Yet another cruiser bike from American based motorcycle firm, UM made its grand debut in India at the 2016 Auto Expo.Commando as it is called gets a rugged treatment dominated by matte finish on the entire body. One of the highlights of the outer styling is the conspicuous white star on the fuel tank. For power generation UM has employed the same engine that does duty on the Sport S model outputting similar power and torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a synchromesh transmission.
Coming from the US bike maker, the mid-range cruiser gets a white star on the fuel tank which correlates with American military. The matte finish on the body reinforces its dapper & raw look. Up front are a round head lamp and two indicators placed just beneath it. Handle bars are positioned high and the long tank features speedometer, something that is usually not found in other bikes. There is a segregate seating arrangement for rider and pillion with the latter placed a tad high than former. Front forks are massive and foot pegs are set forward. Rear gets a large tail lamp cluster and a large rear mudguard that falls in line with the massive body.
UM Renegade Commando Engine Specifications & Transmission
A 279cc single cylinder, water-cooled engine is housed for supplying max. Power generated by the engine is around 24.8bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque developed is 22Nm at 7000rpm. A six-speed synchromesh transmission is paired to the 279cc engine. Suspension duties are handled by 41mm hydraulic telescope in front and twin hydraulic with spring type at rear.
UM Renegade Commando Features
Features such as 18 litre fuel tank, fuel tank mounted analogue speedometer with digital display, trip meter, neutral gear indicator, neat blue dial, pillion backrest, halogen head lamp etc are offered on the cruiser.
UM Renegade Commando Braking & Handling
Braking power comes from 2 piston calliper disc brakes measuring 280mm in front and 280mm drum brakes at rear.
UM Renegade Commando Wheels & Tyres
110/90-16 tyres in front come with 16 inch steel with spokes rims whereas rear features 140/90-15 tyres.
UM Renegade Commando Competition
The new affordable premium cruiser from UM is set to lock horns with the Bajaj Avenger series and Royal Enfield cruisers. Cruiser segment currently does not offer a variety of premium affordable offerings, hence UM stands a fair chance to lure customers to showrooms.
Comfortable seating position
Segment first water-cooled engine.
Compromised plastic quality
Fuel tank mounted speedometer.