The UM Renegade Sport S will be making its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto Expo as the third product to come from the automaker after 2 variants of the Renegade Commando.
UM Motorcycles will be making their official debut at the 2016 Auto Expo next February and the US based manufacturer is extremely excited about commencing operations in one of the largest two-wheeler markets globally. The company has confirmed that it will be introducing three models in India next year including the newly showcased Renegade Sport S that was unveiled at the 2015 EICMA show and details on the same have now emerged online.
Making its debut on Indian soil, the new UM Renegade Sport S is expected to carry a price tag of Rs. 1.5 lakhs (ex-showroom). Power on the model will come from a 279cc, single-cylinder engine with liquid-cooling tuned to churn out 26.6 PS and 22.76 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The cruiser comes with a chain drive while suspension duties include telescopic forks up front and twin shocks at the rear. Braking performance will come from a front disc and a rear drum brake set up. ABS won’t be part of the package as of now.
Cosmetically, the UM Renegade Sport S is a looker and mimics the Harley-Davidson Street 750 to an extent. Nevertheless, the cruiser does have good presence boasting of a dual-tone colour scheme, front-set foot pegs, split seats, 7-spoke alloy wheels, large exhaust finished in black and an offset fuel filler cap on the tank. The cruiser also gets some trademark UM bits including the blind spot rear view mirrors and anti-flat tyres, which are offered as standard on the automaker’s other models internationally.
UM Motorcycles has presence in over 30 countries with 1500 outlets worldwide and also retails its products in several neighbouring countries including Bangladesh and Myanmar. The automaker has set up a manufacturing facility in collaboration with partner Lohia Auto in Kashipur, Uttarakhand that will be catering to the domestic demand while export operations are also said to be in the pipeline. The company has confirmed it will establish dealerships in metro cities in the first phase while gradually expanding to smaller towns.