Are you fed up with the existing 300 & 500 cc models? Then here comes the new manufacturer that deliver performance oriented 2-wheelers that are going to change the whole scenario of the auto market. It is none other than the ‘UM Motorcycles’ an American manufacturer. The UM bikes are already hit models in the American auto market, but in order to establish the network all over the world, the ‘UM’ had stepped into the Indian auto market, where the people admires the bike like a ‘God’.
The UM Motorcycles first showcased the lineup at the 2014 Auto Expo, within the short span the bike maker debuted the Renegade series at the 2016 Auto Expo to allure the auto adores. The UM grabbed the attention of the footfalls when it was displayed at the consecutive Auto expo’s. The UM Motorcycles made its lineup very plusher to give iconic stance in the respective segments.
UM Renegade Commando Mojave gets offered only in one color option as;
So with the positives vibes and tremendous response from the footfalls at the Auto Expo’s, the bike maker launched the most distinctive ‘Commando Mojave’ from the Renegade Series. Let’s see how this would be a better alternative to the existing cruising models in the segment.
The Renegade Commando Mojave is one of the expensive cruisers in the UM Renegade series. The bike comes with a large leg guard to ensure safety on the road. The muscular fuel tank with pouch offers the good amount of space to keep the accessories of the biker. While the saddle bag on both the sides of the bike comes as a standard option, but the left side saddlebag will come as an optional one.
The bike carries the design similar to the Harley-Davidson Fatboy, which gets a stylish round headlamp unit housed on the square plate along with three ridges on both sides appears to be plusher in the bike. The Mojave Desert in California sticker on the side of the bike define the bike. The matte-black spoke wheels and the exhaust looks elegant and iconic. The bike was sculpted stylishly and robustly to give macho stance to the bike.
The Mojave gets an astounding front and rear fenders, which give perfect cruising stance to the bike. The Instrument console of the bike is fitted at the center of the fuel tank Instead of the handlebar to give the unique appearance and to the cruiser.
The bike acknowledges the rider by displaying significant info of the bike and also facilitate by offering features like; USB charging point, a large blue-lit analog speedometer with a small LCD for gear indication purpose, odometer, trip, and fuel meter. The instrument console mounted on the fuel tank is a bit hard for the biker to read.
As said the 18-liter fuel tank appears to be robust and elegant when seen at the first glance. The rear view mirrors further adds the premium look to the bike. While the cruising stance is elevated with the 16-inch front and 15-inch rear spoke wheels wrapped by tubeless tyres offer good grip over the surface. The hassle-free drives are possible with suspension unit fitted at both the ends.
Hence the bike appears to be the most stylish cruiser that gets faired with the flamboyant elements to arrest the sight of the mankind.
Now our discussion is about the quality of the bike. The bike elements that are not up to the mark, which was disappointing with the bike. The plastic panels and fairings of the bike appear to be fitted with the cheap quality material. I think the biker has fitted the bike with low-quality materials in order to make the bike affordable to the customer.
Powering the cruiser, it draws the ferocious energy from a 279.5 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled mill that churns out tremendous output to offer cruising speed to the biker. The Mojave gets compliance to the BS4 norms to enable decent rides with low emission. The biker might experience the vibrations when the bike rides at low speeds, hence there are some issues with the riding speed.
The 6-speed gearbox offers easy shifts to the biker along with responsive output with respect to the biker range. Though the bike claims to be a good cruiser to ride, the tuned & refined output is not distributed accurately. In order to experience the pleasure with the bike, one has to rev the bike only in mid-range speed, otherwise, you’ll get vibrated with the motion that the bike develops.
The bike pumps out a peak torque of 23Nm, which is the good number, but it is not sufficient to sprint the bike as desired and not such a commendable when compared to the engine. The 6-speed transmission unit works well, but the shifting of gears is a bit disgusting to the rider. The pattern of 1-gear down & 5-gears up gives good riding capability. Hence the quicker shifts are efficiently drawn from the transmission unit mated with the engine.
The dual-cradle frame is built strongly to hold good in all situations. The measurements of the bike are decently crafted to handle the bike effectively. Hence the biker & pillion gets delighted with the comfort levels offered by the bike. The raised handlebar, foot-pegs, and nicely padded seating offer perfect cruising stance to the rider.
The comfortable & stress-free rides are possible with conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin hydraulic shocks at the rear. Hence the stiffer suspension enables good vibes to the biker on roads. The linear bumps, potholes, and speed breakers are effectively overcome with the reliable suspension unit. Thus, Commando Mojave enables good dynamics to endeavor the road like a beast. Though the bike weighs 179 kg.
All the riders mostly feel concern about braking system. So, the bike maker employed 280mm disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum at the rear to stop the bike at acquired conditions. Hence the rider can easily stop the bike accordingly with the appropriate application.
You can cruise the UM Renegade Commando Mojave to the fullest by sparing almost 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hence the bike is priced affordably by considering the competition and also to maintain the customers and sales too. The driving dynamics, ergonomics, styling, and the design language it carries is just Awesome to the motor enthusiasts who adores and admires the cruisers. Thus, with all the features, specs and powertrain configuration, UM Renegade Commando Mojave is going to enchant the market and customers too.