Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm Review Performance Specifications…

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Bike Royal Enfield Classic 500 Storm

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs.

If you are an automotive enthusiast, which probably you are considering the fact you are reading this review on our a brand called ‘Royal needs no introduction. So, without to weave tasteful phrases the history of a brand which everybody seems to be knowing, we straight into the subject. Enfield right now is in an enviable in which almost all its models are out for months together in advance.

The twins, launched in 350 and 500 variants, has a phenomenal success and the waiting to own one is still around 5 to 6 months.

the company launched two new variants of the 500 – Classic Chrome and Desert As the names suggest, these are cosmetic tweaks with the sporting an … of ‘chrome’ and the wearing a stunning pre-war era paint job. As only Enfield can fathom, the launch of two variants of an already well-established has created quite a flutter in the and amongst the public.

We drive one of them and find out has actually changed.

Enough has said already about the of the Classic many a time. given a chance, words stop coming out to describe truly one-of-a-kind motorcycle. The might be moving forward modern and aerodynamic designs over, but the Classic retains its old-world charm and is unashamedly

The round lights all around the twin tiny pilot the mighty fuel tank the perfectly placed knee the magnificent wheel arches, the exhaust pipe and the chrome in the mirrors and indicators combine together to create a stunning motorcycle. The pre-war era sand job sans the glossy finish of motorcycles only adds to the visual appeal of the bike.

The of eyeballs the Classic 500 Desert attracted during our test was incredible and you don’t have to dig for an answer. Just look at the design and the awesome ‘sand’ job that the bike possesses. It brings in a sense of nostalgia to mind that sends you a tizzy. Having said the build quality is still not the mark in a few places which is disappointing given the price you pay to own one.

The blisters in the surface, the irregular and the rusty metal and chrome in a hardly 2000 km old bike something that can be easily

Instrument Cluster and Switch

While we appreciate the retro that the Clasic brings in most aspects, one thing is not particularly commendable is the age old design of the As we have said before, is nothing snazzy and digital with a large circular dominating the proceedings. The speedo houses bare minimal tale lights and is flanked on sides by the key slot and a fuel cum warning indicator.

The low fuel light glowing on is the only and unavailability of a fuel gauge is a omission by Royal Enfield. The in contrast, matches up to the present day and also looks and feels to operate as it is made of better materials that feels to last.

Performance and Gearbox:

Just like the regular 500, the Desert Storm is by a single-cylinder, twin-spark 499cc with Electronic Fuel system that pumps or rather, thumps out 27.2 bhp of raw This Unit Construction in which the engine and gearbox are in a single casing thereby the transmission losses is soon a staple powertrain for many Enfield models with the unveiled Thunderbird 500 also the same.

Crank the engine up and the thumps fill the surroundings you from other disturbing around. The bike is pretty and accelerates briskly to reach a top of around 130 kph. The most thing is that you just realize the speeds that you are until you look at the speedo.

The constant mesh gearbox is shifting with the universal 4-up shift pattern. The ratios are nicely placed and the doesn’t feel out of breath in any Particularly impressive is the abundant available at lower end of the rev range.

As a the Classic 500 Desert Storm is comfortable to drive inside the limits too, unabated by the bulk it carries. Probably, one of the irritating negative aspects of the is that the vibration levels out of the engine leaves a lot to be desired. By we mean so much vibrations you can hardly see anything in the rear-view as speeds build up.

Royal Enfield needs to look into this

Ride Handling and Braking:

Get the Classic Desert Storm and the and comfortable seating position and the bulk at your disposal gives you the feeling that you are of the road. And the ride just this point as the Classic unfazed by bumps, potholes and road undulations that make other motorcycles

The ride is absorbent enough and you don’t feel the irregularities in the as the telescopic dampers up front and the shocks at the rear gobbles and them out. Be it smooth muddy patches, gravel or literally no roads, you can trust the to take you across. High stability is superb and the feeling you get while cruising at 100 kph in an open on this bike is surreal and to be experienced.

As much as the Desert scores in open highways its amazing composure and ride, it as nimble as you would like in the traffic. Given that the is incredibly heavy, we kind of the city handling characteristics to be and we were proved right. the torquey nature of the engine than makes up for this and that you don’t end up disappointed. is average and is not on par with bikes TVS Apache RTR180 ABS and Honda CBR

Just for the sake of thousands of Royal Enfield should go to the step and introduce the much-needed ABS in their motorcycles, given they come with of power and torque and compete in the segment of the market.

Royal are still not the most reliable around and you might end up stranded just when you don’t to. The build quality is still not on par the competition and special care and needs to be given to ensure the chrome and metal parts do not The engine vibrations gives palms and shoulders a jerky sometimes.

Despite all these flaws, the Classic 500 is a great with unbeatable highway and the Sand Storm variant is no If you are in the market with a fat budget, you can your eyes and go for it and rest that you will not be disappointed. We at are not the only ones here. All the out there are no different.

They love their and swear by a Royal Enfield anytime and anywhere. As most of you agree, the sun never really on a Royal Enfield.

* Timeless Looks

* Excellent high-speed

* Composed Ride Quality

* and Powerful Engine

* Stunning ‘Sand’ Paint Job

Royal Classic 500 Desert Storm

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