UM Motorcycles Launches Renegade Range at Auto Expo 2016
The much awaited Renegade range from UM Motorcycles has been launched at the Auto Expo 2016. The American motorcycle brand which brings to India the Renegade range in a 50:50 joint venture with Indian automotive maker Lohia Auto unveiled its Renegade range of cruiser motorcycles – Renegade Sport S, Renegade Commando and Renegade Classic.
The bikes are priced in the Rs 1.49 – Rs 1.69 lakh range (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company announced at the event that bookings of the bikes will begin from today across India.
The Renegade Commando comes with a 279cc, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine developing 25bhp at 8,500rpm and 21.8Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, mated to a six-speed transmission on board. The bike has a wide, cruising handlebars and hydraulic telescopic front suspension and spring rear suspension. The Renegade Sport S and the Renegade Classic also come equipped with the same engine, and transmission specs.
Talking about the Launch, UM Motors’s Director- India, said,” We 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”
Present also at the event was Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries. He said,” 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.”
UM International in this alliance with the UP-based Lohia Auto has invested Rs 100 crore for expanding their business to India. According to the company, manufacturing for the renegade range is already underway at the Lohia Auto’s Kashipur facility in Uttarakhand .
Initially the Motorcycle will be available across major cities in the country. The company later plans to expand there distribution network to tier 2 and tier 3 cities and towns so as to make it a household name.