So, after a long wait, the 2014 Karizma R is out in the dealerships with the ‘On Sale’ tag. Though, the 2014 Karizma R has received not-so-good initial impressions by our readers, let us tell you that the bike doesn’t look as bad as the pics tell you.
Nonetheless, coming straight to the point, our reader Tauseef from Mumbai, who shared with us the pics of the 2014 Karizma R from a showroom in Mumbai yesterday also took a small test ride at the dealership and has shared with us how he felt about the bike. It must be known that Tauseef already owned the First-Gen Karizma for many years before selling it off recently.
2014 Karizma Initial Review [Reader’s Share]
Here are his words on the new 2014 Karizma R:
- Same charm of the old Karizma
- Rear brakes were loose
- Excellent Pick up
- Gear shifts were good
- Vibrations observed on the fairing
- Engine was absolutely new so it was not revving as freely
- Horn is better and more audible
- Rider’s seat was softer compared to the pillion
- Overall posture was comfortable with the new clip-ons
The ride, as he tells us, was about 2 kms long only and he rated himself as ‘satisfied’. Apart from the fairing noise, there was nothing really which could be reported as a con.
Here are a lot of pics of the bike along with our comments on them.
Side profile with that sleek flowing tail looks sporty!
That’s the complete face with the in-thing ‘eyebrows‘. They should look attractive during the dark
That’s with the upper ON
We are in 2014 and Karizma still gets the same old dual-shock absorbers! No monoshock even on ZMR!
New ZMA R gets high-raised clip-on handle bars
The silencer appears to be the same just the heat shield is all-new to give it a ‘refreshing’ look
2014 Karizma R also gets split seats. The rider’s look about okay, but it would be interesting to see pillion’s comfort
That is the controversial tail lamp. We are yet to make an opinion about it 😀
The ‘R’ badging along with the ‘Premium Sports’ tag at the fairing.
That’s the difference between ZMA-R and ZMA – the fuel ‘T’ corresponding to the carburetor
Another view of the fairing. Doesn’t it remind you of Pulsar 220?
This time its not only a cosmetic enhancement. Hero has increased power output to 19.2bhp and 19.35Nm of torque.
The instrument cluster appears to be the same as the older Karizma
For the first time Karizma gets a half-chain cover. The older Karizma comes with a complete-closed chain set! Wonder if that is an O-Ring chain.
That’s about its height!
Another view of the Instrument cluster and the handlebar. Notice the extra long visor!
Yes, that is the number place holder
2014 Karizma R Prices:
- 2014 Karizma R On Road in Pune: Rs 93,084
- 2014 Karizma On Road in Mumbai: ~94,000
So, anything decided yet…?