India First Enduro Motorbike, Hero Impulse
Hero MotoCorp Ltd., formerly Hero Honda is the largest manufacturer of motorcycle and scooter in the world, its headquarter is situated in New Delhi, India. In India, it has a market share of about 46% in two-wheeler category.
Hero Honda founded in 1984 with the joint venture between Hero Cycles of India and Honda of Japan. After 26 years of calibration Honda wants to move out of venture thus in 2010, these both companies were separated and in August, 2011 Hero becomes Hero MotoCorp Ltd. With a new corporate identity.
After separation from Honda, the time is very crucial for Hero to sustain in the market. They need to launch some new product for returning into the India market. So, in 2012 Hero MotoCorp Ltd. launches India’s first on-off road motorbike named Hero Impulse. The Hero Impulse is currently a niche motorcycle in the Indian market.
Enduro is a term for motorbike which is capable of moving in both on-road and off-road. Hero impulse is one of the best and affordable Enduro motorbike. Hero Impulse has been designed as a dirt bike which is used on hilly and off road locations. Hence this bike has got high ground clearance and high mount silencer. It is powered by an air cooled 149.2cc displacement which produces 13.2 bhp @ 7500 RPM of power and 13.4NM @ 5000 RPM of torque. It is fitted with MRF Zapper tyres of90/90×19 52P in the front and 110/90×17 60P in the rear. The upright seating position and high front mud guard all contribute to the butch appearance of the motorcycle. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a chain drive and a 5-speed sequential transmission.
It gets an analogue RPM and digital speedometer combination which is directly attached to the front cowl. This combination is very rare in the 150cc segment. Along with the usual bells and whistles, the digital section also contains the fuel gauge, trip meter and a clock for easy reference.
Along with the power, the company also equipped it with many safety features which reduces the risk of accidents while riding it. These standard features include 240mm size, front disc brake and 110mm size rear disc brake with Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers in front suspension and Swing Arm with Mono Suspension with Nitrox as a Rear suspension.
Hero Impulse is very fuel efficient Enduro motorbike, It has a fuel tank capacity of 11.1 liters and gives a mileage of 50 kilometers per liter. The bike has a top speed of 115 kilometers per hour and has an acceleration of 0 to 60 kilometers per hour in just 5 seconds.
The Hero impulse is available approx Rs 72,000 in the market, it may vary from city to city. It is available in different colors such as impulse red, impulse blue, impulse green, impulse black and impulse orange. The Overall Hero impulse is very good bike for any purpose and able to compete with any bike of its segment.