250 allotted units of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition sold out in just 178 seconds; deliveries to begin soon
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition was initially scheduled to go on flash sale online on 10th July. But due to the overwhelming response, the official Royal Enfield website crashed much to the annoyance of the potential customers. Despite the ‘unanticipated technical difficulties’, Royal Enfield postponed the sale to today at 4.00 PM after making necessary changes to the website.
As anticipated, the Classic 500 Pegasus Edition has been sold within seconds. The homegrown motorcycle manufacturer has announced that it took just 178 seconds for the entire lot of 250 units allotted for India to be sold out. Royal Enfield heralded the presence of the exclusive Pegasus Edition on June 1 and since then, it is one of the most sought after motorcycles in the market.
Priced at Rs. 2.49 lakh (on road, Mumbai), the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition is a global limited edition with 1,000 examples totally manufactured (250 for India and 190 for the UK). The company says deliveries for the 250 customers will begin soon in India. It takes emotional and creative inspiration from the Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 fondly remembered as ‘Flying Flea’.
Customers get military inspired canvas panniers, Pegasus logo and T-shirt as well as a helmet. Although being offered in a couple of colour schemes: Service Brown and Olive Drab Green globally, India only gets the former due to government constraints as production vehicles cannot be sold with military green colour. There are several important features that make this special edition unique.
They are maroon and blue Pegasus emblem, leather strap with brass buckles on air filter box, brown handlebar grips, ‘Made Like a Gun’ graphics on the battery box, special serial number on the fuel tank as well as symbols replicating the original Flying Flea. Moreover the spoked wheels, headlamp bezel, kick start pedal and exhaust finished in matte black.
As for the powertrain, it uses a 499 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled and fuel-injected engine that is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,000 rpm. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission. The Classic 500 Pegasus Edition uses telescopic front forks and gas charged rear shocks.