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The Royal Enfield brand is known all over the world for manufacturing modern classic bikes since 1901. The bikes were known to be common utilities in the times of war and the Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm was made for that reason. The extraordinary colour scheme is used as a remembrance to the first and Second World War time era where these bikes were seen all over the desert for the soldier’s disposal. The company has taken forward their signature bullet design with a little more changes that have made the bike extremely desirable even to the common man. The vintage look of the bike is also another reason the bike is so popular. The bike is only available in one colour which is the classic, ‘desert storm’.
Heading straight into this Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm review, let’s start with its exteriors:
Exterior: The exterior of the bike are well planned. With comfortable padded front and pillion seat and its signature sand paint scheme along with chrome finishing, the bike looks nothing less than stunning. The powerful halogen and ‘tiger eye lamps’ gives the front its classic bullet look. The thigh pads are added to give it that traditional look. The bike has a 1950’s inspired silencer available as an optional accessory for off-road use only. The front has a telescopic fork suspension and the rear end has twin gas charged shock absorber suspension for the bike to go over any terrain without any discomfort. The bike also has a 135 mm ground clearance and excellent traction control.
Specifications: The Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm has an air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder, twinspark engine with a displacement of 499 cc. It has a kick and self-start starting mechanism. It also has a 5 speed gear box and manual transmission. The wet multi-plate clutch and chain drive helps in delivering a smooth ride on the road. The fuel type is petrol and the fuel tank capacity is 14.5 litres. The bike gives a mileage of 30 kmpl. The front wheel is 19 inches and the rear wheel is 18 inches but both are spoke type. The motorcycle has a maximum power of 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm and maximum torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm has a top speed of 131 kmph. It also comes with digital electronic ignition.
Price: The Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm price is INR 1.78 lakhs. The Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm on road price is INR 1.98 lakhs.