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Is This The Updated Karizma ZMR? Yep! [Video Update]

2014 Hero Karizma ZMR

You read it first on MotorBeam. The cat is out of the bag, or so it seems. We all know Hero MotoCorp will launch updated versions of the Karizma and ZMR later this year. The company confirmed the Karizma’s engine will get more power, courtesy of its partner, Erik Buell Racing. Although there is no confirmation on whether the new Hero Karizma will get an all new engine, we feel EBR has tweaked the current 223cc motor to produce higher output. The spyshots of the new Hero Karizma ZMR which recently flooded the world wide web did show minor cosmetic changes but now the bike seems to be uncovered.

MotorBeam reader Karun Prakash mailed us the above picture which was carried in Sakshi newspaper earlier today (it is a Telugu news daily). In the picture, we can see Pawan Munjal, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp sitting on a Karizma ZMR motorcycle. We don’t know when this picture was snapped but what interests us is the Karizma ZMR which doesn’t look like the current one. If we relate some of the styling elements with the spied bike, we can easily make out this is indeed the real deal. Undoubtedly, the above picture shows it’s the good old ZMR underneath as many design elements are identical.

So what all is different? There is a new headlight, which seems to be inspired from erstwhile partner Honda’ old Fireblade. The paint scheme is a bit different with ZMR written in a new pattern. The seat is now split, very similar to the Xtreme and the riding position seems a bit sportier rather than being upright as seen on the current ZMR. The twin-shocks remain which is a disappointment as even 125cc bikes are now coming with a monoshock. The rear tyre is a wider (110 mm vs 100 mm).

The wheels, brake discs, exhaust, tank and instrument cluster are untouched on the 2014 Hero Karizma ZMR but the fairing seems to gel better with the bike and doesn’t look as abrupt as the current model (see the pics in this post for a comparison). These changes don’t seem enough to win back the demand enjoyed by the Karizma more than 5 years back but we feel this is a stop-gap measure till Hero MotoCorp gets ready with an all new 250cc motorcycle. With slight tweak in the powertrain, expect the ZMR to produce around 20 BHP of power, with prices likely to remain largely the same.

Update 1- Another picture has surfaced which our reader Yasar Lakhani has shared with us. The picture shows the Karizma to have projector type headlights (but they don’t seem to be projectors), very Pulsar 220 like. The bike also gets daytime running lights, a segment first but the design doesn’t seem to be well executed. The two pictures (the one above and below) are of the same motorcycle which means the ZMR gets uglier.

2014 Hero Karizma Facelift

Hero ZMR Facelift

Hero Karizma ZMR DRLs

2014 Hero Karizma ZMR Fairing

Karizma ZMR 2014

Hero Karizma ZMR 2014

Hero Karizma ZMR Facelift

Updated Hero Karizma ZMR

Hero Karizma ZMR EBR Rear

Karizma ZMR Owners Report

Update 2 - A video from the unveil of the 2014 Hero Karizma ZMR has surfaced on YouTube. In the video, we can see in typical Hero fashion, the bike looks way more appealing than it actually is. The advertisement agency has put in some fire to make the new ZMR look action packed. The cluster is retained and the headlights and daytime running lights can be seen in action. Thanks to Prasad Rane for the heads-up on the video.

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  • Rocky September 27, 2013, 12:56 pm

    It looks like LML Adreno in front and Xtreme at Back plus some sticker jobs as usual:(
    Ugly looking …current version is better looking than this !

    • saravana priyan September 27, 2013, 1:56 pm

      totally agree wid u mate…
      Once thought that Hero’s design team has hit rock bottom with 2009 Katizma ZMR and they have now proved me wrong by hitting another rock bottom.
      how much will they spoil the legendary 2005 model…

    • rajan September 27, 2013, 11:02 pm

      I agree. Thanks for bringing Adreno to our memory. The design looks really dated

  • prasad September 27, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Looks good. But the puny 20bhp, skinny tires and the twin suspension rear is the spoiler. This is like a cow wearing a tiger skin. Looks like a 1000+ cc superbike…look closely it is actually a moped. I cant imagine how funny we Indians will look in the eyes of harleys and ducatis and hondas. Nevertheless Indian hero boys will buy this to impress their girls.

    • Amit September 27, 2013, 1:44 pm

      Mr. Prasad Hero makes fuel efficient and long lasting bikes not like the pulsars which runs only for a year. Great engineers have designed this model so they have much more knowledge than you. And you belong to those category of people who goes to a harley showroon but buys a bajaj platina, so don’t shout much.

      • Amit Chaudhari September 27, 2013, 1:59 pm

        i like this guy amit Give this guy a cookie

      • Jai September 27, 2013, 2:24 pm

        Who told you that Pulsar last for a year. I have a pulsar which is 8 year old which clocked 80000kms without any trouble what so ever. Pulsar is the brand which kicked off HERO CBZ from the market. If CBZ was so good product , then why did it failed in the competition. Prasad is 100% right on his comments. You Hero bacchas should stop shouting and stop behaving like 100cc kids.

