Hero MotoCorp150cc ‘Impulse’ Dirt Bike

Hero Honda is now Hero MotoCorp and the company revealed its new identity at a mega event in London, UK. The new Hero MotoCorp logo was launched at London’s o2 arena. Along with the identity, Hero also launched a new 150cc bike – Impulse and an 110cc scooter – Maestro. These will be first products under the new brand.

The heartthrob of Indian cinema and youth icon Ranbir Kapoor unveiled the first-of-its-kind 150cc on-road-off-road motorcycle for the Indian market called “Impulse”, leading us to strongly suspect that it is nothing but a rebadged Honda NXR150 BROS which Honda sells in the Brazilian market. No positive nodding on the speculative price is there but we expect it to be priced somewhere between Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 65,000.

The launch of “Impulse” creates a new experience in the Indian biking industry. The dual purpose on-road-off-road bike adds to the excitement every young man wants. The feature-loaded bike takes the rider where his excitement wants him to go by giving him freedom from roads. “Impulse” is loaded with versatile features including  nitrox-gas filled mono-shock rear suspension which ensures a smooth ride on roughest of terrains, high ground clearance with large dial front wheel with stud-type tread pattern tyres and large front disc brakes which lets the rider traverse any road or any stretch.

Additionally, “Impulse” also comes with solid knuckle guards, sporty high mount muffler, large and raised durable sporty fenders, straight pull spokes and motocross seat for the real off-road experience. Digital Combi meter with “Service Due” indicator, clock and digital vertical bar display fuel gauge adds to the overall style which is irresistible.

Hero MotoCorp150cc ‘Impulse’ Dirt Bike - Sports Red

The specifications and prices of the above were not announced and the officials promise to do the same at the products’ official launch in India, expected to take place later this year. But since we know that the two halves, Hero and Honda, are still in an agreement where Honda is supposed to deliver technical aid till the year 2014. The specifications and shades are expected as below –

6 shades available in Hero MotoCorp  Impulse Dirt Bike–

  • Vibrant Blue Metallic
  • Leaf Green Metallic
  • Vibrant Orange
  • Sports Red
  • Black

 

Technical Specification of Hero MotoCorp  Impulse Dirt Bike-

  • Engine: 149.2cc,  OHC, single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled
  • Maximum Power:  13.8 HP at 8,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque:  13.6 Nm at 6,000 rpm
  • Compression Ratio:  9.5: 1
  • Battery:  12V – 5Ah (ES and ESD versions)
  • Lights:  32/32W
  • Fuel Tank:  12 liters (2.3 liters reserve)
  • Engine Oil:  1.2 liters
  • Transmission:  5-speed
  • Clutch:  Multi oil bath
  • Lubrication System:  Forced by pump trochoidal
  • Front Suspension:  Telescopic fork with 180 mm stroke
  • Rear Suspension:  Mono-shock with 150 mm stroke
  • Brake Front:  240 mm in diameter (ESD version)
  • Rear brake:  drum with 110 mm diameter
  • Front Tire:  90/90-19M/C 52P
  • Rear Tire: 110/90-17M/C 60P
  • Seat Height: 830 mm
  • Minimum ground clearance:  244 mm
  • Dimensions (L x W x H):  2036 X 1138 X 810 mm
  • Wheelbase:  1353 mm
  • Dry Weight:  119.1 kg (ESD version)

 Also see – Hero MotoCorp unveiled new logo, 150cc bike Impulse, 110cc scooter Maestro in London

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