UM Motorcycles will launch two new, 230-cc entry level cruiser motorcycles, both of which were revealed at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. Back then, UM Motorcycles also revealed prices of these motorcycles – Rs. 1.1 lakhs, making them quite affordable. In India, the UM Renegade Duty S and Duty Ace will take on bikes, such as the Bajaj Avenger 220 and the Suzuki Intruder 150.
Both motorcycles will use the same engine and gearbox combination but will have stylistic differences. However, both motorcycles will be cruisers. UM Motorcycles has yet to launch any other style in the Indian market although the future will see non-cruisers being ridden in into India.
UM Lohia Two Wheelers CEO Rajeev Mishra said,
In September this year we plan to launch a 230 cc bike. Before that we will also launch two variants of existing products. Over the next two years we plan to launch a 450cc and a 650cc bike. So by 2020 we will have a product portfolio ranging from 230 cc to 650 cc. Currently, we need to supply bikes to southern and western regions from our Kashipur (Uttarakhand) plant which is both time consuming and adds to cost. The new plant would help take care of this issue. o achieve this target, we also plan to expand our sales network. Over the next three months we plan to take the number of dealerships to 100 from the current 78 outlets. The idea is to cover tier I and tier II cities.
The UM Renegade Duty S and the Duty Ace will use a four-stroke, 223-cc engine with 17 bhp of max power at 8,000 rpm and 17 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycles get electric starters as standard, and are also expected to offer single channel ABS.
The motorcycles will have 10-litre fuel tanks. With a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 41 Kmpl, the UM Renegade Duty twins are expected to have a range of about 350-400 Kms. Both motorcycles are likely to be volume baggers due to their affordable price tags. They’ll be slightly pricier than the Bajaj Avenger 220 and the Suzuki Intruder 150.