Here comes another upgrade for all the Karizma fans. As usual, the major changes are only cosmetic. This is nothing new from Hero Honda, they have been doing that for all their bikes. But this definitely helps push people to go ahead and book the Karizma, if they had almost decided but were reluctant to take the final step. Though we dislike this attitude, it keeps coming back because of 1 reason – it works!
Changes in 2011 Karizma R…
- The bike has new paint shades, new stickers on the tank and front half fairing
- New engine cowl
- Clear lens indicators
- Side reflectors
- Meter console in different color.
- Black colored alloy foot peg side set
- Black colored rear swing arm
- Black colored chain cover
- Red colored spark plug cap
One more change that is made by Hero Honda in this new upgrade is the engine. Hero Honda Karizma R gets a Bharat Stage III (BSIII) engine.
The company says that the new engine has got “ASFS” tech but the torque is exactly same as in the older model. However, the bike gets a maintenance free battery.
Now you may ask yourself; Is that what you call a upgrade? Well, it’s the Hero Honda style of saying the automobile market that they are still there. The new 2011 Karizma comes in two new colors viz. force silver and white.
Hero Honda’s flagship brand was giving a great image to the company for nearly a decade. But now other bikes such as CBR250R have stolen the limelight. Hero Honda may find it difficult to launch a 250cc bike because they are terminating the relationship with Honda by 2014. And after that, it may be just too late to compete. No one can predict the future of Hero Honda. But we will have a good time silently watching the sales charts and “new launches”. 🙂