Where we all bike enthuse have been waiting for a bigger expulse and we know it the rumor started it was supposed to be Express Xpules 400 and according to the latest rumors it’s supposed to be an Xpules 411, in this time as per latest likes and rumor the hero moto cop working in another big bike which could be hero’s flagship bike hero Karizma back to in the Indian two-wheeler market and it could be launching later this year.
History of Hero Karizma
For the youngest riders who don’t know about the legendary bike hero moto crop, let’s talk a bit about the bike’s origin and history, The Karizma was first launched in 2003 it was called the Hero Honda Karizma, that time bike managed to shock the country’s youth with the over styling. and there was a market for a bike like the Karizma in the premium segment in fact hero was so committed to the bike’s product positioning the famous premium Sports sticker on the bike. The first gen Karizma did wonders for the company as a lot of things worked in its favor the performance of that 223CC single cylinder air cooled engine that great styling and extreme Comfort these aspects made the Karizma a highly sought-after motorcycle, especially among long-distance Riders. almost six years Karizma did extremely well for the company.
In the year 2009, the bike started to feel the heat from some Indian and Japanese competition, 2009 the hero moto crop launched the Karizma zmr a bike with fulfilling fuel injection rear disc and some new features like dual disc brake, etc. but unfortunately, the company didn’t really set the sales shot on fire, the bike itself did manage to create a good and a premium brand value for the company, sadly a few years later hero and Honda parted ways and that’s when Hero decided to forge an alliance with Arab will racing an American Motorcycle Company while hero moto corp was busy setting up its own r d in India it outsourced some of the design and development processes of the Next Generation Karizma. The new Karizma was launched in 2014, but it was welcomed with poor response blamed on the uninspiring design of the bikes which by the way were inspired by ebr1190 a race motorcycle while the bikes did get some performance upgrades. The Styling and the overall sitting ergonomics were quite messed up and as a result well the bikes were discontinued from the Indian market.
Next Generation Hero Karizma Engine & Features
The Karizma lived on for years and the Indian market was hoping to see the comeback of the Charisma and guess what the prayers have finally worked. Now this time big news comes out from the hero motor crop, the Next Generation Karizma could be launched later this year. now the company has readied a new motorcycle platform it is their most futurist and most modern platform now the older motorcycles.
The Karizma R and the Karizma zmr these bikes were powered by the 223CC single cylinder air cool fuel-injected motor this motor made about 20 BHP of peak power. Now the hero also working on a brand new it is 210cc liquid-cool engine this motor will make about 25BHP of peak power and 30-newton meters of peak torque and this new engine will be mated to a six-speed gearbox. the other features like the dimension’s suspension could be also newly designed. the next generation Karizma will borrow some minor styling from the Karizma r.
Next Generation Hero Karizma Price & Launch Updates
You might think that hero want to re-launched this bike, as because Karizma was Hero‘s strongest and biggest premium motorcycle, and a lot of young Indians including me wanted to connect with the motorcycle, but sadly in the year 2014 when the fish lifted the Karizma R and zmr were launched in India, these bikes were co-designed and developed with Eric built racing a company an American company, where hero invested heavily but uninspiring design and poor powertrain didn’t really work for the Indian market.Now hero motor cop really wants to crack this 200cc and above segment, because currently, the hero has two motorcycles the Xpulse 200 and ADV bike and the Extreme 200 which is kind of a semi-fed motorcycle.
So, the next generation Karizma could be their next step into the world of their premium space because it’s a space where there are really established motorcycles Japanese motorcycles like the Yamaha fz25 the Suzuki Gixxer 250, and also the Bajaj dominar 250. I personally believed this time the next generation Karizma will come will good performance good features and specs, and with good attractive pricing, as per my expectation the next generation Karizma could price under 2 lakhs rupees.