The UM Renegade Commando and Sport S cruiser have been teased through a set of images ahead of their launch in India at the Auto Expo 2016 on February 3. The American motorcycle maker has entered into a partnership with India’s Lohia Auto too manufacture its products locally.
The first phase of the company’s operations in India will focus on get its Renegade line of cruisers up and running. The company is expected to introduce its naked compact sportsbikes in the second phase.
The UM Renegade Commando is a stylish compact cruiser which is available with two engine options – an entry level 150 cc air-cooled engine which produces 16.55 PS and 14.14 Nm of torque, and a 223 cc air-cooled unit which puts out 18 hp and 15.5 Nm of torque. Both are mated to a 5-speed transmission. The India-spec version is most likely to be available only with the bigger engine since UM is keen on playing in the premium segment.
The UM Renegade Sport S which was unveiled at the EICMA 2015 is a flagship cruiser with headlamp cowl and a classic styling. The upmarket cruiser is powered by a 279 cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Power and torque figures stand at 26.6 PS and 22.76 Nm respectively.
The UM Renegade Commando would be positioned as a premium alternative to the newly launched Bajaj Avenger 220 variants while the Renegade Sport S will lock horns with the upcoming Hyosung Aquila GV300.