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Old 6th February 2016, 12:46   #1
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Default UM Motorcycles @ Auto Expo 2016

After showcasing their product range at the 2014 Auto Expo, UM Motorcycles has officially launched three models from its Renegade range of cruisers. The Renegade Sport S and Renegade Commando are available for online bookings, while the Renegade Classic will be available from June 2016.

Here are a few finer points about UM Motorcycles in India (website link):
  • The company is headquartered in New Delhi, with manufacturing being carried out at Lohia Auto's plant in Kashipur, Uttarakhand.
  • The Renegade series currently has localization level of around 70%. Expected to rise to 85-90% in the next 3-4 months.
  • The 1st dealership is expected to be opened this month in Gurgaon.
  • 30 dealers have already been appointed, while the number will go up to 50 in the next 3 months.
  • Deliveries of the Renegade Sport S and Commando begin in May, 2016.
  • Bookings of the Renegade Classic open in June 2016, with deliveries in July.
  • UM Motorcycles is targeting "hardcore enthusiasts" with the first 1,000 motorcycles. Interested buyers have to fill in personal details while booking their bike online. These profiles will be screened for backgrounds as the company wants these owners to be involved in the developmental process, to help them make any improvements in the product line.
  • On some level UM will be looking to provide the Harley-Davidson experience (Harley-Owners Group or HOG specifically) in order to get owners involved in the company's decisions and to create brand loyalty.

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Here's the Renegade Sport S; priced at Rs. 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi):
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Harley-Davidson V-Rod anyone?
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280 mm disc brake at the front with a 2-piston caliper:
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Side profile is actually quite well-proportioned:
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18L fuel capacity definitely helps improve the tank range:
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Ignition console on the tank. Better steer clear of metal keychains:
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Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 279.5 cc engine makes over 24 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 21.8 Nm of torque @ 7,000 rpm. Not the rev figures you'd expect on a cruiser:
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DRLs on the sides:
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I quite like the crash guard's integration:
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Model badging on the side panels:
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Drum brake at the rear:
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Switchgear quality is ok. Fuel is fed through a carburetor and the choke lever is placed here:
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Analogue speedometer with a mini-digital display for additional info:
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USB port to charge your phone. Will need a phone dock to be useful of course:
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Blind spot mirrors:
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At least in this shade, the sporty nature of the high-revving engine is reflected in the paint job:
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Note the side-facing reflectors on the number plate mount:
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Fuel lever:
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A look at some of the other colour options:
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The Renegade Commando; priced at Rs. 1.59 lakh:
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As the name suggests, this is a bike for the kind of person you'd find at the army excess store :
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Headlamp console is inspired by the Harley Fat Boy by the looks of it:
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Wire-wheels add a classic touch. 280 mm disc brake here too:
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Front heavy design is well-balanced by a chunky rear portion:
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18L fuel tank like the Sport S:
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6-speed gearbox, engine with a 74 mm x 65 mm bore x stroke equation, and output figures are shared with the Sport S:
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Hydraulic suspension with springs at the rear:
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Aesthetically, the backrest doesn't blend well with the seat:
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Finish quality isn't premium:
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Split seats:
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The cockpit:
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Tank mounted instrumentation:
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A look at another colour option:
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The Renegade Classic; priced at Rs. 1.69 lakh, but it isn't available just yet since it is still going through the final stages of development:
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The Renegade range touches upon a variety of cruiser buyers:
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Dollops of chrome for bling lovers:
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A bald eagle to express the American connection:
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Chrome casing for the switchgear too:
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Loads of exposed screws. Don't expect the epitome of craftsmanship:
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Like the Commando, the ignition is near the handlebar:
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Thread moved out from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) section. Thanks for sharing!
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The Renegade Classic; priced at Rs. 1.69 lakh, but it isn't available just yet since it is still going through the final stages of development:
The bike look nice and they have been promoting in the social networks, lets see how they perform.
One question, is this is an Indian company or overseas expanding in India?

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I finally took the plunge and booked the renegade sport orange online.
Looking forward to get back to biking once again
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The bikes look really good !!

Great to see home grown manufacturers bringing in beautiful new styles based on the cruisers. Having been a biker for almost a decade, the machines do make me sit up and take notice.

Any reviews/hands-on experiences of any of the models shown above ??
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I too took the plunge and booked an Orange Sports S model. Now the wait begins !!

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Don't get me wrong for the price the bike looks better than the bullet offerings.

Let's wait to see some ownership reviews but for the price the bikes seems to have more in offering than the bullets.

I am hyper critical always on how bad vfm the bullets are.
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The bikes look really good !!

Great to see home grown manufacturers bringing in beautiful new styles based on the cruisers. Having been a biker for almost a decade, the machines do make me sit up and take notice.

Any reviews/hands-on experiences of any of the models shown above ??
UM is an American company which has set up a manufacturing unit in partnership with Indian partner lohia. The arrangement is something similar to the one between BMW-TVS.
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Surely the product range from UM does make one turn heads and notice (and a big if Hillram has picked up one). Thanks to TeamBHP for covering this newbie so extensively.

Agreed that the bike may not be screwed together to perfection but if they give the experience of the mighty Harleys at may be 1/10th the expense with some exclusivity, then they have really done their home work well. Excited to watch this space in the near future.
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I also made a booking.Now waiting for the day.
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I also made a booking.Now waiting for the day.
Welcome to the gang. That makes it a total of three on team bhp who have booked it. Heartiest congrats.
Which model and which colour did you book.
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Welcome to the gang. That makes it a total of three on team bhp who have booked it. Heartiest congrats.
Which model and which colour did you book.
What is the waiting period?
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What is the waiting period?
The company has committed deliveries starting from jun. The company has also said that they are almost ready for the first 1000 customers. The dealers are yet to start stores. Let's see.
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