Royal Enfield was spotted testing a new bike that is expected to be a 450 cc Royal Enfield Scram or Hunter. The new Royal Enfield bike was seen having parts from both the Himalayan 450, but the Hunter.
The rumored Royal Enfield Scram 450 cc was spotted with the same powertrain as the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 spotted on test multiple times. The overall dimension of the bike is also similar to the Himalayan 450. The upcoming Himalayan will reportedly come with finless liquid-cooled engine, high ground clearance, front disc placement on the left, less knobby tires, sleek indicators, and raised rear fenders. All of this was seen with the test mule of the Scram 450. However, the single piece comfy seat, front telescopic forks, Y-shaped alloy wheels, fork boots, the cluster pod, and the closed grab rails looks similar to that of the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter.
So, reports have suggested that it would either a jacked up version of the Scram or the Hunter. But, the chances of it being a upcoming Royal Enfield Scram 450 is more. If the rumored Royal Enfield Scram 450 comes to India, it would be would be a tamed down version of the Himalayan also commanding a slightly lower price tag.
The 450 cc single cylinder engine expected to produce 40 HP and 45 Nm. The motor is likely to be teamed to a 6-speed transmission. The tires are similar to that of KTM 390 Adventure and are not full-fledged off-road ones. That means they are designed keeping in mind for high-speed highway duties in addition to hardcore off-roading, said reports.
They are most likely 21-inch front and 17-inch rear rims tyres. As far as features are concerned, Royal Enfield is expected to offer a host of them along with customization including ride-by-wire throttle, riding modes, and switchable ABS too. The tank is expected to be 20-litre in capacity which should compensate range issues due to drop in fuel economy from the bigger engine.
Both the Himalayan and the Scram 450 could have festive debut by the end of this year. They could be also be showcased at the EICMA show prior to the launch.