Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

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Key specs
  • Displacement499 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)27.2 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI32 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight187 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,81,306

Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm is now discontinued in India.

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Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm Summary

Classic Desert Storm key highlights
Displacement 499 cc
Mileage 32 kmpl
Top Speed 131 Kmph
Kerb Weight 187 kg

About Classic Desert Storm

The Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm features a unique “sand” paint scheme reminiscent of the First and the Second World War era - a time when Royal Enfield motorcycles were among the common form of utilities for soldiers in the desert.

Since it’s based on a standard Classic 500, the Classic Desert Storm uses the same fuel injected 500cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine producing 27.2bhp of power at 5,250rpm and 41.3Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The tank is finished in post war era graphics, helping create a vintage look. At the back, the Desert Storm features a short silencer for that 1950s look. Royal Enfield, however, says it is available as an optional accessory and for off-road use only. Strangely, there are no other changes to the Desert Storm from the standard Classic models, like different tyres, to make it off-road capable. A rear disc brake is now standard, while ABS is an option that will set you back by an extra Rs 15,000. The Classic Desert Storm rides on a 19-inch wheel at the front and an 18-inch wheel at the rear.
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Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The 500cc engine has lots of torque
    • Comfortable for long rides
    • Strong brand identity
  • Could be Better

    • Heavy to ride in city
    • Lacks modern features

BikeWale's Take

While Royal Enfield is already considered an iconic brand, the Desert Storm takes the exclusivity a step ahead with a paint job which pays tribute to the utility bikes that were used by soldiers in the bygone days. 

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Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm mileage

As reported by Classic Desert Storm owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm is 30 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Classic Desert Storm is 32 kmpl.

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Classic Desert Storm Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 499 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 84 mm

    Stroke 90 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1

    Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet, Multi-plate

    Fuel Delivery System Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank & an electric bike can travel on a full charge 450 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 32 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported 30 kmpl

    Top Speed 131 Kmph

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 153 mm

    Calliper Type 2-Piston Caliper

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear Wheel Size --

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 19(Domestic), 90/90 - 18(Export)

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 - 18(Domestic), 110/80 - 18(Export)

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Suspension Telescopic, 35mm Forks, 130mm Travel

    Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjus

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 187 kg

    Overall Length 2,180 mm

    Overall Width 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,080 mm

    Wheelbase 1,370 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Chassis Type Single Downtube,Using Engine As Stressed Member

Features

Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion Footrest--

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Electric System12 volt - DC

Battery12 volt, 14 Ah

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type60 W / 55 W, Halogen

Brake/Tail Light21 W / 5 W

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm Price

VariantPriceSpecs
Classic Desert Storm Single Disc 1,81,306 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Classic Desert Storm Dual Disc 1,88,115 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Classic Desert Storm ABS 2,04,508 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

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Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm User Reviews

4.4 (181 ratings) 74 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  •  5Unforgettable best experience 2 months ago by Aditya, Dombivali

    It was awesome experienced and best bike which is suitable in budget and riding experience is much satisfied for me the service and maintenance is also so excellent when i ride it for first time then i thought that i am riding in air and comfort is to best and the maint

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      84 kmpl

  •  5Real torque machine with decent top performance 3 months ago by Krishna Kumar, Hazaribagh

    I am owing this bike from 2014 and ridden approx 21000 km plus no any critical issues , Perfect bike for them who consider it as machine not as bike. just proper oil change , monthly health check like tightening of each bolt , a bit of issue with gear . Otherwise all is

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      31 kmpl

  •  3The machine you will love 6 months ago by Arunabha Ray, Malda

    Dear bulleteers, I am riding this bike for about 3 years. Frankly speaking its really royal to ride this bike. The mileage pinches a little, but I can tolerate considering the feeling. The only thing I hate is braking. otherwise this is a head-turner and eye-catcher. I

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      26 kmpl

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