It is official! The upcoming Hero Karizma R 2014, which has been regular with making news of late, has a max power of 19.2 bhp. This revelation comes from the new Hero Karizma R 2014 TVC and the what you see in the lead image is a screen shot of the same video clip.
While the TVC wants us to believe that the bike has been bestowed with ‘raw power’, we surely know better than to fall for tall claims from the marketing guys. The TVC also reveals that the bike can dismiss 60kmph from zero in just 3.6 secs. It may be noted that the ZMA has always been applauded for its decent low and mid range performance and it seems like the latest facelift has further built up on this traditional ZMA strength. We expect a sub 13 sec run to 100kmph.
The new Hero Karizma R 2014 comes with comprehensive styling updates and sports a twin headlamp setup. The Karizma’s fairing is basically a “quarter-variant” of the new ZMR’s fairing and houses same trafficators, which in turn house the LEDs. Also, the new bike gets fairing mounted ORVMs. The bike also gets new “R Premium Sports” decals for the fairing. The new ZMA also borrows its tail end from the ZMR. The bike also gets split seats and split grab-rails.
The suspension and wheels have been carried over from the earlier model. The bike also gets the same old fuel tank and continues to have a drum brake at rear. However, the bike does get an O-Ring chain and clip-ons styled handlebar.
The new Hero Karizma R 2013 is expected to be launched later this month and is highly likely to be launched without a price increase.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Karizma R.