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Hero Karizma Updated

Hero MotoCorp is betting heavily on new products to maintain market share in the highly competitive 2-wheeler market of India. The Indian 2-wheeler giant has dominated the industry since a long time now but after the exit of its JV partner Honda, the company is facing the heat when it comes to developing new offerings. Hero has been quick to forge partnerships with global companies which is likely to help them considerably in developing new and competitive products. Although the company is yet to unveil an indigenous product, the automaker is likely to showcase its first few non-Honda bikes at the 2014 Auto Expo.

Hero has successfully fired three new engines which will make their way to next generation of their bikes. These engines are 100, 110 and 250cc in cubic capacity. While the 110cc engine will power the next generation Splendor and Passion, the 100cc engine is made for use in export models. The 250cc engine will power an all new bike which is going to be showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. This new quarter-litre machine is being developed in collaboration with Erik Buell Racing (EBR) and will also be sold in the United States of America.

What can we expect from the 250cc Hero bike? It is likely to feature a full-faired design, petal discs and monoshock rear suspension. The engine is expected to be a single-cylinder unit producing around 26 BHP of power and 23 Nm of torque. The motor will get liquid-cooling, 4-valves and will be coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. Currently Hero’s flagship bike is the Karizma ZMR which in its recent update has got a power bump to 20 BHP. Expect Hero to price their new 250cc bike competitively against the Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS.

Hero MotoCorp Karizma Updated

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  • Pranay

    When is the 2014 Auto Expo exactly? Also, are you sure Hero will be able to produce an engine which will be better than the CBR 250? coz if Hero really does manage to do that then the CBR 250 wont sell at all. Hero’s dealership and after sale services coupled with its reputation are second to none, so that’l practically end the sales of the CBR 250. One more thing; if Hero indeed offers an all round better 250cc bike as compared to the new ZMR 2014, why would anyone buy the ZMR?? The ZMA would still sell because of its low price but the ZMR surely wont, right?

    • Faisal Khan

      Hero has already made the engine but details are yet to be revealed. Expo is in Feb.

  • Goa

    Why are you comparing with cbr250??? It’s having the crap engine. It looks all around piggy package. Honda thinks they will put anything on road at any price point will sell. They went wrong & have realized this when their dream yoga bikes\stunner\cbr\trigger\twister failed to do some good numbers in market. Hard to believe hero ignitors have made Honda stunner way to graveyard. Passion X pro is outselling dream yoga series…the only working thing for honda is activa. That is also under threat from hero maestro. Hence they launched cheaper Activa i. Honda thought hero would end up like kinetic but dint happened. sad

    • kp

      Hero fan boy??rofl…

    • jim

      LOL dude are u kidding me Honda is the founder for hero motor cup without honda hero is shit now :v :P :D

    • Saurabh

      CBR 250 is much better than hero 250 cc, just wait and watch the result ,
      Hero doesn’t have something good in his brigade of bike

  • rahul sharma(gurgaon)

    I m using zmr n honda 250 r really zmr is vry vry good trust me and speed comfort or service is also good so go for hero bcoz hum me h hero

    • Dilbagh

      Theres a ps3 white yellow and red. then terhes a twosided white.yellow and red these you should have. now what u have to buy is 3 y cables any length will work.

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