The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition finally went on sale after much anticipation on July 25, 2018 and managed to create a new sales record in the process. The limited edition motorcycle restricted to just 250 units was sold out in less than three minutes or 178 seconds of the sale going live on the bike maker’s website at 4.00 pm. The Royal Enfield Pegasus Edition is the manufacturer’s new limited edition offering with only 1000 units to be produced globally. The 250 units were allocated for the Indian market. The Pegasus Edition is priced at ₹ 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is by far the most expensive offering from the company.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition takes its inspiration from RE/WD Flying Flea 125 motorcycle from the World War II that was used by the British paratroopers. The extremely lightweight nature of the motorcycle enabled it to be dropped from an airplane into the battlefield. For this reason, the bike used to come enclosed in a cage.
Commenting on the sale of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition, Rudratej Singh, President, Royal Enfield said that the sale for Pegasus motorcycles has indeed shown the tremendous aspiration to own a brand like Royal Enfield once again. Beyond the company’s expectations, the sale of 250 limited edition Pegasus Edition motorcycles got over online in a record time of just 178 seconds. He said that Royal Enfield congratulates all the customers who are now the proud owners of Classic 500 Pegasus limited edition motorcycle and thank them for their patronage and support.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition has been built in official association with the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. The Pegasus recreates some of the aesthetic elements from original motorcycles of the era with the special service brown colour scheme, blacked out components, Pegasus emblem on the fuel tank with stencilled numbering and the period correct RE brand logo. You also get military-style canvas panniers, brown handlebar grips, and a blacked out exhaust muffler as part of the changes.
Power on the Pegasus Edition comes from the stock 499 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine tuned to produce 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm of peak torque, mated with a 5-speed gearbox. While the Pegasus edition is certainly exclusive and will be a 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 across the country.