Words: Shubham Choukse
UM motorcycles has extended its Indian line-up with the introduction of the Renegade Commando Classic and Mojave motorcycles. Though both the motorcycles are based on the Renegade Commando which was launched in 2016, they follow a different design theme. The Classic comes with chrome elements all-over giving it a typical American street cruiser appeal while the Mojave is inspired from the Mojave Desert in America and hence gets rugged styling with desert-sand paint scheme.
Both the motorcycles are powered by the same 279.5cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve motor pumping out 24.6bhp of power and 23Nm of torque, coupled to a six-speed synchronous mesh overdrive transmission, this is the same motor as seen on the Renegade Commando and the Sport S models. Both the bikes have a kerb weight of 179Kg and a large fuel tank with the capacity of 18-litres.Suspension duties are performed by 41mm convention telescopic forks at the front while twin hydraulic suspensions with springs at the rear. Both the bikes have the same brakes, a 280mm disc with two-piston caliper setup at the front while a 130mm drum setup at the rear.
The Commando Classic is available with two colour options, copper cream and glossy black, while the Commando Mojave is available in a desert coloured matte paint. The bookings for the bikes are now open and deliveries will also begin very soon.
“There is a latent demand for such bikes with varied customer needs emerging in India. The customers are aware, ready to experiment and follow their gut. With the launch of Renegade Commando Classic and Mojave, we are looking forward to attract young leaders. We are committed in setting a new benchmark in providing excellence not only in our products but also in service experience. Renegade Commando Classic and Renegade Commando Mojave will surely capture up-country customers with a progressive mindset,” said Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd. at the launch.
UM Motorcycles is a US based motorcycle company that marked its entry into the Indian market in collaboration with Lohia Auto, India. They now have a manufacturing facility in Kashipur, Uttarakhand where they produce four models, Commando, Sport S, Classic and Mojave.