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.