Exclusive: Royal Enfield Classic 350 Pegasus to be launched on August 28, not ABS versions

Abhishek Samuel Updated: August 24, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

Royal Enfield is set to launch the smaller capacity sibling of its limited edition Pegasus model. Sources have told OVERDRIVE that the event the company is planning for August 28 will see the launch of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Pegasus. It is not yet clear if this will also be a limited edition model as its 500cc version, but it is likely to be sold in fixed numbers. As with the larger capacity offering, the Classic 350 Pegasus will also be offered in two new matte paint options, this time a Blue and one which is close to the Desert Storm paint job. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 Pegasus is likely to be priced Rs 20-25,000 over the stock Classic 350. Since this motorcycle is a tribute to the Indian armed forces, the Pegasus 350 could receive a suffix to distinguish it from the 500.

Other reports state that the company will launch ABS versions of the motorcycles, but that is not the case. The invite for the event mentions an "ode to the armed forces and the motorcycle it inspired". Apart from the two paint options, expect to see canvas panniers, a motif similar to the Pegasus one but with shades of the Indian Tricolour and a serial number stencilled on the tank. However, it will not have any other mechanical changes from the stock Classic 350.

Image credit: TeamBhp.com

Image credit: TeamBhp.com

To recall, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus was launched in India on May 31, 2018 at Rs 2.49 lakh, on-road Mumbai. Only 1,000 units have been built, of which 250 were allotted for the Indian market. These were sold online recently in a sale that lasted all of 178 seconds.

Royal Enfield recently sold the 250 limited Classic 500 Pegasus units online in 178 seconds

Inspired by the Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 aka the Flying Flea, a motorcycle that was used by the armed forces during the World War II, the Classic 500 Pegasus Edition showcases the company's rich legacy.

The Flying flea was deployed behind enemy lines via parachutes and onboard the Horsa Glider to provide communications support along with acting as a quick mobility platform for the forward units of the Airborne Pegasus Over 4,000 were deployed across various theatres of war, including in Normandy during D-Day.

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