New images of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition have leaked before the bike’s official launch. The motorcycle is likely to go on sale in the coming days.
The Pegasus Edition was scheduled to go on sale in India on 10 July; however, the official Royal Enfield website crashed as a result of ‘unanticipated technical difficulties.’ The company is yet to announce the revised sale date for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition. Announced on 1 June, the Classic 500 Pegasus Edition costs at INR 2.49 lakh (on the road, Mumbai).
The Classic 500 Pegasus Edition pays tribute to the World War II used Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 ‘Flying Flea.’ The Pegasus Edition is limited to 1,000 units globally, with 250 units earmarked for India and 190 units assigned for the UK. In addition to motorcycles, buyers receive military-style canvas panniers with a Pegasus Logo, Pegasus T-shirt, and a helmet.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is available in two colour options - Service Brown and Olive Drab Green. However, Indian buyers only get the Service Brown colour scheme, as the Indian government forbids the sale of vehicles with military green colour. The maroon and blue Pegasus emblem with a dedicated serial number on the official Parachute Regiment badge adorns the fuel tank, while the 'Made Like a Gun' graphic enhances the battery box. The emblems and logos on the Pegasus Edition are identical to the World War II Flying Flea motorcycle.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition receives brown handlebar grips and a leather strap with brass buckles on the air filter box. The headlight bezel, wire-spoke wheels, kickstart pedal and exhaust system, feature matte black finish. Royal Enfield has also launched a range of official Pegasus accessories like t-shirts, helmets, caps, lapel pins, etc. to accompany the limited-edition model.
The Classic 500 Pegasus employs a 499 cc, single-cylinder engine with air-cooling and fuel injection that churns out a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm while developing 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine couples with a 5-speed transmission. The motorcycle features telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
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