User Reviews of Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

Overall rating:4.4 / 5181 ratings
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White elephant

1 year ago by Sudesh Yadav523 views

Bought it on 6 dec 2013. After 1 month i was unable to start the bike either by kick or by electric start. On complaining to my dealer(kaytee automobile) they lamented that you did not use bike regularly that's why its battery had drained and did not pay any heed start making excuses it has been 5 years as of now and the bike has same problem. Only buy this bike if you can use it regularly otherwise it will become a white elephant and will cast a slur on your pocket. Pick up is great, handling is the best part. 25 kmpl avg. Maintenance very expensive fuel pump 14000 piston 8500 injector 3000 and computer 28000. Servicing will cost near about 2500.

Tips for Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

Very high maintenance cost more than a sedan. Please do not buy if you cannot ride regularly and that too on daily basis.

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  • Owned for

    > 1 yr

  • Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

  • Got mileage of

    25 kmpl

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  •  5Unforgettable best experience 2 months ago by Aditya
    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...
    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 maintenance is outstanding and its body is awesome.
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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      84 kmpl

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  •  5Real torque machine with decent top performance 3 months ago by Krishna Kumar
    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...
    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 good and as expected . Even a mileage of 31 km plus on highway at 80-90kmph. Pretty satisfied.
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      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      31 kmpl

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  •  3The machine you will love 6 months ago by Arunabha Ray
    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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  •  2My bad experience with re 6 months ago by Yashwanth
    I am using my re desert storm since 2 years the engine sounds horrible and main thing is vibration i can't ride this bike more than 50km and the service is too worst and careless response from the service adviser i never expect this from the re i suggest you to don't bu...
    I am using my re desert storm since 2 years the engine sounds horrible and main thing is vibration i can't ride this bike more than 50km and the service is too worst and careless response from the service adviser i never expect this from the re i suggest you to don't buy re to buyers who are read my review.
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

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  •  1Waste of money 7 months ago by Yashik K
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      Daily Commute

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      > 1 yr

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  •  5Literally a storm  7 months ago by Pushkin Rathore
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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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  •  1worst and non reliable bike 7 months ago by Yash
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

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  •  5Amazing bike 7 months ago by Soumyadeep Mondal
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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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  •  5How to feel awesome 9 months ago by Navdeep Singh
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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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  •  5My bullet  11 months ago by Harsh Sharma
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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