To be positioned above Commando, the UM Renegade Classic is bound to give a close fight to the likes of RE Thunderbird and others.
The UM Renegade Classic is powered by a 25bhp engine that is claimed to hit a top speed of 125kmph.
American bike maker, United Motors aka UM will finally launch the long-awaited UM Renegade Classic in the Indian market. Adding to it, the company will also introduce the Commando Mojave edition. If reports are to be believed, both motorcycles will go on sale on September 2, 2017. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, the Renegade Classic is a perfect example of UM’s diligence which is ready to cater demands and requirements of the most challenging customer base in the world. Being closely compared to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, this one steps-in with an unparalleled style state and value proposition.
The upcoming Renegade Classic is propelled by the same 279.5cc liquid-cooled engine that is good for 24.8bhp and 23Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a six-speed gearbox, which sends the power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. Developed for touring purpose, the Classic is more compact in size and is shorter than the Commando sibling. This cruiser motorcycle has telescopic forks and twin shocks at the front and rear, respectively. For braking, the bike has 2800mm disc at the front and 130mm drum at the rear. The company will also offer several customisable accessory options to its customers such as a windshield, pillion backrest and others. Also Read: UM Renegade Sport S – All You Need to Know
The bike was speculated to be launched in late 2016, that didn’t happen. The company is now planning to introduce this motorcycle before festive season (Diwali). If reports are to be believed, the bike will officially launch on September 2, 2017.
|Minimum||Rs 1.7 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.75 lakh|
The Classic is one of the most expensive UM Motorcycles in India. It is expected to carry a price sticker of around Rs 1.7 lakh. The bike will lock horn with Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and others in its league. Also Read: UM Renegade Commando – Price, Pictures, Specifications & Other Details
|Engine||279.5cc, single-stroke, water-cooled|
At the heart of Renegade Classic is a 279.5cc, single-stroke water-cooled engine that churns out a maximum power output of 24.8bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 23Nm at 7,000rpm. The engine coordinates with a 6-speed synchronized mesh gearbox that sends the power to the rear wheel through a chain drive.
The cruiser motorcycle features telescopic forks at the front and twin shocks at the rear. For braking duties, the bike gets a 280mm disc at the front and a 130mm drum at the rear. However, it misses out on ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
UM claims that Renegade Classic can attain a top speed of 125kmph which is pretty higher than the 107kmph figure attained by its closest rival RE Thunderbird.
UM hasn’t revealed the fuel efficiency of its entire lineup. We believe that this cruiser sport could deliver around 30kmpl in city traffic and around 40kmpl on freeways.
Since it falls in a very special price range, it filters out maximum competition. Nevertheless, it will face prime rivalry with Royal Enfield that maintains a very strong brand presence in India and a few others line Mahindra Mojo.
Maximum Power – 25bhp @ 8,500rpm
Maximum Torque – 21.8Nm @ 7,000rpm
Engine Type – Petrol
Fuel System – Carburetor, PV34
Ignition – Spark Ignition, CDI
Lubrication – Wet Stump
Bore – 74mm
Stroke – 65mm
Gearbox – 6-Speed Synchronous Mesh Overdrive
Clutch – Wet Multiplate
Final Drive – 520 O-Ring Chain
Dimensionally, the Renegade Classic is 1975mm long, 1,280mm tall and 730mm wider. It comes with a saddle height of 756mm and has a wheelbase of 1,545mm. The bike has a kerb weight of 172kgs. It comes with a large fuel tank of 18-litres capacity.
Colors – Maroon and Black
Front Brakes – Twin Piston Caliper, 280mm Disc
Rear Brakes – 130mm Drum
Front Suspension – 41mm Hydraulic Telescopic
Rear Suspension – Twin Hydraulic With Spring
Rear Tyre – 130/90-15
Front Wheel- 16-inch
Rear Wheel – 15-inch
Wheel Type – Spoke Wheels
Step-up Seat and Split Seat
In terms of design, the UM Renegade Classic stands out with super convenient fitments like an on-board USB charger that can help the rider in staying in touch with the world on long adventures. The bike also sports a “blind-spot mirror” that keeps the rider updated with the surroundings all the time. The chrome has been used in plenty for giving a classy look to this bike. The handlebar is wide, seats are comfortable and the pillion comes with a backrest ensuring lasting convenience on long rides. The bike also features customisable accessory options including a windhsield and pillion backrest.