2014 Karizma R Quick First Ride Impressions & Pic Gallery [Reader Share]

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.

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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.

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Side profile with that sleek flowing tail looks sporty!

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That’s the complete face with the in-thing ‘eyebrows‘. They should look attractive during the dark

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That’s with the upper ON

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We are in 2014 and Karizma still gets the same old dual-shock absorbers! No monoshock even on ZMR!

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New ZMA R gets high-raised clip-on handle bars

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The silencer appears to be the same just the heat shield is all-new to give it a ‘refreshing’ look

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2014 Karizma R also gets split seats. The rider’s look about okay, but it would be interesting to see pillion’s comfort

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That is the controversial tail lamp. We are yet to make an opinion about it ­čśÇ

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The ‘R’ badging along with the ‘Premium Sports’ tag at the fairing.

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That’s the difference between ZMA-R and ZMA – the fuel ‘T’ corresponding to the carburetor

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Another view of the fairing. Doesn’t it remind you of Pulsar 220?

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This time its not only a cosmetic enhancement. Hero has increased power output to 19.2bhp and 19.35Nm of torque.

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The instrument cluster appears to be the same as the older Karizma

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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.

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That’s about its height!

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Another view of the Instrument cluster and the handlebar. Notice the extra long visor!

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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…?

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