It played a pivotal role in many campaigns through the Second World War, and now a special limited-edition of the RE/WD 125 is back in action

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus
Price £4,999, royalenfield.com
Engine 500cc

This great brute of a motorbike, which is being released by Royal Enfield next month, was inspired by the ‘Flying Flea’, the company’s legendary Second World War motorcycle. The Flying Flea, or to give it its proper name the RE/WD 125, was the first proper motorbike to be dropped behind enemy lines. It was a capable, two-stroke 125cc that proved to be almost indestructible. It was hugely popular on the ground and played a vital role in some of the great battles of the war, including D-Day and Arnhem.

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