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We go for a spin on Royal Enfield’s Scram 411 to experience its versatility in and out of urban areas in Southern California.
We go for a spin on Royal Enfield’s Scram 411 to experience its versatility in and out of urban areas in Southern California. (Joseph Agustin/)

Nothing exudes elegance like tastefully styled British bikes. But not everyone can spend nearly 10 grand on a new Triumph. Enter Royal Enfield and its handsome Scram 411 ($5,099). Positioned as an urban scrambler, the on/off-road-capable Enfield is a classically styled air-cooled streetbike that’s a good fit for first-timers or more experienced motorcyclists seeking a mellow second bike for escapades around town. It’s based on Royal Enfield’s Himalayan adventure bike introduced for the 2018 model year, and tweaked last year.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Royal Enfield North America. It outlines a two-day Southern California adventure we had recently showcasing the Scram 411′s versatility for urban-minded and light adventure rides. Royal Enfield is one of the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers. Born in England, the company’s manufacturing is now rooted in India but it continues to leverage a design and engineering operation in Leicestershire, England.

New for the 2022 model year, the Royal Enfield Scram 411 ($5,099) is an entry-level air-cooled scrambler-style streetbike.
New for the 2022 model year, the Royal Enfield Scram 411 ($5,099) is an entry-level air-cooled scrambler-style streetbike. (Joseph Agustin/)

Whether you like motorcycles or not, few will argue against the Scram’s aesthetics. It offers clean, tidy lines from nose to tail. Proportions are spot on and it looks (and feels) like a real bike. It has a pleasing silhouette and construction is neat without excessive exposed cables or wires. Even the seat cover looks more premium than you’d expect for its price tag. One gripe: It would be nice if the exhaust finish was more stain-resistant.

The Scram 411 is well suited to urban adventures.
The Scram 411 is well suited to urban adventures. (Joseph Agustin/)

Although priced like some scooters, it’s anything but, offering a full-size, real motorcycle feel complete with an easy-squeezing cable clutch and slick-shifting five-speed gearbox. Paint finish is better than we remember versus older modern Enfields (think the original ‘13 Continental GT 650) with a thick sheen and minimal orange peel effect. It’s nice to see Royal Enfield evolving its craft. If the Silver Spirit colorway isn’t your jam, seven other tasty colors are available, so you can match your favorite pair of Nqikes, er, Rev’Its.

In traditional scrambler spirit, the Scram rolls on a larger-diameter spoked 19-inch front wheel similar to a flat-track bike.
In traditional scrambler spirit, the Scram rolls on a larger-diameter spoked 19-inch front wheel similar to a flat-track bike. (Joseph Agustin/)

Seated at the controls, we certainly noticed the Enfield isn’t the lightest bike on the road, weighing 431 pounds with its 3.9-gallon tank filled. A peculiarly short kickstand compounds this making it heavier-feeling to lift off the stand—but you get used to it. On the plus side, the seat height is accommodating for a range of rider sizes (the author stands 6 feet tall and weighs 205 pounds), and the saddle has a nice dish to support the rider. There’s room for a passenger too. A flat handlebar affords a commanding stance and the serrated footpegs afford a relaxed riding position (and more grip when riding in slick conditions, i.e., rain and off-road).

Instrumentation is tastefully styled and functional. The main instrument pod is flanked by a handy smartphone-app-powered (Royal Enfield Tripper) navigation display.
Instrumentation is tastefully styled

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By: Adam Waheed
Title: How Versatile Is the 2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411?
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/royal-enfield-scram-411-review/
Published Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2023 18:36:43 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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