UM Renegade Sport S vs UM Renegade Commando comparison review

UM Renegade Sport S vs UM Renegade Commando


Renegade Sport S and Renegade Commando
Finally, after many decades, the Indian auto industry has got the bikes which may challenge the existence of the status quo in India, you know about whom I am talking about, don't you? US based, UM Motorcycles has now entered into the Indian market with its low cost premium cruisers.



Features: 300cc engine, 25 bhp, stylish 'bobber' looks resembling bigger bikes, USB charging ports, comfortable seats, wide tires


Cons: build quality, reliability, parts availability, service center short fall.


UM motorcycles is a fairly established brand in the united States and some parts of Southeast Asia, as well. UM motorcycles has a history of about 2 decades in this industry, already. Talking about the current offerings from UM we have two product in the portfolio, the Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport S models.


The UM Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport S bikes will compete with the current crop of best selling bikes from the Royal Enfield stable. Talking about the actual bikes, the Renegade Commando falls in the category of 'Softail Motorcycles' which are used for long journeys with great seating comfort. On the other hand, the Renegade Sport S is an aggressive looking machine, for the young hipsters on the roads. Both the machines have been built on the same platform, but both portray different characters. 

The Renegade Commando has classy looking spoked wheels with blackened steel rims, as opposed to the matte black finished, seven spoke, aluminum alloy wheels of the Renegade Sport S. Even the tire sections on the Renegade Commando is broader than that of the Renegade Sport S, which provides more macho and bulkier look to the Commando. But the Renegade Commando comes with tube type tires whereas the Renegade Sport S comes fitted with tubeless ones. Talking about the aesthetics of the mud guards, Renegade Commando has large Softail bobber design but on the Renegade Sport S the front mud-guard is a sleek design. Adding on to that, the Renegade Sport S has dual tone color scheme with pin striping on it, which is quite a lucrative offering. The Renegade Commando comes in 3 matte shades. 


    Both bikes share the same power-plant of 279.5 cc which delivers 24.8 Bhp @8500 Rpm and 21.8 Nm @7000rpm, power to weight ration of the bike is around 144Bhp/Ton. Which also helps the bike in low end drive-ability. 


                       On both the Commando and Renegade Sport S, a mobile charging port is provided near the speedometer of the bike, which is really good offering from UM. On the Renegade Sport S, unique side illuminating LED’s are provided for better visibility at night, which is very unique feature provided by UM.

 Ride comfort is not a concern on both the bikes as the Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport S are provided with big saddles, on the other hand the Renegade Commando comes with pillion rider back rest from factory. Rider sites quite upright on both the bikes, but the Renegade Sport S handle bars are more wider and may face issues while riding in congestion. 


Cluster of both the motorcycle is common but placed in different locations, on the Renegade Commando it is placed on the fuel tank and on the Renegade Sport S is placed conventional way on the handle bars. The switch gear of both the bikes are new and different, but quality seems to be improved to sustain the weathering. 


If you wish to buy the Renegade Commando it will cost you 1.59 lakhs and 1.49 lakhs ex-showroom for the Renegade Sports S, which are quite decently priced. 

Our verdict: UM is a new and emerging brand in India, we need to wait till UM settles firmly in India.


Complete Side view of the Renegade Commando

Rear view of the Renegade Sport S


3 color options in the Renegade Commando motocycle



3 color options in the Renegade Sports S

   


Renegade Commando
Renegade Sport S
ENGINE
1 Cylinder, 4 Stroke
1 Cylinder, 4 Stroke
DISPLACEMENT (ML)
279.5 cc
279.5 cc
POWER (HP/RPM)
24.8 hp @ 8500 rpm
24.8 hp @ 8500 rpm
TORQUE (NM/RPM)
21.8 Nm @ 7000 rpm
21.8 Nm @ 7000 rpm
COMPRESSION RADIO
10.7 : 1
10.7 : 1
BORE & STROKE (MM)
74 x 65
74 x 65
FUEL SUPPLY (G/KMH)
Carburetor, PV 34
Carburetor, PV 34
IGNITION
CDI, Spark Ignition
CDI, Spark Ignition
COOLING
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled
FINAL DRIVE
520 Chain
520 Chain
ENGINE OIL
SN -15W 50
SN -15W 50
FRONT SUSPENSION
Hydraulic Telescopic, 41mm
Hydraulic Telescopic, 41mm
REAR SUSPENSION
Twin Hydraulic Shocks With Spring
Twin Hydraulic Shocks With Spring
FRONT TIRE
110/90 - 16, TubeType Tyre
110/80 -17, Tubeless Tyre
REAR TIRE
140/90 - 15, Tube Type Tyre
140/80 - 15, Tube Type Tyre
FRONT BRAKE
Disc 280mm, 2 Piston Caliper
Disc 280mm, 2 Piston Caliper
REAR BRAKE
Drum
Drum
RIMS
Drum
Aluminum
STARTING SYSTEM
Electric start
Electric start
TOTAL HEIGHT (MM)
1140
1100
TOTAL LENGTH (MM)
2257
2227
TOTAL WIDTH (MM)
820
860
GROUND CLEARANCE (MM)
150
150
WHEELBASE (MM)
1545
1545

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