According to a report in Overdrive, Royal Enfield will launch the Classic Pegasus 350 on the 28th of August, 2018. The invites for the launch have already been sent out and a couple of leaked images on Team-BHP do suggest that the Classic Pegasus 350 could indeed be the motorcycles that Royal Enfield has lined up.
Earlier, other rumours suggested that Royal Enfield would equip its motorcycles with dual channel ABS on the 28th of August, but the latest set of pictures showing military-themed Classic 350s, suggest that the Pegasus 350 could be launched. Moreover, Royal Enfield has talked about honouring the armed forces through the latest launch, another pointer towards the Pegasus 350.
It’s as yet unclear if the Classic Pegasus 350 will be a limited edition model like the Pegasus 500 or if it will be more accessible. If the demand for the Pegasus 500 was anything to go by, it’s likely that the Pegasus 350 will also be a brisk seller.
The leaked pictures indicate a military theme, both in terms of the paint jobs and also the Indian tricolour painted onto the tank. Like the Pegasus 500, the Pegasus 350 is also expected to come with an individual numbering on the fuel tank. Mechanically, the new motorcycle is expected to be more or less unchanged, sharing all parts with the Classic 350 range.
The Classic 350 is undoubtedly the most successful motorcycle that Royal Enfield builds currently. The motorcycle maker ships over 50,000 units of the motorcycle to dealerships each month, and demand has been strong for years. The motorcycle uses a 346-cc, unit construction engine with a long-stroke design.
Equipped with hydraulic tappets, the air-cooled, carburetted engine puts out 19.8 Bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 range recently got a rear disc brake for specific models, such as Gunmetal Grey and Redditch Red. It remains to be seen if the same is offered on the Pegasus 350.