New Hero Karizma bikes being developed for both Indian as well as international markets.
Hero MotoCorp is reportedly readying new versions of its flagship bike, the Karizma. The bike had been discontinued in India a few years ago. While the bike (ZMR) is still listed on the company’s official website, it is no more produced for the Indian market.
The new Karizma bikes will cater to both the Indian as well as international markets. The second-generation Karizma R and ZMR were co-developed with EBR (Erik Buell Racing) and failed to set the sales charts on fire and also in gaining acceptability in the country. The bike’s design was one of the major reasons that led to its demise. While the first-generation motorcycles were tourer-friendly and easy on the eyes, the EBR-developed Karizma had sportier styling and ergonomics.
The automaker now intends to bring back the Karizma brand and a team of designers and engineers are working towards reviving it. The new Karizma bikes aren’t expected to be launched in India for the next two years. The Karizma ZMR is powered by a 223cc single-cylinder, air and oil-cooled, fuel-injected motor which produces 20 HP of power and 19.7 Nm of torque.
New Hero Karizma Bikes
– Hero MotoCorp working on new-generation Karizma bikes
– Not likely to be launched in India in the next two years
– The Hero Karizma R lost its charm with the facelift
Source – BikeWale.com