Hero Karizma XMR: fresh teaser shows LED headlight design

    The new Karizma will be launched on August 29 and its LED headlight looks quite similar to the one on the Xoom.

    Published On Aug 17, 2023 12:21:00 PM

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    The return of the legendary Hero Karizma is less than two weeks away and the company keeps drip-feeding us with teasers about the new XMR model. This time around, the company has given us a closer look at the LED headlight and teased the silhouette of the Karizma XMR again.

    Karizma XMR LED headlight

    The LED headlight unit on the Karizma XMR bears more than a passing resemblance to the one on the Hero Xoom. The unit comes with Hero’s increasingly common H-shaped DRL pattern and also a few LED projector lights. Considering that the Xoom also gets a ‘Corner Bending Light’ function on its top-spec ZX variant, the Karizma XMR could also sport this technology.

    Karizma XMR: what we know so far

    While it hasn’t been revealed yet, the Karizma XMR is expected to debut an all-new liquid-cooled, single-cylinder mill which will likely displace around 210cc. 

    Previously, a design patent had also given us a look at the rear of the bike. The slightly top-ish angle of the patent brings out the layers of the side fairing, and it is a rather intricate and neat-looking design. It also shows the raised clip-on handlebars (similiar to the recently launched Xtreme 200S 4V) that attach to the top of the conventional front fork. The choice to stick with a right-side-up fork is interesting, since Hero’s more affordable Xtreme 160R 4V comes with a more premium golden upside-down front fork on its top-spec Pro variant.

    Hero tends to price its products quite aggressively, and hence, we expect the new Karizma XMR to be positioned around the Rs 1.80 lakh mark (ex-showroom). Once launched, the Hero Karizma XMR will rival the hugely popular Yamaha R15 V4 (Rs 1.81 lakh-1.94 lakh) and the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 (Rs 1.92 lakh-2.02 lakh). Although, from what has been seen thus far, it is likely to be more of a sport tourer in nature, similar to the Suzuki.

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