      • Anurag Kumar September 27, 2013, 2:26 pm

        bravo amit :p

      • Mohit September 27, 2013, 2:34 pm

        Pulsar not running for a year is a decade year old joke now, it far more refined then before people who care and have a bit common sense are servicing their pulsar on time they are lasting for more then 5 years easily.

        coming back to design, its a bit of a disaster but Hero has done with EBR
        which is like jumping into unknown territory when it comes reliability and efficiency in every single way

        We will see what happens when it launches and how it fares in a road test

        • bhavesh September 27, 2013, 4:33 pm

          bro i’m with u.pulsar is the only bike that has kept his name from last 10 years without compromising.not like splendor, if they r running for a year then why should 37 countries in the world like pulsar ???? and the big brands like ktm and kawasaki comes to bajaj not to hero.

          • $himi September 28, 2013, 9:41 pm

            This is because of honda….i dont know why people fear to face the truth restricted the Munjals to export their bikes…they restricted hero to have their own R&D…but people think of hero as dumb….just think why are they number one in sales ….the fact is that the pulsar buyers envy their numero uno position

        • Neil September 27, 2013, 6:07 pm

          I absolutely second you Mohit. I’ve been using the first lot of DTSi 180 UG1 they call, bit tuned and Oil cooled which is working fine at this moment. Fingers Crossed :D.

          No issues at all till date, almost in the tenth year without much hassles. Timely toil up is what required.

        • Sumit September 28, 2013, 1:51 am

          Yes I agree with you. Infact, today only I rode my Jijaji’s 7 year old P150 which has run for thousands of Kms as you can guess.. and yet that not so well maintained bike had a very impressive pull, low end torque & enough power to impress me, a P200NS owner. Shows alot about Bajaj Pulsars and their reliability.

      • Rival September 27, 2013, 2:42 pm

        Nice reply bro. Well its up to hero how they. different people with different taste. nevertheless the bike looks far better than old one.

        • Amit September 27, 2013, 6:03 pm

          Thanks Amit Chaudhari for your cookie…and Mr. Jai aagar hum hero ke bache hain then tum bajaj ka bache ho…aaur haan let me tell you that bajaj me aaur bache paida karne ki takat nahi rahi so wo India main ab 3rd position pe hain…….aaaur tu kuch bhi bol le yara me to bhai kharid raha hun ye bike…..

          • aman September 28, 2013, 3:11 pm

            lol be a 200ns owner m glad to b a manic or i say pulsarmanic v have speed in blood and relibilty according to indians road u r such a looser who buy a hero product when u have bajaj choice and wanna hear name of bajaj officals ?? let me tell KTM u knw wht KTM is it share their engine with 200ns one more thing KaWASKI in other coutries u see pulsar by name of kawaski not on bajaj soo aakh se patti hta le andhe gadhe

      • tejas September 27, 2013, 6:56 pm

        pulsar rocks idiot!…I have a 2009 ug 4 p180..& still is rocksolid…more importantly its faster than zmr…it weighs lesser by 5kgs than zmr & pumps out same power as the zmr (17.02 ps)…despite being just 180 cc!

        • Pravin September 27, 2013, 10:26 pm

          Pulsar 180 mightve had the same power on paper like Karizma.. But Karizma is surely a better bike in performance on road…

          • tejas September 28, 2013, 11:17 am

            nope dude..i have won 5 drag races with zmr’s….& i mean they were official drags!…yep but the zmr gave tough competition to my 180…

      • Kiran September 28, 2013, 3:36 am

        About your fuel efficient and long lasting bikes, Bajaj does them better. Havent you seen Bajaj 4s champion still runnin good on roads??

        “long lasting bikes not like the pulsars which runs only for a year”
        Even a ducati in the hands of an idiot(hope you are not) wouldnt last a month if its not taken good care.

        Had great engineers designed this, they wouldnt design a crap fanboy!

        And for your non sense-common sense, Harleys dont sell Bajaj platinas. And the one who buys platina will never step into a harley showroom!

        • tejas September 28, 2013, 11:18 am

          excellent rply dude!

      • Gokul September 28, 2013, 11:28 am

        dude.. grow up u r living in 10 yeras back…. whatever u said is just what a fanboy always says….
        u guys are super blind.. even though iam a big fan of first Karizma and the first CBZ .. i have to say Hero realy sucks in Designing department …. they have to change the entire designing wing….
        the ZMR is bit downgrade when considering the design language of Karizma Now the 2014 ZMR looks even worse than the old ZMR.. “This is the Most Super Ugly Premium Bike Ever Launched in India”.

      • ToRqUe September 28, 2013, 12:57 pm

        “Hero makes fuel efficient and long lasting bikes”
        JOKE of 2013
        Hero is just a name for an assembly line…… the real Golden goose was HONDA now that it has stopped laying eggs for Hero the result is in front of u!!!

        & the same fate will befall Bajaj & TVS if their Foreign counterparts leave them
        the only difference in Bajaj is that they are really fast in executing things , studying& implementing market strategies
        without external input our indian Motor companies are NOTHING

    • Anwar September 27, 2013, 2:06 pm

      Agree with you dude, only the road side heroes who watch superbikes in movies but don’t which is which. they think that all that superbikes have got is a fairing. don’t bother about technical aspects like specs, chassis, engine, etc, will buy this bike.

  • siliguri September 27, 2013, 1:33 pm

    performance wise always a Hero.. no 2nd thought…. look wise??? phusssssss

  • Rajesh September 27, 2013, 1:58 pm

    Yes. This was showcased yesterday, the bike will also bear a DRL & front projector lamps. The new Karizma R looks quite similar as well

  • sarathmac September 27, 2013, 2:19 pm

    i owned a one n half year old pulsar 180 clocked 23 k + km.. n i am very much satisfied with m bike.. u sounds like a pity hero fan amit.. grow up.. things have been changed a lot.. we all know that hero motor corp is struggling with their current line up..

    • Amit September 27, 2013, 6:12 pm

      Yes I am a fan of Hero and that too a hard-core hero…..I am not saying that I am against pulsar…but in these recent years I have changed 2 pulsars due to engine and sound issue. Now I am happy with my cbz and karizma. They are simply awesome.

      • Pravin September 27, 2013, 10:25 pm

        I changed my Karizma for Pulsar 200 NS for the same issue.. :-)

        • Amit September 27, 2013, 10:59 pm

          You changed not because of the same issue its because you saw Karizma on your dreams and never purchased it.

          • aman September 28, 2013, 3:15 pm

            little fanboy spotted :D

          • Pravin September 28, 2013, 10:01 pm

            I was one of the first to buy Karizma in Bangalore idiot.. My Karizma was a March 2004 one… Unlike your dreams of 2 Pulsars and other multiple bikes!!

  • Ysak September 27, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I feel great about the looks of Karizma R, while watching these ‘exclusively’ designed ZMR’s

  • Shalson September 27, 2013, 3:08 pm

    I still like the first model of Karizma, far better than the current one. When our automaker’s gonna learn / focus on style

  • Sachin September 27, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Front flaring is poorly designed. The older one still looks better then this. Munjal better go back to drawing board… look like a jocker on that bike.

  • k.p September 27, 2013, 4:22 pm

    relax guys let it release….karizma R launched decade ago can do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds weighs 149 kgs and top speed of 125…while newly launched ultra tech pulsar 200ns can do 0-60 in 3.6 seconds weighs and top speed of 136..both bikes have same torques 18.35…pulsar 200ns driver suffers windblast and vibes yet it be proven product and the use of 3 spark plugs is real innovation then why the heel that KTM is not using it???? am not against bajaj or hero…

    • Pravin September 27, 2013, 10:19 pm

      3 spark plugs is just a gimmickry by Bajaj.. Its not really required…

      Karizma R doing a 3.8 sec run to 60!! is just the manufacturers claim.. never proven otherwise…

      Pulsar 200NS or any naked bike will suffer from wind blasts.. there is nothing to be ashamed about it! Vibes on Pulsar is lesser than Karizma or only as good or as bad…

      • Sumit September 28, 2013, 1:47 am

        It’s hard for me to comprehend the ignorance of people like you claim the 3 spark plug in 200NS to be just a gimmick. While you don’t know shit about the bike. Do you know one ? 200NS. I do, don’t talk about a bike that you don’t personally own, & hardly know anything about.
        The well setup 3 spark plugs actually do help in better combustion, better FE while providing insane power band with a limiter of 10800 RPM, and hence extremely lower emissions. Thus the actual Cat Con found in 200NS’ underbelly silencer is smaller compared to something like P220, hence costs lesser as well. Take one of the 3 spark plugs off and you’ll notice the bike struggle and act weird.

        • Pravin September 28, 2013, 10:05 pm

          Mr Sumit… Im baffled by your immense knowledge on 3 spark plugs!! woww… For your information I own a Yellow Pulsar 200NS Jan 2013 Model!!

          3 spark plugs help better combustion! how much better? whats the proof? 3 sparks plugs help the bike rev to 10800!! can you explain the logic?

          Why did so many Bajaj bikes with so many spark plugs couldnt hold a candle to the japanese competition then!!?

          • Sumit September 29, 2013, 1:19 am

            I didn’t say the 3 spark plugs help the bike rev upto 10800,RPM, i meant the bike has an insane top end and yet even under hard ripping, the bike manages to give a FE of over 40kmpl. An FZ16 gives lesser FE, so does the mighty aged P220 and the Duke ofc. Nothing matches the performance and pocket friendly Fuel efficiency of 200NS.
            I have an advice for you expert, please take one of the spark plugs out from your NS as according to you, one doesn’t need it.Simple.

        • Rajesh September 28, 2013, 10:12 pm

          if 2 cant get the job done then 3? if the 3 spark plugs cant get the job done, then put in 4?? puuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrr

      • k.p September 28, 2013, 6:39 am

        3 spark plugs is gimmick by bajaj? ok fine why cant thy understand even 2 spark plugs giving short life span to engine thn y hell of 3 spark plugs?? innovation??wat happnd to model xcd 125/xcd 135/discover135/dis 150?? all have digital gadgets but failed…p-135 0r discover ST engine is more refined thn p-150 but still bajaj persists with it becoz it is sellin high numbers??

    • tejas September 28, 2013, 12:20 pm

      karizma never did 0-60 in 3.8 secs…its just manufacturers claim…real world 0-60 & 0-100 is 4.8 sec & 14 secs respectively….which is even marginally slower than pulsar 180 (4.7 & 13.5) & rtr 180(4.5 & 13.2)!

