Hero has Recently Announced that Hero Motorcop is Coming With 14 New Models Of Their Bike Will Be Launched Till March 2014. 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. 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.
In the given below picture, we can see Pawan Munjal, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp sitting on a Karizma ZMR motorcycle. 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.
Resembling the Pulsar 220 with a face mask that incorporates a twin-headlight assembly, the bike is also seen sporting a new fairing, new front decals, racing inspired taillight assembly (as seen on the new R15), new split seats, redesigned grab rails, larger windscreen, revamped exhaust and ORVMs that are mounted on the fairings.
As can be seen in the images here, the new ZMR would look completely different (and bigger) than the current model and as seen above, would come with a twin-headlight asssembly, an all new fairing that remotely resembles those of some superbikes of the yore, new decals, sportier rear end, new seat, and a new exhaust pipe.
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).
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.
Hero Karizma R
The 2014 Hero Karizma R gets inspiration from its elder sibling which isn’t a good thing. The updated bike gets R written on the half fairing in similar way it was written on the old ZMR. The tank now sports the Hero name while the seat is now split. The grab rails and other bits too come from the ZMR. The windshield visor is abnormally long.
Hero MotoCorp is likely to boost power output with its tech partner Erik Buell Racing working on the engine of the updated Karizma. The current Karizma R produces 17 BHP of power and 18.35 Nm of torque from its 223cc engine, which could be boosted to almost 20 BHP. The current Karizma R sprints from 0-60 km/hr in a claimed 3.8 seconds while the top speed is 125 km/hr.
The competition in the Karizma segment has intensified heavily with rivals offering much better features for a similar price. For instance, the TVS Apache 180 comes with LED pilot lights and optional ABS while the Pulsar 200 NS gets perimeter frame, monoshock rear suspension and 23.5 PS of power. If Hero wants to win volumes, it needs to offer something more substantial.
Hero CBZ Xtreme
We Also Bring You a Sneek-Peek Of New CBZ Xtreme. The headlight and tank of the updated Hero Xtreme have gone under the knife and looks far more sleeker while retaining its signature styling of the CBZ Xtreme which seems apparent from the single piece seat, grab rails and bulbous tail piece. There is a new 3D logo on the tank and dual colour paint scheme on the rear view mirrors. The alloys, disc and front mudguard seem to be the same. The motorcycle continues to be supported by doubled sided gas shocks at the rear.
The Hero Xtreme is powered by a 149.2cc engine which is known as the national 150cc motorcycle engine. The same motor powers seven motorcycles from Hero and Honda’s stable. The engine in the Xtreme produces 14.4 BHP of power and 12.8 Nm of torque. If EBR has worked on the engine, it is likely to have more power and a jump in efficiency as well. The current leader of power output in the 150cc category is the Apache 160 and Pulsar 150 with 15 PS of power.
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