• Royal Enfield Scram 411 long term update  2,403km

Enjoying urban commutes and a bit of the highway

The Scram 411 continues to impress me with its dual-role abilities. With the monsoons going away I’ve started making a conscious effort to wake up early on Sunday mornings and head out for a ride on the bike. This has helped me appreciate the Scram even better – it impresses around corners by feeling confident and is always up for going fast around bends and leaning into them. 

Given that it is based on the Himalayan, one wouldn’t really assume the Scram to be a corner carver but it has impressed me with its abilities on multiple occasions. The 19-inch front wheel is like the perfect middle ground for our roads, helping the Scram hold a line around bends and offering a confident feel, besides taking on broken roads with aplomb. 

In fact, the more I ride it the more I seem to like the Scram for its versatility. I’ve also been riding the new Hunter 350 on and off, which is a great motorcycle for city riding and a delight in traffic with its kind of agility. 

The Scram on the other hand straddles city and highway duties really well and between the two, I’d be tempted to grab the Scram’s keys on any given Sunday since I know it will help me tread off tarmac too, especially with the 19-inch front wheel and longer travel suspension, should I feel like going off the beaten path for an excursion. The seat is well-contoured but could have been softer as it feels a little firm, especially for longer rides. The motor too impresses with its grunt and relaxed highway manners making the Scram apt for touring. And that’s something I am hoping to do in the coming weeks – the onset of winter is the perfect time for one!  

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