Royal Enfield Thunderbird-rivaling UM Renegade cruiser motorcycles get COSTLIER

UM Lohia Two Wheelers has come up with costlier variants of the Renegade line up of cruiser motorcycles. The hike in prices is due to the fuel injection systems of the Renegade Sport S and Renegade Commando getting replaced by carburetors.

Generally, fuel injected bikes are cheaper than carbureted ones but in UM’s case, it’s been the opposite. The carbureted versions of the UM Renegade Sport S and Commando start from Rs. 1.79 lakhs, and Rs. 1.85 lakhs, ex showroom Delhi. People who want fuel injection still have the option of buying the Renegade Commando and Sport models as these motorcycles are also available with fuel injection. The fuel injected Renegade Sport S is priced at Rs. 1.66 lakhs, and the Commando at Rs. 1.83 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.

Both the fuel injected and carbureted variants of the Renegade Sport S and Commando are powered by the same 279cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled four stroke engine. However, the fuel injected motors make 25 Bhp of peak power compared to 23 Bhp of peak power put out by the carbureted version. Torque figures remain the same though, at 23 Nm for both variants. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard.

UM Renegade Commando

While both motorcycles get disc brakes on the front wheel, ABS is yet to be offered. By April 2019 though, both these motorcycles will get ABS as the safety feature becomes mandatory in India. Key features on both motorcycles include 41 mm telescopic forks up front, coil sprung shock absorbers at the rear, 16-inch front and 15-inch rear alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, USB charging point and 18 liter fuel tanks.

The UM Renegade Sport S is offered in three colours: Red, Silver and Orange, while the Commando gets Green, Burgundy and Black paint schemes. The motorcycles take on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and 500 range of cruisers in price terms. While the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is cheaper than the Renegade cruisers, the Thunderbird 500 is pricier. Royal Enfield will soon add dual channel ABS to all variants of the Thunderbird.

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