Hero MotoCorp has teased in their Instagram post about their upcoming new Off-road bike in EICMA 2017. All we can see in the image posted in their account is the front fender, larger wheel and the rider in total motocross attire with motocross helmet.
Hero already had an off-road bike few year back Hero Impluse 150 but they stopped the production very fast due to low sales. This may be the new Impluse or some other off-road bike with maybe higher capacity than the Impluse which can be a new player in the Indian bike industry.
Hero Impluse 150 produces 13.2 bhp at 7500 rpm and 13.4 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm so, introducing a new bike with bigger engine will be a plus for Hero. Hero didn’t have a higher capacity engine motorcycle rather than the Karizma ZMR.
Also, in the instagram post, the bike seems to be going on an off-road where there is green grass and the road also looks like an open road, not a paved one. Here is the Instagram post by Hero MotoCorp:
They have also mentioned, “STAY TUNED FOR #HeroAtEICMA 2017”. This obviously means that they are showing off their new motorcycle in this EICMA 2017. Hero has not come up any new motorcycle in years, this bike may be a new interesting addition to their shelves.
There were rumors that Hero is bringing back Impulse with 200 and 250cc capacity engine but there hasn’t been any official word from Hero themselves. Also, there is another bike in the row from Hero HX250 which will be equipped with C-ABS and riding modes, maybe Impulse with 250cc may share the same engine from HX250. We cannot say anything now so it is better to wait for EICMA 2017.
We will bring up the updates from EICMA 2017 and about this new bike from Hero. Till then keep on following BikeHaru for more updates.
Meanwhile here are some pictures of Hero Impluse 150: