Whereas many bike manufacturers are nonetheless struggling to fulfill manufacturing calls for, Royal Enfield is flourishing. Not solely have they been persistently releasing new fashions, however they’ve been commissioning some wonderful customized builds as properly. The most recent is dropped at us by Crooked Bikes in Germany; a Royal Enfield Scram 411 turned supermoto, with some spectacular particulars.
For the reason that construct was commissioned by Royal Enfield, the the undertaking primarily had two objectives. It needed to categorical the artistic drive of the builders behind Crooked, and it needed to spotlight the Scram 411 as a platform. This meant getting probably the most visible affect out of the design with out actually altering the inventory bike’s geometry; a difficult feat.
Royal Enfield’s 2022 Scram 411 is a variation of the model’s standard gentle journey bike, the Himalayan. The Scram primarily makes use of the identical chassis, with some items just like the crash bar eliminated, and a smaller 19” entrance wheel in comparison with the Himalayan’s 21”. So it’s lighter, extra nimble, and fewer cluttered than its stablemate, straight out the field.
The Scram 411 was delivered to Crooked Moto’s store solely three weeks earlier than the bike was to interrupt cowl on the standard Glemseck 101 race meet. With this extremely quick timeline, the workforce instantly started working on the most important and most impactful a part of the undertaking—the monocoque physique.
The supermoto aesthetic is essentially outlined by filth bike-style bodywork, which Crooked sought to recreate in aluminum, however with just a few fashionable twists. To realize this new fashion, the subframe was eliminated and changed with a customized piece that the brand new bodywork might mount to.
The strains of the newly-fabricated aluminum bodywork left little room for a gasoline tank, so Crooked constructed a brand new reservoir to sit down beneath the seat. Fitted with a pop-up filler cap, it each decrease’s the Scram’s middle of gravity—and helps the construct higher match the supermoto vibe. A set of aluminum ‘wings’ sit up entrance, including some bulk again to the place the tank was.
Out entrance, an aluminum quantity plate was fabricated round a vivid Supernova LED headlight. Within the tail part, LED strips have been constructed into the decrease a part of the rear fender, seen above the wheel. As this machine was made to be displayed greater than used on public roads, there isn’t any lodging for a license plate—nor a speedo or flip alerts.
A supermoto will historically have 17” wheels entrance and rear, however the workforce at Crooked needed to retain a number of the enjoyable and adventurous look of the Scram. So the unique 17” rear wheel and 19” entrance have been fitted with Metzeler Sportec M9 tires. A Husqvarna enduro bike fender changed the Scram’s low-mounted authentic.
Braking and suspension parts stay unchanged, although new Probrake levers and LSL handlebars add a sportier really feel to the rider’s view. A brief-stroke throttle was put in to extend sensitivity, and the bars have been wrapped in Biltwell Inc. grips. The wiring was made to work with out switches, with a CNC-machined begin button crafted into the bodywork—leaving the entire deal radically uncluttered.
Supermoto is greater than a method of motorcycle—it’s a using fashion too, marked by tracks which can be partly paved and half filth, requiring the rider to maneuver everywhere in the bike to shift their weight. So a customized Alcantara seat was made, extending all the way in which from the rear fender to simply behind the Scram’s steering head.
A customized exhaust system was made, integrating the lambda sensor and tucked beneath a protecting grid, which additionally hides a warmth defend. Lastly, Crooked wrapped the ‘SuperScram’ in black, with yellow highlights and delicate branding.
Whereas the operational geometry and engine stay primarily unchanged, Crooked has fully altered the way in which a rider will work together with this machine. From the hidden begin button and ultra-clean handlebar meeting, to the brand new seating place and lighting, the modifications actually spotlight what you are able to do with the Scram.