Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus launched at Indian dealers – Price Rs 2.4 lakhs

The exclusive new Royal Enfield, which is inspired by the motorcycle that was used in World War II, Pegasus has been launched in India. Priced from Rs 2.4 lakhs, ex-showroom.

The Pegasus 500 is limited to just 1,000 units globally out of which 250 units are slated for sale in India. Bookings have opened online and will be offered to customers on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. The motorcycle will not be on sale via company’s authorized dealerships in India as was seen in the case of the RE Himalayan Sleet.

Royal Enfield Classic ‘Pegasus’ 500 is built as a tribute to the Flying Flea. Though it was an ultra light motorcycle that was produced for British troops and which could be air dropped during the war, the Classic 500 based Pegasus will weigh well over 180 kgs.

It will be sold in dual tone color scheme of Service Brown and Olive Dab Green. It is yet to be confirmed whether Olive Green color will be permitted for sale in India since this color is exclusively reserved for military vehicles.

To retain its antique stance, the model receives a Pegasus logo on fuel tank along with a unique serial number and two canvas panniers on its sides. It gets blacked out silencers, brass buckle across its air filter and brown handlebars and headlamp bezels.

Pegasus 500 will be powered by the same engine that powers the RE Classic 500. This 499cc, 4 stroke, fuel injected, air cooled engine offers 27.2 bhp power and 41.3 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

History

At the height of the Second World War, Royal Enfield made a resilient 125cc motorcycle designed to be deployed behind enemy lines via parachutes and onboard the Horsa Glider to provide communications support along with acting as a quick mobility platform for the forward units of the Airborne Pegasus Regiment across key operations such as D-Day and Market Garden. Officially designated the ‘RE/WD 125’ it was more fondly recalled as ‘The Flying Flea’ by the men who rode it.

The Flying FleaAt the height of the Second World War, Royal Enfield made a resilient 125cc motorcycle designed to be deployed behind enemy lines via parachutes and onboard the Horsa Glider to provide communications support along with acting as a quick mobility platform for the forward units of the Airborne Pegasus Regiment across key operations such as D-Day and Market Garden. Officially designated the ‘RE/WD 125’ it was more fondly recalled as ‘The Flying Flea’ by the men who rode it.

Posted by Moto GB on Monday, May 21, 2018

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