Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle brand, is known for launching unique and one-of-its-kind motorcycle pieces time and again. Now, it has launched the limited edition of Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycle in India.
The company will introduce only 250 units of the new model in India in wartime colour of Service Brown and it will be priced at Rs 2.49 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Also, the bike will be exclusively sold through the company’s website itself. The ‘Pegasus’ is inspired by the legendary RE/WD 125 Flying Flea motorcycle manufactured at Royal Enfield’s facility in the UK during the World War II. In a way, Pegasus is company’s tribute to the Flying Flea and Royal Enfield’s military heritage. Far from being just another motorcycle, the Classic 500 Pegasus is a chance in itself to own a masterpiece of motorcycle history with only 1,000 units available globally. The customers buying this limited edition commemorative model will also get a set of bespoke military-style canvas panniers bearing the Pegasus logo, one helmet and a t-shirt from the Pegasus collection.
“The association with the Pegasus Parachute Regiment is another reminder of how Royal Enfield history is deeply steeped in motorcycling pedigree. I am confident that the Classic Pegasus edition will, like many of our other armed forces inspired variants, become a collectors’ piece. We have been making army tough and versatile machines – ‘Made Like a Gun’ – since 1901, and we will continue to share some of these ‘hidden gems’ and stories through our motorcycles,” Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President of Royal Enfield, said while launching the limited edition Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycles.
Each and every Classic Pegasus motorcycle is marked with a maroon and blue Pegasus emblem – the official Parachute Regiment insignia – on the fuel tank along with an individual stencilled serial number. There is another reminder in the form of the famous Royal Enfield ‘Made Like a Gun’ decal on the battery box about its military heritage and is affixed after a long time on the motorcycle. By and large, other than some nominal changes, it is the same old Classic 500 motorcycle which happens to be one of the most popular premium motorcycles in India and is bound to provide an adventurous and joyful experience to the riders.