Royal Enfield to launch Classic 500 Pegasus World War II era motorcycle in India

Just last night, Royal Enfield announced that it will have a limited edition World War II inspired motorcycle on sale soon in the UK. This motorcycle which used to mount machine guns was used by paratroopers from the British army and were quite famous for their ruggedness. Royal Enfield at that point used to manufacture these RE/WD Flying Flea 125 bikes in their secret factory at Westwood. AutoAlive has just learnt that these motorcycles will be launched soon in India as well.

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus will be a limited edition model and altogether only 1,000 units will be produced. While the UK market will only get 190 of these, India is likely to get a higher number (250). Bookings will start from July 2018 in the UK while India may have to wait a tad longer. Prices will be marginally higher than the existing RE motorcycles.

So what encompasses the new Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus? For starters, it will wear the emblem of the Parachute Regiment. The British army’s Parachute Regiment had a big hand in recreating this motorcycle and hence the tribute to them. There will also be an individual stenciled serial  number of the motorcycle on the fuel tank. Along with this, the battery box will have the “made like a gun”decal. While these motorcycles not only hark back to the war times with their decals, the colour palette used too is a reminder – Olive Green and Service Brown. We will only get the latter option for obvious reasons – the army camouflage colour cannot be used on civilian vehicles. Along with these, panniers made in military style as well as brass knuckle leather straps, kickstart, pedals, blackened tail pipes and brown handle bar grips will be provided.

Not only this, Royal Enfield has a wide array of Pegasus branded goodies to go along with the motorcycles. This is a must-have vehicle for Royal Enfield fans as well as collectors.

Powering the Royal Enfield Pegasus editions will be the 4-stroke BS-IV 500cc fuel injected engine that makes 27PS/41Nm and is mated to a 5-speed transmission. The front suspension are telescopic units while the rear gets twin charged shock absorbers that are preload adjustable. 19-inch spoke rims and disc brakes on both the ends are available. No ABS though. The kerb weigh is 194kg.

Expect an announcement from Royal Enfield soon.



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