The Hero Karizma ZMR and R would now come wrapped in new colour options and graphics but does a change in packaging makes the product more desirable? The new generation Hero Karizma ZMR and R faced some serious criticism from the audience as the sales of the Karizma brand dipped rapidly. The leading Indian two-wheeler maker now hopes to revive the sales with cosmetic upgrades on the 2016 models.
For 2016, the Karizma R gets a white and black paint scheme with orange highlights while the ZMR gets a dual tone red and white colour option. Is it more appealing? Some of us at Motoroids’ office were slightly impressed, most of us weren’t. We aren’t saying that it’s not a beautiful looking motorcycle but we really liked the previous versions more over the current models.
Mechanical specifications aren’t any different than the previous models. So the ZMR continues to use the 223cc air cooled, 4- stroke single cylinder OHC, fuel injection, oil cooled engine, while the R yet again draws power from 223 air cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC carb motor. The Karizma ZMR and R continue to deliver 20 BHP @ 8000 rpm/19.7 N m @ 6500 rpm and 19.2 BHP @ 7500 rpm/9.35 N-m @ 6000 rpm respectively.
The new colour options are yet to be available in the market as Hero MotoCorp stayed tight lipped about any details.
We believe that Hero MotoCorp should work on an all new Karizma that would be visually and mechanically appealing to the performance enthusiasts. But we may have to wait slightly longer for that as the two-wheeler maker is currently busy developing its new products, namely HX250, Xtreme 200 S and XF3R Concept.
Here are some more images of the new 2016 Hero Karizma R and ZMR.