Report – UM Global set to launch 4 bikes in India in 2014, manufacturing plant in 2015

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 - 11:07am IST

American bike-maker UM Global, is set to tie up with a local two-wheeler manufacturer to produce its bikes in India, with a planned roll out from its own facility in April 2015.

While the local player, whose name is yet to be announced, will take care of the assembly in the first phase of operations, UM will handle the imports, R&D, branding and dealerships. The bikes will not be fully CKD, says the company’s Director, Rajeev Mishra. Up to 50 percent local content would be present, he added, stating that the company has already lined up suppliers.

UM Renegade Commando side live
A 223 cc UM Renegade Commando will be launched in the second half of 2014.

Four models are planned – Two versions of the Renegade Commando and two of the Renegade Sport – with the launches scheduled for the second half of 2014. While the Renegade Commando and the Commando Limited Edition will come fitted with a 223 cc engine, the Renegade Sport will get both 223 cc and 200 cc pots.

The company is eyeing an ex-showroom price range of between Rs 80,000 and Rs 1,50,000 for its four models.

Read about UM Global’s bikes here

UM Renegade Sport rear three quarter left live
Two models of the UM Renegade Sport will be launched this year, in 223 cc and 200 cc.

The bikes, Mishra says, will offer solid build quality and innovative technologies. On the bikes displayed at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2014, a number of optional features like blind spot mirrors, LED indicators, LED surround lights and Bluetooth helmet were available.

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13 thoughts on “Report – UM Global set to launch 4 bikes in India in 2014, manufacturing plant in 2015

  1. sidik says:

    hi.,How can i book now.?

    1. Hello Sidik, the company has not launched in India, bookings are not open yet.

  2. SUDRY says:

    These look like China or Korean , definitely not American !!
    We don’t mind good quality Chinese/Korean Products , But not American Chinese !!

  3. Abhinav Uniyal says:

    Hi sir,
    I want to know how can I book this bike now.
    Is Renegade Commando 225 Green available.
    We are 4 frnds and ready to book the bike now.

  4. monu says:

    sir, how much time it takes renegade commando to purchasing for indian custmers in india?

  5. Nelson says:

    The Renegade Limited edition cruiser is superb.. Waiting for the launch and availability!!! Gonna be a challenge for the local cruisers for the features it withholds.

  6. sandeep william says:

    When r these bikes launching in India please tell me about the show rooms in MP I Want to book one now

  7. kedar says:

    When are these models launching in india


    i likes all bikes.where is showrooms in (gujarat)India.


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