Hero Honda has finally launched the new Karizma Fi ZMR in India.
The newly launched Karizma ZMR features the same 223cc engine block of the older Karizma and now comes in a fuel injected avatar and is also oil cooled.
While the maximum power has gone up by 1bhp to 17.6bhp, torque figures remain the same at 18.35Nm, though we expect improvement in ride-ability, owing to the inclusion of fuel injection. Even though the weight of the bike has gone up from 150kg to 159kg, Hero Honda is claiming 10kmph higher top speed than the carburated avatar (135 for ZMR vs. 125 of the Karizma R).
ZMR also comes loaded with goodies like front and rear disk brakes, full fairing, HECS (Honda Evolutional Catalzying System), inverted gas shocks in the rear, LED tail lamp, split grab rails, new digital speedo, clip ons and a few other visual upgrades.
Expectedly so, the price too has gone up, and the new Karizma ZMR is costlier by Rs. 19,000 (Rs. 91,000 Ex-Showroom Delhi for ZMR vs. Rs. 72,100 Ex-Showroom Delhi for Karizma R).
The Karizma ZMR will be available in Five colors – Black, Blue, White, Yellow and Red.
Hero Honda Karizma ZMR (PGMFI) Specifications
Engine type: 4st, Single Cylinder, SOHC, Oil Cooled, PGM-Fi.
Max Power: 13.15kw (17.6Bhp) @7000Rpm
Max Torque: 18035Nm @ 6000Rpm
Top Speed: 126kmph
Bore X Stroke: 65.5 x 66.2mm
Comp Ratio: 9.0:1
Fuel Metering: PGM-FI;Programmed Fuel Injection.
Ignition: DC-FTIS (Full Transistorised Ignition System.)
Engine Oil: 1.35Ltrs
Oil Grade: SAE 10W 30 SJ Grade
Tubular Single Cradle Diamond Type.
Front: Disc: 276mm
Rear: Disc : 240mm
Wheels and tyres
Rim: Front 18X1.85, Rear 18X2.15
Tyres: Front 80/100X18 Tubeless
Rear: 100/90X18 Tubeless
Ground Clearance: 159mm
Turning radius: 2.5metres
Kerb weight: 159 kgs.