The Hero Karizma ZMR, once a popular name in the Indian sports bike segment, had seemingly vanished from the market. As of October 15, 2019, production had ceased, with no units produced in the preceding six months. However, Hero MotoCorp is now reviving the Karizma ZMR, poised to challenge rivals like the Yamaha R15 V4, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, and Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 in the Indian market.
Karizma ZMR’s Comeback
Hero MotoCorp has not only reintroduced the Karizma ZMR but has also given it a significant overhaul. The new variant isn’t just about cosmetic updates; it also boasts mechanical improvements, making it a strong contender in the premium commuter segment.
Specifications and Features
The Karizma ZMR comes equipped with a 223 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, OHC engine with an oil cooler. It delivers a maximum power of 20.25 PS at 8000 rpm and a torque of 19.7 Nm at 6500 rpm. The bike features disc brakes at both the front and rear, and a fuel capacity of 15.3 liters. It offers an impressive ARAI mileage of 51 kmpl. Notably, the Karizma ZMR does not include ABS or mobile connectivity but features a sporty LED tail light, digital speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, and a digital tachometer.
Design and Color Options
The revamped Karizma ZMR will be available in three color options – Iconic Yellow, Turbo Red, and Matte Phantom Black. These choices add to the bike’s aesthetic appeal, making it a stylish option for riders.
Revival and Market Competition
With its relaunch, the Hero Karizma ZMR is set to make a statement in the competitive Indian sports bike market. It is expected to give tough competition to models like the Yamaha R15 V4, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, and Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, thanks to its upgraded features and striking looks.
Service and Maintenance
For specific parts like the rear shocker, Hero MotoCorp suggests visiting the nearest authorized service centre. The Karizma R model, however, has been discontinued and is no longer available in the new bike market in India.
In summary, the reintroduction of the Hero Karizma ZMR represents a significant step by Hero MotoCorp to reclaim its position in the sports bike segment. With its improved mechanics, striking design, and a range of color options, the Karizma ZMR is set to attract both previous fans and new customers, potentially outshining rivals like the Yamaha R15.