IAB Report – Hero begins dealer dispatch of 2014 Karizma R & ZMR, launch this month

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014 - 12:35pm IST

Hero Motocorp has commenced dispatching the refreshed 2014 Hero Karizma R and 2014 Hero Karizma ZMR to dealers, a company official told Indian Autos Blog today. The company is dispatching the motorcycles in stages.

New Hero Karizma R front left quarter
New Hero Karizma R

One dealer we spoke to in South India expects to receive the first units of the motorcycles in 2-3 weeks time. The launch therefore can take place anytime now, and certainly by the end of this month. The updated Karizma R and ZMR were showcased in October last year alongside several other updated Hero products.

New Hero Karizma ZMR – Image Gallery

Both motorcycles get newly designed exteriors and minor updates to their engines. The Karizma R is powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke, 223 cc engine producing 19.2 PS and 19.35 Nm of torque. The older model produced 17.2 PS and 18.35 Nm of torque, and thanks to this power boost, the 0-60 km/h acceleration time has improved from 3.8 seconds to 3.6 seconds.

New Hero Karizma ZMR side (left)
New Hero Karizma ZMR.

The Karizma ZMR gets the same engine as the R, however, where the R gets a carburetor, the ZMR is fuel-injected and as a result develops power and torque figures of 20 PS and 19.7 Nm respectively. Again, this is an improvement from the earlier 17.8 PS and 18.35 Nm of torque.

The dealer told us to expect prices not below INR 90,000 for the Karizma R.

New Hero Karizma R – Image Gallery

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39 thoughts on “IAB Report – Hero begins dealer dispatch of 2014 Karizma R & ZMR, launch this month

  1. Ram mano says:

    Hi Anjan,
    when it launch in chennai. I am waiting

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Ram,

      We’re awaiting word from Hero as to the exact launch date.

  2. yashwanth says:

    hi I am very thin which bike can I go for I am 5.5 and only 46 kgs my budget is. around 1lakhs

    1. vinod mudaliyar says:

      Tvs xl heavy duty

  3. Yuva says:

    The Karizma twins launch seems to be dragging than whatever is anticipated, what could be the possible reason for this drag? Anyone?

  4. suresh says:

    hi dear.

    can you tell me when will they start selling new karizma r in gujarat im egarely waiting for it


  5. Abhishek says:

    Hi Anjan..
    Can u say when the new zmr will come to the West Bengal dealers??

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      Expect it by end of this month.

      1. Abhishek says:

        Hi Anjan,
        Please give any update news about these bikes?? If dealer despatch have started then why its so late to launch these bikes in the Metro cities?its been the month of June..
        The official page of karizmas still not updated to the new ones..please do tell???

      2. Abhishek says:

        Thank u Anjan..
        For your Reply..and for the news..

  6. avi says:

    what will be the approx price of karizma ZMR?? and kindly let me know its wheel dymanics and fuel ergonomics??

  7. guru says:

    anjan do u know when is hero impulse re launch? i heard its bug fixed 150cc and new 200/250/230 cc .. pls let know in my mail id.. also abt zmr.. can u pls suggest a good bike between zmr n impulse i m confused to choose .. i have little back pain n my right hand is recovered from big injury[legament tear] i m currently using tvs wego n tata nano lx.. pls do reply thank q.. i m from chennai..

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Guru,
      For now, Hero has no plans of re-introducing the Impulse, they’ve not showcased the updated bike yet. We’ll do a story as soon as we get an update.

  8. Dr. Nayak says:

    Hi Anjan,
    Do I see LED DRL on this model as pictured or am I hallucinating?

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hero refers to those as LED ‘winkers’. They said that it will come in more products.


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