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Launched in India in October 2011. Impulse is not in production now. Discontinued in 2017.

The only Indian on road-off roader, who could surpass terrains, sands, stones or any hell of driving just like a highway, is none other than the Impulse.

Pioneered on a total different look, Hero pumped out its first individual motorcycle, the Impulse after parting from Honda. Accompanied of motocross seat, sporty platform and raised fender, the machines makes every viewer to keep stared for a while.

Hero ceased the production of Impulse from 2017 before the mandatory BS-IV engine update. Impulse wasn't a success story for Hero MotoCorp failed to do engine update due to the holding rights with Honda. Not only that, it wasn't in production for a long time so the company decided to remove the model from Hero's official website listing.

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Price Rs. 69,200 [Ex-showroom, New Delhi]

Hero has stopped the production of its motorcycle Impulse and hence the given price is not relevant. If you want to check the price of second hand Impulse, try our Bike Valuation Tool.

The given price can change depending on the colour and other features like alloy wheels, disc brakes, accessories etc.

State, City Ex Showroom Price On Road Price
Delhi, New Delhi Rs. 69,200 Rs. 77,419
Karnataka, Bangalore Rs. 70,224 Rs. 82,890
Maharashtra, Mumbai Rs. 72,615 Rs. 81,346
Tamil Nadu, Chennai Rs. 69,200 Rs. 77,419
West Bengal, Kolkata Rs. 70,720 Rs. 77,260
Pros
1. Stunning looks
2. High ground clearance for rough terrain riding
3. Sharp edgy graphics
4. Off-Road cum On-Road motorcycle
5. LED Tail Lights
6. High Mount Mufflers
7. Digital Speedometer and Fuel Gauge
8. Analogue Techometer
Cons
1. It would be hard to ride for a short man
2. Lacks features such as low battery, low oil, choked air filter indicators
3. Lacks a powerful Engine
4. Could have been better in ergonomics
Special Features
High torque ATFT engine
Raised fender
Large diameter front wheel with "stud pattern" type tyres
Sturdier front suspension with long stroke
Large front disc brake for cross country riding
Nitrox gas-filled mono shock rear suspension
Straight pull spokes at the rear for tough terrains
Low maintenance sealed endless drive chain
Digital-analog combo meter console with 'service due' indicator
Motocross seat
Sporty high mount muffler
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Colours

Terrra Rossa, Grassland Green, Canyon Orange, Deep Sea Blue, Tar Black

Overall Mileage45 km per litre
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Technical Specifications
TypeMotorcycle
Engine Displacement149.20 cc
Engine TypeAir cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC , Self start
Engine StartingElectric Push Start and Kick Start
Bore x Stroke57mm x 57mm
ClutchWet Multiplate
IgnitionA.C - CDI with TCIS
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
Maximum Power9.7 kW (13.2 Ps) @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque13.4 N-m @ 5000 rpm
Transmission5 Speed constant mesh
Top Speed107 kmph
Electricals
Battery12 V - 4 Ah, MF Battery
Head Lamp12 V - 35 W / 35 W - Halogen Bulb (Multi-Reflector Type)
Tail Lamp12V - 0.5 W / 4.1 W LED Lamp
Brakes
Front BrakeDia 240 mm Disc
Rear BrakeInternal expanding shoe type (110 mm)
Chassis and Suspension
FrameSemi Double Cradle
Front SuspensionTelescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear SuspensionSwing Arm with Mono Suspension with Nitrox
Tyres
Wheel TypeSpoke
Front Tyre90 / 90 x 19 - 52 P
Rear Tyre110 / 90 x 17 - 60 P
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height2100 x 820 x 1160 mm
Wheelbase1360 mm
Weight134 kg
Ground Clearance245 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity11.1 litres
Reserve Tank Capacity2.6 litres

First Impression Review

Hero MotoCorp launched their first off-beat motorcycle, the Impulse in 2011. It was the first unique motorcycle from Hero after the formation of Hero MotoCorp in August 2011. Impulse was described as the first Indian off-road motorcycle to be developed and made in India. This particular model was introduced in the Indian market after the much created hype by the Indian media due to its off-road styling.

Hero Impulse

How It Looks?
From the very first looks, it resembles a miniature version of moto-cross bike. It looks amazing and different from all other Hero bikes till the date. The off-road design elements consists of the beefier off-road capability tyres, skinnier body kit, motocross inspired exhaust kit which peeks out at the right end of single-piece seat and sharp-edgy graphics on the front mounted fender adds the off-road cosmetic outlooks.

Hero Impulse Pic 1

High mount front mud-guard and rear seat are the trademark features of an off-road bike. The Impulse is highly inspired from the Honda's NXR 150 BROS, and we could easily relate the Impulse to it.

Hero Impulse Pic 2

Engine
The Impulse is powered by high torque ATFT, 149.2cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine with OHC system. This same engine is used in CBZ-Xtreme, Hunk, Unicorn and Dazzler, but little bit of refinement is done by the engineers to enhance its off-road abilities. The mill churns out a maximum power of 13.2 Ps @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.4 Nm @ 5000 rpm. It uses a new camshaft and new balancer shaft, which helps in smooth and efficient performance on both tarmac and off-roads. Engine is mated with a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox and power is being transmitted to the rear wheels using a chain drive.

Hero Impulse Pic 3

Chassis, Suspension and Braking
The bike is built with a semi-double cradle frame, which is the primary chassis of the Impulse. Being an off-road motorcycle suspension system should perform well above usual commuter. It uses telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and Nitrox-gas filled monoshock suspension with swingarm is used at the rear. Braking force is well safe in the hands of 240mm disc brake at the front and 110mm internal expanding shoe-type brake at the rear.

Features
Impulse is steaming with its off-road capabilities and outfits.

Hero Impulse Pic 5

The salient off-road features includes; a high mount sporty muffler with unique exhaust note, motocross type single rider saddle, high ground clearance and raised fender and large diameter front wheel with “stud pattern” to enhance the off-road feel of the bike. The digital analogue combo instrument console is pretty neatly done in the impulse. It displays all essential information and even service due indicator. Not only that, Impulse features specially designed CEAT Grip XL series tyres for superior handling and grip.

Hero Impulse Pic 4

Final Words
Impulse wasn't a success story in the Indian market. The expectation level of this motorcycle was very high and the makers couldn't reach upto that level. In order to increase the market space Hero designed this motorcycle with attributes of both off-road and on road commuter. It cannot be called as a pure off-road vehicle as it lacks the power and dynamics of a perfect dirt bike. Another issue was with the heights. As it stands, there is room for lot of improvements in the Impulse. Hero might bring back the off-roader in near future by patching up all the minor defects of the current model.
User Reviews of Impulse. Write Your Review
two months front brake disc parts not available my vehicle no responsible for hero service managers worst parts delay.
By on 25-05-2015
I like this bike
By on 31-08-2017
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