The history of Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus
Royal Enfield has been launching limited edition motorcycles from time to time. The company came up with the new Classic 500 Pegasus bike that pays homage to the very widely used two-stroke RE/WD 125 in the time of World War II. The bike was then famous by the name ‘Flying Flea’ and British Paratroopers used the same to triumph during the war times. The bike was manufactured in the Royal Enfield’s underground facility in Westwood, UK, and the new Classic 500 Pegasus is built as a tribute to the Flying Flea and Royal Enfield’s army history.
Flying Flea used to fly
These bikes were designed to be lightweight and they were made in order to enable them to be air-dropped at the site of need from aircraft during the world war times. These bikes were attached to the parachutes and were encased in protective steel framing to save from any kind of damages during the time of landing. Once they touched the ground they were assigned to various soldier units including communications units, battle units, and first-aid units.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus is a limited edition
The company has announced that only 1,000 of these units will be made available throughout the world, and out of these India will receive only selected 250 units. While the rest of the 750 motorcycles are assigned to be sold in Australia, UK and the US.
Available in two colors
The bikes are will be available in two colors including Service Brown and Olive Drab Green. However, the bikes available in India will only be sold in the Service Brown shade. On the other hand, every motorcycle built will be stamped with a unique serial number on the fuel tank. In the earlier war times, these numbers stenciled to the fuel tank used to represent the units they were assigned to
Expected Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Price
They will be priced more than Rs 2 lakh for the Indian market and will be sold along with the genuine motorcycle accessories to match the old school war era look of the bike. The prices of the bike are not officially announced yet.
Also read: Upcoming Royal Enfield bikes in 2018
Stay tuned for more such information.