Hedgehog Motorcycles develops a kit for the new Royal Enfield Scram 411…
Royal Enfield has recently launched the Scram 411, a more street-oriented version of the widely-lauded Himalayan adventure bike, featuring a 19-inch front wheel and modern scrambler styling.
“With our world increasingly becoming more fast-paced, life in the urban context has become about the weekday hustle and the weekend getaway, and everything in between. We wanted to build a motorcycle that could effortlessly navigate this entire gamut, and be the perfect ally for the young, modern-day rider.” –Royal Enfield, via Rider
The engine is the same 411cc air-cooled two-valve unit from the Himalayan, making 24.3bhp and 23.6ftlb of torque. Top speed is around 80 mph, but these Royal Enfield singles seem to punch well above their weight in one all-important department: fun.
“There is no denying the Scram 411 is a pretty slow bike and fairly basic in its tech, however like the Himalayan it is also incredibly charming and enjoyable to ride and with a price tag of £4599…it remains excellent value for money.” —MCN
Enter the fine folks from Hedgehog Motorcycles of France, who have focused in recent years on the research, development, and manufacture of parts for Royal Enfield machines. Recently, they had the opportunity to develop the world’s first custom kit for the new Scram 411:
“Thanks to the dealer Ormotors, we had the opportunity to prepare parts for this model even before the press and national release.”
They set out give the machine a “more urban and aggressive look,” developing parts out of 5mm aluminum and 3D-printed PETG, a thermoplastic polyester. The parts, detailed below, are designed to use the original mounting points, so owners won’t have to butcher their brand-new machines, and the result is a streamlined, striking machine.
Below, we get the full details on the build, aptly named “Ready Set Scram.”
Scram 411 Custom Kit: Builder Interview
• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.
We are a company specializing in motorcycle customization for eight years now. We have worked on emblematic models (CB750 / SR500 / BMW airheads, and more), but for the last two years, we have concentrated our work on the manufacture of parts and moto kits.
Today we work with the Royal Enfield brand via resellers throughout Europe, and we design parts exclusively through our research and development department in Montpellier, France.
We manufacture our own parts; we are equipped with laser cutters, machining machines, lathes, 3D printers, etc. We have a designer on our team who is in charge of product development. We have also created models of motorcycles in series, which we change every season.
• What’s the make, model, and year of the donor bike?
Thanks to the dealer Ormotors, we had the opportunity to prepare parts for this model even before the press and national release. The bike is a Royal Enfield Scram 411, the first world customization of this model.
• Why was this bike built?
This preparation was the work of Ormotors, thanks to our complete customization kit. This is the first customization kit for the Scram 411 on the market. We have been supported by the brand and Ormotors to enhance our products with the paint and the saddle of the motorcycle.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
We have imagined a range of parts to streamline the machine, giving it a more urban and aggressive look. The rear light is designed exclusively for the Scram and is fixed on the original fixings, which completely streamlines the tail of the bike.
We also imagined a side panel to move the license plate to the rear of the bike, keeping a consistent line. We wanted to bring a touch of nobility with quality pieces in microblasted and sandblasted 5MM aluminum.
• What custom work was done to the bike?
All the machined parts. We modeled and laser-cut all the parts, which were then bent with an industrial process.
The 3/1 rear light has been printed in 3D in PETG material, very resistant to UV and hydrocarbons. The latter has been treated to have a smooth and matte appearance.
The Zard Euro 4 exhaust was adapted not without difficulty on the Scram 411. LED headlight / LED kit with 3D-printed plates to match the shape of the motogadget turn signals.
• Does the bike have a nickname?
“Ready Set Scram.”
Can you tell us what it’s like to ride this bike?
It’s a light, urban motorcycle that isn’t afraid to take to the roads armed with its Scorpion tires. It is flexible and has a very nice motor character, it’s a treat. In daily use, the Scram, despite the judgments made on its power, is astonishingly vital and responsive!
As always, Royal Enfield offers us a motorcycle with an incomparable quality / price / pleasure ratio.
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
We are proud to have collaborated with Ormotors, and we are also very proud to have designed a complete range in a very short time for a result that rocks.
We are proud to have done this project and to have worked with Royal Enfield France (SIMA).
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