Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus limited edition launched in India
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Royal Enfield has launched a new limited edition motorcycle in India. Called the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus, the motorcycle pays tribute to the Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 ‘Flying Flea’ used during World War 2.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Limited Edition will be restricted to just 1,000 units. RE has set aside just 250 units for India. Sale will commence on July 10, 2018, via the royalenfield.com/pegasus page. The Classic 500 Pegasus is priced at INR 2,49,217 (on-road Mumbai). Along with the bike, buyers will get military-style canvas panniers bearing the Pegasus Logo, one helmet, and a t-shirt from the Pegasus collection. It is priced at GBP 4,999 (INR 4,49,769.27) on the road in the UK.
The special edition Royal Enfield Classic bears a maroon and blue Pegasus emblem, which is the official Parachute Regiment insignia. It sits on the fuel tank along with a serial number. 'Made Like a Gun' decal is placed on the battery box. All the markings seen on the bike are based on an actual Word War 2 Fying Flea motorcycle used by the 250th (Airborne) Light Company. In the UK, two colour options will be offered - Olive Drab Green and Service Brown. However, only the Service Brown colour will be available to buyers in India.
The Classic 500 Pegasus also features brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter, and silencers, rims, kickstart, pedals, and headlight bezel finished in black. The company has introduced a range of accessories to accompany the limited edition model as well including t-shirts, lapel pins, helmets, caps, etc.
Mechanically, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus is identical to the regular model. It is powered by a 499 cc single cylinder air cooled engine with fuel injection. The Classic 500 has a max power and torque output of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm respectively. It gets telescopic forks at the front and twin gas charged shock absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle is 2,140 mm long, 790 mm wide, and 1,090 mm tall. It tips the scales at 190 kg (kerb weight).