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  • UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

    UM Motorcycles, a US based motorcycle company is planning to enter India soon.

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    UM Motorcycles has motorcycles in the range of 100 to 400cc, India will first get the Renegade series of motorcycles. The Renegade series includes the 230cc Commando and the 200cc Renegade Sport. These bikes are expected to be priced around Rs 1.5 Lakh. Subsequently the 300-400cc bikes will also be launched in the country and are expected around the 2 lakh price point.

    The American company which is a strong player in South America and Africa is currently in talks to start a Joint Venture in India, which is expected to be finalised this month. The JV will see an investment of Rs 100crore in an assembly plant. Dealers for these motorcycles will be appointed from July onwards, and will be available in 15 cities across the country. The bikes will be initially brought in as CKDs and will be assembled here. But 40-50% of local parts sourcing is the aim to keep costs down. The assembly plant will initially roll out 5000 units every month and later increased to 15000 units, with a third to be exported to Southeast Asia.

    UM will also be bringing in bikes in the 100cc commuter segment, but that will only after 2-3 years, as it first intends to consolidate in the larger capacity market.

    Interestingly, UM has set up an R&D Centre in Delhi which is currently working on two new engines developed specifically for India. This includes a 350cc water cooled v-twin engine.

    Rajeev Mishra, Director, UM India -

    The $800-million UM Global is a relatively young player in the global two-wheeler industry, with manufacturing starting only in 2000. The Miami-based company was started by Colombian businessmen and, today, it has plants in China, Venezuela and Angola, with a sales network in 45 countries.

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    Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

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      Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

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      re-badged cheap chinese rubbish.

      they shut down in the US about 4 years ago.

      LINK: United Motors Closes Its Doors | OtherMakes.net

      read some of the comments.

      i really hope this deal falls through.

      this country doesn't need more rubbish two-wheelers.

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        Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

        this seems like a bigger brother of kanda Motorcycles

        Ultra cheap looking motorcycles with ultra cheap quality and fit & finish, copied design .... el cheapo.

        these were present in auto expo 2014 --> http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/auto-exp...po-2014-a.html

        all there bikes are a copy of some other motorcycle. they have a copy of yamaha fz16 also.

        heck, they have a copy of hyosung GT650R too.

        and more shocking thing is their indian partner can be DSK itself.
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          Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

          this is how funny it can get ... if somebody copies famous brands like Harley, Yamaha etc, it makes sense, but copying a Hyosung..??

          Presenting ... UM Motorcycle - V25 -->

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            Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

            Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
            this is how funny it can get ... if somebody copies famous brands like Harley, Yamaha etc, it makes sense, but copying a Hyosung..??
            well actually, they had an official deal with S&T motors to re-badge Hyosung bikes for sale in the US.

            i remember riding an AlphaSports Comet 250R in Australia about 10 years ago.
            They were simply re-badged Hyosungs.

            but all the other stuff that UM is planning on assembling in India are just cheap no-brand chinese bikes.

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              Spied ->

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              Spied testing in pune (not by me)
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                Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

                Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
                Spied ->

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                Spied testing in pune (not by me)
                Ditto of an IMPULSE :what:

                Sent from my GT-I9152 using xBhp Connect mobile app

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                  Re: UM Motorcycles developing 350cc engine for India: xBhp News

                  what ever it is...If it is coming at a price affordable then never mind...Keep copying we are getting the product rebadged!!

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