The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition will go on sale in India on 25 July at 04:00 PM, according to an official release from the company.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition was earlier scheduled to go on sale on 10 July; however, Royal Enfield’s official website crashed on sale day as a result of ‘unanticipated technical difficulties.’ Royal Enfield announced the Classic 500 Pegasus in India on 1 June at a price of INR 2.49 lakh (on the road, Mumbai).
Royal Enfield expected the Classic 500 Pegasus to sell-out within seconds as a result of an overwhelming response for the motorcycle from Indian enthusiasts. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition takes inspiration from the Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 ‘Flying Flea,’ used in World War 2. It is restricted to 1,000 units globally, out of which, 250 units are allotted for India, while the UK gets 190 units.
Buyers will also get military-style canvas panniers with a Pegasus Logo, a helmet, and Pegasus T-shirt in addition to Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus. While the bike is yet to go on sale in India, we have the live images that provide a good look at the bike under natural light.
Royal Enfield is offering the Classic 500 Pegasus in two paint options - Service Brown and Olive Drab Green. However, Indian buyers will have to be content with the Service Brown colour scheme, as the Government of India forbids the sale of automobiles with military green colour. Essential design elements on the Pegasus Edition includes a maroon and blue Pegasus emblem with a dedicated serial number on the fuel tank, and the 'Made Like a Gun' graphic on the battery box. The symbols and insignias on the Pegasus Edition are identical to the original Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 Flying Flea motorcycle.
Powering the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus is a 499 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with air-cooling and fuel injection that is capable of generating a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm along with a peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm, mated to a 5-speed transmission. The motorcycle features telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
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The Classic 500 Pegasus is equipped with a leather strap with brass buckles on the air filter box and brown handlebar grips, while the wire-spoke wheels, headlight bezel, exhaust system and kickstart pedal, receive matte black finish.