- Available only with an FI system
- Around Rs 1,000 more expensive than the previous ZMR
- Deliveries commence
The Karizma is one of the most iconic brand names in the Indian two-wheeler industry. However, its popularity started to wane after Hero introduced the new EBR-inspired design in 2014. Sales dropped drastically and the motorcycle was pulled off the market in 2016. Now though, Hero has re-launched the bike with new paint schemes.
Unlike before, the Karizma is now offered only in the ZMR trim with a fuel-injection system. It is a fully-faired motorcycle with a vertically-staccked headlamp setup at the front. It is powered by a 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine which delivers 20bhp and 19.7Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission. It rides on 18-incjh wheels with telescopic forks at the front and dual-spring suspension at the rear. The brake setup consists of a 276mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc. ABS is not offered even as an optional extra.