Hero MotorCorp has reportedly discontinued the Impulse motorcycle in India and de-listed the motorcycle from its official website. Since the dual-purpose motorcycle was built jointly by Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India and Hero MotoCorp, Hero cannot make any changes to the model as per the agreement between the two companies.
According to M/S. Khanna Automobiles Hero MotoCorp dealer in Delhi, there is no official statement from the company to the showroom regarding the discontinuation, however, the said outlet did not have the motorcycle in its stock. Customers expecting a BSIV version of the Hero Impulse would also be disappointed as the company cannot develop the motorcycle according to the agreement between Honda and Hero. However, if Hero MotoCorp plans to introduce an adventure-tourer, it will have to be developed from ground-up.
The Hero Impulse was a 150 cc dual-purpose model in the company's portfolio launched in October 2011. Power generated by the 150 cc mill was 12 hp and torque was 13.4 Nm. The engine was mated to a 5-speed transmission and the model was based on Honda's NXR Bros motorcycle that is sold in international markets. The adventure-tourer segment has a niche following in India which has resulted in the low sales of the Impulse and therefore the discontinuation.
However, other 150 cc motorcycles that are on sale by Hero MotoCorp in India are the Xtreme, Xtreme Sports, Achiever and the Hunk.