UM Motorcycles has officially announced that their motorcycles will hit the Indian streets by mid-2015. The joint venture between UM Motorcycles and Lohia Auto Industries has been officially confirmed and they will commence manufacturing of 300-500cc cruisers in India next year.
Another interesting product from the UM stable which was previously spotted testing near Pune is the dual purpose Hypersport model. Targeted to the audience who likes to ride on and off the road, the Hypersport will rival the likes of Hero MotoCorp Impulse.
In the international market the Hypersport is powered by engines with 150cc, 199cc and 223cc capacity. The India-specific model will most probably come equipped with a 223cc motor. This engine will produce 16 BHP of power @ 7,500 RPM and 17.69 Nm of torque @ 5,500 RPM. Engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the bike weighs 144 kg.
- On & off road friendly, dual purpose design
- Front mud guard placed high, just under the headlamp
- Under seat exhaust
- Front and rear petal disc brakes
- LED DRLs at the front
- LED tail lamps
- LED turn indicators
- Digital + analogue instrument cluster
- Mobile charging socket
- Telescopic front fork and rear monoshock
- 5 bi-spoke alloy wheels in black
- Seat height of 820mm
- Snake-scale like body decals
- Engine sump guard
Expected pricing to be in the range of Rs. 1.5 lakh.
The company is locating 50 dealers for their first phase in the CY2015, which should mostly cover metro cities.
A facility is owned by Lohia Auto at Kashipur, Uttarakhand is going to be used for this project. The joint venture mentions investments of up to Rs. 120 crores for this manufacturing unit with a capacity of 1,00,000 units annually.