All that we know about the new Hero Karizma R 2013 and Karizma ZMR 2013

| September 28, 2013 | 12 Comments

Last night, we posted images and details of both the new Hero Karizma R 2013 and the Karizma ZMR 2013. Now, we have compiled all the data and have come up with a small report on the two new bikes to let you know what the two new Karizmas would be like.

The new Hero Karizma R 2013

So far, we have seen just one image of the new Hero Karizma R 2013. However, this single image (seen below) is sufficient to reveal that the new ZMA-R wouldn’t be all that different from the Karizma R that is currently on sale in India.

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The new Hero Karizma R 2013 would come with the same twin projector headlamp setup that the new Karizma ZMR 2013 sports (flip to next page to read about the new ZMR facelift). Definitely a good thing, considering that Bajaj Pulsar 220, which has always been ZMA’s biggest foe, has won a lot of appreciation for its really efficient projector headlamps. From what we can make out from this single image here, the new ZMA-R’s fairing would be be a “quarter-variant” of the new ZMR’s fairing. This means that the fairing would house the rather over-sized set of trafficators and the bike will also have fairing mounted ORVMs. The fairing also gets new “R Premium Sports” decals.

Also, this pic reveals that the new Karizma R will share the rakish tail end with the 2013 ZMR. Also, the new ZMA would finally come with split seats and twin grab-rails. The Yamaha R15 V2.0 like rear registration plate bracket too will be shared with the new ZMR.

A look at the engine bay, and you will be quick to understand that the bike won’t be powered by a fuel injected engine (what else is the fuel-knob doing over there?). Also, the engine of the updated ZMA seems to be the same old unit and we feel that it would come with only marginally more power. Clearly an opportunity lost here, no?

The suspension and wheels too have been carried over from the earlier model. Ditto for the fuel tank, disc brakes and the foot-peg positioning. However, the fact that the new ZMA-R comes with a new engine cowl, and much more importantly, an O-Ring chain and clip-ons is pretty laudable.

Going by the fact that the bike is mechanically similar to the earlier model, we feel that the price will be carried over from the earlier model.

Go to next page to read about the new Karizma ZMR 2013

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Yatharth is an automotive design student and a keen follower of the happenings in the Indian automotive industry. He has been handed the task of keeping you abreast with the action in the Indian motoring sphere on a daily basis. He skips his breakfasts and ditches his girlfriends for the noble job.

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  1. dei nalla vandiya old karizma r atha poi kevala paduthuringala da

  2. Devank Mali says:

    Will Buy P 220 instead of this…

  3. Please dont stop the sail of LEGEND KARIZMA R…

  4. what the hell is this ???
    who in the world redesigned the r model…!!!! worst design ever seen,,,,

  5. R15+220FI=New karizma….<2014?

  6. Disappointed with karizma r… The best looking bike killed

  7. Rakesh Babu says:

    what the hell are they doing.bad redesign

  8. Rakesh Babu says:

    new design of zmr is so disappointing

  9. Don’t you guys have better designer ?? this new Karizma R looks funny
    and I think ‘Hero honda Down’ design is much better than this shit ..!!
    you should hire new Designer with new thinking if you really wanna survive in RACE.

  10. rawal says:

    really disappointing…Karisma R is the best model ever…cant compare with karisma R…

  11. aijaz says:

    It looks like an unfunny joke. Why don’t they ever chang the fuel tank design. The fueltank is so small. And dual shock, seriously, dual shock. Not good hero not good. Hero if you want to be more than an ” uncle ji” bike this is not the way to go.

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