Hero MotoCorp showcased the updated Karizma R and ZMR with cosmetic upgrades at the 2014 Auto Expo. The 2014 Karizma gets updated with Hero’s new EBR inspired design language. Underneath the Karizma is still the same motorcycle, which is evident since the tank design and the instrument cluster from the previous model have been carried forward on this version as well. The older model came with a 223cc, single-cylinder engine but power and torque has been bumped up with the R now producing 19.2 BHP while the ZMR now outputs 20 BHP.
The front facia has been completely changed and the single headlamp unit is now replaced with a vertical headlight cluster, like that on the EBR 1190 RS and gets twin lamps at the sides with Daytime running LED lights. The R variant retains the half-fairing with a bolder ‘R’ moniker and the engine cowl gets a new design and is now body coloured as well. The Karizma ZMR on the other hand gets a leaner fully-faired body. It looks sportier than before and less like a tourer. The rear design has been raised to an acute angle shooting upwards for a sportier appeal and also gets split seats. The rear also gets updated with new silver finished grab handles and a new tail light design.
We expect Hero MotoCorp to make a formal announcement on the pricing of the bikes in the coming weeks. These bikes will replace the existing Karizmas while the HX250R will be launched in September, sitting above the ZMR in Hero’s vast portfolio.