UM products to get dual-channel ABS by June 2019 – Report

23/04/2019 - 16:34 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

UM Lohia Two-wheelers is yet to announce the availability of the ABS-equipped variants of its products. While we await an official announcement, a report from BikeDekho claims that the two-wheeler brand will launch the ABS-equipped Renegade Sports S, Renegade Commando, Renegade Commando Mojave and Renegade Commando Classic motorcycles by June 2019.

UM Renegade Commando Mojave delivery
UM range of motorcycles is expected to receive the safety net of dual-channel ABS by June 2019. The ABS-equipped models are expected to carry a premium of INR 15,000 over the non-ABS models.

The report also adds that UM Lohia Two-wheelers will expand its product portfolio with the introduction of the Renegade Duty S and the Renegade Sports S Vegas Edition around the same time. Regular readers would know that the Renegade Duty S and the Renegade Sports S Vegas Edition were showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The complete UM range is expected to receive dual-channel ABS, and thus the prices could witness an increase of approximately INR 15,000 over the non-ABS models.

Apart from the addition of ABS, all other specifications remain identical to the non-ABS variants. The Renegade Sports S and the Renegade Commando range draws power from 79.5 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine that is available in both, carburettor and fuel-injection system. The carburettor variant makes 23.7 PS of maximum power and 23 Nm of peak torque. The fuel-injected model, on the other hand, delivers a relatively higher 25.15 PS of maximum power while the peak torque remains at 23 Nm. The engine uses a six-speed gearbox.

The Duty S comes with a relatively smaller 223cc air-cooled engine that makes 17.2PS at 8,000 rpm and 17Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The carburettor system was introduced to offer the Renegade Sports S and the Renegade Commando models at a relatively lower price tag. The Sports and Commando range competes against the Royal Enfield 350 bikes and the new Jawa motorcycles. The BS-VI range will feature fuel-injection tech, and the carburettor variant will most definitely be discontinued from April 2020. All models use conventional telescopic front forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the rear to perform the shock absorption tasks.

UM Renegade Sports S Vegas Edition rear right quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
UM Lohia Two-wheelers will reportedly expand its product portfolio with the launch of the Renegade Duty S and the Renegade Sports S Vegas Edition (pictured).

Also read: Jawa Motorcycles' India deliveries commence

UM Lohia Two-wheelers will soon venture into more segments of the Indian market. The brand is expected to launch the DSR Adventure 200, DSR Adventure 125 and the Chill 150 in the Indian market. However, the exact timeline for the launch of the products mentioned above is still not available. The UM DSR 200 will compete against the upcoming Hero Xpulse 200T while the Chill 150 scooter will rival the likes of Aprilia SR150.


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