Hero MotoCorp is already recognized across the globe as world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer. Now, its reputation has gone up manifold in India for being India’s first player to bring in a dirt bike into the country.
The company has updated the features, specs, colour, and price along with an e-brochure carrying all the details of the bike. The site looks very interactive and covers in detail aspect of all the Impulse. The page also has a FaceBook ‘Like’ button which I hit on seeing for the first time itself. The image of the Impulse right in the homepage markets the bike brilliantly. It projects the bike’s brilliancy as a city commuter and an off-roader as well.
The following are the highlights of the Impulse as listed by HMC in the page
- High torque ATFT engine and high ground clearance for rough terrain riding
- Raised fender and large diameter front wheel with “stud pattern’ type tyres
- Sturdier front suspension with long stroke and large front disc brake for cross country riding
- Nitrox gas-filled mono shock rear suspension
- Straight pull spokes at the rear for touch terrains
- Low maintenance seal endless drive chain
- Digital-analog combo meter console with ‘service due’ indicator
- Sharp edgy graphics
- Motocross seat
- Sporty high mount muffler
The bike is available in 5 different colour schemes namely Terra Rosa which in simple term is nothing but red, Grassland Green, Canyon Orange, Deep Sea Blue and Tar Black. All these colours are impressive on a bike like Impulse where one colour fights over the other for aesthetic supremacy.
Before the bike comes to the market, lemme give you a jist of specs for one last time.
Type Air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC , Self start
Max. Power 9.7 kW (13.2 Ps) @ 7500 rpm
Max. Torque 13.4 N-m @ 5000 rpm
Ignition D.C – CDI Ignition System
Transmission & Chassis
Gear box 5 Speed constant mesh
Front Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear Swing Arm with Mono Suspension with Nitrox
Front Brake Dia 240 mm Disc
Rear Brake Drum Internal expanding shoe type (110 mm)
Wheels & Tyres
Tyre Size Front 90 / 90 x 19 – 52 P
Tyre Size Rear 110 / 90 x 17 – 60 P
Battery 12 V – 4 Ah, MF Battery
Head Light 12 V – 35 W / 35 W – Halogen Bulb (Multi -Reflector Type)
Tail Stop Lamp 12V – 0.5 W / 4.1 W LED Lamp
Turn Signal Lamp 12 V – 10 W (Amber Bulb) x 4 nos (Multi-Reflector-Clear Lens)
Ground Clearance 245 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.1 Litre (Min) – 2.6 Litre (Usable Reserve)
There is only one variant in the Impulse model and the price of the same is INR 66,800 (Ex – Showroom, Delhi) and to mention about the on – road price of Impulse in New Delhi it is INR 74,730.
In Mumbai, the ex – showroom price is INR 69,963 and the on – road price is INR 78,330.
How many of our readers are really interested with the Impulse. Is it the bike which is gonna help Hero MotoCorp in re – positioning itself in India after following the split of the Munjals led Hero group from its Japanese counterpart Honda? Leave your comments in the form of words below.
Author – BikeAdvice.in