Royal Enfield has just released a video detailing it’s latest limited edition motorcycle – the Classic 500 Pegasus. The motorcycle is inspired by the Flying Flea, from the World War era. The Flying Flea was a motorcycle that Royal Enfield built in order to support England’s war effort. The light weight, two-stroke motorcycle was built to be air dropped into battle fields. It was meant to give England’s soldiers last mile connectivity. The Pegasus is a celebration of the Flying Flea but is based on quite a heavy motorcycle that Royal Enfield currently builds – the Classic 500. Here is a video that details the Classic ‘Pegasus’ 500, Royal Enfield’s latest limited edition motorcycle.
While the Flying Flea weighed just 59 kilograms, the Classic 500-based Pegasus weighs more than three times this weight, at 180+ kilograms. The Classic 500 is also a lot more powerful. It’s powered by a 499-cc, four-stroke engine with 27.2 Bhp of peak power and 41.3 Nm of peak torque. This engine gets hydraulic tappets but features an old school, overhead valve layout. The engine’s modern bits include fuel injection and an automatic decompressor. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard fare. The Classic 500-based Pegasus can reach a top speed of 120 Kmph.
The Pegasus Limited Edition motorcycle will go on sale in India on the 30th of May, 2018. It’ll be offered online to buyers on a first-come-first-save basis. While Royal Enfield will produce 1000 units of the Pegasus 500, only 250 units of this motorcycle will be allotted to India. It’s essentially a period-styled motorcycle that features some old school styling bits. It also gets a new paint scheme. In terms of pricing, the Pegasus 500 is likely to be pegged slightly above Rs. 2 lakh. If you want to buy one, keep an eye out for the price announcement, which will happen on 30th May, and be sure to register online quickly.