Hero Sparkle: Is this the new dirt bike for India?

A new motorcycle image has surfaced online, claiming to be that of Hero Sparkle, a new dirt bike which will be launched in India later this year. To be powered by an 80 cc engine, this new off-road bike (apparently) from Hero, delivers just 4.7 PS power and has a top speed of 104 kmph. It will be priced at about Rs 50k.

Hero Sparkle

With such little power, we doubt that this bike will be able to perform any real off-roading. But then, it might be a small, efficient and affordable bike for young India. From what is seen in the image above, Hero Sparkle is a looker for sure.

Hero MotoCorp is the only two wheeler manufacturer in India currently to have included a dirt bike styled off-road motorcycle in their portfolio – in the form of Impulse. Powered by a 149 cc engine, Hero Impulse was launched back in October 2011 at a starting price of Rs 67k.

Hero had expected a lot from the Impulse, especially when they had unveiled the bike at the hands of Ranbir Kapoor, the ‘Rockstar’ of India’s film industry. But, about three years down the line, Hero Impulse failed to perform in the sales department as expected.

But all is not lost. Maybe the report from gadgetlite.blogspot is correct and Hero is indeed going to launch Sparkle, may be.