UM Renegade Commando Mojave & Classic
Low price to pay for a slice of American cruising
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.
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.
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