Royal Enfield confirmed that the website is facing technical issues and Pegasus limited edition online sales will start again at 8:30 P.M today
Royal Enfield was all set to begin sales of Pegasus Limited Edition online at 2 P.M today. The hype around the limited edition was really high and exactly at 2 P.M the website crashed. Most of the enthusiasts who were eager to book the model got an error message when they tried to access the website.
Twitter was flooded with reactions from prospective customers and some were infuriated and perplexed over what panned out. In an official tweet, Royal Enfield confirmed that the website is facing technical issues and the Pegasus limited edition online sales will start again at 8:30 P.M today.
The company has allocated just 250 units for India out of 1,000 units. Like most of the flash sales, everything depends on luck and there is no priority for anyone, which is why lots of people tried to log in at same time and the server couldn’t handle the load and eventually the website went offline.
The official website is now online again but bookings page is offline. The Pegasus Edition took inspiration from RE/WD 125 motorcycle which was used in World War II and these bikes were manufactured at the underground factory which made them even more special.
All these special edition models will come with unique serial number stencilled on fuel tank. The Pegasus edition model comes with black finish for wheels, exhaust, foot pegs, headlight bezel and kick start lever along with military style canvas panniers, Pegasus logo, brown handle bar and leather strap with brass buckles.
Royal Enfield Pegasus Edition is based on Classic 500 and it is powered by 499 cc single cylinder engine producing 27.2 hp and 41.3 Nm. This engine is mated to 5 speed gearbox and it is priced at Rs. 2.40 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and we are expecting these 250 units to be sold out in seconds.