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UM Renegade Classic

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Key specs
  • Displacement279.5 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported30 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight179 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,03,219

UM Renegade Classic is now discontinued in India.

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UM Renegade Classic Summary

Renegade Classic key highlights

Engine Capacity 279.5 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 179 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres
Max Power 24.8 bhp

About Renegade Classic

The Renegade Classic is a chromed-out version based on the Renegade Commando. This bike also gets an EFI system over the regular carburetor system on other UM bikes.

The bike sports oodles of chrome all around and like its name, has a retro feel to it. The Renegade Classic features panniers as standard. These are colour coordinated with the seats. The bike also gets a large removable windshield, a tank pouch and a USB charging port.

The UM Renegade Classic sports a 279cc single-cylinder engine that produces 25bhp and 23Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and final chain drive. The bike also features an 18-litre fuel tank and kerb weight of 179kg.

The bike competes against the Royal Enfield Classic Chrome.

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UM Renegade Classic Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Strong big bike feel with lots of chrome
    • Riding stance is comfortable for long journeys
    • Pillion seat is very comfortable due to raised backrest
  • Could be Better

    • Engine lacks refinement and tends to heat up
    • Overall poor built quality
    • Not a value for money product

BikeWale's Take

The Renegade Classic is a cruiser offering from American-based, UM Motorcycles. The motorcycle offers a big bike appeal, chromed components and dual-tone colour scheme besides the leaned back riding stance. Powered by a 280cc liquid-cooled motor coupled to a six-speed gearbox, it might not be most refined out there but feels calm for easy cruising.

UM Renegade Classic Review

Another one of the Renegade line of motorcycles from UM, the Classic is the most retro-looking and certainly most chrome-shod variant of the lot. 

What is it?

Why I would buy the UM Renegade Classic

It is a true alternative to the Royal Enfield range and offers more value for money

Why I would avoid the UM Renegade Classic

It is an unknown in terms of brand value, and the Classic still has some rough edges

The UM Renegade is a cruiser platform from which many different cosmetic variants can and have been spun off. The Classic is the retro-styled cruiser, replete with chrome wherever you can apply it, black faux leather accessories, a two-tone paintjob option of which cream is an option (but obviously), and pinstripes. As with its sibling the Mojave, there is a colour-coordinated saddlebag and a tank pouch with a USB charging socket. 


How does it ride?

Since it mechanically the same as any other Renegade, it has a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that displaces 280cc, and generates nearly 25bhp. It sends this power to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and chain drive. Fuel injection and an always-on headlamp are present. There is a typical four-valve/short-stroke hesitancy at low revs, then a lovely surge of torque in the midrange, and the engine feels strained as it nears its redline. The gearing is surprisingly tall, so slipping the clutch a lot in start-stop traffic becomes a must to avoid stalling. The fuel injection could use a little more fine-tuning, as it not smooth at low engine speeds. Open the throttle, and when the midrange comes along, the Classic pulls you along briskly with a very un-cruiser-like rev-happy exhaust note. However, there is nothing to be gained from revving it out to the redline; short shifting works better, in traditional cruiser fashion. The gearbox shifts smoothly and positively, and there are no missed shifts. The brakes comprise of a disc in the front and a drum at the rear, and the latter is surprisingly the better of the two. There is good feel and progression to it. The disc, on the other hand, has good initial bite but needs better progression to inspire confidence in the rider. The Renegade range has a very comfortable riding position, with the feet set forward but not too far forward, and the handlebar is close enough to be comfortable for short riders as well. It handles curves in a way that belies its looks – it is eager to turn, and hold the line. The tyres don’t offer as much feel as we’d like, but given their intended use, which is rough roads and dirt roads as well, they perform well. The suspension soaks up bumps really well, and rarely does it transmit shock to the rider’s posterior. Sharp ridges do catch it out, but it is a fair tradeoff to make for the stability it offers at triple-digit speeds. 

The Renegade range's sweet spot is cruising in the 60-80kph range, but it will sit at 100kph as well without breaking a sweat.

Anything else I should know?

