It’s only an hour or so before Royal Enfield’s iconic World War II era Classic 500 Pegasus edition motorcycle will be available for bookings on the motorcycle manufacturer’s official website. Bookings for the limited edition Pegasus motorcycle will open today at 4 p.m.
This is in fact a re-launch of the Classic 500 Pegasus edition. Earlier in the month, Royal Enfield opened bookings of the Pegasus to fans through an exclusive online booking programme. However, the website crashed owing to the response it received.
The limited edition Royal Enfield Pegasus 500 was first unveiled in May this year, with production limited to just 250 units for India, and only 1,000 models to be produced worldwide, NDTV Car and Bike had reported.
The limited edition motorcycle pays homage to the paramilitary troopers of the British Army that served during World War II and takes inspiration from the RE/WD 125 Flying Flea that was used in the war.
Based on the standard Royal Enfield Classic 500, the Pegasus edition offers a host of new features. The bike comes with an exclusive colour scheme, brown handlebar grips, a Pegasus emblem with a stencilled number on the fuel tank, the ‘Made Like a Gun’ decal on the battery box, a leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter, and period correct Royal Enfield logo.
The Pegasus 500 motorcycle is powered by the same 499cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine of the Classic 500 that produces 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm (peak torque), mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition is priced at Rs. 2.40 lakh (on-road, Delhi). Also included in the price are a Pegasus-themed T-shirt and helmet.
Those interested in purchasing the Classic 500 Pegasus edition need to register before the actual sale on the Royal Enfield website. The bike will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.