UM Renegade Classic, Hypersport to come next year
UM motorcycles recently launched their fifth dealership, in Mumbai. They currently sell two motorcycles in India namely Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport S and is looking to expand their market. For this, they are looking at two motorcycles- UM Renegade Classic and UM Hypersport, and the former is already confirmed.
UM was expected to launch the classic this year but delayed it for some unknown reasons. The bike was showcased at this year’s Auto Expo in Delhi.
UM Renegade Classic FI
UM renegade Classic FI ABS will be the flagship model from the manufacturer and will come with features like fuel injection and optional ABS. It will be priced slightly higher than currently available models, with ABS variant expected to be priced near Rs. 1.85 lakhs.
UM India Director, Rajeev Mishra has confirmed that bookings for the UM Renegade Classic will start by January next year with first deliveries scheduled for April. Further most UM models will be fitted with fuel injection in 2017.
Here are some of its features:
- Typical cruiser design
- Fuel Injection
- Optional ABS
- 5cc single-cylinder engine
- 8 BHP @ 8500 rpm
- 8 NM @ 7000 rpm
UM is also looking in to feasibility of adventure tourer motorcycles in lower end of the market. If they decide to go ahead with the segment, the Hypersport will be their prime candidate. But this should only happen by latter half of 2017 or at the Auto Expo 2018.
The UM Hypersport is powered by a 230cc single-cylinder engine producing 15.7bhp and 17.7 Nm, paired to a 5-speed transmission. It is a proper dual sport with features like:
- high ground clearance
- dual purpose tyres
- long travel suspension
- high mounted exhaust
- raised mud guard
There is no proper adventure bike available below 1.5 lakhs and UM may be the first to introduce one.