The Hero Impulse is a premium performance bike from Hero MotoCorp. Pegged as a on and off road bike, it is the first bike of its kind in India. Powered by a high-torque 150cc engine, designed outright to handle the most rugged of terrains, with a ground clearance of 245 mm, equipped with rugged spoke wheels, off-road tyres, and long travel telescopic front and rear suspension, for good grip and stability over all types of surfaces. A high-mounted exhaust makes it possible for the bike to wade through water easily. The wide-handlebar makes it easy to manoeuvre the 134kg bike through city traffic.
The bike delivers an average mileage of 65 kmpl. It is priced at priced at Rs.68,800(ex-showroom, Delhi) , and is available in a variety of shades, such as Terra Rosa, Grassland Green, Canyon Orange, Deep Sea Blue, and Tar Black.
The bike is styled like a motocross bike. With a ground clearance of 245 mm, the bike is designed to handle the most rugged of terrains. The ergonomics of the bike seat the rider high and upright, with a wide handle bar and mid-set foot pegs. This posture offers maximum control when riding over rough surfaces.
It is powered by a 149cc air-cooled single cylinder engine that outputs 13 bhp @ 7500 rpm and 13.4 Nm torque @ 5000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The bike is equipped with long travel telescopic fork front suspension, and a gas-charged mono-shock at the rear. The 19 front and 17 rear heavy-duty spoke wheels with knobby tyres offer grip and stability over all kinds of terrains.
The Impulse employs a 240mm disc brake at the front, and a 110mm drum brake at the rear.
Off-roading enthusiasts, and those who want a different type of bike for their everyday commute, should consider buying the Hero Impulse.