Please wait

You’re being redirected to suzukimotorcycle.co.in

UM Renegade Mojave

Overview Expert Opinion Similar Bikes Colours Specs User Reviews News Dealers
Key specs
  • Displacement279.5 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight179 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,85,526

UM Renegade Mojave is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued
  • 51 ImagesSee Images
  • 1 ColourSee Colour
Colours:

UM Renegade Mojave Summary

Renegade Mojave key highlights

Engine Capacity 279.5 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 179 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres
Max Power 24.8 bhp

About Renegade Mojave

The UM Renegade Commando Mojave is a version of the Renegade. This follows a sand motif, so it is available only in matt brown paint, with matching saddlebags and tank pouch. It has the same 279cc, 25bhp motor as the rest of the Renegade range. In fact, it is mechanically identical to the rest of the range. You get a six-speed gearbox, fuel injection and a top speed in excess of 120kmph. There is a sticker on the motorcycle that proclaims it to be a Mojave - that being the driest, most arid place in North America. The Joshua Trees on the sticker are indicators of the Mojave desert, and add a nice touch to the UM Mojave.

It competes with the Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm, also a cruiser with a sand motif.
write a review

UM Renegade Mojave Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers a big bike feel
    • Comfortable riding stance for long journeys
    • Features electric fuel-injection
  • Could be Better

    • Poor built quality
    • False neutrals on shifting gears
    • Not a value for money product

BikeWale's Take

The Renegade Mojave is a cruiser offering from American-based, UM Motorcycles. The motorcycle offers a lean back riding stance besides its big bike appeal. It is powered by a 280cc liquid-cooled motor coupled to a six-speed gearbox that is ideal for long distance journeys.

UM Renegade Mojave Review

UM Motorcycles is out with a new, improved, BS-lV versions of their Renegade line of motorcycles. We take a look at the Mojave, a variant that appeals to the desert rat in all of us. 

What is it?

Why I would buy the UM Renegade Mojave

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

Why I would avoid the UM Renegade Mojave

It is an unknown so far, both in terms of brand value and quality


The UM Renegade is a cruiser platform from which many different cosmetic variants can and have been spun off. The Mojave is the variant that appeals to those who want something that looks ready to cross the Thar. What it gets is a matt brown paint job and a sticker with its name and a couple of Joshua Trees, symbols of the Mojave desert in the USA. There are colour-coordinated saddlebags (saddlebag, actually, since there’s only one as standard) and a tank pouch with a USB charging socket. Everything else is matt black, in keeping with the theme.


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 Mojave 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 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 at low revs 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?

Like we just said – if you want a cruiser with American heritage (no matter how short), and you want to be different, the likes of the Mojave will appeal to you. UM India intends to manufacture 1500 examples of the Renegade range per month for now, which means your Mojave will always be as rare a sight as an oasis in the Mojave. 

Where does it fit in?

At Rs 1.8 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the UM Mojave competes with other cruisers like the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 (Rs 1.88 lakh), and the Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm (Rs 1.78 lakh).

Photos: Kapil Angane

Full Review

-Hide Review

UM Renegade Mojave Colours

Renegade Mojave

Specifications

  • 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

    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 --

    Mileage - ARAI --

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

    Top Speed --

    View more specs
  • 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

    View more specs
  • 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 1,140 mm

    Chassis Type --

    View more specs
  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty --

    Standard Warranty --

Features

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

KillswitchYes

Clock--

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

View more features

Bike Review Contest

Rate & write a detailed review to win Amazon vouchers worth ₹ 2,000

UM Renegade Mojave User Reviews

4.7 31 ratings 9 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  •  5Lovely bike to have 2 years ago by Shefali, Kolkata

    United motors has done a commendable job in improving their machines and listening to their customers. They have got the cruiser look just right and the performance is also brilliant. They have introduced a carb version in their bikes. I have taken a test ride on the mo

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Affordable cruiser good performance 2 years ago by Sanyashi, Kolkata

    If you are looking for a bike within the 300cc to 500cc segment then go for um motorcycles. It’s perfect when it comes to displacement, styling and pricing. So you can think of getting this bike actually if you are looking for an affordable cruiser with good performance

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Unique desert coloured matte paint job 2 years ago by Prime, Kolkata

    When it comes to style, the commando mojave delivers what you’d expect from an american cruiser. I love how um motorcycles has added the leather saddlebags as standard adding to that authentic charm. It has a very eye catchy and unique desert coloured matte paint job an

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  • View more
  •  2This a teddy bear not a beast 2 years ago by Rahul, Bangalore

    1. Buying experience was really ok Coz the sales person doesn't have enough information on the bike Riding experience was really badass But performance in off reading classic 350 did much better than this big teddy bear Omg oil issue was like shit i was badly annoyed i

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

  •  5Best bike 3 years ago by Prabir Jash, Cooch Behar

    My best bike, it good condition...Best performance...Good mileage, comfortable, servicing is good, sound is bad, servicing center carefully servicing, light condition is so good..Style is rock...It is better than royal enfield... I drive long but no back pain..But other

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Lovely beast bike 3 years ago by Mohan, Kolkata

    One word for this bike is awesome, good for long tour and rough areas. Feels good for a long drive and the pick-up of the bike is great. Totally love the experience. At a reasonable price, you get good mileage and performance. Commando also has cool features like a usb

    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •   
    Read more
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    • Got mileage of

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Read all user reviews

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

UM Renegade Mojave News

Read all news