UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a joint
venture between UM Motorcycles and Lohia Auto will be unveiling an electric
motorcycle, the Renegade Thor at the Auto Expo 2018-The Motor Show at the India
Expo Mart in Greater Noida in UP, near Delhi. Incidentally, this motorcycle has
an uncanny resemblance to the all-new electric T-Cruise Motorcycle, the first
Tacita Cruiser brought to life by Tacita’s Italian and American team of
designers. The motorcycle was unveiled at the American International Motorcycle
Expo (AIMExpo) towards the end of 2017.
UM Motorcycles had showcased the
UM Renegade electric bike at the 2017 EICMA show held in Italy. Unconfirmed reports
stated that the electric motor for the UM Renegade Thor has been sourced from
Tacita. On the other hand, the Tacita T-cruiser motorcycle has got its styling
cues from the Renegade.
In September 2017, UM Lohia
Two Wheelers had launched the new Renegade Commando Classic and Renegade
Commando Mojave (pronounced Mohaave). A year prior to this, the company had
launched the Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport S. The motorcycles have
met with moderate success in India.
The new Renegade Commando
Mojave and Renegade Commando Classic are powered by a 279.5 cc liquid cooled,
Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, 4 valves, Spark Ignition engine. The engine
produces 24.8 hp @ 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 23Nm @ 7000 rpm. The engine is
mated to a six-speed transmission with overdrive. The six-speed synchronized
mesh overdrive has been added for easy cruising.
TACITA – THE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
The “Tacita project”, from
Tàcita, Latin name of the Roman goddess of silence, sprang from the desire to
develop a motorbike which respects the environment. Tacita was born in 2009, to
produce a new enduro motorcycle with electric propulsion performance, whilst
being innovative and unique in its characteristics.
The all new electric T-Cruise
Motorcycle is the first Tacita Cruiser brought to life by Tacita’s Italian and
American team of designers. Built from the DNA of the state of art Tacita
T-Race –first ever electric motorcycle to race in Africa the Merzouga Rally in
2012 – the T-Cruise has been designed for the motorcycle enthusiast who loves
to ride a Cruiser and enjoys the thrill of acceleration, the emotions of gear
shifting and the electrifying sound that only a Tacita electric motorcycle can
The Tacita Cruiser boasts of two
maps of motor power with a 5 speed separate gearbox with hydraulic clutch. The
motor is a synchronous electric motor three-phase induction with two maps of
motor brake. On a single charge it can two 270 km and can be charged from home
through a 220V outlet in seven hours. It comes with an electric asyncronous
three-phase induction motor with double mapping: Eco and Sport. The cooling
system is Liquid-type, with circuits for motor and controller. Max power
generated is 30 kW with max rpm at 8000 and a peak torque of 70 Nm. The T-Cruise
is equipped with reverse, backing up couldn’t be easier.
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