UM Motorcycles going for a new motorcycle launch and ride on September 2nd 2017. The 2 new motorbikes in question are the UM Renegade Classic and the UM Renegade Commando Mojave. Grease Press subscribers will remember that the UM Renegade Classic was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and was expected to be launched in 2016 itself. But the launch of the bike has been delayed as UM took a decision to equip the new cruiser bike with ABS, which will make it the first cruiser bike in its segment to feature ABS as an elective extra. Another exciting feature of the new Renegade Classic is that it will get a fuel-injection system instead of a carburetor unit as seen on the present Renegade duo. Powering the motorbike will be the same 278-cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 25-PS of power and 22Nm of torque, though we expect the power figures to increase marginally.
Power is conducted to the back wheel via a 6-speed gear-box. The UM Renegade Classic looks alike to the Commando but it gets the addition of windscreen and some chrome parts to give it the quintessential cruiser look. The Renegade Classic competes against the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. As for the new UM Renegade Commando Mojave, it share its styling cues with the Commando but gets a distinctive sand-coloured shade and leather saddle bags to set it apart from its siblings. Engine, frame, suspension and brakes on the new Renegade Commando Mojave will be similar to the Renegade Commando. Both the motorcycles will be priced under Rs.2 lakh (ex-showroom). Watch this space for more updates.