Online bookings for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition open tomorrow at 2 PM on the Royal Enfield website. Royal Enfield announced the Classic 500 Pegasus Edition in India on 1 June, priced at INR 2.49 lakh (on the road, Mumbai).
The bike pays tribute to the Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 ‘Flying Flea,’ used during World War 2. When Speaking to IAB on the sidelines of the flag-off of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2018, Mr. Rudratej Singh, President – Royal Enfield, said -
Yeah, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition goes on sale shortly. Suffice to say we will sell out within a few seconds, even faster than the Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue edition. I mean it depends on how fast you are with the online process. I will not share the numbers, but they are in multitudes of thousands who have shown interest, which is not a surprise to us. And we didn’t want to price it higher because we want to make it accessible. We will remain authentic, yet an accessible brand.
The Pegasus Edition is limited to 1,000 units globally, with 250 units assigned for India. Buyers will also get military-style canvas panniers with a Pegasus Logo, a t-shirt from the Pegasus collection and one helmet. The bike carries a price tag of GBP 4,999 (INR 4.58 lakh) on the road in the UK.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is available in two colour options - Olive Drab Green and Service Brown. However, India only gets the Service Brown paint scheme. The bike features a maroon and blue Pegasus emblem (official Parachute Regiment badge) on the fuel tank along with a serial number, while a 'Made Like a Gun' decal adorns the battery box. All the logos and insignias on the special-edition bike are identical to the actual World War 2 Flying Flea motorcycle, which was used by the 250th (Airborne) Light Company.
The Classic 500 Pegasus Edition features brown handlebar grips and a leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter, while the silencer, headlight bezel, rims and kickstart pedal get matte black treatment. Royal Enfield has also introduced a range of official Pegasus accessories like t-shirts, helmets, lapel pins, caps, etc. to accompany the limited-edition model.
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The Pegasus employs a 499 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with fuel injection that is capable of producing a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and a peak torque output of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine works in sync with a 5-speed gearbox. The bike features telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear, while the kerb weight stands at 190 kg.