World War II Inspired Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Unveiled; Likely to be Priced in India above Rs. 2 Lakh
Royal Enfield Pegasus (Photo Credit: RoyalEnfield)

Royal Enfield, a Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer has officially launched the new limited edition Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycle which is inspired World War II bikes that were used by British paratroopers behind enemy lines. Touted as Classic 500 Pegasus, the motorcycle takes inspiration from the legendary RE/WD Flying Flea 125 motorcycle that was manufactured during the battle at company's underground facility in Westwood, UK. See More: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Retro Classic Motorcycle Attracts Prince William’s Attention

The special edition Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus will be rolled out in limited numbers of just 1000 units across the globe. Out of 1000 units built globally, only 250 units will be sold in the domestic market whereas the remaining bikes will be retailed in the markets such as UK, Australia and the US.

As far as the specifications go, the limited edition Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycle borrows the powertrain option from the RE Classic 500. The motor is a 499 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder unit which is capable of developing maximum power of 27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm against the peak torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by the same 5-speed manual gearbox. Moreover, motorcycle parts such as chassis, brakes and tyres too are lifted from the regular Royal Enfield Classic 500. The motorcycle comes with a kerb weight of 194 kg. Read More: Royal Enfield 350 Classic, Bullet, Himalayan & Thunderbird Bikes to get ABS soon

The limited edition RE Classic 500 Pegasus Edition will be made available in two shades - Service Brown and Olive Drab Green. However, the motorcycle with Service Brown colour will be offered in India. Moreover, every limited edition unit will sport a unique serial number embedded on the fuel tank, likewise the World War II motorcycles featured the numbers of the regiment they represented. Also, the company has not revealed the prices for the Indian edition of Classic 500 Pegasus which is expected to be priced above Rs. 2 lakh (ex-showroom).