List of all new mass oriented bikes which got launched in 2016
Like every passing year, the year 2016 too has proven to be one year which has only been progressive enough to make the Indian two wheeler market more mature and versatile. Almost all the bike makers of India did came up with something which was revolutionary and game changer for the price at which they are offered.
In this feature story, we are going to discuss all those significant all new bike launches in the mass oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market, with some of them have been build up from scratch and are only redefining the segments and creating new records for value for money. Following are those all new bike launches meant for the common masses, with the criteria being sub-500cc category and below the price point of Rs. 2.5 lakh:-
Comparison of entry level cruisers – Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 vs UM Renegade Sport S
In India, we have always been fascinated by the aspect of speed and thrill when it comes to the word ‘motorcycle’. Especially in our teenage days, when we see one riding a motorcycle, our dreams of owning one and opening up the throttle to the fullest on an open stretch are fueled up. The hands start to itch, to own a fast moving sportbike as soon as possible. This very trait of the Indian enthusiasts has led to the rising popularity of the sales of entry level 150-250cc sportbikes, as these are those motorcycles which form a stepping stone towards the world of motorcycling.
However, to the contrast, there is one more category of riders who believe to ride slow and enjoy each and every second of the moment of their motorcycling, by keeping a smooth and calm pace. These riders don’t want to rip off their throttles, but ride their motorcycle sedately. For such riders, the segment of cruisers prove out to be a big boon, for these motorcycles give you torque enough to climb a mountain, but the power delivery is something which is not as adrenaline rushing as a roadster of supersport, but has a relaxed nature in the way it shoots to higher rpms.
Previously, the Indian market hadn’t been that friendly with the cruiser motorcycles, with a very limited option of cruisers in India. However, in the past decade, the sales of cruisers has seen an instant surge and thanks to the rising popularity of brands like Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson which are traditional players in making cruisers, the cruisers too have started to have their own fan following. Talking about the former, Royal Enfield, from the day one, is making some of the most famous retro styled motorcycles, and only in the late nineties, it came up with its first ever cruiser, the Thunderbird 350, which since its launch, has remained an unchallenged cruiser in the lower end of the market. In its current generation model, it has only become better and evolved, with the facelift having a number of contemporary features.
Seeing the success of Royal Enfield in making cruisers and retro roadsters, the renowned American brand United Motorcycles, popularly known as UM globally, has made its way in India with two motorcycles for the time being, with the Renegade Sport S being one of them. Targeted specially at the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, the Renegade Sport S has a slightly different and more contemporary approach towards the cruiser segment, with new styling cues and features introduced to this segment of entry level cruisers.
In this features story, we are going to compare the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and UM Renegade Sport S, which happen to be the only two motorcycles in the entry level segment of cruisers (300-400cc), and find out which one emerges out to be better choice for the cruiser lovers in India. Here we go:-
List of Quarter Litre (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 2
This is actually the continuation of the quarter litre (200-400 cc) motorcycles available in the Indian market..
In this feature story, we are going to have a look on each and every single motorcycle which falls under this space of Indian two wheeler industry, which ranges from naked roadsters to adventure motorcycles.
Um Renegade Sport S VS Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 VS Bajaj Avenger Street 220
The entry level cruiser segment of India was a hush affair in the past there was neither too many competitors nor many people dared to get their hands on a cruiser because of their steep pricing as well as low fuel efficiency. But recently the scenario has changed completely, Indian people are taking the courage to step out of their homes and even get their hands on some new Cruisers. Now offcourse as you all might be aware of the fact that the entry level cruiser segment was dominated by a single name for a long time and that name is Royal Enfield.
Recently we have some new competitors to take on the big player of this entry level cruiser game. We have Bajaj who recently reintroduced the newer variants of the Avenger cruiser in India while one another two wheeler brand which is definitely attracting some serious attention is none other than UM Motorcycles who launched two of their brand new cruisers in the Indian market at the 2016 Auto expo. We already have provided all the details of these newly launched cruisers now it’s time to decide where they stand when it comes to some real life competition.
