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Royal Enfield launched its Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycle in India a month ago. The motorcycle is limited to just 250 units in India. The Pegasus offers a range of unique features, including the badging, serial number on the tank and a unique 'Service Brown' colour scheme.
However, a new video has cropped up showcasing a Classic 500 Desert Storm owner getting his motorcycle stickered to look like the Pegasus variant. The stickering on the motorcycle has been carried out by VWraps in Rajasthan.
The video shows a Classic Desert Storm motorcycle receiving the Pegasus look. The motorcycle gets its own unique number stickered on either side of the fuel tank, replicating the stencilled numbers on the Pegasus. The motorcycle also wears all the same stickers as the Pegasus, all for just Rs 1000.
Apart from the blacked-out paint scheme for the engines, wheels and exhaust, the motorcycle looks very similar to the originalPegasus limited edition variant. Also considering that the Pegasus is mechanically identical to the Classic 500 and doesn't even offer ABS.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus was introduced to pay homage to the ‘Flying Flea' used by British Paratroopers in World War II. The motorcycle was limited to just 250 units for India, out of the 1000 units sold globally.
Initially, the motorcycle received a lot of attention, with the bookings for the Pegasus completed in under 3 minutes online. However, since then the motorcycle has been in the news for various reasons.
Firstly, Royal Enfield did not provide dual-channel ABS on the Pegasus, although they did introduce it on their new Signals 350 model. Also, the Signals 350 model was designed similar to the Pegasus, including the stencilled number and the different RE badging.
Royal Enfield Pegasus owners felt cheated and even warned the company of donating their limited edition motorcycles to municipalities. One owner also recently, filed an RTI against the company asking about the lack of ABS on the 500cc motorcycle.
The limited edition Pegasus motorcycle is mechanically identical to the Classic 500. It comes powered by the same 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It produces 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of peak torque mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Thoughts On The Classic 500 Desert Storm-Pegasus Conversion
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm is just a few thousand rupees cheaper than the limited edition Pegasus motorcycle at Rs 2.02 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). However, the company has now offered the Desert Storm with dual-channel ABS, which is still missing on the Pegasus model.
Video Courtesy: VWraps