Hero Motocorp has launched the BS-IV compliant version of Karizma ZMR in India.
The Karizma ZMR has been re-launched in India at Rs. 1.08 lacs for the standard version and the dual-tone colour schemed version is priced at Rs. 1.10 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Although the sale of Karizma was at a halt in India, the bike was exported to international markets.
Despite the fact that the bikes were available in international markets, the Karizma ZMR was not shown on the company’s official website. We understand that the demand of the bike made the company to re-launch it on the website as well as in the Indian bike market. The Karizma ZMR now comes with BS_IV emission norms but the design remains identical to the one launched back in 2014. The bike features a full faired body along with split seat and clip-on handle bars. The all-new Karizma ZMR is available in four colours – red, black, white and orange.
The power comes from a 223cc, air-cooled motor which churns out 20.2 horses of power and a peak torque of 19.7 Newtons while the engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Also the bike features conventional telescopic suspension on the front and conventional twin shock absorbers at the rear end. As per the regulations, it is not a new product launch so the bike does not features ABS in the braking system.
With the launch of Hero Xtreme 200, it seems like the company is still more oriented towards the commuter segment. Sadly, the Karizma ZMR feels outdated amongst its new rivals. In the Indian bike market, the Karizma ZMR has a direct face-off with Bajaj Pulsar RS200 which has more features and much more power and is priced at Rs. 1.25 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi).