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Hero Karizma R and ZMR discontinued; stock clearance in progress

Hero Karizma ZMR

The second iterations didn’t match up to their predecessors’ sales performance.

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.

New Hero Karizma R and ZMR launch nears

The bland design is the primary reason for the second gen Karizma’s failure.

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.

Also read – Hero Karizma custom bike adopts a distinct body style

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

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Srikanth Nagabhushan

    I cannot believe that people actually bought this bike

  • Aman Tripathi

    How can u expect a ugly bike to b demanded hero! !!

  • Ajey Sane

    pls modify frt look

  • Ajmal Ahamed

    Thank God! I hated seeing that piece of crap everywhere I went.

  • Daniel Kumar

    Release the old genuine model with extra torque power etc release older 2.0 version

  • Vignesh Sigamani

    they made a huge mistake because of this model. I booked old Karizma R
    and they told only new model s available and I cancelled booking.. I
    hate this design… if they introduce old version I’ll be the 1st to buy