More than a month ago, Royal Enfield launched the Classic 500 Pegasus limited edition motorcycle in India. The Pegasus 500 was limited to 750 units globally and India received just 250 units of this motorcycle. Imitations have already begun in full earnest. A Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 can now wear the same stickers as the Pegasus, and that too at a price less than Rs. 1,000. Here is a Youtube video that shows just this, and the job has been carried out by VWraps of Sikar, Rajasthan.
As the video shows, getting the Pegasus 500 look on the Royal Enfield Desert Storm’s fuel tank is a simple sticker job that will cost just a few hundred rupees. What will be costlier to replicate though is the blackout paint scheme that the Pegasus 500 comes with, on its engine, wheels and exhaust.
This will cost a few thousand rupees to implement. However, this whole modification job is a lot cheaper than the Pegasus 500 that Royal Enfield sells, which is more or less a sticker-and-paint job considering the fact that there’s not even dual-channel ABS on offer, on the factory version.
The limited edition Royal Enfield Pegasus gets the same sand yellow exterior paint job as the Desert Storm Classic 500. Apart from decal changes and blacked-out engine, exhaust and wheels, the motorcycle is similar to the Desert Storm. This includes the mechanicals as well.
Buyers opting for the latest Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 will be able to get the Pegasus look for a few thousand rupees, and with dual channel ABS thrown in. This is because Royal Enfield now offers ABS on the Desert Storm 500 sold in India. The engine is the same and so is the gearbox.
The Desert Storm 500 and Pegasus are both powered by a 499-cc, long-stroke, air-cooled single-cylinder unit construction engine that produces 27.2 Bhp of peak power and 41.3 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox comes standard with this engine, which is known for immense torque even at lower rpms.