Auto Expo 2018 Day 2 has begun and UM Motorcycles has just taken the wraps off its four new motorcycles. The biggest attraction at UM booth is the new Renegade Thor electric cruiser that has been launched in India at a price of Rs 9.9 lakh. The company intends to launch a locally made version that will roll out by 2020 at an estimated price of Rs 4.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The electric motor in the new UM Renegade Thor showcased at Auto Expo 2018 develops a peak power output of 30kw along with a maximum torque of 70 NM. The bike has been integrated with a hydraulic clutch and liquid cooled motor with a controller. The bike also has a reverse gear to ease up the task for the rider. The electric cruiser also gets disc brakes at both ends and these further come linked to an ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) for added safety. The motorcycle offers a range of 270 kms per single full charge.
The new Renegade Duty 230 has been launched in two variants at Auto Expo 2018. The Duty S and Duty Ace come powered by a 223cc single cylinder engine mated to a five speed transmission system. The engine is good for producing 17 PS of power along with 17 NM of torque. Transmission is a five speed unit. The price of the new UM Renegade Duty S is Rs 1.10 lakh while the Duty Ace will set you back by Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The manufacture plans to bring the ABS and Fi version of the two bikes by December 2018.
The company has also unveiled a new model by the name Renegade Vegan. The bike is the sportier version of the Sport S and hence it gets its power from the same 279cc engine that runs the latter. The motorcycle showcased at Auto Expo 2018 will be launched in India by May 2018. The bike will come with a rear disc brake and an ABS.
Commenting on the unveil of new UM bikes at Auto Expo 2018, "We have received an overwhelming response to our cruisers since we launched them at the last Expo. By unveiling the Thor, we want to establish our technological advancement for the Indian market, reiterating the fact that we are here to stay. The Indian market is opening to electric motorcycles, and with the Thor we have a first mover's advantage. The Renegade Duty S and Duty Ace cater to a special segment of motorcyclists who are seeking fun and adventure from their motorcycles and we are quite sure these will appeal to such young guns."