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New Hero Karizma R and ZMR 2014 power specifications Released


Hero Motocorp has been making headlines consistently of late and they’re not done yet. The power specs for the newly revealed Hero Karizma R 2014 have been released. The bike now has a max power of 19.2 bhp. This comes in the wake of a video being released by Hero in promotion of the bike followed by the official announcement.


The Karizma ZMR 2014


The Karizma R 2014 has undergone a rather thorough cosmetic overhaul. The fairing on the Karizma is basically a low key version of the new ZMR fairing. Other changes to the fairing include mounted ORVMs, “R Premium Sports” decals and a twin headlamp arrangement. Similarities with precious versions include- the suspension and wheels, fuel tank and a drum brake in the rear.


The 2014 Karizma R


The Karizma ZMR on the other hand will have a max power of 20 bhp and capable of producing peak torque of 19.7Nm@6500 RPM. Hero has us believe that the bike is imbued with ‘raw power’, but we know better than to take the PR team’s word for it. The TVC also claims that the bike can go from 0 to 60 kmph in 3.6 seconds. What’s worth a mention here is the fact that ZMR is used to receiving plaudits for its performance in the low and mid range. It seems that the facelift builds upon the strengths that the bike is already known for.


View of the ZMR’s fuel tank


The most exciting development in the Hero stable has been that of its collaboration with American racing bike manufacturer Eric Buell Racing. The new Karizma R and ZMR have been inspired by Eric Buell Racing’s landmark EBR 1190. The news is that the American company had a substantial role to play in the design of the high end bikes coming out of the Hero stable. However, with the bike having such a premier heritage, it was expected that they would at least have a power spec of 24 bhp and take the fight right up to the Duke 200 and the ZMR’s arch nemesis- the Pulsar 220. This is not the case and performance buffs are sure to be left feeling a bit left down with the underwhelming specs of the new bikes.


The ZMR and Karizma R


Though the Karizma R and ZMR compete with Bajaj’s Pulsar line, the bikes are quite in contrast to each other. Bajaj has always put out naked or semi-faired bikes which use carburettors. On the other hand, the ZMR is a fully faired vehicle which uses fuel injection technology. For a long period now, Pulsars have been the ruling dynasty in the Indian bike scenario. The bike has a devout following and they are only going to multiply in numbers with the 180 NS ready to come out of the works.


The dual headlights on the Karizma R


It is being heard that Hero and Eric Buell Racing are working hard on a 250 cc bike which they plan on unveiling at Auto Expo 2014. Let’s hope that future releases pack in a stronger punch than the company’s recent releases.

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  1. nishith karan

    October 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    take light max…ur bikes wont sale in india…

  2. rakesh sm

    October 19, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Hero could have used local designers …..they would have done it better ….this bike is totally unimpressive…..bakwas

  3. jitin kumar

    October 20, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Zmr looking good but karizma r not good
    Hope its good pick up

  4. Mohammed zaid pasha

    October 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

    For a 250 engine the power should be atleast 25bhp to compete with cbr 250r.. Since the karizma zmr is above all the bhp should be rised to 25 and max torque should be upto 22.7 @9500rpm

  5. Nilkamal mandi

    October 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    On indian road 0-60/3.60sec,20bhp, and it’s heavy weight best.
    Dont need to see where it been copied from.

  6. ram

    October 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Awesome bike waiting for zmr releasing.wnt to ride this macho

  7. savanth

    October 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    arent this hero motocorp ashamed to copy the head fairing from the flag ship of bajaj…pulsar 220…

    cant u guyz have some home wprk and try for something different..!!!

  8. shaji

    October 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

    there are lots iof stylish massive looking motor bikes are there in Europe and japan. even if it is just 120 or 150cc they make it exact like a superbikes. but in india I really dont understand who is the man behind giving idea to make such dirty designs. in india only two models looks impressive that is cbr 250 and yamaha f16. for design matter hero is a total suck.

  9. shaji

    October 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

    there are lots of stylish massive looking motor bikes are there in Europe and japan. even if it is just 120 or 150cc they make it exact like a superbikes. but in india I really dont understand who is the man behind giving idea to make such dirty designs. in india only two models looks impressive that is cbr 250 and yamaha f16. for design matter hero is a total suck.

  10. terence

    October 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    When u people make such kind of a superbike put a monocross suspension, and if u do look at the passenger foot pedal, its definitely old model type, and a 150cc r15 produces a power of 17bhp , dont u think 20 bhp is too lame for a 250cc bike. Ur designers are all old school. At least try putting a monocross suspension and change the head lamps

  11. Murtuza Hakim

    October 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Its gud to hear hero hd join with ebr .Looks are nt that gud looking .bt front faring is buell copy

  12. sunny

    October 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    bad and bore look mof new karizama R

  13. niranjan

    October 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    The old karizma is better than this

  14. jaison

    October 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    karizma zmr n r suks wit looks n technology

  15. manoj

    November 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    waste bike ,cause low php


    November 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm


  17. anson thomas

    November 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    karizma new cute baby……..


    November 7, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    i like this new model. don’t look in new look just hear the name karizma it have the same engine with little modification. I support new model.

  19. Wish

    November 12, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Take some technology from bajaj pulser ns
    The ZMR totally sucks

  20. Jojo Alexander Thomas

    November 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    we can’t copromise with tyres, please upgrade the tyres , at least 100″ in front and 140″ in rear. Good Design.

