Enfield’s Pegasus is a striking tribute to a legendary WWII motorcycle
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus is inspired by a real war story of the first proper motorbike to be dropped behind enemy lines. Better known as the RE/WD 125 Flying Flea, which was manufactured at Royal Enfield’s underground facility in Westwood, UK during the World War II, this bike went on to earn quite a reputation.
Paying a tribute to that legendary bike, the Classic 500 Pegasus has been built with an official association with the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. Only 1,000 units will be made, and it is a chance to own a truly stunning motorcycle that pays homage to the brand’s military heritage.
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Each bike bears the blue Pegasus emblem, which is the official Parachute Regiment insignia, on the fuel tank along with an individual stencilled serial number. The ‘Made Like A Gun’ decal can be found on the battery box and you also get a set of military-style canvas panniers that bear the Pegasus logo.
The bikes also get brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter, blacked-out silencers, rims, kickstart, pedals and a headlight bezel that helps complete the period look. To complete the package, the bikes will be offered in two distinct colours, namely Olive Drab Green and Service Brown. As the name suggests, the bike runs the same specs as the Classic 500 and Royal Enfield has made no changes in that department. The Classic 500 Pegasus is expected to cost over `2 lakh.