Since, my childhood I have been in love with bikes. I am always looking for a new bike launch and announcements in magazine, internet, and Newspaper. Learn about new innovative technologies introduced in the biking industry and taking test drives is kind of my hobby.
Let us talk about the latest buzz amongst bikers. Hero Motocorp is all set with the launch of its latest version i.e. the “Karizma ZMR”. The latest version of ZMR with its new look as well as an upgraded engine is all set to make it’s stands in the Indian market and compete with Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and Yamaha R15 V2.0 .
One of the amazing fact about Karizma ZMR is that, it would be the first Hero bike with engine created by Eric Buell Racing. Eric Buell Racing are best known for their creation such as Buell 1125R, EBR 1190RS, EBR 1190RX etc.
According to Hero, the aim of this collaboration with EBR is to offer with a better experience. Through R&D both the team have added some innovative upgrade to the ZMR. The objective of this recent redesign is to offer the customers with more powerful and smooth riding. This is the first time that EBR has been so involved with the development process in India.
The Ungraded Karizma ZMR will provide it’s rider with the best twin projector headlamp setup. It is also using the Racing/Sport bike DRLs technologies, After Apache RTR, it is the second 150cc plus bike in India with such advance set of LEDs technologies for better riding the dark.
The wheels and suspension remains the same, five spoke alloy wheels with disc brake assembly in the front and rear. It has a complete new body and according to me it may be inspired by the design of EBR 1190RS. Which is quite visible in the tail lamp and the rakish rear end of the ZMR.
Like the EBR bikes, ZMR too has vertical twin headlight and a huge fly screen. All these changes has made the bike a bit heavier, bigger, and hunkier.
From a regular person’s point of view, the rear/ front-end design may not suit everyone. However, for me the new Hero Karizma ZMR is a bit classier than its earlier versions.
The Engine specs is not yet disclosed by the makers, still it is speculated that the EBR association will be seen in the design engineered for the engine. It will most probably give the Pulsar and Yamaha a run for their money.