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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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May 22, 2015
Vaibhav

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Done 3000 kms and had to change clutch wire once around 1500 kms (by myself) and I bough a spare clutch wire just in case. Till now I am using the machine for commutig in a very bad traffic city and getting 27 kmpl and other than that by God no complaints. After getting this ride I am glad to take it out every time I get a chance, ride experience is incomparable in every f... Read More

Vaibhav's review after using this product for 3000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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May 20, 2015
Prateek

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Awesome experience just that maintenance cost is bit high around 1000 a month

Prateek's review after using this product for 10000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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May 20, 2015
JAYESH

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awesome performance but after 90 km/hr star vibrating... other wise every thing is good I proved to be a RE owner

JAYESH 's review after using this product for 2200 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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May 20, 2015
Oliver

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Just crossed 1000 KMS in my new classic 500 at it does feel really Royal to ride it. The Best part of the Bike is its Road Presence. People do get attracted to it easily. Vibrations are part of the this bike from the classic era. Be careful when giving it to a wash or service as they tend to polish the bike at the end of wash which is not recommended for this color. Poli... Read More

Oliver 's review after using this product for 1000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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May 6, 2015
Vaishakh

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A classic era feeling. Nothing can stop this beast on road. Lots of vibration above 40kmph but that adds to its beauty. Small electrical problems in most of the REs these days, hopefully that will be timely rectified. The raw desert outfit itself defines the beast and compared to other 350 classics and the recent new look 500s, this desert beast still makes them underdogs.

Vaishakh's review after using this product for 3600 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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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-