UM Renegade Commando Classic & UM Renegade Commando Mojave launched
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
UM Lohia two wheelers has launched two cruisers, the UM Renegade Commando Classic and UM Renegade Commando Mojave in India at INR 1.89 lakhs and 1.80 lakhs respectively (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Renegade Commando Classic is UM’s flagship offering. Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, the bike comes with touring-friendly equipment like premium saddlebag and tank cover, polycarbonate windshield, highway engine guards and alloy back rest. UM has draped the bike in high gloss metallic two-tone paint job, and boasts of having more than 3,430 square inches of chrome. The bike is available in two shades- Copper Cream & Candy Metallic Glossy Black.
The Renegade Commando Mojave draws inspiration from North America’s largest desert, the Mojave Desert. The motorcycle features a desert coloured matte paint, Mojave Desert logos and fuel tank zippered cell phone pouch. The bike also gets saddlebags, premium seat covers, back rest and crash guard.
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Powering the two motorcycles is a 279.5 cc single cylinder 4-valve engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The powerplant gives out a peak power of 25.15 PS at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 23 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Transferring the power is a six-speed gearbox. 41 mm telescopic front forks and twin rear hydraulic shock absorbers handle the suspension responsibilities.
The motorcycles come to a halt using 280 mm front disc and a 130 mm rear drum. The bikes get an 18-litre fuel tank and Service Alert Maintenance feature. The bikes weigh 179 kg.
UM is targeting the two motorcycles towards young upcountry customers with a progressive mindset. UM has 60 dealerships operational in the country currently. The bookings have begun, and the deliveries will commence shortly.