2018 Hero Karizma ZMR is offered in four colour options and uses the same 223 cc engine with 20 bhp power and 19.7 Nm of peak torque
Launched in 2003, the Hero Karizma has been a household name among young performance-adoring enthusiasts before fading away into the distance due to competition getting fierce and lack of prominent updates. Now it’s back in the fray after discontinued in the market due to lack of sales but with no change in terms of mechanical updates.
The Hero Karizma ZMR is sold in four colour options namely Blazing Red, Panther Black, Spotlight White and Vibrant Orange. As for the powertrain it uses a single-cylinder OHC four-stroke ‘new generation’ Programmed Fuel Injection engine with oil cooler and 16 bit ECU processor.
The same 223 cc motor that played a crucial role in kicking off the segment is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 20 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 19.7 Nm of peak torque delivered at 6,500 rpm. It is claimed to have a top speed of 129 kmph helped by the constant mesh five-speed transmission sending power to the wheel with wet multi-plate clutch.
Built on diamond type tubular chassis, the entry-level faired sports tourer measures 2,100 mm in length, 805 mm in width, and stands 1,190 mm in height. With saddle height of 810 mm, the Karizma ZMR has 1,360 mm wheelbase besides ground clearance of 145 mm and fuel tank capacity of 15.3 litres.
It tips the weighing scale at 157 kg and has maximum payload capacity of 130 kg. The ZMR is suspended on telescopic hydraulic front shock absorbers and swing arm type rear with five step adjustable GRS system. Hero does not offer ABS with the Karizma ZMR as only 276 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc are responsible for stopping power. The ZMR runs on 80/100×18-47 P front and 120/80×18-62 P rear tubeless tyres.
Some of the significant features in the Hero Karizma ZMR are LED position lamps, LED taillights and blinkers, digital instrument console, etc. Going by the official website, it has been offered in two variants: Self Start Disc Brake Alloy Wheel with FI and Self Start Disc Brake Alloy Wheel with FI and Dual Tone Colour.
They are priced at Rs. 1,08,000 and Rs. 1,10,500 (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi) respectively. With a high price tag, would you choose it over established and more technologically advanced bikes in its segment like Bajaj Pulsar 220?