About Renegade Classic
The UM Renegade Classic is one of the first products that the US-based manufacturer entered the Indian market with. The flagship model in the company’s Indian portfolio, the Renegade Classic is a laidback cruiser, designed to resemble old-school American cruisers.
The liberal use of chrome, pinstripes and the classic paint scheme all give the Renegade Classic the swanky look of a big retro cruiser. Even when it comes to ergonomics, the Renegade Classic gets a laidback cruising riding position thanks to front set footpegs, wide handlebar and a low seat. The pillion seat also gets a backrest to improve the comfort levels. The instrument cluster integrates an analogue speedometer and a small digital display.
The Renegade Classic is powered by a 279cc water-cooled single-cylinder engine. UM says that the engine has been developed keeping the Indian market in mind. It delivers 25bhp and 21.8Nm of torque, and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. To keep costs in check, UM decided to go with a carburettor instead of a fuel-injection system. The front wheel rides on inverted forks while the rear gets conventional dual springs.
When it comes to competition, the Renegade Classic goes up against Royal Enfield’s most popular model – the Classic 350 as well as the Mahindra Mojo.