This limited-edition model gets its inspiration from the flying flea bikes that were used by the British army during the World War. Only 250 units of these will be sold in India
Over the last few years, Royal Enfield has really been wanting to capitalise on its heritage. The trend started when the bikemaker unveiled the Despatch Edition of the Classic 500 in mid-2015. They sold all of the 200 units in less than half hour. Now, the Chennai-based company has launched another limited-edition model – once again getting inspired by the motorcycles they built in the same era. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition pays homage to RE/WD 125 motorcycles used during the World War.
Royal Enfield will only be producing 1,000 units of the Pegasus Edition of which only 250 will be sold in India. The remaining will be sold in US, UK and Australia. In the international market the motorcycle will be sold in two colours - Service Brown and Olive Drab Green, in India RE has only launched it in the Brown colour option. Each of these limited edition units will have a unique number stencilled on the fuel tank. Other changes include canvas panniers on either side, brown handle bar grips and a Pegasus emblem on the fuel tank. This limited edition model also comes with a leather strap and a brass buckle for the air-filter cover, blacked out exhaust and rims.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition will sport the same engine as the standard model - a 499cc air-cooled motor that makes 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed transmission. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is priced at ₹2.49 lakh (OTR, Mumbai). Online bookings will commence on July 10, 2018, at 2pm.