The windshield on the Classic offers a fair bit of wind protection, but it also is quite noisy at speed. That said, it offers really good wind protection even to a six-foot tall rider, which is commendable. It can be removed in a few minutes, as per UM. The tank-mounted instrument cluster is very retro, but you're going to have to take your eyes off the road to look at what speed you're doing. Putting any of the Renegades on the main stand is a surprisingly difficult job, with every kilo of its 178kg weight making itself felt during the process. 

The pre-production Renegades had a long list of things that needed improvement, and UM has done a commendable job to improve them. There still are vibrations from the engine at certain revs, especially approaching the redline, and the fueling needs some more work. However, the American brand is now a real option for those who want something out of the ordinary. 


Should I buy one?

The UM Renegade Classic offers traditional cruiser styling, but there are a few rough edges that need to be sorted out. The pinstriping is a sticker which looks a little tacky up close. The weld near the end of the exhaust is covered over quite clumsily. It’s the little things that distinguish the good from the great, and if the Classic is going to go up against stalwarts like the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 and Classic Chrome, it will need to be great. The latter two are established names whose engines are twice as big, and have many times the street cred – so UM needs to take care of the little things to tip to those on the fence to their side. For those who crave something different or a slice of Americana in the form of an affordable cruiser, the Classic is what they should be looking at.

Where does it fit in?

At Rs 1.89 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the UM Classic competes with other cruisers like the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 (Rs 1.88 lakh), and the Royal Enfield Classic Chrome (Rs 1.86 lakh).

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UM Renegade Classic mileage

As reported by Renegade Classic owners, the real mileage of UM Renegade Classic is 30 kmpl.

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Renegade Classic


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 24.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 23 Nm @ 7,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 279.5 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 74 mm

    Stroke 65 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition CDI, Spark Ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 540 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 140/90-15

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 15 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/90-16

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Hydraulic Telescope Ø 41 mm

    Rear Suspension Twin Hydraulic with Spring

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 179 kg

    Overall Length 2,257 mm

    Overall Width 780 mm

    Wheelbase 1,545 mm

    Ground Clearance 200 mm

    Seat Height --

    Overall Height 1,350 mm

    Chassis Type --

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestYes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator --

Low Oil Indicator --

Low Battery Indicator --

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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UM Renegade Classic User Reviews

4.3 44 ratings 17 reviews
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  •  4Adventure with renegade classic 2 years ago by Durgesh Kumar, New Delhi

    Beyond expectations, just love cruising on this bike, comfortable,good controls, optimum performance.Wonderful bike, great performance, nice looks, top speed 145km per hr. Purchased this bike from um noida. Good dealer.Service is also good. Best cruiser at affordable pr

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    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  1worried dealerships and service centres are shutting and even UML 2 years ago by Vikram Singh Chouhan Vick, Udaipur

    owning this machine from 5th oct 2017 rode 14000 km. very disappointing in starting with minor major problems but when it crosse 10000 kms then it has stopped giving problems. .but now real problems are appearing. ..Dealerships are closing and even the UML.INDIA website

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

  •  1Worst bike um motors 2 years ago by Surya, Hyderabad

    I brought the bike in 2017 and it went to repair 15 mins, fuel leakage, engine shutdowns, heat, fan doesn't work.. I could drive only 5000 kms 4 times towed... Battery dies.. Worst of kind please do not buy it instead buy a scooty as this is worst than a scooty. First d

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

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  •  5Dream ride 2 years ago by Ayush Singh Chandel, Hardoi

    It was my dream ride till last year's diwali and it was full filled by financing it by my first salary. I didn't waited for a single day after getting my salary credited, i went directly to the showroom and talked to the executives, they were way to responsive to all my

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

  •  5Beast with beauty 2 years ago by Abhishek, Aurangabad

    I must say that this bike is awesome.I was going to buy classic 500 before,but when i went to showroom to see this beauty it was love at first sight.Really good and appealing looks.Its macho bike.Many people have complimented me regarding looks of this beauty and beast.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Awesome bike. Appealing features 2 years ago by Rahul, Kolkata

    Renegade classic is a good bike but the reviews on different platforms will just leave you confused. I have been using this bike for a good 8 months. I must tell you, people come and compliment me on how good this bike looks. The performance is also amazing as it has 27

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

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