UM Motorcycles launched the highly anticipated Renegade Sport S and the Renegade Classic at INR 1.49 lakhs and INR 1.69 lakhs respectively, while the Renegade Commando has also been launched at INR 1.59 lakhs — (ex-showroom New Delhi).
The Commando is a low-slung cruiser powered by a single cylinder, water-cooled engine developing 25 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 21.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, mated to a six-speed, synchronized mesh transmission. The motorcycle comes with wide handlebars and hydraulic telescopic front suspension, while the rear wheel has dual shock absorbers.
The Renegade Sport S model and Renegade Classic (below) will also share the same engine as the Renegade Commando. The Renegade Sport S was showcased at the 2015 EICMA in Milan. The Renegade Commando and its sibling Renegade Sport S come with an electric start and have an air filter with paper element. Both motorcycles have a fuel tank of 18 litres with a kerb weight of 172 kg.
Mr. Juan Villegas, Global Director — Business Development, UM International, LLC said, “There is a huge liking for affordable cruisers yet many are not available in the price range of INR 1.5 to 2 lakhs. With the Renegade cruiser lineup, we aim to close this gap and give opportunity to ride an affordable yet premium American product customized especially for the Indian roads in terms of ground clearance, wheelbase. suspension and seat amidst other changes. We are not only coming in with a unique proposition in India but also a unique product with unmatched style and quality.”
“There is going to be some serious competition now in the mid-segment motorcycle industry. The competition is going to steam up with UM Motorcycles entering the market and I am confident that the globally appreciated Renegade range of cruiser bikes are going to win the heads of motorcycle fans and enthusiasts in India as well. I wish UM Motorcycles all the very best and hope to see more and more people cruising on the streets on these amazing motorcycles of automotive excellence,” Mr. Karan Singh Grover, Bollywood actor.