Hero Motorcorp has confirmed that they will launch an all-new 200cc dual sport (off-road) motorcycle in India next year. Its launch will succeed that of the Xtreme 200S, which was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, Delhi. The off-road motorcycle should be present at the 2018 edition of the show.
There are reports that Hero might call the motorcycle Impulse 200, thus also marking the revival of the off-road brand. The Impulse 150, though a solid machine, failed to attain the desired sales and was slowly phased out. The 200cc version will be better equiped, better looking and will pack more power.
|Price||Rs. 1.05 lakhs|
|Launch in India||2018|
Hero Impulse 200 design & features
The Hero Impulse 200 could share some features with the naked Xtreme 200S to keep things economical. The bike is expected to get features like LED lights, LED DRLs, digital instrument cluster, single seat and more. There will also be an upswept exhaust, long travel front suspension and raised mudguard. Hero is unlikely to make the bike too similar to the Impulse 150.
Brakes will be lifted from the Xtreme and the bike should be provided with optional ABS.
Hero Impulse 200 engine, mileage
Powering the Impulse 200 will be the same 200cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, seen on the Xtreme. It can produce 18.5bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 17.2Nm of torque at 6,000rpm, mated to a 5-speed transmission. This engine could have a different state of tune.
|Expected mileage||43 kmpl|
Hero Impulse 200 price & launch date
The new Hero Impulse could be priced aggressively near the Rs. 1.00 lakh range. Launch will only happen by mid-2018.