The much-anticipated sale of Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition started on July 25, 2018, and created a good new sales record in the process. The limited edition motorcycle was restricted to not more than 250 units that were sold out in less than three minutes or 178 seconds of the sale going live on the website of bike maker at exactly 4.00 pm. The bike is the manufacturer’s new limited edition with a production of 1000 units globally and named Royal Enfield Pegasus Edition. Quarter units of the limited edition were allocated for the Indian market. The Pegasus Edition has priced INR 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is now by far the most expensive offering from the company.
During an interview after the record sale of the Pegasus Edition, Royal Enfield – President, Rudratej Singh said, “The sale for Pegasus motorcycles has shown the tremendous aspiration to own brand Royal Enfield once again. Beyond all expectations, the sale of 250 limited edition Pegasus motorcycles was concluded online in a record time of only 178 seconds! I congratulate all the customers who are now proud owners of the Classic Pegasus limited edition motorcycle and thank them for their support and patronage.”
The users had to register before the sale date and the sale begun on a first-come-first-serve basis as the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition exclusively went on sale online. The bikes have been produced to pay a tribute to the original Flying Flea motorcycles that served the British Army during the World War II. The Flying Flea was, in fact, the RE/WD 125 that was used to be airdropped along with the British paratroopers during the war, behind enemy lines.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition was built in official association with the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. The Pegasus helps recreates some of the aesthetic elements from the original motorcycles of that time with the special service brown color scheme, completely blacked out components, Pegasus emblem on the fuel tank with stenciled numbering and also the period correct RE brand logo. Along with that you also get somewhat military-style canvas panniers, brown handlebar grips, and a completely blacked out exhaust muffler as part of the changes.
Coming to the power value in the Pegasus Edition, it comes with the stock 499 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine tuned to produce a power of 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm of peak torque, mated with a 5-speed gearbox. The Pegasus edition is certainly an exclusive one and will be a very rare sight on the roads, the standard Classic 500 is very much on sale and can be bought via any of the Royal Enfield dealerships all across the country.