2019 is shaping up to be the year of off-road focused bikes in India. In less than a month, we have seen Benelli testing the TRK 502 X, Royal Enfield testing its Classic 500 Scrambler, Yamaha testing the XTZ 125 and most recently, KTM’s highly-anticipated 390 Adventure. The latest two-wheeler manufacturer to become part of this list is UM Motorcycles.
Leaked images of what appears to be presentation slides reveal UM’s plan for the entry-level adventure motorcycle segment. The brand's new entry-level motorcycle will be called the DSR Adventure 200 ABS and will be priced around the Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) mark. The leaked images also reveal the bike's technical specifications and some of features that will be on offer.
The UM DSR Adventure 200 ABS has a tall stance and features adventure-bike styling elements which are similar to the ones on a Polish motorcycle called Romet ADV 125FI Pro. The UM that was spotted in India also features panniers and a top box like the international-spec Romet. Either UM plans to offer a rebadged Romet with a larger engine in India, or both Romet and UM are selling bikes coming from a third manufacturer that we aren't aware of. A similar incident occurred when we discovered that the Okinawa Praise was, in fact, likely to be a rebadged scooter from Chinese manufacturer, Luyuan.
Powering the DSR Adventure 200 ABS is a 196cc, air-cooled, 2-valve, carburetted, single-cylinder engine that makes 16hp at 8,500rpm and 16Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. This motor comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox and has a 14-litre fuel-tank capacity. The seat height on the DSR is 780mm – which is low for an adventure bike. While the motorcycle features disc brakes at both ends, it is equipped with only single-channel ABS. Like the Romet, the UM DSR Adventure 200 ABS rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and comes equipped with tubeless tyres.
There is also an image of the bike that has surfaced along with the presentation slides. The bike in this image features most of the equipment seen on the slides, aside from the tall windscreen. The slide has also revealed the four colours the adventure bike will be available in – Olive Green, Midnight Black, Brick Red and Octane Blue.
If and when launched, the UM DSR Adventure 200 ABS will go up against the upcoming Hero Xpulse 200, which, in turn, is likely to be priced at around the Rs 1 lakh mark.
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