One of the greatest stories of war never told

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The Flying Flea

At the height of the Second World War, Royal Enfield made a resilient 125cc motorcycle designed to be 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 Regiment across key operations such as D-Day and Market Garden. Officially designated the ‘RE/WD 125’ it was more fondly recalled as ‘The Flying Flea’ by the men who rode it.

The Maroon Beret

Behind enemy lines, constantly under fire, lightly equipped and often facing the very best of the enemy.

Watch the story of men who faced the greatest odds in military history and got immortalised as 'The Red Devils'.

The Most Enduring Tale in Motorcycling

From robust motorcycles built as mobile machine gun platforms during the First World War to the production of vital targeting components for anti-aircraft guns in an underground factory during the Second World War, Royal Enfield has been in direct service to the armed forces throughout its existence.

This legacy continued when the legendary Royal Enfield Bullet went into service with the Indian Army in the early 1950s and was immediately deployed to some of the harshest and most testing terrain in the world. It still serves there today.

Know more about this story from Royal Enfield historian and renowned motorcycle adventurer, Gordon G. May.

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The Classic 500 Pegasus Edition

Adorned with the esteemed ‘Pegasus’ insignia, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition bears testament to the legendary Flying Flea and stories of the men who rode it.

The Badge of Honour

This insignia shows the silhouetted image of Bellerophon the warrior, mounted on the winged Pegasus, symbolising a warrior arriving on wings, a befitting representation of the actions of the paratroopers.

Each Classic Pegasus Edition carries one with pride.

Saddle up

A period perfect pair of easy to mount & remove canvas saddle-bags add the detail of utility to this tribute.

Battle Paint

The Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is available in 2 colourways inspired by the original palettes of the Flying Fleas in service during the Second World War.

Stencilled

Each of the 1000 individual Classic 500 Pegasus Edition motorcycles carries a unique serial number stenciled on the fuel tank, reminiscent of the War Department motorcycles that served during World War II.

One of 1000 World Wide

This commemorative model is being manufactured in a limited production run of 1000. Here is a chance for you to be a part of the legacy.

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Specifications

Engine

Single Cylinder 4 Stroke, Air cooled, 499cc, 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm, 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm, 5 Speed, Electronic Fuel Injection

Chassis

Type: Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Suspension: Telescopic, 35mm forks, 5.125" travel
Rear Suspension: Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 3.15" travel

Brakes & Tyres

Front Tyre: 90/90 - 19" - 52V
Rear Tyre: 110/80 - 18" - 58V
Front Brakes: 280 mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Rear Brakes: 240 mm Disc with single-piston caliper
ABS: Dual Channel

Dimensions

84.25" (L) * 42.51" (H) * 31.5"(W)
Fuel Capacity: 3.5 gal,
Kerb weight: 429lbs,
Ground Clearance: 5.41"

specification
Length 84.25"
Wheelbase 53.54"
Height 42.51"

Media Reviews

"Parachute Regiment 'Red Devils' jump from 4,000ft above Duxford"

- BBC

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"Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition unveiled"

- MCN

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Gear

Fatigues to match

An homage capsule of Royal Enfield Gear carries forward the Parachute Regiment insignia and takes inspiration from the men who served in the Second World War.

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