A few days ago, Royal Enfield cancelled the first online flash sale for the Classic 500 Pegasus retro-styled limited edition motorcycle due to the website crashing. The website is said to have crashed because of the high demand for this motorcycle. Royal Enfield has revealed a new date for the Classic 500 Pegasus. On 25th of July, the limited edition motorcycle will go back on flash sale. Priced at nearly Rs. 2.5 lakhs, on-road Mumbai, the motorcycle will be the most expensive Royal Enfield on sale in the country. Only 250 units of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus will be sold in India, out of a global production run of 1,000 units.
Each unit of the Classic 500 Pegasus will be individually numbered to make sure that there’s a high level of exclusivity. These motorcycles are meant to become collectibles in due course of time, which is also why there’s so much demand. The new classic motorcycle is inspired by the Royal Enfield Flying Flea, an ultra-light motorcycle that the brand built specifically for service during the World War. While the Flying Flea weighed in under 60 kilograms, the Classic 500 Pegasus is a lot more heavier, weighing in at about 192 kilograms. As for key changes, the Classic 500 Pegasus will get a unique serial number on the fuel tank, a Flying Flea insignia on the fuel tank and the winged Pegasus sticker.
In India, the motorcycle will be sold in a Service Brown colour. Global markets will also get an Olive Green garb for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus. As for mechanicals, the motorcycle is powered by a 499-cc, four stroke, air cooled motor. This long-stroke engine makes 27.2 Bhp-41.3 Nm, and is standard across Classic 500 models, and gets fuel injection as standard. A five-speed manual gearbox is offered with this engine. The Pegasus gets the same cycle parts as most other Classic 500s, which includes disc brakes at the front and rear, telescopic front forks and gas charged rear shock absorbers.
Here is the official video