Auto Expo 2018: UM unveils three motorcycles including a geared electric cruiser bike

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UM in partnership with Lohia Two-Wheelers unveiled three motorcycles at the Auto Expo being held in Greater Noida on Thursday. The motorcycles include one electric cruiser Renegade Thor and two petrol-based motorcycles Renegade Duty S and Renegade Duty Ace.

Renegade Thor is, as the company claims, the world’s first geared electric cruiser. The engine in the bike delivers a maximum 30 Kw of power @8000 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 70 Nm. The engine is mated to 5-speed transmission gears.

The bike features twin-adjustable shocks at rear and hydraulic telescopic suspension at the front. Starting price of Renegade Thor is Rs 4.9 lakh.

The range of the motorcycle is up to 270 km in a single charge and can reach a maximum speed of 180 kmph. The Li-Po battery which powers the bike can reach 80 percent of charging in 40 minutes with a fast charger. The company also announced that free charging facility will be available to customers at UM dealers for the first two years.

“The Indian market is opening to electric motorcycles, and with the Renegade Thor we have the first mover’s advantage,” Rajeev Mishra, CEO of UM Lohia Two Wheelers said.

The Renegade Duty S and Duty Ace feature largely similar specifications. Both bikes pack a single cylinder, 4 stroke oil cooled 223cc engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine delivers a maximum power of 17ps @8000 rpm and torque of 17 Nm @5000 rpm.

Both motorcycles sport 41 mm hydraulic telescopic suspension in the front and twin hydraulic suspension with spring at the rear.

The maximum capacity of the fuel tank is 10 litres for both Duty models and delivers a mileage of 41 kmpl, as claimed by the manufacturer.

These two bikes are targeted at the young urban youth and can be used on a daily basis, the company representatives present at the Expo said.

UML is also planning to produce the motorcycles, including the electric cruiser, in India. In future, a customer will be able to customise the bikes–colours, features and accessories–according to his or her wishes, the company announced.moneycontrol