  • bhavesh September 27, 2013, 4:35 pm

    all know hero can’t do anything without support. first was honda nd now erik buell.

  • mind September 27, 2013, 6:47 pm

    I can overtake a pulsar 150 from my super splendor any day any time any where so final words hero rocks

    • blowing September 27, 2013, 7:32 pm

      ROFL. Someone please take this guy to a mental hospital please! Fanboyism at its best!

      • sarathmac September 27, 2013, 9:42 pm

        :-D :-D

      • Amit September 27, 2013, 11:02 pm

        There is nothing to laugh about dude because Splendor beats pulsar in every field like mileage, price, maintenance, durability………and in terms of speed we don’t want that because slow and steady wins the race. aaaaaahahhahaha :-)

        • tejas September 28, 2013, 11:22 am

          this amit is an idiot person….! i mean fanboy…comparing pulsar with a splendour is like comparing an audi with an maruti alto!

          • Jubin Jacob September 28, 2013, 6:01 pm

            Someone desperately wants Hero back in game… the two HMs in auto industry (Hindustan Motors, Hero Motors) are bringing more stupid things nowadays…!

          • $himi October 9, 2013, 8:16 pm

            just one…no two bad designs they have got and you people have forgoten the history…nevertheless
            take a look at this

          • Rival October 10, 2013, 9:34 am

            Some fools think that owning a bike with xtra spark is best bike in the country.
            watever they the design is little bad but its new concept n v shud appreciate that. nd still Hero haven’t launched this in India n thers no dtails of specification. that means game haven;t started yet. its just a trailer.

        • ayush September 28, 2013, 1:29 pm

          Mr. Amit you have turned me into your fan…..or a.c. maybe ;-)….your skills might be useful in your destiny to become next PM of india…coz your logic has no spot of resilience for truth….but u just cwnt run away from it…..your lovely splendor doesnt have just one thing that other ugly pulsar or any other premium bike (ugly in your view only) has is class….no matter how much rubbish u say, u cant deny it
          GET BURNED !!!!!!!

      • Bivin Xavier September 28, 2013, 6:18 pm

        A Face-palm will do the treatment…

    • vijay September 28, 2013, 9:42 am

      I think you can overtake Ninja ZX14 R from ur splendor……

      Think thousand time before opening your mouth

      • Bumba September 28, 2013, 11:08 am

        well said …i think that guy doesn’t even own a bike ….and knows nothing about them …

    • Sachin September 28, 2013, 4:08 pm

      ha ha…..good joke!!

      • Mindisass September 29, 2013, 12:02 am

        he overtook a veyron too.. i saw one guy yesterday doing that. must be him i am sure ! :) :p

  • neo September 27, 2013, 6:53 pm

    Dont worry dude…its just pic…u will get much better than this. Choose cbr its the best fastest machine. Its not as ugly as pulsar or discover….cbr rules

    • shuchit September 27, 2013, 7:21 pm

      Yamaha R15 far better .

    • Bumba September 28, 2013, 11:12 am

      CBR’S days are over …wake up dude…can’t even beat duke 200

      • tejas September 28, 2013, 12:21 pm

        agreed wid u bumba!…cbr a bike which costed 1.3 lakhs & didnt even have a pass light flasher or an engine kill switch! lolz!

        • Bumba September 28, 2013, 2:26 pm

          Performance wise NS gives tough competition to both the CBR S….Even though it doesn’t have any fairing..

          • tejas September 28, 2013, 4:07 pm

            a correction…CBR 150 r doesnt stand a chance against p200ns…infact p220 is better than CBR 150…yeah & its tough to choose between p200ns & cbr250r in terms of performance!

  • karizma September 27, 2013, 7:20 pm

    Even bajaj launched 200ns after n it has dukes engine. Only changes between duke n pulsar is pulsar got 1 super extra spark! Lol.. Haters gonna hate. This bike looks better better than shit pulsar 220.

    • Pravin September 27, 2013, 10:21 pm

      So what are you trying to say!! Pulsar having a Duke’s engine is nothing to feel ashamed about!! Vice versa could be told just for the argument sake..

      • Amit September 27, 2013, 10:56 pm

        hahhahah well said karizma dude….pulsar means micromax kitna bhi features de but ek bar geela ho jaye to gaya se

        • Kiran September 28, 2013, 3:29 am

          Omg! are you for real? *facepalm*!

          • Bivin Xavier September 28, 2013, 6:14 pm

            again…. with a brick, made of steel…. stupidity never heals so easily…

          • Pravin September 28, 2013, 10:06 pm

            facepalm.. :-) good one..

    • Sumit September 28, 2013, 1:24 am

      200NS and Duke do not share the entire engine, only the lower part, that’s the gearbox. upper engine, bore and stroke of measurements exactly same as Duke (72×49) are developed seperately for 200NS including everything else.
      Duke200 exists because Bajaj, holder of 47% share of KTM, brought it in India. 200NS exists because of the terrific Bajaj R&D team and no matter what anyone says, it’s not a copy of Duke200. It’s got it’s own character and uses.
      on the topic here, this new Karizma looks abit ugly, but Im sure this is a very practical and fun to ride motorcycle. I respect the work of developers and you should as well, instead of being a a fag Hero fanboy.

