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 TypeAir cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC
Displacement149.2 c.c
Cylinder ArrangementOne Cylinder, Vertical Engine
Maximum Power9.7 KW (13.2 Ps)@ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque13.40 N- m @ 5000 rpm
Bore x Stroke57.3 x 57.8
Compression Ratio9.1 :1
CarburettorC.V Type
Valve TrainOHC, Poppet Valve
Valves per cylinder2
StartingKick Start/ Self Start
Idle speed1400 rpm
IgnitionD.C – CDI Ignition System

Oil pump type

Oil filtrationWire mesh & centrifugal filter
Air filtrationViscous, Paper Pleated Type
Engine oil capacity1.2 litres
TRANSMISSIONClutchMultiplate wet
Primary reduction(3.350)   67/ 20
Final reduction(2.941)   50/ 17
Gear box5 Speed constant mesh









(3.0769)    40/13
(1.7895)    34/19
(1.3043)    30/23
(1.0909)    24/ 22
(0.9375)    30/ 32
FRAMESemi Double Cradle 
SUSPENSIONFrontTelescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
RearSwing Arm Mono Suspension with Nitrox
BRAKESFront                                            DiscDia 240 mm Disc
Rear                                             DrumInternal 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
Alternator140 W
Spark plugNGK- CPR 8 EA 9
Spark plug gap0.8- 0.9 mm
Head Lamp12 V- 35 W/ 35 W- Halogen Bulb (Multi-Reflector Type)
Tail/ Stop Lamp12 V – 0.5 W/ 4.1 W LED LAMP
Licence Lamp12 V- 5W
Turn Signal Lamp12 V- 10 W (Amber Bulb) x 4 nos (Multi- reflector- Clear Lens)
Engine oil capacity1.2 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

Width820 mm
Height1160 mm
Wheelbase1360 mm
Saddle Height835 mm
Ground Clearance245 mm
WEIGHTSKerb weight134 Kgs
Max. payload130 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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