In good news for bike lovers, Hero newly relaunched Karizma ZMR in India. It is well known that the model was a failure in 2014. However, Hero made some slight alterations wherever necessary and relaunched the bike in two different variants- standard and dual tone, priced at Rs.1.08 lakh and Rs. 1.10 lakh respectively. (ex-showroom Delhi)
After gaining a sensational popularity back in 2003, Karizma’s sales decreased after Hero restored its model in 2014 and hence it was not able to capture people’s attention. Karizma called it quits from the Indian market when it failed to meet the BS-IV emission norms.
The bike was initially launched in India back in the year 2003 and it became the most sought-after motorcycle in the Indian sportbike segment. Talking about the new model, it features 223cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox producing 20 bhp at 8000 rpm and has BS-IV compliance.
Braking on this model is done with the assistance of 276mm disc brake up front along with a 240mm disc brake at the rear end. But an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) is still not on offer even as an option. The Xtreme 200R is currently the only motorcycle in the company’s line up to come with the said safety feature.