Hero Impulse to be relaunched with 200/250cc engine – Report

Posted on: Mar 28, 2016 - 1:42pm IST

200 cc variant to launch next year, reportedly. 

Reports of the Hero Impulse’s re-launch has been doing the rounds for over two years now. In a latest report from MotorOctane, the off-road motorcycle is reported to come with a 200 cc or a 250 cc engine.

Hero Impulse official image
The 250 cc variant of the Hero Impulse will come with two riding modes.

The report puts a timeline to the Impulse 250’s launch towards this year-end, while the Impulse 200 is expected sometime next year. Further, the larger 250 cc variant of the Impulse is reported to get an option of two driving modes (City and Sport).

The engine will be a fuel-injected unit with a power output in the whereabouts of 31 bhp. It is likely to be the same unit that will be seen on the Hero HX250. Given the power on tap, Hero will be equipping this variant with its C-ABS (Combi ABS) system.

Hero HX250R blue side at Auto Expo 2016
The 250 cc engine will likely be borrowed from the Hero HX250.

Aside from the domestic market, the new Hero Impulse would also target the brand’s export markets in South and Latin America and Africa. Hero is currently exporting to around 30 countries, but plans on increasing this to 50 by 2020.

Also read: 5 things we know about the Hero Xtreme 200S

Production of the Hero Impulse was suspended in 2012 owing to its poor sales performance. It was powered by a 149.2 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled unit developing 13.2 PS.

Hero HX250R – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source – MotorOctane]

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