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    @naren and nilhawk, heartiest congrats on the new steed. Now, please be prepared for a barrage of questions about what is arguably one of India's most awaited bikes :-)

    One small question.

    When I asked the engineer at the Hero showroom in Pune (Mahadeo Mandir chowk), he said that the rear shock preload adjustments can be done only at the ASC and not by the owner by himself as is usually done for other bikes (even the CBR 250R's rear preload can be adjusted at home). Is this true? This issue is a major one for me and may be the only hindrance which prevents me from buying the bike - I would like a bike whose rear suspension can be adjusted in a jiffy to change from highway tourer to offroad jumper!

    Thanks in advance
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    MOst of us were waiting for this thread to be up , so new On/Off road riders please pour in your xperiences ..
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    Naren, Nihawk,
    Any issues so far from the exhaust's heat to the pillion?? That is also a point of concern to me right now..

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    ok now some weird questions coming your way..

    • how comfortable is th erear seat for saari clad women.
    • how is the bike's performance on highway, comparing to my pulsar.
    • how comfortable is the bike on higher revs.
    • how good is the headlight.

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    congratz brother.... m planning to get 1

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    Thanks for your curiosity, I and the other Impulse owner will plesaed to reply you all.

    Quote Originally Posted by s_hari View Post

    Now be the first to load the sweet pics of the machine in action.
    Thanks. I can post some picture of the bike on different tarrains but clicking machine in action is not possible as I ride the bike alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilhawk View Post
    Going to take the delivery of my OLIVE GREEN IMPULSE tomorrow. Yippeeee


    Wellcome on the crazy boat of Impulse owners .

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronits View Post
    So, the owners of 'Impulse' ...how does the engine feel like? Even though, it has a 'Hero' labeled engine, it's basically a tuned Honda engine...


    I like the engine very much. Very smooth engine with no vibration at any rev range.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronits View Post
    Also, the product is a Honda sold in Brazil as the NXR 150 Bros


    I know and I am planing to change the graphics/sticker of Impulse with NXR 150 Bros . Does anybody have friend or relative in Brazil ???

    I am also plan to swape the two engine panels punched with Hero with Honda Unicorn. I do not know what exactly you call them.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2strokerama View Post
    ^^ Its not a replica of bros. As far as I know, the engine is different from the NXR Bros but who cares...we finally have a mass market drt bike!!!


    Yes the engine is a bit different but who cares since the engine of Impulse is also a latest engine from Honda with almost same power / torque of NXR 150 Bros. This engine seems to be 100% same at Honda Unicorn with a little bit tuning to increase the torque.



    Quote Originally Posted by 2strokerama View Post
    So, anyone finished running it in? Anyone put it to some hardcore use?
    I completed the run in period in just 3 days . The top speed I could touch is 104 KMPH (as per odometer) and in off road, the engine does not seem to me much underpower. Note that I rode the bike in soft sand and on 5000 RPM, the power delivery of engine was good. The best part of this bike is the suspension, they are superb. I jumped 6 inch devider with a great ease. You can do a lot with this bike. Also it has got a good loading area where I tie my bag when I ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by icemang View Post
    Now, please be prepared for a barrage of questions about what is arguably one of India's most awaited bikes :-)


    I would try to reply all of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by icemang View Post

    When I asked the engineer at the Hero showroom in Pune (Mahadeo Mandir chowk), he said that the rear shock preload adjustments can be done only at the ASC and not by the owner by himself as is usually done for other bikes (even the CBR 250R's rear preload can be adjusted at home). Is this true? This issue is a major one for me and may be the only hindrance which prevents me from buying the bike - I would like a bike whose rear suspension can be adjusted in a jiffy to change from highway tourer to offroad jumper!

    Thanks in advance
    Did you try adjusting the rear suspension in your Pulser? How much difference do they make. I have tried it in my earlier bike and actually they hardly make any difference. Also the travel of the rear suspension in Impulse is so much that you did not feel requirement of adjusting them any further. The existing set us up is good for highway and offroad both.

    Quote Originally Posted by rpmboy View Post
    MOst of us were waiting for this thread to be up , so new On/Off road riders please pour in your xperiences ..


    I am lazy dog when it comes to writing something still I will try my level best. I enjoy riding the bike on highway, on kachcha road and a bit on offroad. I was happy with her performance everywhere. You just need to learn how to balance the bike shifting your weight and here the fun begins. I was able to touch 70 KMPH on a gravel road, it was a superb experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildnerd View Post

    Any issues so far from the exhaust's heat to the pillion?? That is also a point of concern to me right now..
    I did kept on checking the exhaust heat but the protecter shield does it work very efficiently and not heat issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    how comfortable is th erear seat for saari clad women.
    how is the bike's performance on highway, comparing to my pulsar.
    how comfortable is the bike on higher revs.
    how good is the headlight.
    1. Overall the seat is quite soft which means no pain in your butts even after long rides. The rear seat is quite high compared to the other commuter bikes so yes the ladies in saree are not going to like it much.
    2. If you have Pulser 150, you will feel almost the same power. But suspension and riding position of Impulse will creat a huge difference.
    3. No vibration, very stable.
    4. Light is not bad but not very good either. I am used to drive in nights with 130W watts in my car so riding with a 35W AC bulb is not what I prefere. For better light what trick I am using on the bike is that I put the bean on low and whenever I need more light, I press the flasher button, flasher is DC connection to the high beam. This way both the filaments glows, the high beam on DC current and low beam on AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajanreal View Post
    congratz brother.... m planning to get 1
    I am sure it is going to be a good value to money bike.

    One of my biker friend has back problem and thus he sold his RE Classic just after 4 months use and bought HeroHonda Hunk. Yesterday he test ride my bike and now he is planing to sell his 3 months old Hunk .
    Papa always emphasize on making my own path...
    So I start off-roading... :D

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    Thanks for clarifying my one major doubt.. Now only the FE needs to be guesstimated for me to order this beautiful piece of engineering (don't really care whose engineers designed it)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarenCharan View Post
    Did you try adjusting the rear suspension in your Pulser? How much difference do they make. I have tried it in my earlier bike and actually they hardly make any difference. Also the travel of the rear suspension in Impulse is so much that you did not feel requirement of adjusting them any further. The existing set us up is good for highway and offroad both.
    The answer is yes, for my Pulsar and the CBR 250R. If you know about preload settings, then the reason would be clear. And sorry, you have nor answered the question I had posed
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    It seems Impulse owners n other Impulse 'to be' owners don't really care about the original make(Honda NXR Bros) or the engine manufacturer(Honda). FYI, Honda will stop any sort of mingling they have with Hero Moto Corp. by 2014! I hope by then, 'Hero' does enough R&D to be on its own completely. Remember, the sad event of Kinetic Honda??

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