Royal Enfield will finally conduct the online sale of the Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycle in India tomorrow, 25 July. The company had originally planned the online sale on 10 July, when the website had faced technical difficulties. Owing to this, the sale had been put on hold until the company fixed these issues. Now, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus will go on sale on 25 July at the same website, for Rs 2.49 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The bookings will begin at 4:00 pm sharp on the Royal Enfield website and will not be available for sale in any authorised dealerships pan India.
It is a limited edition motorcycle inspired from the World war II Flying Fleas used by the British army. It comes with visual changes that pay tribute to the original two-stroke RE/WD 125 bikes that served during the time. The bike is limited to just 250 units for India, with 1000 units allotted worldwide. With just 250 units available for India, this bike will be seen as a collectable vehicle among the motorcycle enthusiasts and, is expected to contain a high demand for the purchase.
Royal Enfield had previously conducted a similar online sale for the limited edition Himalayan Sleet. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition is powered by the same 499 cc air cooled single cylinder engine that produces 27.5 PS power, 41.3 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. There will be disc brakes on both front and the rear, with the bike still lacking ABS. The mechanical bits also remain the same with telescopic forks up front and twin shocks at the rear.
As part of the change inspired from the Flying Fleas, the Classic 500 Pegasus Edition recreates a host of elements inspired by the original. The bike gets a unique Service Brown paint job, while each of the 1000 units will come with their own unique serial number stencilled on the fuel tank. The tank also carries the Pegasus emblem that represents the Parachute regiment insignia, alongside the period Royal Enfield badges.
It also comes with new brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter, military-style canvas panniers and badges on the rear mudguard and stickers on the engine, similar to the original motorcycles. Keeping the looks authentic, the chrome bits have been blacked out including the headlight bezel, kick-start lever, spoked wheels, engine and crankcase, exhaust and foot pegs.