fire colourway

Year: 2022

Annual servicing cost: £150

Great character for back lanes and steady touring. Friendly owners happy to chat.

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5

Touring back roads. Find brakes quite adequate. Seat comfier than previous 21 Himmy.

Engine 4 out of 5

Low rev torque & a true air cooled thumper tune

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

Headlight switch unit replaced under warranty. ACF50 treated since new and ridden through two winters and seems pretty good. Steel spokes have tarnished.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

Achieving about 90+ mpg on premium E5 99 Ron Shell V power fuel. It pinked badly on the E10.

Equipment 4 out of 5

Simplicity and bargain price. Changed to bar end mirrors. New full Delkevic exhaust system from new. O/E exhaust is low grade SS so tarnishes brown / purple very easily.

Buying experience: Dealer new

5 out of 5 Great fun ride, miles of smiles 😃 awaits.
18 May 2023 by Richard from Leeds

Version: White Fire

Year: 2022

Annual servicing cost: £150

Miles of smiles awaits you 😃 . Great if you seek a simple sensibly priced true motorcycle with few gizmos to go wrong, from a long-standing respected volume bike builder. RE are one of the leading volume new bike marques in the UK now. Half to 30% of the cost of many similar street scrambler types. Not for speed freaks but the roads are too busy now. Ideal for a return to biking.

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5

I find the front brake fine. I ran it in with care. 1.5 to 2 hours is enough.

Engine 5 out of 5

True air cooled single thumper growl. Fitted a Delkevic full exhaust system from new, de-cats the engine, much livelier response.

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

It’s a very low cost fun bike for steady riders

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

Getting 80 - 100 mpg on checking using premium 99 Ron fuels to avoid pinking issues with the new E10 grades.

Equipment 5 out of 5

Swopped the large mirrors over to simple Oxford bar ends, cleans the view & look. Swopped over to black Tec levers - much nicer. The Tripper output depends on a smart phone fully linked up & a decent phone signal so I don’t bother with it.

Buying experience: Good, Eddys at Tadcaster. RRP as new model.

5 out of 5 Value for you money adv scram bike
02 May 2023 by Nikki Adventure

Version: Graphite yellow bs6

Year: 2023

There’s nothing wrong with a bike this cheap so don’t expect a bmw gsa and your on track for fun rides on this bike.

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5

It will do 60 mph all day every day and a top speed around 80 mph and the brakes are adequate. The stock pads are probably the issue with the brakes so swap them out for high performance ones.

Engine 5 out of 5

Understressed engine that lasts it just need’s regular services at 3000 miles and oil every 6000 miles. I would rather have a well serviced bike than something doing 18000 miles between services!

Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5
Value vs rivals 5 out of 5
Equipment 5 out of 5

It’s basic but functional

Buying experience: Outstanding service from Potteries motorcycles LTD

5 out of 5 Back to basis enjoyment.
31 March 2023 by Steven B

Version: Scram 411

Year: 2022

Annual servicing cost: £180

Best features are value for money. Braided brake lines. Tripper Navigation. Willing and smooth engine. Riding comfort. A relaxed back to basics ride quality.

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5

Anyone who things the bike is under powered or the brakes are no good, are clearly not riding it as it is intended. It's not about 0-60 traffic light bursts of acceleration. It cruises along beatufilly at 60-65mph. 70mpg cruising is perfectly fine. Lets face it, most motorways are never a consistent 70mph limit anyway with varying speed limits and traffic to contend with. The Scram 411 can do everything from the commute to work, days out and going on holiday. Just in a more rleaxed way. It handles bumpy lanes well and feels stable and planted at all speeds. The seat is comfy enough for me for a good 2 hours or more. You can carry a pillion of course but I don't.

