It looks like the American two-wheeler manufacturer UM Motorcycles will start the delivery of its cruisers in India soon. The company, which started its journey in India with Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport S at the Auto Expo 2016, has received over 4,000 bookings for its cruisers so far.
The deliveries of the Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport S have been delayed several times in India. A report of AutoCarIndia says that the Miami-based company has bigger plans for the Indian market including a riding club for owners, called Rebels on Bikes (ROBS).
The production of the cruisers is said to be underway at Lohia Auto's Kashipur facility in Uttarakhand, currently making 1,000-1,500 motorcycles per month. The plant has a production capacity of up to 50,000 per annum and the company will sell the new motorcycles through 50 dealerships in the country.
UM has priced Renegade Commando at Rs. 1.59 lakh and Renegade Sport S at Rs. 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Both the motorcycles are powered by a 280cc single-cylinder water-cooled engine that develops 25bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 21.8Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, mated to six-speed transmission.
Renegade Commando measures 2,257mm in length, 1,140mm in height, 780mm in width and has wheelbase of 1,545mm. On the other hand, the Renegade Sport S measures 2,227mm in length, 1,100 mm in height, 860mm in width and has a wheelbase of 1,545 mm. Both the motorcycles come with a ground clearance of 150 mm and fuel tank capacity of 18 litres.