Today we will be comparing three contenders which include the most trusted cruiser the RE Thunderbird 350 followed by the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 and lastly the newest entrant the UM Motorcycles Renegade Sport S.
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2016 UM Motorcycles Renegade Sport S
UM Motorcycles launched two of their latest products at the 2016 Auto Expo 2016, both the motorcycles garnered lot of interest at the show while the Renegade Commando was a proper cruiser the Renegade Sport S on the other hand was a sporty cruiser.
Um Motorcycles is definitely a new two wheeler manufacturer who has launched their new products in the Indian market, they also have targeted one of the most vital segments of the country where there is not much competition. UM motorcycles are an US based two wheeler manufacturers who have joint ventured in India with Lohia Auto. Lohia Auto even set up their plant in Kashipur, Uttarakhand and already invested 250 crores in setting up their new facility. According to the recent reports UM motorcycles has already started deliveries of their motorcycles In India. They have set up some of their newest stores in the Capital as well as in Mumbai, they further also have plans to set up their store in every capital states of the Country as well.
Coming to the motorcycle the Renegade Sport S this is a simple looking Cruiser with a hint of sportiness to its styling. The engine too is not so complicated either. Both the Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport S is powered by the same single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. Both the UM motorcycles Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport are entry level motorcycles for this brand.
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Top 5 Tourers Available Within Your Budget
It is not an unknown fact anymore that India is land of diversities and we have got some of the best roads of the world and also some of the most dangerous roads too at the same time. In the recent times people’s thinking too has changed a lot they now are taking the courage to get out of their home and travel some serious distance on motorcycle and exploring some new and unknown places.
Quite honestly we Indians don’t think much about motorcycles before taking a trip, don’t get me wrong I actually mean we all are wanderers by heart and loves to take trips even on our daily commuters if we have some friends to accompany us in our trips. But for those who take ‘Touring’ seriously are always prepared and thus they also choose their machine of choice accordingly. Now for touring you seriously need a motorcycle which can actually complete the trip without creating much problem while also being comfortable at the same time.
Now there are plenty of tourers available in the Indian market some within the reach of ordinary people while some are beyond the reach of many. Today we will be discussing about 5 motorcycles which can be used for some serious touring without causing much problem.
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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando
When we gave you details of the UM Renegade Commando we also said that UM motorcycle definitely choose the right segment in launching their first product. Although the entry level Cruiser segment is getting a lot of popularity nowadays thanks to Royal Enfield for providing the Indian customers what they want. But think little deeply and you will understand when it comes to choosing any other cruisers people don’t have much of a choice actually either they have to settle for the Bajaj Avenger which uses a sporty motorcycles engine and that is it.
Now UM Motorcycle’s first showcased their products at the 2014 Auto Expo and also at the 2016 Auto expo where it actually attracted all the attention. The two motorcycles which we will compare here are the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the UM Renegade Commando which was launched recently in the Indian market. Both these are hardcore cruisers and are powered by 250 cc+ engines which actually make them tick all the requirements of the entry level cruiser segment.
Although the Classic 350 is the more powerful Cruiser amongst the duo but the UM Renegade Commando with its more possessing styling definitely makes the product appealing.
Read the article below to find out who end up on top in this comparison review between the UM Motorcycle Renegade and the Royal Enfield Classic 350
2016 UM Motorcycle Renegade Commando
UM motorcycles may not be a renowned name in the Indian market but their recently launched two of their most exciting cruiser motorcycles in India, the Renegade Sport S and the Renegade Commando. Besides that they also did showcase the Renegade Classic at the 2016, Auto Expo which will also be launched towards the month of June, or July 2016 in India.
