UM 230 cc cafe racer in the works - Report
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UM is working on a 230 cc café racer for the Indian market, reports BikeWale. The company will launch the bike next year.
The 230 cc mill in the café racer will be the same unit that powers the upcoming UM Renegade Duty. The website’s sources reveal that the company also wanted to develop a scrambler, but gave up on the idea as its value and sales did not justify the efforts of research and development. As per the media report, UM is giving utmost importance to the pricing to attract a larger spectrum of customers. Expect the motorcycle to undercut the now-discontinued Royal Enfield Continental GT in terms of pricing.
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By the time the brand launches the bike, it would rival the upcoming Cleveland Misfit. The Misfit will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo in the country, next month. At present, the Renegade Sports S is the least expensive offering. The brand’s affordability will go up a notch with the launch of the Renegade Duty, thanks to its smaller engine with air cooling. The café racer would be the brand’s first of its kind in the country. Expect more details about the upcoming bikes at the expo. Later this year, the brand will also reportedly launch the UM Renegade Electric. It would be the brand's first electric offering and will be the first electric cruiser in the Indian market.
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