United Motors (UM) seems to be well prepared to set foot in the fast evolving Indian two-wheeler market as the US based manufacturer has started a tussle with the existing players in the market. UM’s Xtreet 180 R, a naked roadster from the two-wheeler manufacturer, as indicated by the official website, will primarily target the Yamaha FZ-16 in the Indian market.
The official website of UM Global provides many details of the new Xtreet 180 R. The company has also uploaded data that compares the power output and power to weight ratio of the Xtreet 180 R against the TVS Apache RTR 180, the Yamaha FZ-16 and the Bajaj Pulsar 180. UM does not want to introduce the Xtreet 180 R as an underdog and hence, has equipped this upcoming motorcycle with a slew of first-in-class, factory installed features such as Blind Spot Mirrors, 360º LED lighting, Anti-Flat Sealant tires, and a Digital Dashboard.
But the most impressive feature, if it makes way to the Indian market, is the Keyless Anti-Theft System. This system is enabled with rider detection sensors which can automatically start and stop the engine when the rider is near the motorcycle.
The Xtreet R is available in three engine options but we expect to see the 180cc variant in the Indian market. The 179.9cc single-cylinder four-stroke air cooled engine delivers 15.4 hp (16.6 hp*) of power and 13.5Nm of torque. Stopping power is provided by disc brakes, both, at the front and at the rear. The dry weight of 128 kilograms makes it one of the lightest motorcycles in the segment.
*Figure reported by UM from test done on a Dynojet 230I Chassis Dynamometer
UM has remained mum about its India strategy and the motoring fraternity and enthusiasts still await an official word from the two-wheeler manufacturer. While we await more details, you can check out the motorcycle in more detail through the gallery and the promotional video below. Don’t forget to share your views about the Xtreet 180 R with us through the comments section below.