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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus in pictures: Launch, price, design, specs

The Royal Enfield classic 500 Pegasus is one of its kind with a historical relevance and its launch in India would be enthralling for the bike enthusiasts across the country

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Classic 500 Pegasus: Launch

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus: Launch
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L to R - Mark Wells, Royal Enfield’s Head of Global Product Strategy and Industrial Design, Rudratej (Rudy) Singh,  President and Shaji Koshy, Head India Business | Photo:Kamlesh Pednekar

launched the Pegasus edition in India on May 30, a limited version of its motorcycle. The sale of the limited edition motorcycle will be carried on company's website exclusively. Registrations have begun from May 30 and online bookings will commence on June 10,2018. 

Pegasus: A memento from the history of Royal Enfield

Pegasus: A memento from the history of Royal Enfield
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Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

The design of the RE Pegasus is inspired by the RE/WD 125 , a resilient 125cc motorcycle, which deployed during World War II behind the enemy lines via to provide communications and mobility support for the regiment called Airborne Pegasus Regiment. The RE/WD 125 is fondly recalled as ‘The Flying Flea’ by the men who rode it.

500 Pegasus: Technical specifications

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus: Technical specifications
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Photo: Royal Enfield

The motorcycle has dimensions of 2140x790x1090 and is powered by 499cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The engine produces a horsepower of 27.6 hp at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.  The bike has a kerb weight of 194 kg and a 5-speed gearbox.

How is Pegasus different from other 500 edition?

How is Pegasus different from other Royal Enfield Classic 500 edition?
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Photo: Royal Enfield

The Royal Enfield Pegasus Edition has the same engine as that of Royal Enfield Classic 500. The chassis, brakes, and tires remain are also not different from the Classic 500. The design, however, is inspired by the Flying Flea bike, used in World War II.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus: Price and availability

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus: Price and availability
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Photo: Royal Enfield

Only 250 units, of the total 1000 globally available units, of the 500 Pegasus motorcycle will be sold in India. The on-road price for Mumbai is Rs. 2.49 lakh. The price includes a helmet, the canvas panniers, and a Pegasus shirt. Also, the limited edition motorcycle will be available only in Service Brown colour. 


First Published: Thu, May 31 2018. 20:26 IST