New Hero Karizma R 2013 – First Pic and Details

| September 27, 2013 | 16 Comments

Only minutes earlier, we posted a lot of details and half a dozen pics of the new Hero Karizma ZMR 2013 (Click here to read about the new ZMR). Now, a pic of the new Hero Karizma R 2013 has surfaced on the cyber space and initial impressions are that the new ZMA-R isn’t too different from the Karizma we all have grown up riding.

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From whatever we can make out from this single image above, the new Hero Karizma R 2013 would come with the same twin projector headlamp setup that is found on the new Karizma ZMR 2013. This is definitely a good thing, considering that arch rival Bajaj Pulsar 220 has won a lot of appreciation for its powerful projector headlamps. The new ZMA-R’s fairing seems to be a “quarter-variant” of the new ZMR’s fairing and would house the same large trafficators that can be seen on the new ZMR. Also, unlike the last gen ZMA, the new bike gets fairing mounted ORVMs. The bike also gets new “R Premium Sports” decals for the fairing.

The new Karizma R will share its rakish tail end with the new ZMR. This means that the new ZMA would come with split seats and will have a pair of split grab-rails (finally!). The Yamaha R15 V2.0 like rear registration plate bracket too will be shared with the new ZMR.

Looking at the engine bay, it can be clearly seen that the motor won’t be an FI unit (what else is the fuel-knob doing over there?). Also, the engine seems to be the same old unit and we reckon that the only new bit about it would be the slightly increased power output. Definitely a bummer, considering that we all were hoping for a 22bhp-plus output.

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.

As we have been saying, both the new ZMR and the new Karizma R are a part of Hero Motocorp’s strategy to cash in on the festive season that is about to commence.

However, it would be interesting to see how well is the new Hero Karizma R 2013, which isn’t as comprehensively updated as we all were hoping it would be, received by the bike aficionados of our country.

Going by the fact that the bike is mechanically similar to the earlier model, we expect that the price won’t see much of a change. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the new Hero Karizma R 2013 and the new Hero 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. tarun says:

    i dont know what changes have they made but it looks the same design, whar R & D they have have done. now adays they dont want to waste money on R & D how will they compete with harley and triumph.

  2. Prashant Ambati says:

    One more UGLY peice of shit !!

  3. Prashant Ambati says:

    One more UGLY peice of shit !!

  4. kiean says:

    how can hero moto corp designers are so mindless to design such cycle again… and they call it updated…. i guess the designers are “outdated”

  5. Vijay Anand says:

    Reilly …..this festive season will go bad for hero…….

  6. Sharath Naik says:

    shittier den ever,dono how to design a bike wen other brands r releasin some crazy bikes which normal indians cant afford, incredible india

  7. Guys change your old idiotic pathetic designs… World have evolved more……. Remove all your junky designers and recruit new once…….. You are going to loose your market………..

  8. Saurav Prince J says:

    bht hi ghatia luk hai…
    D old 1 is far betr dan dis…

  9. now one more confuse looking bike..PLEASE REHEM KARO..I was really crazy for first KARIZMA and CBZ, where are those designers are gone?

  10. Tejas Bhat says:

    cant believe they are still air cooled engines..!! i dunno where is hero going after splitting wit honda..all the way down to HELL!!

  11. karthik says:

    Hero wil be zero by this updated version !

  12. The old KARIZMA-R is a devil man…,guys v gona mis it…the hero designers have gon mad thy donno to design the cycle lso

  13. I think this one is so bad model

  14. siddhi says:

    shit ugly bike…and ugly designers of herosss

  15. Anonymous says:

    can also say this is a shitty product ………….

  16. Shreyas Munot says:

    The People who use to Say HERO the Love of Riders Due to Karizma R..
    Knw they feel its no more to say Hero their love Because of this new Karizma R….
    I knw There Should be Revolution in Life
    Bt Revolution should be in Favour of Citizens I am Lover of Karizma R
    So I spoked what was in my Heart…

    I want to Say Hero Motor cop,
    You have really Done a great Mistake
    By Launching the latest Model..

    I promise you It wont go to that extant Compare to Karizma R Old..

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