Hero MotoCorp has uploaded the upcoming Karizma R’s TVC on its YouTube channel. The video is well executed and highlights the features of the updated motorcycle. The 2014 Hero Karizma R has been given a bump in power and now produces 19.2 BHP, a 2.2 BHP increase. The torque output has increased too, which at 19.35 Nm is 1 Nm more than the old model. All this is sure to give the Karizma R a good boost in performance and the company claims the 0-60 km/hr time is now 3.6 seconds, a 0.2 seconds improvement.
While the power bump to the good old Karizma might not make it out run the Pulsar 220, one must not forget the Karizma uses Honda’s 223cc powerplant, which is very refined and offers good low end performance. With the engine now producing more horses, one can expect the Karimza R to comfortable hit a top speed of 135 km/hr. India’s largest motorcycle manufacturer will officially put the updated Karizma twins on sale later this year and we can expect a minor price hike as well. The new Karizma R will cost around Rs. 95,000/-.
Hero MotoCorp has simply not given the Karizma a power bump but has also made several other changes. The styling and engine tweaking has been done by Erik Buell Racing and that is the reason why the front and rear resembles EBR’s 1190 superbike. While not everyone is a big fan of the styling of the updated Karizma, we expect it to grow on us, just like the old ZMR did. What ever said and done, the updated Karizma R is sure to be a more fun to ride machine than its predecessor as it also gets wider tyres, clip-on handlebars and improved engine output.
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