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UM Motorcycles launched India's first electric cruiser, the Renegade Thor in India at the Auto Expo 2018. The UM Renegade Thor is priced at Rs 4.9 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) and it is also world's first electric cruiser sporting a classic design similar to other UM cruisers. Here is the first look review of the new UM Renegade Thor electric cruiser motorcycle.
UM Renegade Thor Design
The UM Renegade Thor electric cruiser sports a typical cruiser design with long wheelbase, low slung seat, lowered handlebar, flowing fuel tank design and chunky rear tyre. The overall design looks classic similar to other UM cruisers. The electric motor and the battery are compact and do not hamper the looks of the motorcycle.
Up front, the UM Renegade Thor features chunky telescopic forks and a round headlamp with chrome housing. There is plenty of chrome elements on the Thor which gives a retro look to the rather futuristic electric cruiser. The front set footpegs aids in a relaxed riding position similar to other cruisers in the market.
The rear section of the UM Renegade Thor features a LED tail lamp and a retro-style mudguard. The cruiser misses out on the pillion backrest, but the seat is wide and large enough for a comfortable ride. Overall, the UM Renegade Thor is a perfect combination of classic looks and modern design elements which makes it an interesting motorcycle.
UM Renegade Thor Fact Sheet
|Price||Rs 4.9 lakh|
|Powerplant||3-phase AC Motor|
UM Renegade Thor Specifications
The UM Renegade Thor is equipped with a 30kW electric motor producing 70Nm of torque. The electric motor is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox delivering power to the rear wheel via a belt drive. The electric cruiser also features a hydraulic clutch and liquid-cooled motor with a controller.
Another impressive fact about the UM Renegade Thor is that it delivers a riding range of 270km on a single charge and can hit a top speed of 180km/h. The motorcycle also gets fast charging feature which enables the battery to charge up to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.
UM Renegade Thor Features
The UM Renegade Thor is equipped with modern features such as digital instrument cluster on the tank, stylish headlamp, LED tail light, chrome rims, spoke wheels and front set foot pegs. The clear lens turn indicators and futuristic motor and battery casing gives a modern look to the electric cruiser. Another prominent feature of the Thor is the inclusion of reverse gear.
The Thor electric cruiser is equipped with 41mm telescopic forks up front and dual-shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 280mm disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
UM Renegade Thor Rivals
Currently, the UM Renegade Thor is the only electric cruiser to be on sale in the Indian market. So, the Renegade Thor will rival the conventional cruisers such as the Bajaj Avenger series and the recently launched Suzuki Intruder. But with a decent range and power, the UM Renegade Thor will be an ideal motorcycle for city commute and weekend rides.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The UM Renegade Thor
The UM Renegade Thor becomes the world's first electric cruiser with classic looks and advanced features. The most important aspect of the Thor is its riding range and practicality. The electric cruiser will be a fierce rival to its competitors in India. With an aggressive price tag and classic looks, the UM Renegade Thor will be a hit in the Indian market.