The scrambler space will witness the arrival of new motorcycles within the next twelve months and here we have analysed the possible entries
The high-end Triumph range including the Scrambler range will see updates in India but we have emphasised on the more volume focussed Scrambler 400X and the possible arrival of its smaller sibling here. In addition, RE is also working on two all-new scrambler-styled motorcycles.
1. Triumph Scrambler 400X:
Triumph’s second 400 cc offering developed in collaboration with Bajaj Auto is the Scrambler 400X. It will go on sale in October and will likely be priced at around Rs. 2.6 lakh (ex-showroom). Expected to compete directly against the upcoming RE Himalayan 450, it will have several commonalities with the Speed 400.
It will feature the same 398 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine kicking out 40 PS and 37.5 Nm and will be paired with a six-speed transmission. It will have longer travel big piston USD front forks and monoshock rear suspension, higher ground clearance, a longer wheelbase, a larger 19-inch front wheel, a wider handlebar, etc compared to its roadster sibling to suit off-roading needs.
2. Royal Enfield Scram 440:
Reports suggest that Royal Enfield is currently working on an all-new affordable scrambler internally codenamed D4K. It will be positioned below the Himalayan 411 and will use a single-cylinder air- and oil-cooled engine derived from the 411 cc unit found in the Himalayan and Scram 411. The Royal Enfield Scram 440 may act as a replacement to the Scram 411 and it will be introduced next year in India.
3. Royal Enfield Scrambler 650:
The scrambler segment has become increasingly popular amongst motorcycle enthusiasts in recent years and thus more new motorcycles are waiting to arrive including the flagship Scrambler 650 from Royal Enfield. It has already been spotted testing in India as well as abroad and will have a lot in common with the Interceptor and Continental GT 650s. It will boast a digital cluster, block-pattern tyres, single-piece seat, side-mounted exhaust, USD front forks, provisions for mounting touring accessories, etc. Expect it to launch before the end of next year.
4. Triumph Scrambler 250X:
Speculations surrounding the smaller 250 cc series from Bajaj-Triumph do exist for a long time. It could spawn a roadster and a scrambler in a similar fashion to the 400 cc range and they could be priced competitively as well. We do expect the Triumph Speed 250 and Scrambler 250X to debut only in late 2024 or early 2025 considering that the deliveries of their bigger siblings are prioritised right now.