      • $himi October 9, 2013, 7:52 pm

        They may not share the engines wholly…but you have to accept the fact that both Hero and Bajaj dont have much of their own in terms of tech…they took help from…not actually help…they acquired ktm partially and now use it as an R&D center…for both hero and bajaj dont have a very big R&D facility.So, my point is just relax and let the bike be launched(well actually u cant stop that)…dont like it-dont buy it-dont notice it-ignore it
        Personally-I dont like the P220 looks wise but tech wise pulsar is far better than karizmas
        AND also see the fact that karizma is a 2001 model..first 223cc in india…pulsar was there but it was 150cc…so chillax and appreciate the DRLs..Dual lamps…radiators on the fairing
        one more thing..the new karizma is a copy of…well see

  • pr@n@v September 27, 2013, 8:36 pm

    ugly is THE word for this bike.if looked closer one can also notice LED DRLS….
    eagerly waiting for the KTM DUKE RC250…

  • Mohit September 27, 2013, 9:14 pm

    I dont know why, but i love the fact Karizma vs Pulsar debates and arguments are back. Feels good, real good! We thank Hero for starting it all over again ;)

    • Pravin September 27, 2013, 10:22 pm

      Back then.. they were the performance benchmarks.. now they are no where near.. However the newer bigger Pulsar 375 is on the way.. and probably could have an earlier launch than Karizma..

    • Bishakh September 28, 2013, 11:29 pm

      Always funny to see a lot of EXPERT COMMENTS from both sides in such arguments….IMHO we should refrain from posting….just look and laugh!! :-D

  • k.p September 27, 2013, 9:38 pm

    Really hero made huge mistake front view looks very bad….now only engine and spec sheet saving grace???

  • Chet September 27, 2013, 9:56 pm

    CBR+Pulsar= new ZMR…………..close enough. ;-|

  • Peter September 27, 2013, 10:06 pm

    Heros first model, R olways rock..ya R is olways game and still its rocking in the market

  • subeer dey September 28, 2013, 12:47 am

    This model sucks………..Hero has to design n launch better 200-300 cc bike….days r gone for this company….waiting eagerly for 250 cc sports bike from Yamaha

  • akash September 28, 2013, 1:24 am

    Slow and steady wins the race…. go get a tvs champ.. or hero puch for yourself… pulsar se panga ho jaoge nanga.. kiddo

  • joshua September 28, 2013, 9:01 am

    splendour is 100cc and pulsar’s are above 135cc machines… so please don’t compare both!

  • rocker September 28, 2013, 9:11 am

    pagal amit….slow nd steady wins the race ….go nd buy a hero puch……bloody hero fan….i would also have liked this one if it would look better…guys wait for apache 250…may be a surprise….

    • Amit September 28, 2013, 11:10 am

      There was a time when Hero Puch was also a dream machine. You were not even born at that time go and ask your dad he will tell you about Hero Puch. Tum jaise log jinda ho isiliye desh ka economy gir raha hai……ghar ka khaana chod ke bahar ka khana khane walo main se ho tum….

      • vishal September 28, 2013, 12:25 pm

        are you from mental hospital?? tvs apache and pulsar…when did they become outsiders?? they are idiot mental!

      • vishal September 28, 2013, 12:25 pm

        i meant they are indian …u mental!

  • mind September 28, 2013, 11:39 am

    yahan pe to kisi ko pta hi nahi hai super splendor kya hai aur baat karte hai

  • Jai September 28, 2013, 12:18 pm

    @Amith. Hero baccha, Shut your mouth. I am not a fan of Pulsar or Hero Karizma. But learn to make comments on the website rather shouting like a immature Hero kid. Whatever they do with new Karizma, it will be a big failure. It can never match the Pulsar 200NS or KTM duke 200 in any of the matter. Dont behave like a stupid . Does Karizma look like a full faired performance bike like R15 or CBR 150?. it looks like a donkey with monkey cap. Hero is a Hero for 100cc bikes but its a dream to become Hero for performance bikes.

  • ayush September 28, 2013, 12:51 pm

    New zmr is disgrace to whole indian automobile industry. …..if u cant make it just give up the premium segment… my brother trolls me by saying that u got hero showroom near ur college so get new zmr…coz u cant buy duke from bajaj showroom. ….I was killing myself to think away from duke as no ktm showroom is in dhule….but zmr is saying me hang urself…..I wont say I m disappointed coz I dint expect any wonder from hero…what a crap….I would use this bike with a customised black cloth cover to hide what I m riding on….pls let me noe the dimensions so I can order for the cloth for stitching right away.

  • shubham September 28, 2013, 3:19 pm

    well mr.amit ,
    considering your application of logic, you should donate blood,all of it!!

  • Ben September 28, 2013, 3:30 pm

    Yamaha rx135 and Suzuki shogun 125 easily overtakes pulsar 150. I have seen many drags in my area. even I have overtaken pulsar 150 with my friend’s highly tuned Suzuki swish 125 with kn filter and free flow exhaust in a 0-80kmph drag.

