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Classic Desert Storm

Average Rating Based on 309 Review(s) :

4.38

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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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May 21, 2017
Rajarajan

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Rajarajan's review after using this product for 9000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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May 14, 2017
Ambu

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Good performance

Ambu's review after using this product for 6000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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May 13, 2017
Yogeshwar

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needs to have disc on rear

Yogeshwar's review after using this product for 3000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Apr 28, 2017
Raman

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I have just been delivered RE 500 DS - BS IV complaint . The first bike in the regeon has come to me . The leg guards from RE are not yet available as the old ones dont fit due to a new sensor fitment on the exhaust coming in the way. Awesome experience with new DS. I wish RE also makes side boxes with contour fitting snugly into the rear tyre and not 6 inches away from th... Read More

Raman's review after using this product for 300 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Apr 27, 2017
Rijil

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Awesome 8547302698

Rijil's review after using this product for 6000 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

Wheelbase1360 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
Tyres Rr.120/80 - 18
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp12V, P21/5W
Turn Signal Lamp12V, R10W X 4nos