Classic Desert Storm Colours

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Classic Desert Storm

Average Rating Based on 350 Review(s) :

4.32

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The Classic Desert Storm comes to you with a “sand” paint scheme reminiscent of the war era, a time when Royal Enfield motorcycles proved their capabilities and battle worthiness by impeccable service to soldiers in the harsh conditions of the desert. Donning a younger look with styling cues one would expect only from a genuine Royal Enfield: single cylinder air-cooled pushrod engine, 1950s style nacelle and toolboxes, traditional paint scheme and buffed engine components, this motorcycle is all set to bring you the pleasures of modern motorcycling while reflecting the aura of eternal classic styling.

  • Engine
    Engine

    500cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled, OHV engine produces 41.3 Nm of torque.

  • Headlamp
    Headlamp

    Headlight casing features the “Tiger Eye Lamps” for the Bullet look. The headlamp is traditional but with a powerful halogen bulb to provide good illumination.

  • Silencer
    Silencer

    Aesthetically designed short silencer for that 1950’s look. Available as an optional accessory for off-road use only.

  • Tank
    Tank

    Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and thigh pads make for a vintage look.

  • Wheel
    Wheel

    Front: 19” Rear: 18”

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag contest winner gets Royal Enfield Desert Storm used by Farhan Akhtar in film
Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar together celebrated the success of Bhaag Milkah Bhaag. The film, based on the life of sporting legend Milkha Singh has recently been declared tax free in both Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and is expected to be a supe
Posted On: Wed, July 24, 2013Source: Rush Lane
Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar come together for ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ contest
Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar came together to celebrate the spirit of epic journeys that display courage, endurance and perseverance through the ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ contest that was held by Royal Enfield. The winner, Hamininder Singh from Srinag
Posted On: Tue, July 23, 2013Source: FirstPost
Royal Enfield’s ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ contest
Royal Enfield and actor Farhan Akhtar held a contest for their fans, wherein the winner was handed the keys to the very same Desert Storm ridden by the actor in his latest movie, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Posted On: Tue, July 23, 2013Source: Hindustantimes
Hangout with Farhan
Actor Farhan Akhtar didn't take a rain check on his recent visit to New Delhi. But what if he had the premonition of downpour that crippled the city and redefined "delays"? He'd still be present because the two events that happened back-to-ba
Posted On: Mon, July 22, 2013Source: N/A
Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar come together to celebrate the spirit of epic journeys through the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag contest
Royal Enfield and Farhan Akhtar came together recently to celebrate the spirit of epic journeys that display courage, endurance and perseverance through the ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ contest that was held by Royal Enfield. The winner Hamininder Singh from
Posted On: Mon, July 22, 2013Source: N/A
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Sep 27, 2018
Abhi Nand

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I had an hero honda passion being 150000 km nothing happened for its chain socket.. my new desert 500 .. I take for 5 th service (12000km) servicemen told at least 10-12 teeths of socket broken .. I have to buy a new full socket by paying lots of money .. is this the value of parts of 2lak 6k Bullet???? 9265605269

Abhi Nand's review after using this product for 12700 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Sep 11, 2018
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Outlet pipe in the Fuel injector in my Desert storm had broken and splashing petrol everywhere,.Not only that I just crossed 9000 KMS ,,So It is not that old so it can get cut.When I called the service centre they had informed me it will cost Rs.15000 to fix a new one.The old one cannot be repaired. What about the quality of the fuel injector ? When it is costing so muc... Read More

HARI's review after using this product for 9100 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Sep 2, 2018
Amit

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I have desert Storm , Kal kisi ne patrol churane ki kosis ki ,usne petrol pump ki plastic ki nozzle hi tod di jo fuel injector ke rubber pipe se connect hoti hai ,is Karan mujhe pura fuel pump hi change karna pad raha hai , fuel pump jo petrol tank ke Ander hota hai, Royal Enfield company ko pump ka digin aisa karna chahiye ki wo repair ho sake ,aur uske parts bhi alag s... Read More

Amit's review after using this product for 8 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Aug 8, 2018
Sanath

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Best cruiser

Sanath's review after using this product for 5500 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Aug 2, 2018
Roy

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This is my fifth year on this beast and am still thoroughly enjoying it! I have clocked MANY kilometres on the Desert Storm covering a large portion of eastern North America from Canada through the USA. As soon as the snow has left and the roads are clear, this is my daily rider. Despite living in a city of only 124,000 people, I can guarantee at least one positive, head-... Read More

Roy's review after using this product for 13000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Classic Desert Storm

engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Aircooled, Fuel injection
Displacement499cc
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5 : 1
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital electronic ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 2
Fuel SupplyElectronic fuel injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick

chassis & suspension

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

dimensions

Wheelbase1380 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2140 mm
Width790 mm (Without Mirrors)
Height1090 mm (Without Mirrors)
Seat Height
Kerb Weight194 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90-19, 52P
Tyres Rr.120/80-18, 62P
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 12 Ah VRLA
Head Lamp12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp12V, P21/5W
Turn Signal Lamp12V, R10W X 4nos