Royal Enfield has launched a WWII inspired limited edition Classic 500 Pegasus Edition India today at Rs 2.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The new limited edition motorcycle is inspired by RE/WD 125 motorcycle, known as flying flea, which was produced at Westwood, UK during World War II. The limited edition Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition will come with a set of military-style canvas panniers bearing Pegasus logo. The motorcycle also gets brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with brass buckles. Blacked out silencers, rims, kickstart lever, pedals and headlight bezel adds to the period look of the bike.
The limited edition Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition will be available in two colours – Service Brown and Olive Drab Green. Only 1,000 units will be made available globally, of which 190 will be available in Britain and 250 are being designated for the Indian market. Every Pegasus Edition motorcycles will carry a unique serial number on the fuel tank.
The bike is powered by same 499cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 27.5PS and churns out 41.3Nm of peak torque. The chassis, brakes and tyres are similar to the regular Royal Enfield Classic 500.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition was earlier launched in England at GBP 4,999 This is not the first time that Royal Enfield has introduced a limited edition model. The company has earlier introduced several limited edition models and all them experienced lots of customer demands.