UM Motorcycle Launch Renegade Duty S and Duty Ace At Auto Expo 2018
UM claims the motorcycles, which have a price tag starting at Rs 1.01 lakh, can be used both on and off the road
Apart from showcasing the world’s first geared electric cruiser called the Thor, UM Motorcycle also launched the Renegade Duty, or rather two new variants of it. They are called the Duty S and the Duty Ace. The Duty S priced at Rs 1.10 lakh while the Renegade Ace will retail for Rs 1.29 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).
The Renegade Duty S and the Duty Ace are powered by a 223cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine which puts out 17PS of power at 8000rpm and 17Nm of torque at 5000rpm. With a ground clearance of 180mm and a kerb weight of 142kg and 140kg, the manufacturer says the Duty S and Duty Ace are capable both on and off the road.
In terms of styling, the Duty S looks similar to the stadandard Renegade cruiser it is based on. The bike showcased at the Auto Expo featured a matte green paint job with a matte black finish for the engine and transmission cover, front forks and alloy wheels. The bike comes with LED lights mounted on the front forks. The seats look quite chunky and look like they have a lot of cushioning, which should make it ideal for covering long distances.
The Renegade Duty Ace, on the other hand, looks a lot sportier and flaunts a black matte paint job with red stripes. The airbox features the iconic Ace Cafe logo while the rider's seat is finished in brown. The bar-end mirrors and the flat handlebar gives it quite an agressive look. This one too gets LED lights on the front forks and a single pod instrument cluster.
At the price point that both bikes are offered with, it’s quite natural that the bikes don’t come with technically superior suspension and braking components. At front, you get a telescopic fork and 120/80 section tyres mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels. The setup at the rear includes a conventional shock absorber and 130mm drum brakes. The rear tyre is 15-inch in size and come shod with 130/90mm tyres. The bikes have a 10-litre fuel tank and the manufacturer claims the engine can return 41kmpl.