Royal Enfield launches 1Classic 500 Pegasus` motorcycle
Oldest motorcycle brand Royal Enfield launched the Classic 500 'Pegasus' limited edition motorcycle, a statement stated
The 'Pegasus' is inspired by the legendary RE/WD Flying Flea 125 motorcycle that was manufactured at Royal Enfield's underground facility in Westwood, UK during the World War II. "Conceived as a tribute the Flying Flea and Royal Enfield's military heritage, the Classic 500 Pegasus is a chance to own a piece of motorcycle history with only 1000 units available globally, of which 190 will be available in UK. The motorcycle will be available to be booked online starting July, and will be priced at GBP 4999 (On the road). "The story of the Flying Flea is both remarkable and inspiring, and it has a history like no other motorcycle. Rugged military motorcycles have been an integral part of Royal Enfield's heritage and continues to be till date, as we endeavour to build classic, simple, enduring motorcycles. 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. Each of the 1000 new Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycles wears a maroon and blue Pegasus emblem the official Parachute Regiment insignia on the fuel tank along with an individual stencilled serial number. "The famous Royal Enfield 'Made Like a Gun' decal on the battery box is another reminder of the machine's heritage. The Pegasus motorcycles' markings are based on a genuine World War II Flying Flea used by the 250th(Airborne) Light Company, now in Royal Enfield's official collection at the company's UK Technology Centre. The new motorcycles will be painted in the wartime colours of Service Brown and Olive Drab Green, except in India, where only Service Brown will be available," added Mr Lal.