Well, it has been a great journey for the UM motorcycles since its inception in India in the year 2016. The Miami based motorcycle company partnered with the Lohia Group (erstwhile LML) in 2016 and showcased its Renegade range at the Auto Expo last year. After its arrival in the market, it became an instant hit among the bike enthusiasts. Its two models called the Renegade Commando, and the Renegade Sports S attracted many eyeballs and soon became the talk of the town.
Through their competitive price and mouth-watering looks and features, both these 280cc motorcycles gave tough competition to their competitors, mostly the Royal Enfield bullets. And now UM has added to more bike models to their existing Commando portfolio, called the Renegade Mojave and Renegade Classic. The Mojave has been priced aggressively at Rs 1.8 lakh, and the Commando Classic will cost you Rs 1.89 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)
Both the new motorcycles are powered by the same 279.5cc single cylinder engine that was used in other already successful Renegade motorcycles. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed gear box and churns out 24.8 BHP of power at 8500 RPM and 23 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. Coming to the suspension set up, both the bikes contain 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear end. Both bikes weigh 179 kgs, and their length and width are also same at 2257 mm and 780 mm respectively. Their fuel tanks have a capacity of 18 liters which is more than enough to cruise through efficiently. A ground clearance of 200mm and wheelbase of 1545 allows both these bikes offer smooth and stable riding ergonomics.
While the Commando Classic is termed as a touring machine, the Commando Mojave is more like a cruiser and appeals more to the youth through its unique matt desert color. The commando classic comes with a dual-tone paint scheme consisting of a mixture of Copper cream and glossy black shade. Also, the company has added other features like saddle-bag, tank pad, alloy back rest, engine guard, etc. The windshield is present only in the Classic and not in the Mojave. The Classic looks classy due to its chrome finishes all over the bike, and also its logo at the sides of the fuel tank looks quite amazing.
On the other hand, the Mojave has got a rugged look and also its Mojave desert logos on its matte desert pain looks unique. Overall both the bikes look promising, and the UM dealers have already started accepting bookings, and we expect that the motorcycles will be delivered around the festive season.