The Royal Enfield Pegasus Edition Classic 500 bikes are Launched in India. 1000 copies of the bike , among which India gets 250, are available worldwide to pay respect to the the RE/WD 125 motorcycle, also known as ‘Flying Flea’, which were extensively used in World War II by the British Army. An underground facility in Westwood, Uk is the manufacturing unit of the bike. The much awaited Pegasus special edition classic 500 has been priced at 2.49 lakh (on-road Maharashtra) and ₹ 2.40 lakh (on-road Delhi).
The Service brown and olive drab green are the two available colours for the Pegasus. Indian customer will however have to satisfied with the service brown shade. The fuel tank of the bikes will carry a stencilled serial number, which bears a similarity to the regiment numbers that used to be on them during WWII. Authentic markings of military motorcycles, brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with a brass buckle across the air filter, blacked out silencers, rims, kickstart lever, pedals and headlight bezel just complete the look the Royal Enfield wanted to provide the Pegasus with. The Pegasus runs on a 499 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine and churns out a power of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The bike comes equipped with an electronic fuel injection system.
The bike has a single downtube chassis, which uses the engine as a distressed member. The front suspension is handled by 35 mm telescopic forks, and the rear one is managed by the twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload. There is a 280 mm disc brake with a double piston caliper in front and a 240 mm disc brake with a single piston caliper in the rear. The front tyre is 19 inches and the rear tyre is 18 inches. The dimensions of the bike is 2140 mm length, 1090 mm width and 790 mm height. Its kerb weight is 194 kgs. The fuel tank capacity is 13.5 litres and the ground clearance is 135 mm.
The Booking has started following today at Royal Enfield dealerships while the deliveries are expected to commence in the coming month. The Pegasus Special Edition Royal Enfield Classic 500 has been launched as a celebration of history alongside of the Royal Enfield Heritage.