  21. jishnu ram kottarakkara

    November 13, 2013 at 6:58 am

    The new hero karizma model, your frond desings are similar to yamaha fazer. Its not a problem. The one falt is, hero.. Not use monoshok absorber, in back side. Then your engine consept is similar to hunk, and cbz… You will trying to do well desings. All the best hero moto .

  22. vishal

    November 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    this bike is sooooooo…… bad…..!!!!!!!!!

  23. Sagar

    November 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

    2day Generation Need More Millage,with same Spotty Look depending on city Traffic,so better we need 150cc, Zmr Look, Specially Kick Rod we need, 70-80millage but not below 50millage per Ltr, Strong Safe Leg Guard, Sharp Back Double Seating, Splendor Gare System Front & Back Leg Comfort, Good Pickup, Hop Hero will be 1 day a Special Competitor for Pulsar, R15, CBR.. Im Waiting to See Hero to Be real Hero …

  24. om

    November 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    new karizma zmr and r look s very bad

  25. mohammad rajik

    November 26, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Karizma zmr very very nice
    good looking

  26. sasidharan

    November 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    New Karizma ZMR bike Looking very very very Bad..

  27. Abismarak Aich

    November 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Kamse kam tyres aur silencer Toa change karletey.

  28. Bhushan Rajput

    November 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Es ka Headlight to copy h Pulsar 220 kaa.
    But pickup badha diya Hero walo ne.

  29. Rashid

    December 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Amaziiiing bike…!!!

  30. Ganesh

    December 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    i was really excited to hear from my friend that new models of zmr and r are launching, but honestly, hero has let down my expectations.
    i am somebody who wants to ride a great looking at same time great efficiency and technology inbuilt bike. and to be proud that i am riding an indian made bike. ( spare bajaj out, i need good long last bikes)
    well the old karizma r was extremely great, i wished for more stylish split seats, handle ,foot rests, head lights. only that was needed to make new improved look. rest the bike was great.
    i guess the hero motocorp thinks that indian youth are still behind modern ages, that we cant actually see those copies of suzuki,yamaha and bajaj.
    seriously local custumizations are way better to look, u could have done better.
    i still wish for a great indian bike from u. good luck.

  31. Rohan

    December 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Full bakwas bike.the old zmr and karisma r is much times better than new.

  32. pavan kumar

    December 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    New2014 Zmr is very very…. bad version. The 2012 old karizma ZMR is very nice and so cute and amazing style.

  33. shanu shanz

    December 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    old Krizma R IZ TOp ….

  34. Swadhin

    December 30, 2013 at 2:19 am

    they should consider the width of the rear tyres of both the new models,as it was looking very odd due to thin tyres from backside.the tyres should be as thick as pulsa 220….

  35. anup zade 8888551114

    January 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    mahol yar kab ane wali ho

  36. britul deka

    January 4, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Old model zmr is so nice.

  37. Sikander Singh

    January 4, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    New zmr is totally bakwas design. Purani zmr me bhi hero Honda wali awesome thi. Awailable hero Karizma zmr bhi bakwas hai

  38. harish

    January 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    It looking is good but there is only drum breaks in rear so what is the breaking distances. And 220f has 21 max ps power but it has only 19

  39. Neeraj Singh

    January 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    When is it comin to market ???? Waiting since 3 months for it

  40. Rishi

    January 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Very bad look please change the front mask…..!!!

  41. virender singh

    January 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    New karizma r markit me kab aayegi

  42. Ravish parmar

    January 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    iam waiting for my new bike karizma zmr r 2014

  43. aijaz

    January 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Ugly. the fairing does not go with the tank. Hero why won’t you ever change the tank design and size. Not going to buy this ever. Not to mention the r model is a joke.

  44. vikram kakade

    January 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Old karizma is nice bike. Both . New karizma19 bhp power is good. Look so boared.

  45. wilson mohanty

    February 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    The front part of both karizma zmr and karizma r are decent bt what i dont like is ebr style rear part, i thnk the previous one on zmr loooks better.
    I suggest the bike will look killer if the rear part remains like the previous zmr.

  46. sundram sharma

    February 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    i don’t want 2 say nythng , jst say it’s killer look :)

  47. shabeer ahmed

    February 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    The old karizma was good den new its going to be BIG FLOP………..

  48. ganesh jadhav

    March 5, 2014 at 2:26 am

    nice graphics n increasing bhp in power but not the fuel pump issue as previous version

  49. Gopal

    March 8, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Kab launch karenge ise? i want to buy on this 30th march 2014

  50. md anish

    March 17, 2014 at 11:15 am

    The bike z good by d problem z wid d pickup sill 19 bhp which z very less as compared 2 other rivals lyk 220,ns200,cbr&duke the bike should have mono suspension 2 give a killer luk hope changes wil be made

  51. ambar

    July 4, 2014 at 3:04 am

    new karizma zmr is good bike. i had buy that bike. this bike is more comfortable than other bikes (easy and totally relaxable).If we talk about power the 20Bhp is sufficient because it is giving good mileage than other bikes.Every bike have some faults if you find only faults then you never gonna buy any bike.So, buy your bike which is comfortable and make your eyes happy and feels you better their appearence :) :) :D ;)

  52. palash bharali

    September 22, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Both ZMR and R looks bore…I think Bajaj Pulser is the best…King of Indian road only Pulser.

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