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Royal Enfield 650 range poised to grow with ‘Scram’ scrambler variant

The Royal Enfield 650 platform is set to see two new additions before the end of the year; the cruiser Shotgun and the fittingly-titled Scram scrambler

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The successful Royal Enfield 650 ‘twins’ are set to spawn a third and fourth variant of the firm’s flagship platform with a scrambler version seemingly hinted at in new trademark policy documents.

The Indian firm has enjoyed strong local and international success with the first two models developed on the platform - the Continental GT and Interceptor - with a third styled as a cruiser, possibly named Shotgun, set to be next to arrive.

However, it appears Royal Enfield isn’t stopping there either with a trademark registered under the moniker ‘Scram’. It doesn’t take an expert to suggest this will form the basis of a Scrambler version of the platform, though we’d happily stand corrected otherwise.

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Naturally information is scarce at this stage, but such a model would likely have the Triumph Street Scrambler in its sights, albeit at a lower price, and packing around 47bhp.

Scrambler versions of Royal Enfield models aren’t unusual in the firm’s native India, though these have often been developed after purchase in standard guise. However, the success of the Royal Enfield Himalayan shows there is a market for good value, practical off-roaders.

Provided the Scram sees the light of day, it will swell what is a rapidly growing Royal Enfield range that has been bolstered recently by the launch of the Meteor 350 and updates across the Hiamalyan, Interceptor and Continental GT range.

Next up is set to be the Hunter, based on the Meteor but offering more of a retro flavour, while the ‘Sherpa’ name has also been tied to Royal Enfield and is rumoured to be a spin-off from the Himalayan in the ADV class.