UM’s upcoming adventure motorcycles – are these for India? They are NOT DSR X or Hypersport as some portals are telling you…
The affordable Adventure segment is getting hotter almost every month. After BMW disappointed bikers with the prices of G310 GS, we are about to get reasonably powered, fairly well priced ADV like XPulsewithin a matter of a few months. In fact, just a few days back KTM has announced the most awaited 390 Adventure’s launch timeframe for India (more details)!
Amidst all this, two new ADV motorcycles were spotted recently (pic credit Bikers for Good), with a claim that they have been spied somewhere in a confined location in India. Few portals have identified them as some UM Motorcycle’s upcoming models, probably based on their announcement a few months back.
Our reader Bharath Kumar has helped us identify the red coloured motorcycle as UM’s DSR Adventure and a little digging thereafter revealed that the other motorcycle (without the beak) is the DSR Adventure TT 125. These motorcycles are powered by a 124 cc water cooled engine capable of pumping out 15 PS of peak power at 9750 rpm and max torque of 10.9 Nm at 8250 rpm.
UM claims a top speed of 99 kph and the TT has a seat height of 850 mm which is high for an average Indian. The Adventure is the road-going version and costs £2900 (~ 2.60 Lakh in INR) whereas the TT is the tougher, more off-road friendly trim with lesser plastic, bigger 21 inch front tyre and spoke wheels. It costs £3500 (about 3.14 Lakh in INR).
Yes, unlike what others are saying these are NOT the UM DSR X or Hypersport versions as I have pointed out earlier.
If this spy pic is from India, UM may have brought these for some kind of market survey mainly for the looks and/or testing some hardware bits. If they have any plans of venturing into the ADV segment in India they will need to have bigger engines – the 280 cc motor from the cruisers seems just fine. Heck, we are okay with the upcoming cheaper 230 cc engine of the Duty as well.
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By the way, these DSR Adventures cost significantly more than the corresponding (125 cc) Renegade Commando, Sport S and Classic in UK, so if and when they come to India, expect a higher placement than the cruisers. So, apart from what you know, upcoming adventure motorcycles list may include these two as well as, apart from cruisers, ADVs are special focus point for UM.