Engine 5 out of 5

A wonderfully smooth air-cooled single. It chugs along sweetly at all speeds. No rev counter needed anyway. You just listen to the engine and keep it in the sweet spot. A superb slick 5 speedgearbox is a pleasure to use. The bike gets off the mark and up to speed nicely. It's only top end speeds which take time. But that doesn't bother me. I have my R1250R for faster riding.

Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5

Not had it long but its built tough. The welds aren't the prettiest but you need to look past that part. It's not a CCM Spitfire! Nothing rattles. It just works. Keep on top of cleaning/ACF50 and you shouldn't have any problems. Basic servicing needs are appealing. Wheels spokes are durable and shine well even after time.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

Servicing will work out around £180-200 every 3k. The manual says oil/filter changes every 6k. Valve clearances every 3k. However, it makes sense to change the oil/filter every 3k to keep the engine running sweet. It's basic, and parts are cheap to buy.

Equipment 5 out of 5

Basic. ABS. 2 trip meters. No rev counter but its not needed. Tripper navigation is a plus. It works. Loads of accessories available if you want to jazz it up even more. Adjustable levers, side stand extender, oil cooler guard, rear master cylinder heel guard are all I have. Tyres might be CEAT brand but they roll well, not noisy at all. Decent grip.

Buying experience: Bought used from a dealer with 700 miles on the clock and 1 previous and caring owner. Ian at Cooperb Motorcycles. A pleasure to do business with. Paid £3999 with the balance of warranty & roadside assistance. PX'd a BMW G310R.

4 out of 5
03 January 2023 by Bambam

Year: 2022

Great bike for plodding around on

Ride quality & brakes 4 out of 5

Great bike for plodding around on, happiest on B roads but will happily cruise at motorway speeds but not much faster, brakes seem ok and no issues.

Engine 4 out of 5

Cracking little engine lots of torque, maybe they could have squeezed a few extra BHP out of engine.

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

Only done 700mls so far and no mechanical issues. Clock have a bit of condensation in, I’m not a welder but could probably make a neater job on some of welds.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

First service cost me £120

Equipment 3 out of 5

Apart from small satnav that’s similar to a beeline everything else is just basic.

4 out of 5 Scram-alama-ding-dong
11 May 2022 by Nick Hine

Version: White flame

Year: 2022

Annual servicing cost: £175

First impressions, it's what I was expecting, a Himalayan in funkier clothes. The White flame paint scheme looks great in the flesh. It really, really works. I much prefer the clocks to the Himalayan and the seat seems comfier too.

Ride quality & brakes 3 out of 5

Forks are the worst part of the bike, over damped but loosen up with a few miles and the rear damper is less of a problem but average. The front brake pad compound is different to my Himalayan and much better feel. The first 50 miles it was awful and wooden but suddenly improved. It's fine now, but not great. The 19inch front wheel and wider tyre feels much better on the road than the 21inch, no weaving now, and it's not much worse off road. The bikes too heavy to do serious off roading anyway so it's not a massive disadvantage.

Engine 4 out of 5

Better than my Euro 4 Himalayan. Feels more lively, tickover and starting much improved. Am now thinking twice about putting a cam in it as it's almost good enough. Still a slow bike though, but that's why I bought it.

Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5

Quality seems fine. Plating on components looks solid and the paintwork is very well done. It's a match for many modern Honda's but doesn't quite have that integrated feeling of higher quality bikes where all the components fit together beautifully. It's not built like a late 80's Honda which is what I'm most used to but perfectly acceptable.

Value vs rivals 5 out of 5

I'm planning to service it myself after the first service which is about £175. It's going to get modified anyway so the warranty will be redundant but I'm not worried that it will go wrong and a single cylinder air cooled bike is cheap to rebuild anyway.

Equipment 5 out of 5

Clocks are great to look at, it has a tripper which will get used occasionally but I'm old fashioned and like a bike to do what I say and not decide it's going to do something else when the mood takes it.

Buying experience: Great. Gordon at Holywood Service Station in Dumfries is a top geezer. Makes it a pleasure.

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