Royal Enfield is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers globally, producing great bikes since 1901 when the first Royal Enfield motorcycle was produced. Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm is an updated version of the Classic 500 cc segment.
The Desert Storm comes with new unique features and a ‘sand’ paint scheme that resembles the war era. The Classic Desert Storm brings a modern motorcycle with the aura of eternal classic styling. Classic Desert Storm has a price tag of Rs. 5.61 Lakhs in Nepal.
Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm Overview
The Royal Enfield has been manufacturing and selling different kinds of motorcycles since 1901 AD. Royal Enfield’s motorcycles were used in a number by the British, French, American, and Russian soldiers. The Classic Desert Storm resembles the war era with the ‘sand’ paint scheme, which denotes the motorcycle’s capabilities and battle worthiness by impeccable service to the soldiers in harsh conditions of the desert.
Features and Design
The war era’s resemblance in the Classic Desert Storm is completed with a die-cast headlight casing, choice of old-world colours, and the vintage graphics can be seen on the fuel tank.
The 500cc Classic Desert Storm sits on a single downtube, using the engine as a stressed member. Various features provided on the classic bike are an analogue odometer and speedometer, and halogen bulb headlight.
Engine and Performances
The Classic Desert Storm is powered by a 499 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine. This engine can produce a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. There are a wet multi-plate clutch and digital electronic ignition.
The engine of the Classic Desert Storm provides consistent performance by generating high torque at low RPM, causing the bike to produce maximum pulling power. It is easy to use for the daily commute or even make a ride uphill. The top speed that the motorcycle can reach is 130 km per hour.
The fuel tank capacity of the Desert Storm is 14.5 litres which are slightly bigger than other motorcycles in the same lineup having 13.5 litres capacity. The fuel efficiency of the 500cc bike is around 25 to 30 km per litre.
Brakes and Tires
Dual-Channel ABS ensures the safety of the Desert Storm on top of a 280 mm disc brake on the front and 240 mm disc on the rear. The suspension on the bike is taken care of by telescopic forks with a 130mm long travel on the front, and on the rear are twin gas-charged shock absorbers.
Spoke wheels are provided on the Classic Desert Storm with a front tire of size 90/90-19 and 120/80-18 size of the rear tire. The tires are not radial and are tubed tires, not tubeless. The kerb weight of the motorcycle is 187 kg, ground clearance of 135 mm, and has a wheelbase of 1370 mm.
Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm Specifications
|Engine||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Maximum Power||27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 litres|
|Mileage||25-30 km per litre|
|Kerb Weight||187 kg|
|Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)||2180 x 800 x 1080 mm|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks with a 130mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin gas-charged shock absorbers|
|Brake Size (Front and Rear)||280mm and 240 mm Disc
|Tyre Front||90/90 – 19|
|Tyre Rear||120/80 – 18|
Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of the Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm in Nepal is Rs.5,61,000. The price tag directly rivals the UM Renegade Commando and also competes with the Bajaj Dominar 400.
The motorcycle is available in all showrooms of Royal Enfield of Nepal at the specified price tag.