The Hero Karizma is a pioneer in the Indian 200-250 cc motorcycle segment. However, the once popular motorcycle nameplate entered its second generation only to receive abysmal response from the prospective customers, thanks to its bland design.
Over the years, the first gen Karizma had garnered a huge fan base for itself with its sporty semi-faired design and an effortless motor which felt absolutely at home on the highways. The second gen model’s appearance shocked the loyalists to say the least, despite added performance and features.
It’s reported that production of both Karizma R and Karizma ZMR variants stopped several months ago and the dealers have been struggling to clear the stock. As of now, the outlets which are stuck with the old stock are offering attractive discounts while the outlets which have no stock stopped accepting orders.
The second gen Karizma R is powered by 223 cc air-cooled engine which breathes via carburetor to pump out 19.2 bhp and 19.35 Nm torque. The fully faired Karizma ZMR on the other hand receives a fuel-injection and an oil cooler to generate 20 bhp and 19.7 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
Hero Motorcorp is gearing up to launch the Hero HX250R fully faired quarter-litre motorcycle which would take the responsibility of being the brand’s flagship product.
Hero HX250R – Photos
Via – Autocrackers.com