Scramblers Compared – RE Himalayan Scram 411 vs. Yezdi Scrambler

We are comparing the first two scramblers from Indian manufacturers today… Let’s see where each stands against each other…

The ADV segment and its sub-segment are gaining a lot of traction in our country.

Today, Royal Enfield have introduced a second scrambler model in the Indian market in the form of Himalayan Scram 411 to take on the Yezdi Scrambler, which happens to be the first scrambler of our country by an Indian manufacturer. 

Where the ADV is a purpose-built machine made to tackle off-road terrain, the Scrambler is an on-road machine which has capabilities to tackle off-road, if required.

Let’s take a look how different these two scrambler offering really are –

Engine – 

The Yezdi has a better engine configuration utilising a DOHC system to produce more power from a lower displacement. However, the Scram’s torque figures are higher by 4 Nm, that too at a lower rev range which in turn will offer better low-down grunt. 

The RE Scram will give a better range between empty tanks as it holds nearly 3 Litre more fuel than the Yezdi scrambler. But, it will have a lower top-speed as it only gets 5-speed transmission compared to Yezdi’s 6-speed one.

NameHimalayan Scram 411Yezdi Scrambler
TypeSingle-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHCSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Displacement411 cc334 cc
Maximum Power24.3 PS @ 6500 RPM29.1 PS @ 8000 RPM
Maximum Torque32 Nm @ 425028.2 Nm @ 6750 RPM
ClutchWet, multi-plateWet, multi-plate
Fuel Capacity15 L12.5 L

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The Chassis and Suspension Set-up – 

While both the scramblers have similar ground clearances, the Scram 411 has better and longer suspension travel which makes it more suitable when the tarmac ends and dirt begins. 

NameHimalayan Scram 411Yezdi Scrambler
Frame TypeHalf-duplex split cradleDouble Cradle
Front Suspension41 mm telescopic forksTelescopic fork and coil-spring
Front Sus. Travel190 mm150 mm
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with linkageTwin-shocks with gas canisters
Rear Sus. Travel 180 mm 130 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm200 mm

The Dimensions – 

The Yezdi Scrambler is lighter, while the Scram 411 has lower seat height and is heavier. The Yezdi having a smaller wheelbase will offer better handling characteristics combined with being lighter. 

NameHimalayan Scram 411Yezdi Scrambler
Wheelbase1455 mm1403 mm 
Seat Height 795 mm800 mm
Kerb Weight (dry)185 kg182 kg

The Brakes and Tyres – 

Though the rear brakes and the front tyre profile are similar, the front brake will have a better bite on the Yezdi thanks to a bigger rotor. The traction from the rear wheel will also be better off and on-road on the Yezdi as it has a wider profile than the one on the Scram 411. 

NameYezdi ADVYezdi Scrambler
Front Brake300 mm disc320 mm disc
Rear Brake240 mm disc240 mm disc
Front Tyre19” – 100/9019” – 100/90
Rear Tyre17’ – 120/9017” – 140/70

The Miscellaneous – 

Feature-wise, both scramblers are very similar. The only major difference is the instrumentation type, Yezdi having fully-digital while the RE having semi-digital. 

NameHimalayan Scram 411Yezdi Scrambler
Instrumentation Semi-digitalAll-digital LCD
Mobile ConnectivityYesYes
GPS NavigationTripper Navigation (optional)Optional (as accessory)
StarterElectric startElectric start
Final DriveChainChain

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The Price – 

NameHimalayan Scram 411Yezdi Scrambler
PriceStarts from Rs. 2,03,085/-Starts from Rs. 2,04,900/-

On paper, we can see each scrambler has its own strengths and weaknesses.

While the Scram 411 has a lower seat and more fuel capacity, the Yezdi Scrambler has more power, is lighter and has a smaller wheelbase. This will allow the Yezdi to be a better handling machine in this comparison. On long distances, the Yezdi will perform better as well as it gets a 6-speed transmission which will allow for a higher top-speed than the Scram 411. 

However, there is no right answer when it comes to selecting which among the two is better based on some figures on paper. How these two machines actually fare against each other can only be said once we ride them back-to-back.

We will be putting these two machines to their paces as soon as we get our hands on them. Stay Tuned……..