Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus launched at Rs 2.5 lakh
Royal Enfield launched a special edition of the Classic 500 christened 'Pegasus'. Before you run to open a new tab on your screen to search the term 'Pegasus', here's a quick history lesson for you. During World War I, Royal Enfield was the preferred set of wheels for the UK army. The Classic Pegasus takes inspiration from the RE/WD Flying Flea 125 used at the time.Our machines have played important role in both World Wars, earning a reputation for endurance in the toughest conditions. The Classic 500 Pegasus is a homage to the legendary war stories and to the resilience and pedigree of Royal Enfield, said Siddhartha Lal, CEO, Royal Enfield.Enough with the history lesson, let's get down to the details of the Classic 500 Pegasus. Internationally, the Pegasus will be available in two colours - Service Brown and Olive Drab Green - and for the Indian customers, the Pegasus will be available only in the Service Brown colour. To give the limited edition bike a military flair, Royal Enfield has fitted it with military-style panniers, and a blacked-out theme to the silencers, rims, Kickstarter and headlight.The mechanicals remains the same as the standard Classic 500. The air-cooled, single cylinder, 500cc motor produces 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of torque is mated to a five-speed gearbox. A telescopic fork at the front and a five-step adjustable preload at the rear manage suspension duties.Now, for the main bit, price. The Pegasus is priced at Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom) making it expensive than the standard Classic 500 by Rs 72,000 . And oh, only 1000 units will be built of which only 250 will make their way on to the Indian shores.