    • Jubin Jacob September 28, 2013, 6:11 pm

      @Ben, What made you to state that here anyways..?

  • Jubin Jacob September 28, 2013, 5:57 pm

    Indian army should drop a nuke in Hero’s plant before they let this ugly thing out in our streets….! yiiiiikess…! >:(

    • Hardik September 29, 2013, 12:27 pm

      Burst into laughter…….

  • varun kumar reddy September 28, 2013, 7:38 pm

    both karizma series bikes are ugly,really hero needs new designer,if u want any new designs similar to ur karizma ask me to suggessions….

  • V D September 28, 2013, 10:26 pm

    Look Closly guyz a lot of the designs cues have been taken from erik buell racing bikes

    Hoping better products in the future

  • suraj September 29, 2013, 4:05 am

    Mr amit if slow and steady wins the race then buy a cycle rather than buying a bike cycle is more durable and no mileage problem no maintenance trouble. Although I am not a pulsar fan boy .A pulsar 200ns can beat this new karizma. I agree with Mr ayush. The fairing alone doesnt make a bike premium. the fairing doesn’t look good and the rest of the bike looks similar to it previous model.

  • deepak September 29, 2013, 7:15 am

    WTF old karizmas looks better than this shitty cheap moded bikes worst desgin by hero

  • Rival September 29, 2013, 10:38 am

    Y the hell you guys banging your heads. Some idiots saying its copy of pulsar 220 and R15 v2!! :O Shut your mouth. think bigger idiots. This karizma design somewat looks like EBR’s supersport. but they couldn’t make it upto the mark. So wat at least they tried, well not this time but next time might come up with good design. All cheap minds. rakhte hein pulsar aur apache aur baat karte superbikes ki!!

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  • Abhi September 29, 2013, 10:41 am

    All pulsar, apache, R15 owners!! you guys are definitely not going to own any hero products or this Karizma. So 1 gud request, Stay away from this. tumhe acha nai laga to Hero company bandh nai ho jaaye ga.

  • Venkat September 29, 2013, 11:41 am

    Really really ugly one.. Can’t imagine tat Hero motors have digged themselves to bury the name Karizma

  • Waqas Ansari September 29, 2013, 12:47 pm

    What the hell is wrong wid hero moto man?? I mean what are trying to make? The bike looks damn ugly even I’m d owner of karizma zmr n I knw its design is disproportionate but now I feel my bike looks quite good in front of this ugly crap.. what a joke man they are still living in the old era!! Very disappointed man had a lot of expectations from dis tym bt as usual they hv let us down!!

  • Abhinav Srivastava September 29, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Dear Design Team @ Hero,
    Please go and wash your face with cold water, and please stop making such horrible piece of art.

  • shafqat khan September 29, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Mera to din ban gaya yar…comments par k , jo bhi ho this bike looks ugly, hero should think twice before launching this…

  • P J September 29, 2013, 5:09 pm

    The worst bike I’ve ever seen in my life man im disappointed new karizma could have been better they tried to copy pulsar 220 head lights but failed

  • P J September 29, 2013, 5:28 pm

    The front side of the bike looks like a hippo man

  • shafqat khan September 29, 2013, 9:55 pm

    Look at the rear design, backlight looks like bajaj boxer, front design tried to copy 220 but failed…I think the designers were confused abt what they are making, hero must survey the market to know what the people wants….I request hero moto. to not to take pressure on your brain and continue the previous model.

  • True September 30, 2013, 12:24 am

    Man. I really have no words to describe the design of new zmr. It is ridiculous. The previous zig-zag zmr fairing was funny, but this is even worse. The front cowl is too tall.

    Seriously, does hero really pay its engineers to design something like this? School kids would design a better looking bike for free. Local mechanics can do a much better design than this.

  • maharaj September 30, 2013, 12:25 am

    what are the guys at hero r&d section doing ?

  • mohamed September 30, 2013, 7:49 pm

    it’s looks slightly like ninja 300 but the front doom entirely different. This bike entirely different from the old one.

  • subithNTS October 1, 2013, 12:11 am

    Whatever it is, the old karizma R rocks in design and performance…….

  • maharaj October 1, 2013, 1:03 am

    Mr Amit I m sure one day sm day ur bicycle will beat pulsar because it needs no petrol, no maintainance etc.

  • maharaj October 1, 2013, 1:24 am

    guys can u plz tell me whether hero will discontinue xtreme’s current model after the launch of xtreme 2014? plz plz leave a reply 4 me.

    • Faisal Khan October 1, 2013, 1:26 am

      Maharaj, yes they will discontinue the current model.

  • Hero October 3, 2013, 1:11 am

    ugly design but it goanna be a blockbuster like it’s predecessor. I have 15 year old CBZ working perfectly till date ( from that time even pulsar didn’t born) . Hero is always a hero in sales and always be. it’s a numero uno company, today even I realized it as our dear rivals are also talking about us.
    Proud owner of Hero!!!

    • Faisal Khan October 5, 2013, 11:44 pm

      Akshay, what mileage are you getting in your CBZ?

