Hero 2014 New Karizma ZMR Review
Above AllFriday, November 22, 2013
Hero MotoCorp is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturing companies of India which has a lot of big names in its stable. Since, it has severed its ties with the Japanese partner Honda; Hero MotoCorp is facing a slight, if not big, technological crisis. So, they partnered with USA's Erik Buell Racing and also joined hands with Austria's AVL and Italy's Engine Engineering. Now recently, Hero MotoCorp unveiled 15 new upgraded and restyled products at a press conference in Gurgaon on October 10, 2013. One among them is Karizma ZMR, which always been a favourite among all the Hero bikes but hasn't changed much since its inception and thus needed a makeover. It is a smart move by Hero MotoCorp to attract the customers towards themselves in this festive season.
- Expected to be launched officially in a few days
- Powered by an oil-cooled 223cc single-cylinder engine
- Maximum power generated is 20 BHP
- Maximum torque developed is 19.7 NM
- Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type chassis
- Vehicle warranty of 5 years or 70,000kms
- Expected price tag of 2014 Karizma ZMR is INR 1 lakh
2014 New Hero Karizma ZMR has bright twin headlights with day-time running lights, a full sporty cowling, ZMR written in a new pattern along with its PGM-Fi decals, new nicely positioned handle bar, macho looking front fender, new cover for muffler, restyled fairing, bulb winkers, sporty seating, new race-inspired attractive belly pan, newer front and side fairing, 18-inch alloy wheels with wider tires and a classic tail light with clear blinkers. It has a self as well as kick start and a passenger footrest.
Quick Facts: 2014 New Hero Karizma ZMR
The bike has an uprated 223cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, Full Transistorized Ignition System (DC-FTIS), Fuel-injection, Oil-cooler, OHC based engine with a maximum torque of 19.7 Nm, which is up by 1 nm in comparison to the 2012 model of Karizma ZMR. The maximum power stands at 20 Bhp. The engine is mated to a five speed gearbox transmission. It is expected to reach 0-60 kmph mark in just 3.5 seconds, which is remarkable. The frame of Karizma ZMR is a Tubular Single Cradle, Diamond Type chassis.
It also has a stunning and highly informative meter console which consists of a Digital Fuel Gauge, Tachometer and Speedometer, two Digital Trip meters and a Low Fuel and Battery Indicator. It has 276mm disk brakes at front while 240mm disk brakes at rear. The suspension system consists of Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers at front and Swing Arm with Adjustable type Hydraulic Shock Absorber at rear.
2014 model is expected to be available in Black, White and Red shades with stylish graphics on each one of them. The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of this bike is INR 1.00 lakhs which may vary in different states. It also comes with a vehicle warranty of 5 years or 70,000kms and an Emission warranty of 3 years or 30,000 kms.
Overall, the new Hero Karizma ZMR is a big let-down in terms of overall design and styling bit but it do comes with lots of new and exciting features and engine with higher power and torque output.