2018 Royal Enfield CLASSIC 500 PEGASUS MILITARY
Celebrating its British heritage is nothing new for Royal Enfield. *
The company has now launched a 'Pegasus' edition, which will have a limited run of 1,000 units, of its Classic 500. The series pays homage to the RE/WD Flying Flea 125 motorcycle that was made in UK during the Second World War and sports the same maroon and blue Pegasus badge that adorned the Flying Flea. Alongside the limited bikes, RE has also introduced a full range of Pegasus apparels and accessories.
Although the launch of the motorcycle is slated for May 30 in India, RE's home market and also its biggest, the focus on the UK is clear with 190 units being earmarked for sale there, only 100 to North America with 10 to Canada and this is the only one ordered in Ontario.
Mechanically, the bike remains unchanged. The nod to the Flying Flea is purely cosmetic in fact, for unlike the original that was designed for deployment behind enemy lines by parachutes, the Pegasus edition isn't cut out for that job. The original Flying Flea was powered by a 125cc 2-stroke single and lightweight enough to be lifted by a single paratrooper. During WWll these purpose built bikes were encased in a steel cradle and parachuted from a plane or carried into battle in assault gliders.
Price Includes Freight & PDI. Taxes and Licencing Extra.
Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Aircooled,
Electronic Fuel injection
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Gearbox 5 Speed
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable
preload, 80mm travel
Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 790 mm (Without Mirrors)
Height 1090 mm (Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 194 Kg
Fuel Capacity 13.5 L
BRAKES & TYRES
Tyres Fr. 90/90 - 19
Tyres Rr. 120/80 - 18
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper