New Hero Karizma Launch by 2020 – All You Need to Know

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New Hero Karizma could be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.

Launched back in March 2003, the Karizma became the first local production premium bike India has ever seen. The initial version of the Karizma derived its all-aluminium engine from the Honda CRF230 albeit detuned to favour economy. In 2007, Hero Motocorp (Hero Honda then) launched a full-fairing variant named Karizma ZMR. Apart from visual and ergonomicĀ upgrades, the Karizma ZMR also gained Fuel Injection technology with better efficiency and refinement. Despite the comprehensive update, the sales figures kept pointing downwards and lead to the discontinuation of the premium bike in 2015. Yes, the bike is still on display at Hero MotoCorp‘s website but there’s no sign of the bike in the market. However, the company is now working on a New Hero Karizma that will launch by 2020.

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New Hero Karizma 2020 Launch Date, Price

Considering the company just started working on the new Karizma, it is expected to release the final product at least by 2020 Auto Expo. Over this time, we will bring you all the latest updates from the manufacturer. The updated Karizma’s sales will only begin around Diwali 2020. Erik Buell Racing will provide their valuable input for the development of the new Karizma. The racing team will be an essential part of the research that’ll go into developing the premium sports bike.

Upon launch, the all-new Karizma is expected to feature several segment first features packed into a pocket-friendly budget. Exactly like the Bajaj Dominar 400, Hero Motocorp is expected to price its premium bike between INR 1.25 to INR 1.5 lakh. We believe the concept to be unveiled at the 2019 EICMA, Milan, Italy. Stay tuned for more info.

New Hero Karizma 2020 Specifications

The details available on the upcoming 2020 Hero Karizma are scarce as of now as the product development started recently. If reports are to be believed, the new Karizma is being developed keeping in mind both the domestic as well as the international markets. Still about 2 years away from hitting the dealerships, we expect the latest Karizma to be showcased initially at the 2020 Auto Expo. The upcoming 2020 Hero Karizma is expected to be a brand new product and is to be developed ground up.

The Upcoming Karizma will feature a futuristic design with a special aerodynamic body and aluminium engine both aiding the ergonomics of the premium bike. The same 223cc engine is expected to be carried over but several mechanical and electrical changes would allow the company to extract more juice while improving efficiency an economy.

via Bikewale

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Your article states

    “Erik Buell Racing will provide their valuable input for the development of the new Karizma. The racing team will be an essential part of the research thatā€™ll go into developing the premium sports bike.”

    May I ask where you obtained this info from? Last time I checked Hero promised EBR 25 million for development of the HX250R, and only paid them 5 of the original 25 forcing EBR to go bankrupt, then bought all the R&D assets from a bankrupt EBR for another 2.8 million, and now it appears as if Hero is no longer even releasing the HX250R. There’s quite a bit of what one may call bad blood there, so the fact that you mention they have teamed up for another project, does not seem believable.

    Thanks

  2. “The EBR-inspired 2014 editions will go down as the biggest flops in the premium space in India. Before they were withdrawn, sales volumes saw a continuous decline. For reference, Hero sold only 271 units of the Karizma (both R and ZMR) from April to October 2016 which is an average of 38 units every month. Its rival Pulsar 220 has been selling 5000-8000 units every month.” EBR is dead and how can Hero work with EBR again. Is EBR becoming Zombie-like” walking dead”?

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