The upcoming Hero Karizma XMR 210 is generating much anticipation in the Indian two-wheeler segment, and Hero MotoCorp has announced that it will reveal the prices and details of the new model on August 29, 2023. To build excitement among enthusiasts, the company has released teasers featuring Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who has been appointed as the brand ambassador for the Karizma motorcycle once again. Read: New Hero 440cc Bike Debut By March 2024
A Brief History:
The Karizma motorcycle was initially introduced as the Hero Honda Karizma in 2003. Known for its sporty design, it quickly gained popularity among enthusiasts. In 2007, the bike received an update with design tweaks and mechanical improvements, along with the introduction of a new Karizma ZMR variant. However, over the years, the bike faced competition from new entrants in the segment. With stricter emission norms and changing consumer preferences, Hero MotoCorp decided to discontinue the Karizma range.
All-New Avatar for the Karizma:
The 2023 Hero Karizma XMR 210 marks a new chapter for the brand, being its first liquid-cooled motorcycle. Although official specifications are yet to be released, the bike is expected to be powered by a 210cc engine paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is projected to produce a maximum power of 25bhp and a peak torque of 30Nm. The new Karizma will feature an all-new platform with a steel trellis frame and a box-type swingarm. Suspension duties could be handled by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking will be assisted by front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system).
Key Features and Pricing:
The Hero Karizma XMR 210 is expected to come equipped with LED headlights and taillights, a hazard-light switch, a fully digital instrument cluster, and potentially navigation features. It is anticipated to be priced aggressively against rivals from brands like Suzuki and Bajaj, with an expected price tag of under Rs 2 lakh. The bike aims to capture the attention of enthusiasts looking for a sporty and stylish offering in the Indian market.