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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 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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Jan 8, 2015
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We went back to the incomparably desolate regions of the Jharkhand-Bengal border, this time Sudev riding his brand new Thunderbird 500 in matt black (Stone). Note that he has replaced the stock silencer with what appears to be a version of the Gold Star which has given his new bike a nicely deep-throated growl. Those concerned about the proverbial 'thump' can try this out.... Read More

Romit's review after using this product for 13734 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Dec 31, 2014
Sameer

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its just 11th month of my desert storm and she's like my wife to me yes, i'll always call her my wife actually my family used to feel jealous of this bike because i used to talk about her only. she's just awesome!!!!!

Sameer's review after using this product for 2300 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Dec 30, 2014
Vialli

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Being BEASTY isn't that easy. But for this Wilderbeast nothing can come in the way. The comfort, the control and the confidence that i get when riding on my Dessert Beast is simply awesome. If you really need a companion to travel with, this is it. City or off road, stands out from every thing else. Proud be a part of the Royal family.

Vialli's review after using this product for 770 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Dec 29, 2014
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i have ridden this bull for 2000 kms since i got it.its amazing motorcycle mind blowing performance , mileage also good Ride is comfortable in city as well as highway only thing i miss is tubeless tyres REST ALL THUMBS UP for this THUMPER

Tanmay 's review after using this product for 2000 KM. He uses his bike for Adventure

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Dec 23, 2014
Tusker

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I have been riding it for my daily commutes as well as weekend tours. MINDBLOWING is the experience in one word. All minor goods and bads aside, I would like to focus my review to address common apprehensions that potential buyers have. These are apprehensions people with no tolerance for frequent mechanic visits (like me) have. The bike DOES NOT demand high maintenance... Read More

Tusker's review after using this product for 4700 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Classic Desert Storm

engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark
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 JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic 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

Wheelbase1370 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2180 mm
Width800 mm
Height1080 mm (Domestic) 1050 mm (Export)
Kerb Weight187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity14.5 ± 1 Ltr

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90 - 19(Domestic), 90/90 - 18(Export)
Tyres Rr.120/80 - 18(Domestic), 110/80 - 18(Export)
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp-