UM Motorcycles conducted internal tests on the dynamometer revealing that the Xtreet R is 22 percent more powerful than the Yamaha FZ-16 V1 while also having a higher power to weight ratio.
US based UM Motorcycles made its Indian debut at the 2014 Auto Expo and showcased a host of products ranging from naked to cruiser bikes. The products will hit the market soon in the 150cc and above mass market space rivalling the likes of Bajaj, Honda, Hero, TVS and Yamaha. One of the more sporty offerings in the automaker’s lineup, the UM Xtreet R recently received updates for the 2015 model year with a host of striking and aggressive elements along with a revised powertrain. The UM Xtreet R competes in the 150-180cc segment which includes the Bajaj Pulsar 180, TVS Apache 180, Honda CB Unicorn and Yamaha FZ-16. Interestingly though, UM says that the Xtreet generates 22 percent more power than the Yamaha FZ as per their internal tests.
As per the tests conducted on a dynamometer at UM’s internal testing facility, the Xtreet R generated 14.02 HP of power as compared to the 11.27 HP produced by the Yamaha FZ. As per official figures, powering the UM Xtreet R is a 179.9cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine producing 15.4 BHP at 8500 RPM and 13.5 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. In comparison, the Yamaha FZ V1 uses a 153cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing 13.8 BHP at 7500 RPM and 13.6 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
While the UM Xtreet gets the definitive edge with higher displacement and power output, it also needs to be seen if the bike is as effortless as the Yamaha in terms of riding capabilities. That said, the UM Xtreet brings several new features to the segment which makes it stand out against competition. You get the striking new 360-degree LED lights, blind-spot mirrors, keyless anti-theft system, semi-digital dashboard with auto maintenance records and anti-flat sealant tyres. At present, the American bike maker is setting up shop in India while sales can be expected to commence towards the end of this year.