OFFICIAL: Here is the New 2014 Karizma R & Karizma ZMR; Pics & Details

by Saad on October 10, 2013

Hero is going from pillar to post (okay at least trying to..!) to bring back the lost (technical) glory it enjoyed being with Honda. In this bid, they have planned to refresh everything they have…well almost.

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And in the same bid, they appeared to have faltered big time…or at least that is what the pics of their new products suggested. At an event today, Hero has officially unveiled all the new products that they will be coming up with this year. Among them, the two most important ones are the flagship Karizma & ZMR twins.

A lot has been said about both these bikes earlier, however, here we share better pics and official details of both the motorcycles.

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New 2014 Karizma ZMR & 2014 Karizma R

Both the bikes come with new comprehensively changed looks. Here are the important pointers:

  • Twin Headlights
  • Sporty Handle Bar
  • Race-inspired Belly Pan
  • New Muffler Cover
  • Bulb Winker
  • Sporty Seating Posture (Appears a little more front biased now)
  • New Fairing
  • Wider Tyres (How wider, we do not know yet)
  • Different tail light

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New 2014 Karizma ZMR

  • 2014 ZMR comes with the same 4 stroke 223cc motor.
  • It continues with Fuel Injection and Oil Cooler as earlier
  • The torque has been given a push. ZMR produces 19.7Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The current ZMR produces 18.35Nm at 6000 rpm. This means the new 2014 ZMR comes with an added 1.35Nm of torque however it peaks a 500 rpm later.
  • And if you were waiting to know about the power figures, well let us disappoint you. Hero has, for some interesting reason, not disclosed the power figures!

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New 2014 Karizma R

  • The 2014 Karizma now looks very similar to the ZMR and shares its sleeker looks. It comes with a semi-fairing.
  • 2014 Karizma also gets the same 223cc 4 stroke motor.
  • It continues to remain carburetted
  • Similar to ZMR, new 2014 Karizma gets a push in torque figures. It produces 19.35Nm at 6000 rpm. The current Karizma produces 18.35Nm at 6000 rpm. Hence, Hero has managed to extract almost 1Nm of torque at same rpm figures.
  • And yes, Hero has not revealed power figures for 2014 Karizma as well.

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These new pics which are taken from proper angles have got us relieved a little. Launch of both new 2014 Karizma & ZMR is expected to happen soon. But will it be enough to ward off the competition which is squaring against the largest manufacturer from all sides..?

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Will you buy one of these against the choices you currently have in the market?

Pics Credit: Overdrive

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Mukesh October 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

These pictures are making it look better… but still the engine part… not good!… and
Are you sure that both ZMR and R are getting the same engine? Or did i read it wrongly?

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Ali October 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

An experiment horribly gone wrong! What have u done Eric, u have created a monster (literally). Hero was trying to create hulk but ended up making Frankenstein (No offence dear franky, u look better). The only way Hero cud defend itself with that look was to come up with competitive power figures and alas even that has gone down the drain.

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Ali October 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Well I am not sure if any one noticed or not however where are the rear view mirrors? May be it made the bike look fuglier with the mirrors so they removed them for the release!

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Rohit October 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Look international sports look copied from Erik buell. I think bulge in wind screen is for helmet to make real racing tear drop shape again copied from Erik supper bike

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Aditya October 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

These bikes look, well, not stunning, but striking in these much better pics. A big time disappointment is they got same old engine, very tough and rugged engine though.
Competeion has been rolling out much better looking and performing bikes, but hero seems to be struggling to keep up.
On a second thought, i would say Karizma was never been a racing kind, rather it was premium & comfy bike (that explains the decision to stick with duel shocks in the rear), so it is on its own league and only time can tell if they can roar or yield.

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sree harsha October 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm

ZMR looks like a bike made for girls… its fairing looks like a lady alien face which we usually see in movies… I suggest HERO to color the bike in pink and let our Indian women bikers ride it :P

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Rahul October 11, 2013 at 2:06 am

Looks like cheap Chinese mods…Designer should hang himself…Alarm signal for Hero, This may be the the start of their decline…Only God can save them…

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sharad October 11, 2013 at 7:42 am

They have copied the Ducati 999/Pulsar 220 style headlight and added d Karizma signature integrated blinkers into the fairing.
And what’s with the Audi stylr DRLs? :-/

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faisal October 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

They haven’t copied any bike, they have only copied the EBR 1190, even the front and rear are same, but they need to develop a 250.

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vimal October 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

the side profile of karizma looks good…but front……reminds me of the “ALIEN” from movie Aliens vs Predators……could have improved this…..and do they have DRLs??….seems like that

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Sam October 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

What a shit design. Seriously man what is wrong with Hero Management what did they think before approving such crap design . Look at Bajaj and look at Hero . Its sad to c them goofing up big time. Bajaj Discovery looks better then ZMR. Seriously disappointed . Next year Auto Expo will be last chance for Hero to show some serious revamp . If they still goof up then it will become Black Berry of auto Industry .

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harry October 12, 2013 at 10:38 am

i had checked EBR 1190 and ZMR images and found so-many resemblance each-other. I think the front will look little more fine after the rear view mirrors are installed. Just my few thoughts.

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otary December 28, 2013 at 7:17 am

It’s all about owning a designer that understands what and how a bike is built. It’s not appropriate to hire a joker to build a bike. My advice to hero India, play along well with the crowd or you ll very soon hit zero. Sour truth is, there is no bike fan in our region that admires the above bikes so far. Sad, the feelings we ve for hero might soon fate.

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