Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 2,04,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm ABS
Colour Options Desert Storm
Latest Price in India 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm price was Rs 2.04 lakh before being discontinued.
Availability Status in India Discontinued
Motorcycle Type Cruiser
Fuel Type Petrol
Official Tagline Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Engine Details 499cc, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, Spark Ignition
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 499 cc
Maximum Power 27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Norms BS4-Compliant
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Oil Grade 15 W 50 API, SL Grade & Above, JASO MA 2
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Number of Gears 5 Speed
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Mileage 30 kmpl
Front Brake 280mm Disc, 2 Piston Caliper
Rear Brake 240mm Disc, Single Piston Caliper
ABS Yes, Dual Channel
Front Tyre 90/90-19
Rear Tyre 120/80-18
Wheel Type Spoke
Tubeless Tyres
Braking System Anti-lock Braking System
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers with 5-Step Adjustable Preload
Frame (Chassis) Single Downtube, Using Engine as Stressed Member
Front Wheel Travel 130mm
Rear Wheel Travel 80mm
Overall Length 2140 mm
Overall Width 790 mm
Overall Height 1090 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb Weight 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.50 litres
Speedometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 12 Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light 12V, 60W / 55W, Halogen
Tail Light 12V, P21 / 5W
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V, 10W x 4nos
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V, 10W x 4nos
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Electric Start

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm Review

18 Jul, 2016 11:11 AM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is one of the most popular and bets-selling 500cc motorcycles in India. The tiger eye lamps are fitted into the headlight case for a perfect Bullet like look. The powerful halogen bulb provides better illumination and imparts traditional looks to the motorcycle. While the aesthetically designed short silencer gives it a 1950's look. The fuel tank is crafted precisely with thigh pads and post war era graphics for a vintage look. The motorcycle has a lot of chrome inserts here and there that goes well with the style. The bike features gleaming spokes, alloy wheels and flowing, steel mudguards. It has a single seat which is well cushioned and comfortable. Overall, the bike can be termed as a retro bold style statement.

Instrument Panel

The Desert Storm comes equipped with a fully analogue instrument console that reminds you the retro styles. It features a speedometer and fuel gauge along with indicators for low fuel, oil and battery.

Dimensions and Fuel Tank Capacity

The Desert Storm has got a length of 2130mm, width of 800mm, height of 1050mm for export market and 1080mm for domestic market as its dimensions which can easily accommodate tall as well as short heights. The bike has a kerb weight of 187 Kg along with a fuel tank capacity of 14.5-litres.

Engine and Specifications

The motorcycle is powered by air-cooled, 4-stroke, Twin Spark engine that generates a 499cc displacement. It has a bore into stroke ratio of 84mm and 90mm respectively. This mono-cylinder engine kicks out a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and a maximum torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. It is mated to a wet, multiple-disc clutch, Keihin electronic fuel injection, digital electronic ignition system and a constant mesh, five-speed transmission for a snappy performance.

Brakes and Suspension

The braking system comprises of 280mm disc, 2-Piston caliper brakes at the front and 153mm drum, single lead internal expanding brakes at the rear end which are quite effective and strong. The suspension duties are handled by telescopic 35mm forks and twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload at the rear end. It has a front wheel travel of 130 mm while the rear one is 80mm.

Ride and Handling

This roadster offers a comfortable and stable ride. It has a high ground clearance of 135mm in order to protect the under body from damages. The wheelbase of 1,370 mm holds roads firmly and gives a safer drive. The motorcycle feels quite stable around edges and can easily make its way through uneven roads. The bike has wonderful off-road capabilities which make it unique in its class.

Tyre Size

For domestic market, the tyre size is 90/90-19 front and 120/80-18 rear while for export market it is 90/90-18 at the front and 110/80-18 is there at the back.

Shades and Price

The motorcycle is available in a single color that is Desert Storm as it is referred from the name itself. This color symbolizes the desert and stormy areas. The ex-showroom, Delhi price for this stunning roadster is INR 1.5 lakhs, approx., may vary.


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It is a great machine. ....... oh and it's royal look.........such a mind blowing bike ... read more

Best Features: It's amazing engine. ......

Pros: I like every thing about it. .......

Cons: Its top speed. ....... iIthink it should be able to touch 150km/hr

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