Royal Enfield has launched the Classic 500 Pegasus in India at a price tag of Rs 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). This retro-styled motorcycle is themed around the legendary RE/WD 125 from World War II era. The original motorcycle was commonly christened as ‘Flying Flea’ and it was used by British paratroopers. Available in Service Brown paint scheme, first 250 units of the special edition motorcycle are allocated for Indian market, while the total number of global production is limited to 1,000 units. There is an Olive Drab Green paint scheme available in the international market, which won’t be available here to follow the country rules.
Based on the standard Royal Enfield Classic 500, each one of these special edition motorcycles come bearing an unique serial number stenciled on the fuel tank. The special number memorizes the 250th Airborne Light Company that used the original motorcycle during World War II. The seat, headlight bezel, silencer and engine block come wearing a black paint. Each motorcycle will get brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with a brass buckle across the air filter.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus also gets canvas saddle bags, just like the original model used by British Army during the war. The motorcycle weighs 194 kg and mechanically it appears unchanged. The Classic 500 Pegasus is powered by the same 499 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that works in the regular model.
The engine is capable of churning out 27.2 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Fuel efficiency too is same as the regular Royal Enfield Classic 500. Considering the fact that retro charm of the motorcycle its biggest USP, the Classic 500 Pegasus is expected to draw pretty good attention from the customers across India.