New Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition has finally launched in India. Priced at Rs 2.4 lakhs (ex-showroom), the new model will be sold online on a first come first served basis. Only 1000 units of the Pegasus edition were announced globally, and 250 units have been allocated for Indian market. Earlier, the bike was scheduled to put on sale on 10th July, but on that date, RE site could not handle the traffic and crashed. Production of the bike has already been started at the company’s Chennai-based facility. The sale of the new Royal Enfield Pegasus will commence at 4 PM on 25th July 2018.
The limited Pegasus edition pays tribute to the paratroopers in the British army who served in the World War II. Design of the bike has been inspired by the military Royal Enfield – ‘Flying Flea’ that was used during World War II. Read – Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Launch Details Revealed
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Price In India
For the Indian market, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus has been made available at Rs 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The UK-spec model costs GBP 4,999 (around Rs 4.56 lakh). Check Out – Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Specifications
No changes have been made to the engine mechanism of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition. Similar to the regular Classic 500, this limited edition comes fitted with the 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that makes power worth 27.6bhp at 5,250rpm and 41.3Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Power is delivered to the wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. Carrying a kerb weight of 194kg, which is similar to the standard model, the Pegasus edition shares its chassis, suspension and braking system with the former. Read – Royal Enfield Continental 650 Is Coming Soon To India
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Design
Unveiled in the UK earlier this month, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus pays tribute to the ‘Flying Flea’ motorcycle (Royal Enfield RE/WD 125) that was used by British paratroopers during World War II. This extremely lightweight 125cc Flea motorcycles were dropped in strategic locations using parachutes by British army to gain strategic advantage over rivals. Read – 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Price & Details
What make this limited edition different from the standard model are the Pegasus badge on the fuel tank and the canvas panniers, blacked treatment on silencers, leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter and blacked out headlamp bezel, rims, handlebar, engine. Other components and features have been carried over from the standard bike. Check Out – India’s 5 Best Modified Royal Enfield Bullets
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Colours
While the UK-spec RE Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is available two paint schemes – Olive Drab Green and Service Brown, the India-spec version comes in a single Service Brown shade.
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Royal Enfield Pegasus 500