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Hero Impulse now available for Rs 74,730 upwards

Last updated on: December 6, 2011 11:45 IST

Hero Impulse now available for Rs 74,730 upwards

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Hero MotoCorp's much-awaited first bike after its divorce from Honda is now up for grabs. But will the average Indian biker cough up a premium price for the bike? Find out!

Hero Impulse, the brand new bike of Hero MotoCorp is now available at Rs 74,730 in New Delhi. In Chennai, it will cost you Rs 76,086 while in Mumbai it will be most expensive at Rs 78, 330

The Impulse is said to be a dirt bike that is also an efficient on-road vehicle.

With nitrox-gas filled mono-shocks, high ground clearance, large front wheel and stud type tread pattern. Hero Impulse is quite an interesting bike.

According to its official website, the specifications of Hero Impulse are as follows:

Engine Type
Air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC, Self start
Displacement: 149.2cc
Max Power: 9.7 kW (13.2 Ps) @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque: 13.4 N-m @ 5000 rpm
Ignition: DC - CDI Ignition System

Transmission and Chassis
Gear box:
5 Speed constant mesh

Suspension
FrontTelescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
RearSwing Arm with Mono Suspension with Nitrox

Brakes
Front Brake:
Dia 240 mm Disc
Rear Brake Drum: Internal expanding shoe type (110 mm)

Wheels and Tyres
Tyre Size Front:
90 / 90 x 19 - 52 P
Tyre Size Rear:110 / 90 x 17 - 60 P

Electricals
Battery:
12 V - 4 Ah, MF Battery
Head Light:12 V - 35 W / 35 W - Halogen Bulb (Multi -Reflector Type)
Tail Stop Lamp: 12V - 0.5 W / 4.1 W LED Lamp
Turn Signal Lamp: 12 V - 10 W (Amber Bulb) x 4 nos (Multi-Reflector-Clear Lens)

Dimensions
Wheelbase:
1360mm
Ground Clearance: 245 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11.1 Litre (Min) - 2.6 Litre (Usable Reserve)

However, at the end of it all, it is just a 150-cc bikes and compared to its counterparts like CBZ, Hunk and Achiever that are priced between approximately Rs 56,000 to Rs 66,000 it does fall in the premium segment thanks to its super high price.

It remains to be seen how the average Indian rider accepts this new bike.

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Image: Hero Impulse
Photographs: Courtesy: Heromotocorp.com