Hero Motocorp launches the Impulse on-off road bike for Rs 66800

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Hero Motocorp have unleashed their first product after the split from Honda on the market. The company has launched their on-off road bike, the Impulse in the Indian market at the price of Rs 66800, ex-showroom.

The impulse is currently the only Indian dual purpose on-off road bike on sale, and will open up a new market segment in the country. The bike, showcased at Hero Motocorp’s rebranding event at London’s O2 Aren in august, will be powered by a 150cc engine producing 13.2Ps of peak power at 7500 rpm and peak torque of 13.40 Nm at 5000 rpm.

The bike comes equipped with features such as a gas-charged rear monoshock suspension, high ground clearance, a larger diameter front wheel with stud patter tyres and a large front disc brake for assured braking. The bike is available in Black, Vibrant Blue Metallic, Sports Red, Leaf Green Metallic & Vibrant Orange colours. Other features of the impulse include

• Solid knuckle guards
• Sporty high mount exhaust muffler
• Large and raised durable sporty fenders
• Straight pull spokes for better off-roading wheel reliability
• Motocross seat
• Digital Combi meter with “Service Due” indicator
• Digital vertical bar display fuel gauge

Mr. Anil Dua, Sr. Vice President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp said, “Impulse – the first model to be launched under our new brand identity – is not just a new product. It also introduces an entirely new segment within the motorcycle market, i.e. the ‘on-road-off-road’ segment. This is a dual-purpose bike, which can be used on regular city roads as well as on off-road terrain. With the attractive price tag, we are sure ‘Impulse’ is going to bring a lot of cheer and added excitement for our customers this festive season. And so, we have planned to make Impulse available for test rides and purchase at several locations across the country ahead of Diwali.”

Here’s the detailed spec sheet of the Hero Motorcorp Impulse



Engine Type Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC
Displacement 149.2 c.c
Cylinder Arrangement One Cylinder, Vertical Engine
Maximum Power 9.7 KW (13.2 Ps)@ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.40 N- m @ 5000 rpm
Bore x Stroke 57.3 x 57.8
Compression Ratio 9.1 :1
Carburettor C.V Type
Valve Train OHC, Poppet Valve
Valves per cylinder 2
Starting Kick Start/ Self Start
Idle speed 1400 rpm
Ignition D.C – CDI Ignition System

Oil pump type

Oil filtration Wire mesh & centrifugal filter
Air filtration Viscous, Paper Pleated Type
Engine oil capacity 1.2 litres
TRANSMISSIONClutch Multiplate wet
Primary reduction (3.350)   67/ 20
Final reduction (2.941)   50/ 17
Gear box 5 Speed constant mesh









(3.0769)    40/13
(1.7895)    34/19
(1.3043)    30/23
(1.0909)    24/ 22
(0.9375)    30/ 32
FRAME Semi Double Cradle 
SUSPENSIONFront Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear Swing Arm Mono Suspension with Nitrox
BRAKESFront                                            Disc Dia 240 mm Disc
Rear                                             Drum Internal expanding shoe type (110 mm)

Rim Size

19 x 1.85, Spoke Wheels
17 x 2.15, Spoke Wheels






Tyre Size




90/ 90 x 19 – 52 P
110/ 90 x 17 – 60 P
Tyre Make 


   12 V- 4 Ah, MF Battery
Alternator 140 W
Spark plug NGK- CPR 8 EA 9
Spark plug gap 0.8- 0.9 mm
Head Lamp 12 V- 35 W/ 35 W- Halogen Bulb (Multi-Reflector Type)
Tail/ Stop Lamp 12 V – 0.5 W/ 4.1 W LED LAMP
Licence Lamp 12 V- 5W
Turn Signal Lamp 12 V- 10 W (Amber Bulb) x 4 nos (Multi- reflector- Clear Lens)
Engine oil capacity 1.2 Ltrs.
Oil Change Interval 



First 500- 750 Kms.SUBSEQUENT OIL CHANGES- 6000Kms (With Top up after every 3000 Kms)
Tyre Pressure
Front (solo/ pillion)
 Rear (solo/ pillion)
1.50 Kg/ cm2 / 1.50 Kg/ cm2
1.50 Kg/ cm2 / 2.00 Kg/ cm2
Fuel tank capacity 



11.1 Ltrs (Min) 

2.6 Ltrs (Usable reserve)




2100 mm

Width 820 mm
Height 1160 mm
Wheelbase 1360 mm
Saddle Height 835 mm
Ground Clearance 245 mm
WEIGHTSKerb weight 134 Kgs
Max. payload 130 Kgs.


PS: Sorry readers for the delayed report, as the back-end on Motoroids was thrown out of gear for a while.

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