India's leading two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has axed the Impulse motorcycle from its product portfolio in the country. The model is also removed from the company's official website.
Hero MotoCorp showcased the Impulse for the first time back in 2010 in London. Later in 2011, the motorcycle was launched in the Indian market. But the production has been stopped for some time due to low demand.
Finally, Hero MotoCorp has axed the dual-sport motorcycle from its website. Impulse was the first dual-sport motorcycle offered by an Indian manufacturer in the country.
The Hero Impulse was powered by a 149.2cc single cylinder, air cooled engine producing an output of 13bhp and 13.4Nm of peak torque. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.
The design cues of the Hero Impulse is derived from the Honda NXR Bros which is sold in the Brazilian market. The motorcycle is equipped with long travel suspension up front and front disc brake and drum brake at the rear.
Although, the adventure enthusiasts found the 150cc motor on the Impulse too small for comfort. Going a step further, a few dealers swapped the 223cc Karizma engine on the Impulse, but Hero MotoCorp refused to introduce the bigger capacity dual-sport motorcycle.
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