  • Abhi October 3, 2013, 4:26 pm

    I dnt knw y these people blindly hate the new zmr…they havnt even ride one, nd wit this bullshit peace of pic they are assuming that the product will be a failure…nevr judge anythin jst by seeing the exterior beauty..karizmas are always known for their cruising abilities nd not for the sudden power delivery…people always consider it as a tourer,not a track vehicle….the main stuffs that are necessary for a tourer are big engine coules which helps ur legs from getting exposed to engine heat,then a big fairing to control the blowing wind during high speed highway cruising,good back support,big fuel tank,a good instrument cluster with mileage indicator,a good split handle bars,good projector head lights for night riding,good suspension that works in every kind of road etc…so hero designers might hav desinged zmr with these things in mind…jst think about the quality of workers in a big cmpny like hero…jst dnt ignore their efforts in providing good quality products to indians simply…jst compare the bikes design with one of the best tourers in the country the ninja 650…both of them looks like exact tourers,though i m dissappointed with zmrs twin shock…tourers are for those who see biking seriously nd luv to travel nd not like kids who play with 220s in streets..they are more matured…i still thnk karizma is one of the best affordable tourers in the country atleast to a common man llike me……hpy to see indian cmpnies like hero,bajaj nd tvs doing good…..

  • Dinesh October 4, 2013, 4:39 am

    Hahahahahahaaaaa hahahaaa …ha….GObi lag raha hai……i own pulsar 220 dtsi…….design of pulsar 220 f is completely out dated……….am telling the truth…i doesnt like my pulsar 220 design now…….honda cbr 250 and 150 they look good……..KTM duke got realy good design…..but its a naked bike………ktm duke 390 is roket for just 180000……… best design…………and yamaha r25 got the best design……….its good the team designs the machine according… its performance……… waiting for pulsar 375….hope it will look good…….because……they seen ktm design….they….know….if people are spending over 100000 they doesnt want……..1947 design bike…………. GOD HELP HERO MOTOR CORP…………..i think its good , when this product will come to market and will goo suuuppppeeerrrr flop…….then they will understand about it…………i know no one like this design………even……if…..hero made new 2014 zmr look like pulsar 220….( this 2014 zmr look very different from pulsar 220 ) then also… i will not preffered that design………………am surprised that….if they made new 2014 zmr , why didnt they made it mono-shok……and…..look at that front…lol…… i meen what type of shit is that……the tail of bike looks good..( at tail hero will show its creativity will 90/100 rear tyre…..the tail is so high that even if they put 80/130 , it will not look good….but they will put..90/100 )..the tail of the bike is good…. but ….but….. from front hero shows its creativity again…..they injected the indigators in the faring and also added day running lamps…….if i will buy this bike…i will 100% cover that shitty daylight lemp and indigators…lol………..lolololol………EBR owner…after looking this bike……..hee will think……..! ….EVEN IF OUR E.B.R. HIT THE WALL AT 50KM/HR ….. OUR E.B.R. WILL LOOK BETTER THAN ….14.HERO’S ZMR……………….seriously people please look at it…m not jooking….this bike doesnt have any sense…..i mean look at the fuel tank………they should redesign it……….and that wind-shild at front……..standing tall like great khali…………they should lower it……then this bike will look better then this ……HERO SHIT……………GOD SAVE HERO …..jai matta dee….. , wahe gurru g kaa khalsaa. Wahe gurru g kee fatte…… , alla aap hero kee maddad karnaa…….. ….. …. .. .Special thanks to the person who uploaded this informating thank you sir……because of people like you , internet becomes use full…….thank you………hope every body is fine and happy..every body included , all who are reading and commented……………….- See more at: more at

    • Rival October 5, 2013, 9:40 am

      ha ha ha ha. thanks dude. you took such a long time to write this lengthy, senseless view of yours!! nevertheless, ur a owner of pulsar, so probably you wont like any Hero products if they design even better then this!
      and about pulsar 375!!!!!! is biggest idiotic bike. have u seen the spy shots, they look like R1 and Energica had night together and pulsar 375 was born! lol… and bajaj is busy adding extra spark to it! :D :D :D :P

      • Dinesh October 15, 2013, 10:26 pm

        ……. :D i dont care if am the owner of pulsar 220………i buyed that bike because it just cost 72000 when i buyed it………and for 72000rs its good .. i liked its performance….(because of performance i buyed 220..)…………..i am not from those people who prayesss those produce that they own…………..if u think that u like that design..its ok……u can buy that bike am not stoping any bdy from buying it…………. yes u are right that pulsar 375 is owerly’s true bro…….you are right………..but..i didn’t liked the HEROMOTER CORP’S new 2014 ZMR…. …..U CAN SAY THAT PULSAR 220 (WHICH MY PARENTS GIFTED ME) IS UGLY….OR….DESIGN OF 220 IS STOLEN FROM earlier DUCATI 1198__i dont care……..m not saying that pulsar is a good bike……m saying that for 72000rs it’s good that i baught 220 instead of yamaha fz……hope u under stand……..where as comparing pulsar220 with 2014zmr …. i think that pulsar 220 looks better………….that is what i think………..THANK YOU FOR REPLYING ME…….:D :D :D :D …….

  • nikhil October 6, 2013, 2:39 pm

    what are those 2 rods near the engine on the faring, in the 4th photo from top?

