UM Renegade Classic and Commando Mojave Edition are positioned above the standard Commando; to use same 279 cc engine
We reported earlier that UM Motorcycles was planning to launch two new cruisers for the domestic market. The Renegade Classic and the Commando Mojave Edition has now entered India with price tag of Rs. 1.89 lakh and Rs. 1.80 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi). The American manufacturer is certainly targetting the affordable Royal Enfield models like the Thunderbird 350 and the bestselling Classic 350.
The entry-level premium space is growing in abundance and two-wheeler makers certainly want to make their presence felt there. With UM already has its brand name quite popular in the mind of customers, it is focussing on introducing more versions to compete against Royal Enfield. The Renegade Classic and Commando Mojave Edition is slotted a notch above the Renegade Commando.
The Renegade Classic made its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and has attracted quite an attention. The exterior comprises of modern retro cruiser stance with comforting riding position and has a list of accessories including pillion backrest, new windshield and much more. It will be looking to appeal for a wide range of buyers who prefer customisation.
The UM Renegade Commando Mojave Edition is a special version of the standard Commando with a matte desert paint job and leather saddle bag. Both the motorcycles take power from a 279 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 24.8 hp at 8,500 rpm and 23 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm.
The fuel-injected engine is connected to a six-speed transmission transmitting power to the rear wheel through a chain drive. Both the new bikes are manufactured at Lohia Auto’s Kashipur facility in Uttarakhand. The Renegade Classic features telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers at the rear, Braking is performed by a 280 mm disc up front and 130 mm drum at the rear. Aiming at long distance cruising, the fuel tank can hold a capacity of 18 litres.
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