US based two-wheeler manufacturer, UM Motorcycles has unveiled three new products for the Indian market at the ongoing 2018 Auto Expo held at Greater Noida. The 3 new models include – Renegade Duty S, Renegade Duty Ace and Thor electric cruiser.
The Renegade Duty S and Renegade Duty Ace will mark a lower entry point to the UM brand thanks to the lower displacement and less technology competing with the Bajaj Avenger Street 220, and Suzuki Intruder 150 in the Indian market. Priced starting at Rs 1.10 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Duty S and Duty Ace have different characteristics. The Duty S offers a slightly upright riding position with the seat is curved to act like a bum-stopper. While the Duty Ace ia a café racer offering low-slung handlebars and chrome finished bar-end mirrors.
Both bikes are built on the same platform, and share the same 223cc oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 16.8 BHP and 17 Nm of torque. This unit is mated to a five-speed gearbox and final chain drive. However, the motorcycles are not equipped with ABS as of now, but the company has promised to offer it soon.
In addition to the rest of the Renegade range, the manufacturer has also launched the most powerful production ready electric bike at this-year’s biennial event. Price starting at a whopping Rs 4.9 lakh, first-batch of Thor customers will get an opportunity to take delivery of the bike from its Italy factory. The Thor is a completely built-up unit (CBU) currently, but has plans to later manufacture in India for the world.
The UM Renegade Thor is powered by a 30kW motor that churns out around 70Nm paired to a 5-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch, and with the liquid cooling on cooler and battery management system. A belt drive sends the power to the wheel. There are three battery capacities- 27 kWh (range up to 270 km); 15 kWh (up to 149 km); 7.5kWh (up to 81 km). Dual-channel ABS is standard.
The built-in board charger and fast charger are compatible with level 1,2 and 3 electric car chargers. With the fast charger, it takes 40 minutes to reach 80%. With Level 2 Charger for the 7.5 kWh, it takes 2 hours; and for the 15 kWh battery, it takes 4 hours. The 27 kWh battery takes 7 hours to charge. The first 50 customers gets lifetime free charging from any UM showrooms. However, the other customers will get just two years of free charging.
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