American two-wheeler manufacturer UM Motorcycles, which made its India entry at the Auto Expo 2016, has opened the bookings for its Renegade cruiser range in the country.
UM Motorcycles announced its entry into the Indian market with the launch of two Renegade range motorcycles — the Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport S — at the 13th edition of the Auto Exp 2016 in New Delhi. The company on Tuesday, 9 February, announced that the bookings for these two Renegade motorcycles are open in the country against a down payment of Rs 5,000. While the Renegade Commando has been priced at Rs 1.59 lakh, the Sport S comes with a price tag of Rs 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new cruiser range will be sold through the company's 30 dealerships across India.
Both the Renegade Commando and the Sport S draw power from a 280cc single-cylinder water cooled engine that can develop 25bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 21.8Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, mated to six-speed transmission.
The suspension duties in both the Renegade cruiser motorcycles are handled by hydraulic telescopic at the front and twin hydraulic shocks at the rear. In terms of dimensions, the Renegade Commando measures 2257 in length, 1140 in height, 780 in width and has wheelbase of 1545mm. On the other hand, the Renegade Sport S measures 2227 in length, 1140 in height, 780 in width and has wheelbase of 1545mm. While the Commando will come in three colours -- black shine, green matt and grey matt, the Sports S will be offered in shinny black, orange and red.
Meanwhile, NDTV Auto reports that UM Motorcycles has also plans to export its Renegade cruiser range to European countries and South East Asian Markets from India. UM has invested about Rs 250 crore at its manufacturing plant in Uttarakhand, which is a 50:50 joint venture with Lohia Auto. The export will begin from May 2016, the report added.