| Hero MotoCorp|
From 82,980 to 87,807
| Front - Disc, 276 mm
Rear ZMR/R – Disc, 240 mm / Internal extending shoe type, 130 mm|
Air cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC
Hero Karizma is a premium motorcycle manufactured by Hero Motocorp. It was first launched in May 2003 and was given a cosmetic upgrade Karizma R in 2007. In September 2009, it was supplemented by another variant Karizma ZMR.
Karizma has been designed specifically for the Indian market. The styling is inspired by Honda VFR800. The instrument panel and the tank recesses are also designed keeping their functionality in mind. The horn has come under criticism for not being loud enough. The sporty seating position has been compared to the Honda CBZ 125 F, and BMW F650.
Karizma has the tried and tested, but slightly detuned version of 223 cc SOHC air-cooled engine from the CRF230 series of enduro/MX/supermoto bikes that are sold in the United States and South American markets. It has a five-speed gearbox in place of the CRF's six-speed. The engine is an all-aluminium, undersquare engine (bore 65.5 mm or 2.58 in and stroke 66.2 mm or 2.61 in) running a compression ratio of 9:1. It features a Kehlin CV carburettor with a CCVI switch. The Karizma ZMR on the other hand is imbued with Fuel Injection technology.
The most exciting development in the Hero stable has been that of its collaboration with American racing bike manufacturer Eric Buell Racing. The new Karizma R and ZMR have been inspired by Eric Buell Racing’s landmark EBR 1190. The news is that the American company had a substantial role to play in the design of the high end bikes coming out of the Hero stable.
Hero motors has unveiled a new sharper, more busy-looking Karizma and ZMR models. A completely redesigned front fairing features twin stacked headlamps that are nestled between the integrated turn indicators. The indicators are also surrounded by LED daytime running lamps. The Karizma R 2014 has undergone a rather thorough cosmetic overhaul. The fairing on the Karizma is basically a low key version of the new ZMR fairing. Other changes to the fairing include mounted ORVMs, “R Premium Sports” decals and a twin headlamp arrangement. Similarities with previous versions include- the suspension and wheels, fuel tank and a drum brake in the rear. Through the styling too, emphasis is on the raw power of the bike. The rear end of the motorcycle has also received a much-needed visual weight reduction with a new split seat design and tapering tail section. The brake light and rear turn indicators are now housed in a neat floating tail section that also houses the number plate. The bike now features a set of fixed clip on style bars similar to the outgoing ZMR model and both bikes will ride on wider tyres than the older model.
Hero Karizma Wikipedia