Hero MotoCorp had unveiled their future product the Impulse during its new brand identity launch ceremony that took place in London. The on-off road bike which made its first appearance there was not spotted until today in Delhi. The Hero Impulse is an Indianised version of the Honda NXR Bros which sells in the Brazilian market. Going by the spec chart of that bike, the Impulse is expected to get a 149 cc, OHC single cylinder 4 stroke, air cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 13.8 bhp at 8000 RPM and 13.6 Nm at 6000RPM. It is expected to be mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The bike has a 12 liter fuel tank with 2.3 liters of reserve. Front Suspension is a telescopic fork unit with an expected 180 mm stroke and a monoshock at the rear with 150mm stroke. The saddle height for the bike in Brazil is 830 mm, with a minimum ground clearance of 244 mm. With a dry weight of 119.1 kg the bike runs of 1353mm wheelbase.
It also includes knuckle guards, high mount exhaust muffler, raised fenders and a motorcross seat to make it a perfect combination of off-on roading experience. The instrument panel for the bike includes a digital console with clock, fuel gauge and digital vertical bar display fuel gauge adds to the overall style which is irresistible. The bike should be offered in Black, Vibrant Blue Metallic, Sports Red, Leaf Green Metallic and Vibrant Orange colours..
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Update – Hero MotoCorp will be launching the Impulse by the end of October, 2011. Pricing is expected to be around Rs. 80,000/-.