The company has put out a post explaining its stand but it is really of no use.
A one-sided battle between the Royal Enfield 500 Pegasus owners and Royal Enfield continues with the owners refusing to accept the statement put out by the company in its defence. While we took up the story with a neutral mind, we now feel that the Pegasus is indeed not a ‘Limited Edition’ model from any angle.
Royal Enfield, in its statement, has said that “We would not do anything to undervalue your prized possession” and that “We are proud of each of our creations.” While the latter statement reads alright, it is the former statement that is contradictory to what the company has ended up doing with the launch of the Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350. It has extremely similar design cues to the Royal Enfield 500 Pegasus whereas both the bikes pay tribute to different militaries.
The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 has been made for paying tribute to the Indian Army and the Indian Airforce while the Royal Enfield 500 Pegasus pays tribute to the British Army and the company’s involvement in World War II. A consumer said in regard to this that “How can a ‘homage’ to the Indian Army and Airforce be exactly same to ‘homage’ to the British Army?” This is a sensible question and we have the same doubt too.
What’s sad is that even after being less powerful, the Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 comes with a dual-channel ABS while the Royal Enfield 500 Pegasus doesn’t. The engine has been borrowed from the Classic 500 and didn’t cost any extra amount to develop. And what’s worse is that the internationally sold Pegasus models too have an ABS while the Indian bikes don’t. It shouldn’t have been a big issue for the company to fit all the Pegasus models with an ABS, so why didn’t it? Honestly, we cannot think of a probable and a logical reason.
But the solution is right in front of you, recall the bikes and fit them with an ABS. If the company feels extra generous then it should even refund the amount it took for the added livery because it obviously doesn’t cost much because the cheaper Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 too gets it.
Royal Enfield Pegasus Owners
– The company has put out its stand
– It seems to have made the Pegasus owners even more furious
– The Pegasus is no more a ‘Limited Edition’, claim the owners