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UM Motorcycles Renegade Thor launched in India at Auto Expo 2018. The UM Renegade Thor electric cruiser motorcycle is priced at Rs 4.9 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). The Renegade Thor is the world's first electric cruiser and also the first electric offering from the stable of the American brand. The overall design of the Thor is similar to other UM cruisers.
The new UM Renegade Thor draws power from a 30kW electric motor producing 70Nm of torque. The electric motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox, and the power is delivered to the rear wheel through a belt drive. The gearbox reduces the load on the motor and increases the range of the motorcycle.
The UM Renegade Thor delivers a riding range of 270km on a single charge. Thanks to the fast charging feature, 80 percent of the battery can be charged in just 40 minutes. The Renegade Thor electric bike can hit a top speed of 180km/h. With the decent range, the electric cruiser will be an ideal motorcycle for daily commuting and weekend rides.
The UM Renegade Thor is also equipped with a hydraulic clutch and liquid-cooled motor with a controller. Another interesting feature of the Thor electric cruiser is the addition of reverse gear for easy manoeuvring. Overall, the Renegade Thor sports a solid package and will be a fierce competitor to the conventional cruisers in the market.
On the design front, the UM Renegade features typical cruiser style design elements such as wide handlebars, flowing tank, low slung seat, front set foot pegs and a lot of chrome detailing. The digital instrument cluster is placed on the tank which is likely to be used to fill the coolant.
The UM Renegade Thor is equipped with 280mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear. ABS is offered as a standard feature. Suspension duties are handled by 41mm telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle comes with spoke wheels shod with chunky tyres.
Bookings for the UM Renegade Thor has commenced across all the UM dealerships in the country. The Renegade Thor will be brought to India via CBU (Completely Built Unit) route, and the deliveries of the electric cruiser is expected to start in the coming months.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The UM Renegade Thor
The UM Renegade Thor electric cruiser is a game-changing product in the electric two-wheeler segment. Combined with the stunning looks and advanced features, the UM Renegade Thor is a well-packed motorcycle. But with the charging infrastructure in the developing phase, it will be a challenge for electric two-wheelers in India. But the UM Renegade Thor, with its attractive price tag, will be a tough competitor to the conventional cruisers in the market.