Production of Impulse was stalled for quite some time and now Hero MotoCorp has officially removed its name from the website
Hero MotoCorp has removed the name of the Impulse from its official website. Production of the dual-sport bike was stalled for quite some time and now the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer has struck the name off the official website. Reason behind this step is the poor demand for the 150 cc adventure bike.
Impulse was the first new model from the Hero MotoCorp, after the company’s split with Honda. The bike was first displayed in London on 9th August 2010, and launched in the country in October next year. It was developed inspired by the Honda NXR 160 Bros available in Brazilian market. Despite being one of the most affordable adventure bikes in the country, it couldn’t appeal a large number of customers.
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The adventure bike enthusiasts found the engine of the Impulse too small for comfort. But despite demand, Hero MotoCorp neglected the idea to launch a bigger capacity model. Meanwhile Honda patented its new adventure bike for the domestic market targeting the Impulse.
The Hero Impulse was powered by a 149.2 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine paired with a 5-speed gearbox. This engine was well capable of kicking out 13.2 PS of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 13.4 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. This bike was capable to run at a top speed of 115 kmph and with a fuel efficiency of 55 kmpl, the Impulse was capable to run 610 km with a full tank.
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For braking duty, the Hero Impulse was equipped with a 240 mm front disc brake. It was suspended on a long travel suspension up front. Also, it came with 245 mm of impressive ground clearance and high mounted exhaust, which clearly focused on Impulse’s off-roading capability. During production closure, the bike was priced at Rs. 71,400 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).