UM Motorcycles, the Indian unit of American manufacturer UM International, LLC and its Indian partner Lohia Auto have announced that it will debutÂ the Renegade range of motorcycles in the India at the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo. The motorcycles will be unveiled on February 3, 2016 and the line up includes the Renegade Sport S, Renegade Commando and Renegade Classic. The company also saysÂ that bookings for the entire range will begin at the Auto Expo.
Speaking about the unveil, Rajeev Mishra, director , UM India and AMEA (Asia, Middle East and Africa), said, âWe are thrilled and excited to bring our world class Renegade range of cruisers, which have been designed and customised for the Indian market. The Renegade series will give Indian buyers a taste of high quality, world class cruisers which are built to tackle the diverse Indian terrain with ease and finesse. UM Motorcycles stand for design, innovation and quality all at affordable prices. Â We are confident that India will be delighted with our product offerings. While this would be our second time at Indiaâs Auto Expo, having already participated in the Auto Expo 2014, we are extremely excited to finally chart our official entry into India.â
The UM Renegade Commando is a cruiser with a 279cc single cylinder engine that produces 25PS at 8,500rpm and 21.8Nm at 7,000rpm. The motorcycle gets a six speed gearbox. Design wise it has a retro theme with wire spoke wheels shod with fat tyres.The Renegade Sport S and Renegade Classic also use the same engine.
The motorcycles will be built at Lohia Autoâs factory in Kashipur Uttarakhand. The company has begun appointing dealers and will expand its reach to small towns after setting up its network across major cities. Â
UM Motorcycles to unveil the Renegade range at the Auto Expo 2016
|New Delhi, January 22nd, 2016: UM Motorcycles - the Indian arm of the American motorcycle maker, UM International, LLC along with Lohia Auto is all set to ignite the passion for its range of motorcycles in India. UM Motorcycles will make its debut in India with the start of Auto Expo on 3rd February, 2016 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. The American brand will unveil its Renegade range of cruiser motorcycles: Renegade Sport S, Renegade Commando and Renegade Classic.
Talking about UM Motorcyclesâ debut in India at the Auto Expo 2016, Mr. Rajeev Mishra â Director - UM India & AMEA (Asia, Middle East, and Africa), said, âWe are thrilled and excited to bring our world-class Renegade range of cruisers, which have been designed and customized for the Indian market. The Renegade series will give Indian buyers a taste of high quality, world class cruisers which are built to tackle the diverse Indian terrain with ease and finesse. UM Motorcycles stand for design, innovation and quality all at affordable prices. We are confident that India will be delighted with our product offerings. While this would be our second time at Indiaâs Auto Expo, having already participated in the Auto Expo 2014, we are extremely excited to finally chart our official entry into India.â
The Renegade Commando is a low-slung cruiser powered by a 279 cc single-cylinder water-cooled engine developing 25 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 21.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, mated to a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle comes with wide handlebars and hydraulic telescopic front suspension and spring rear suspension, which is ideal for a cruiser-segment motorcycle. The Renegade Sport S model and Renegade Classic will also share the same
engine as the Renegade Commando. The Renegade Sport S was much appreciated when it was showcased at the 2015 EICMA in Milan. The Renegade Commando and its variant Renegade Sport S come with an electric start. They have the air filter with paper element innovation. 6 speed synchronized mesh has been added for easy cruising. The front wheel has telescopic suspension while the rear wheel has dual shocks absorbers. The motorcycles also have a fuel tank of 18 litres and weighs 172 kg with 90% fuel filled in fuel tank.
"The wait is almost over with the Auto Expo around the corner. We are extremely excited to partner with UM Motorcycles and bring their globally successful and much-awaited motorcycles to India. With this announcement, we aim at a considerable slice of the market share in the dynamic yet extremely competitive mid-size capacity cruiser market. This is just the beginning and we have a lot of surprises in store for motorcycle enthusiasts in terms of products, sales and after sales," added Mr. Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries.
UM International in alliance with the UP-based Lohia Auto has invested Rs 100 crore for business expansion. Manufacturing is already underway at the Lohia Auto's Kashipur facility in Uttarakhand which will also support the Governmentâs âMake in Indiaâ initiative.
Headquartered out of New Delhi in India, the company has started appointing dealers across India. This distribution network will continue to expand taking in tier 2 and tier 3 cities and towns going forward. Bookings for the Renegade series will be open at the Auto Expo 2016.