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Classic 500 Pegasus Edition by Royal Enfield

The king of motorbikes is back again! Yes, your favorite Royal Enfield has now come up with its new motorbike, Classic 500 Pegasus that will take the motorbike community by a storm.

Watch out for its amazingly classic looks and unbeatable features! I am sure after reading the review of this wonderful piece you will not be able to stop yourself from trying your hands on it.

So, without any more wait, let’s take a quick tour to know about the brand new RE creation.

Isn’t she a beauty who deserves to be preserved as a collection?

Pegasus 500 stepped into the Indian motorbike industry on the 30th of May 2018. It launched limited editions of 1000 units worldwide, out of which, India got 250.

So, there is no doubt that is this going to be a collectible bike which has various shades of war, history, and heritage.

You will be overwhelmed to know that Pegasus merchandise like Saddle-Bags, Helmet, and T-shirts will be offered to every customer who will buy Pegasus 500.

Cost Estimate:

Pegasus will cost around Rs. 2.40 lac (ex-showroom in Delhi) and, around Rs. 2.49 lac (ex-showroom in Maharashtra).

The motorbike registration is open at the official website: https://royalenfield.com/ while online bookings will commence from the 10th of July.

Background

Royal Enfield, since its inception, became an integral part of armed forces and the same legacy is carried forward by Pegasus 500. It reminds of the glorious contribution incorporated by the brand during the time of war and pays tribute to the British paratroopers who provided their indispensable support during World War II.

The current form of Classic Pegasus 500 is inspired from “Flying Flea”, a motorbike model that came into existence in 1939 and was used by the British army.

Technical Specifications

Now, let’s have a look at the technical specifications of the motorbike:

Engine Capacity:

  • 499 ccs, 4-stroke, and air-cooled technology with a single-cylinder system;
  • 27.2 brake horsepower;
  • 41.3 Newton meter torque with 5 speed-gearbox and electronically fueled injection technology.

Front suspension: Telescopic forks of 35 mm

Rear part suspension: Twin shock absorbers along with gas charged that supports superior functionality and provides a ground clearance of 135mm.

Fuel capacity: 13.5 liters

Overall weight: 194 kg

Overall dimension: 2140 mm (L)*790 mm (W)*1090 mm (H)

Rear brakes: Single-Piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Front brakes: Double-Piston caliper, 280 mm disc

Rear tyre: 120/80-18”-62 P

Front tyre: 90/90-19”-52 P

Design

The present form of Pegasus 500 comes in two color variants:

  1. Classic wartime color that is a service brown shade;
  2. Olive Drab with a greenish shade that resemblances the army textured motorbikes.

Additionally, Pegasus comes with a blue emblem with a maroon background and a serial number that is stenciled over the fuel tank resembling the World War II War Department motorbikes.

Other supplementary attachments are the military-style leather strap, blacked out silencers, air filter, brass buckles, pedals, canvas panniers with Pegasus logo, headlight bezel and handlebar grips of brown color as well as kickstart which gives the motorbike an exclusive look.

It is indeed a good opportunity for all the RE fans and collectors to grab the military-inspired Pegasus 500, that not only brings the style quotient but makes you a proud member of a brand that comes with a long history of war and heritage.

So, log on to your laptop right away to register to get a chance to own this exclusive machine from RE!

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