Royal Enfield, the Chennai based touring bike specialist, had launched the World War II-inspired Classic 500 Pegasus edition for Rs 2,49,217 (on-road Mumbai) in May. The online flash sale for the units allocated for India was supposed to happen on July 10 but technical glitches forced Royal Enfield to postpone the sale.
Royal Enfield has now confirmed that the online flash sale for Classic 500 Pegasus edition will happen on July 25 (Wednesday) at 4 pm. Out of the total 1,000 units that Royal Enfield is planning to manufacture, only 250 units are reserved for India. Hence, Classic 500 Pegasus edition is expected to go out of stock within seconds after the start of the flash sale on Wednesday.
Royal Enfield claims the Classic 500 Pegasus edition is a tribute to the RE/WD 125, a lightweight motorcycle during the World War II era. Better known as 'The Flying Flea,' the motorcycle was designed specifically to deploy behind enemy lines via parachutes and onboard the Horsa Glider to provide communications support.
In line with the true-blue war theme, the Classic 500 Pegasus edition is offered in Service Brown and Olive Drab Green colour options while India-spec models are offered only with the former colour option.
The Classic 500 Pegasus units carry a unique serial number stencilled on the fuel tank in line with military-spec The Flying Flea. The motorcycle gets an insignia on the fuel tank that shows the silhouetted image of Bellerophon the warrior, mounted on the winged Pegasus sticker.
A period correct RE badging and all-black exhaust, headlamp bezel, air filter and rims are the other war inspired bits in the Classic 500 Pegasus edition. Royal Enfield will also provide a set of bespoke military-style canvas panniers bearing the Pegasus logo, a helmet and a t-shirt from the Pegasus collection for each buy.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition draws power from a 499cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that develops 27.2bhp of power at 5,250rpm and 41.3Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm and it is mated to a five-speed transmission.