  • nikhil October 6, 2013, 3:42 pm

    I have something interesting here…
    checkout the latest EBR 1190RX.

    The rear fender of the new ZMR is carried forward from this EBR!!!
    Faisal, please be quick in moderation and post faster…

    • Nikhil October 6, 2013, 3:50 pm

      what do u think Faisal? isnt it?

      • Faisal Khan October 6, 2013, 11:11 pm

        Nikhil, total resemblance.

        • $himi October 9, 2013, 8:12 pm

          actually Faisal even the EBR 1190RS(EBRs present model) has a similar one

    • Faisal Khan October 6, 2013, 11:01 pm

      Nikhil, yes we are working aggressively to ensure quick moderation ;-)

  • spialskc October 6, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Hi Faisal,
    Thanks for the nice Preview on the ZMR.
    I owned a Pulsar 180 till date and have bought the ZMR today for a whooping amount.
    I did check with the showroom as to when the 2013 ZMR ( the pics that you have posted here!!) would be coming to the Market? and they told me it would be coming in 2014 only.
    As I see the Pics , I guess Hero have lost it somewhere in desperation in trying to make a confused version of the Pulsar 220 and the Duke.

    The end result is a ridiculous design, that would bury Karizma’s legacy once for all.
    I actually would have gone for a Pulsar 220 for it’s good value for money, but since my previous one was a Pulsar… I had to go for the Karizma ZMR (the 2009 Model) and which has burnt my pocket.

    I am reasonably satisfied with the Purchase of the ZMR which is to be delivered in 2 days time to me.
    The only right decision i made seems to be getting the last of the ZMR’s for this year before they release this ugly piece of crap!!

    The Munjal’s don’t seem to be good mind readers and seem to be getting it wrong most of the times and the only respectable bike from their stable is the Hunk.

    Thanks for the article again.

    • Faisal Khan October 6, 2013, 11:25 pm

      Spial, congrats on your new ZMR, which colour have you chosen?

      • Dinesh October 15, 2013, 10:36 pm

        pink…lol……m jooking…….sorry every bdy…….

  • jony October 12, 2013, 5:42 pm

    When in markets?
    Waiting for it

  • maneesh October 18, 2013, 9:16 am

    stilll karizma r is the best design they had ever made…..this one is a flop !!!!

  • experience October 19, 2013, 4:26 pm

    Now here is what I think… its ugly but…. then again the front windshield is high…good for touring…. it has split sets and all… lighting wil b better due to the projectors. I just dont know y de had to make it soo ugly… hero seriously needs a new design team. Its functional allright but wers da good looks? Engine is still the same wtf… my cousin made a 2007 karizma pump out more bhp with a bigger bore a bigger exhaust a bigger carb and reworked head and changed gearing etc,,.. y cant a company wrk towards this?
    For a zmr a reworked ecu shud b enough to boost a few bhps

  • satish October 31, 2013, 1:07 am

    worst bike design that I’ve ever seen in this category, better hero should stop production of this bike and should release redesigned model as early as possible.

  • madhu November 4, 2013, 6:37 pm

    The look really grows on, as it did on the old zmr.
    i was quite impressed after watching the official karizma zmr viedio.
    just waiting to know the spec and most impo the milage of the two.

  • dhaval January 4, 2014, 1:55 am

    Hero seriously needs to fire the designer of new karizma . Even if this was only bike in world to buy, I would rather travel in bus or auto.

  • sanal January 9, 2014, 11:01 pm

    what a waste model theyrealy like to go down in market .these never like people

  • Manish sinha January 17, 2014, 7:38 pm

    I wud rather buy a Splendor then dis piece of shit……!! -_-

  • prasadreddy February 17, 2014, 9:36 am

    Superb look now iam using zmr2013 model 2014 model also ill buy.iam very exiting to when its bookings r open

  • rajesh m hawk April 5, 2014, 11:47 am

    i il ride 300kms mostly pulsar bikes engine noise is very poor , they sounds like vaulves ,proplem! And pulsar cnt performs on hills road , they decrease her engine power, ßud karizma no chance, i il ride just 120 km speed engine is very silent,, ride like a ship , its awesome machine mostly comfrt for tour … and hills climbing.

    • Max9 April 5, 2014, 12:03 pm

      but you hav bare bad looks,yes karzima is good tourer

  • manash_deka April 26, 2014, 10:27 pm

    Ya itz true d 2014 ZMR looks ugly bt the loss which hero wll suffer a lot frm 2014 ZMR their place wll be fullfill by d nw upcmng HERO HX250R nd HASTUR620. Although Hastur is a street fightr it wll definately rock d streetz. As i thnk d crrnt zmr mdl wll gt clsd by launchng ugly 2014 ZMR xo i buy a 2013 maroon clr ZMR nd i m vry hppy wth it. It has really got a buttery smooth engine. As i hve drivn 220F aftr reachng 128-130km/hr it mkes more nd mre vibrations by whch d rdr loose itz cntrl frm d byk. Xo i guess pulsar 375 nd 400ss wll also definately rule the streetz. Bt stll i m waitng fo d launchng of Hero HX250R thn i wll exchnge my crrnt zmr wth tht streetfightr


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