UM Rene­gade Com­mando Mo­jave & Clas­sic

Low price to pay for a slice of Amer­i­can cruis­ing

Evo India - - NEW METAL - Words by: Je­han Adil Darukhanawala Photography by: Ro­hit G Mane

TTHE WHOLE IDEA OF WIND IN YOUR hair and laid­back rid­ing cul­ture has mostly been an Amer­i­can phe­nom­e­non, and thus far it’s mostly been be­yond reach of the com­mon biker. Here’s the good news. For those who don’t have the big bucks to shell out for Har­leys and In­di­ans, there is UM Mo­tor­cy­cles.

The fairly young Amer­i­can mo­tor­cy­cle brand started off in In­dia with an af­ford­ably priced set of bikes, namely the Rene­gade Com­mando and Sport S. Now, UM Mo­tor­cy­cles has added two more mod­els, the Com­mando Mo­jave and Com­mando Clas­sic, to ex­pand its to­tal prod­uct port­fo­lio to four mo­tor­cy­cles.

What are they?

The two mo­tor­cy­cles ba­si­cally of­fer two new themes for the ex­ist­ing Rene­gade Com­mando. The Com­mando Mo­jave is UM’s trib­ute to the Mo­jave Desert in USA with its matte sand colour fin­ish, quite sim­i­lar to the one found on the Royal En­field Desert Storm. The me­chan­i­cal el­e­ments come fin­ished in black with the dark brown leather seats and han­dle­bar grips to go along with it. The Com­mando Clas­sic of­fers a more tra­di­tional ap­proach. The two-tone cop­per-cream theme is ac­cen­tu­ated by the oodles of chromium fin­ished parts and rich tan leather units.

All new?

Not at all. Apart from the colour schemes, the only dif­fer­ences to the new mod­els are the stan­dard fit­ment ac­ces­sories such as the en­gine guard, mo­bile phone pouch on the fuel tank, USB charg­ing point and sin­gle-sided sad­dle­bags. The Clas­sic gets the same tan leather sad­dle­bag but the Mo­jave gets an olive coloured tex­tile sad­dle­bag. The Mo­jave also gets a spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tive badg­ing on the side pan­els.

What else?

The large wind­shield com­ple­ments the Clas­sic’s ap­peal and will ap­peal to those who want to be seen rid­ing on what is a typ­i­cal Amer­i­can style cruiser. UM and its In­dian part­ner Lo­hia Auto have im­proved build qual­ity and fin­ish from what was seen on the ini­tial batch of Rene­gades that had rolled off the as­sem­bly lines. The loose wires and

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