American motorcycle manufacturer UM Motorcycles has re-opened the bookings for its Renegade range - Renegade Commando and Renegade Sports S - in India. The new bookings will commence by August.
Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, Renegade Commando will cost Rs. 1.59 lakh while Renegade Sports S will be priced at Rs.1.49 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). Meanwhile, UM plans to bring the Renegade Classic to India as well.
UM Motorcycles has entered into a strategic 50:50 alliance with UP-based Lohia Auto. Production of the motorcycles is already underway at Lohia Auto's Kashipur facility in Uttarakhand for which the company has made an investment of over Rs. 250 crore.
The company is also working on exporting these India-made motorcycles to other markets, establishing India as a production hub.
Both the cruisers are powered by the same 279cc, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that develops a maximum power output of 25bhp at 8500rpm and 21.8Nm of peak torque at 7000rpm mated to a 6-speed gearbox. But that is where the similarities end.
Both in terms of design and styling the bikes are very different from each other. The Renegade Commando has been designed more in lines with the classic cruisers with its low-slung seating position and wide handlebars. Hydraulic telescopic suspension at front and spring at the rear make it an ideal cruising machine.
On the other hand, the Renegade Sports S takes a more modern approach with its bold styling, flashy orange-black colour scheme, a large cowl and alloy wheels among others. UM will soon come with its third motorcycle as well - the Renegade Classic, which will also join the existing range.