5 Reasons Why Hero Should Have Launched Karizma R V1 Instead of ZMR V2

5 Reasons Why Hero Should Have Launched Karizma R V1 Instead of ZMR V2

Hero Karizma R V1 was once a tough player in the Indian sportbike segment. The toughest competitor for Bajaj Pulsar 220F, Karizma lost its charm a few years back with the introduction of version 2.0 for the motorcycle. As Hero Karizma ZMR has been relaunched in India for INR 1.08 lakh, fans are now expecting the R model’s arrival in India. The design of the new Karizma is inspired by Hero’s performance partner of the old time, EBR. The number of likes went down and soon started converting into dislikes for the Karizma name. Many fans regret the day when the second version came up and thought it would have been better if they would have grabbed the first version in a hurry. The ZMR version 1.0 and 2.0 was not as famous as the R version due to its high price and bulky design, thereby forcing fans into the dreams of a relaunch for the Karizma R version 1.0. Hero Karizma R V1

5 Reasons Why Hero Should Have Launched Karizma R V1 Instead of ZMR V2

1) The revival of old brands is back in fashion. Yamaha’s R15S is a great example where the brand was influenced by the feedback of fans and relaunched the much needed motorcycle with new technology on board. The result is crystal clear with Yamaha’s R15 sale is back on the track with people considering the R15S equally. So, Hero must consider the relaunch of Karizma V1.0 to get the sales back on track in the premium bike segment. New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_5 2) Hero MotoCorp now has a dull image for selling only 100 and 125 cc bikes in India. The reason is due to the least number of products from the 150cc and 220cc category being considered by the fans. Karizma R was a 220 cc motorcycle and its mileage matched to the one’s from 150cc category, making it a favorite among tourers and big bike lovers. It can remove the badge of being a commuter-focused manufacturer and help to make a better image for upcoming products like xPulse 200. New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_4 3) Hero MotoCorp can even make if perfect than ever with the new instrument console from the ZMR version 2.0 and surprise the fans with the added goodies into it. The move will make it an upmarket product while its design can still stand against many of the current date designs from other manufacturers. 4) The 223 cc engine was a stress-free, performance, as well as mileage, focused motor producing 17 BHP and 18.35 Nm of torque. The figures can be tweaked further by using the version 2.0’s motor which is good for 19.2 BHP and 19.35 Nm of torque. The engine swap will bring more confidence into the fans as many are even happy with a decade old Hero Honda Karizma till date. New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_8 5) The 0-60 kph time of 3.8 seconds and it’s 150 kg of curb weight makes it the best one from its segment. The fuel tank was 15 liters while getting 40 kmpl on the highway was an easy task, bringing the total range to 600 kilometers on a 220cc bike. It was priced at INR 81,600 when it was discontinued while the current age Pulsar 220F can be bought for around INR 1.05 lakh on-road price tag. The bracket allows Hero to price it in a better way and bring the chunk of sales back into its stable that were lost to Bajaj in the last 8 years. New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_10 New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_12 New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_11 New_Hero_Honda_Karizma_R_13

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Which one is best - Royal Enfield Classic 350 or Hero Karizma R V2.0?
2022-12-29 05:55:49 AM
Karizma is best as compared to Royal Enfeild because in terms of maintenance. Average spare parts are costly and the most important thing the strokes of new edition bullet i.e after 2001 are bad as compared to old bullets. The showroom executive gives false suggestions that they will make the strokes as that of old but it's not true
Which one is best - Royal Enfield Classic 350 or Hero Karizma R V2.0?
2022-12-29 05:51:38 AM
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a better option if you wish to go for a new bike. The Karizma R version 2 has evolved a bit from your Karizma but does not stand up against any of the bikes on the top charts today. It has no direct competition with the RE Classic 350 but when comparing both, the winner would be the Royal Enfield for sure. With its 346 cc, 1-cylinder engine, the RE produces 19.8 BHP @ 5250 rpm and 28 NM @ 4200 rpm. The massive amount of torque is good for every terrain and outruns all the bikes in the price segment. It comes with a disc brake, electric start and loads of more comfort enhancing features, making the Classic 350 clear winner when compared to Karizma R version 2.0. Also, the Classic 350 comes with a price tag of INR 1.18 lakh, making it a value for money product.

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Which one is better & why - Hero Karizma R or ZMR?
2022-12-29 05:50:56 AM
Hero Karizma ZMR is a better option over the Hero Karizma R. The bike is an advanced version of the Karizma R, both in terms of style and performance. The feel of being premium starts with an additional disc brake, which can be clearly seen on the ZMR. It also comes with full fairing, which goes missing on the Karizma R. The looks wen left over, ZMR comes with liquid cooling an fuel injection, which helps the bike in producing 20 BHP and 19.7 NM of torque from its 223 cc engine. This makes the ZMR more responsive to the throttle and return a better mileage than the Karizma R. It comes with a price tag of INR 1,05,500.

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Which one is better - Hero Karizma R Sport or Xtreme Sport?
2022-12-29 05:48:21 AM
The best option out of both is the Karizma R. Its semi-faired design makes it a better choice over the street fighter naked design of the Xtreme Sport. No doubt, both the bikes are nice performers, the Karizma R is benchmark in terms of quality riding. The bike produces 19.2 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 19.35 NM @ 6000 rpm. The power figures are reached at a relatively low rpm then competitors, making it more efficient in terms of instant acceleration and power delivery. The bike comes with 15 liters of fuel tank, making it good for a bit longer journeys. The windshield also makes it comfortable for those long rides. It is more comfortable than many of the bikes on rough terrains and altitudes like hilly areas. It comes with a price tag of INR 83,900. The only factor where the Xtreme comes up is the double disc variant available in that model.

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Which one is best - Hero Karizma R or Yamaha FZ 16?
2022-12-29 05:47:36 AM
Hero Karizma R is a better option over the Yamaha FZ 16. The bikes are from different segments but pricing has made them fall under the same category. The Hero Karizma R comes with a mere INR 4,000 increment over the FZ 16, but comes with a lot of differences, making it a clear winner. Karizma produces 6 more BHP than the FZ 16 and the same amount of torque difference also exist between the both. With a better and improved engine efficiency Karizma R returns nearly the same value as the FZ 16 returns. Karizma R comes with more impressive riding dynamics and it clearly wins over the FZ 16.

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