Talking about the newly evolved motorcycle brand, UM motorcycles settled in India for 50:50 ventures with Lohia Auto and like to call themselves UML. The company did setup their first manufacturing facility in Kashipur, Uttarakhand and invested a total of INR. 250 crore for setting up everything.
This new motorcycle brand will bring all the cruisers initially which will take on the likes of the Bajaj Avenger and the Royal Enfield cruisers. Now remember the UM motorcycles does not have a lot of competition in India specially in the entry level cruiser segment but the brand they have to compete with are some of the most established brands of India when it comes to cruisers. UM motorcycles will have a tough time establishing themselves as a brand in India but we definitely have to agree that the Cruiser we will talk about here gets a styling design while it also gets a pretty simple and basic yet powerful single cylinder liquid cooled engine.
So without any further due let us get into the details of the UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando Cruiser.
It’s now almost an unhidden fact that the Indian two wheeler market is now the most competitive and fastest growing market across the globe. Apart from the well established manufacturers, the newly born and growing companies too want to grab their share and strengthen their position and pace of growth. One such manufacturer is United Motorcycles, popularly known by its abbreviation ‘UM’.
UM did make its first public appearance amidst the Indian audience at the Auto Expo 2016, which was indeed promising. The brand then collaborated with Lohia Motors of India, to locally assemble its motorcycles on the Indian soil, in Uttarakhand. It’s now 2016, and UM has finally launched three of its motorcycles at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016.
For the time being, UM has only launched three of its cruisers, but on a later stage, it will be expanding its lineup with entry level sportbikes. Here’s a comprehensive coverage of what all motorcycles UM had to display at the Auto Expo 2016 and its future launches.
UM Motorcycles will unveil their Renegade range of cruiser motorcycles on 3rd February at the Indian Auto Expo. American motorcycle maker UM International is widely known for their models, but in India they are yet to make an entry. At the upcoming Auto Expo UM Motorcycles will unveil three cruiser products from their lineup which are Renegade Sport S, Renegade Commando and Renegade Classic.
The Renegade Commando is a low slung cruiser which gets power from a 279 cc single cylinder water cooled engine mated to a 6 speed transmission, kicking out 25 bhp peak power at 8500 rpm and 21.8 Nm peak torque at 7000 rpm. This motorcycle comes with wide handlebars and hydraulic telescopic front suspension and spring rear suspension, which is ideal for cruiser segment motorcycles. The Renegade Sport S model and Renegade Classic will also share the same engine as the Renegade Commando. The Renegade Commando and its variant Renegade Sport S come with an electric start. They have the air filter with paper element innovation. 6 speed synchronized mesh has been added for easy cruising. The front wheel gets telescopic suspension while the rear wheel comes equipped with dual shocks absorbers. The motorcycles also have a fuel tank of 18 litres and weighs 172 kg with 90% fuel filled in fuel tank.
UM Motorcycles is an American Two Wheeler Manufacturing company and for the first time it showcased its total product range at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The company is planning to launch their products by the month of October this year and for that UM Motorcycles have established their research and development centre in the country’s capital city.
In this research centre, the company is developing two brand new engines which will be used in the Indian Products of UM. The first unit is the 350cc, water-cooled, V-Twin engine which has been built so that it may challenge the popular two wheeler brands of its segment especially the likes of Royal Enfield. The company further has plans to launch bikes in India in between 100-400c. They will also launch their 200cc Renegade Sport at inception which was showcased in the 2014 New Delhi Auto Expo this year.
To work jointly, UM is in talks with two companies in India one of which may enter into the local joint venture. UM will invest Rs. 100 Crore here and hopes to open at least 25 dealerships across 15 cities in the country.
Initially, the American two-wheeler company will produce around 5000 units per month which will slowly increase to around 15000 units. The company’s first launch in the country will be a cruiser which will face some competition from the segment ruler Royal Enfield. Their bikes will be named called Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport which will be priced at Rs. 1.5lakhs (estimated).