You may call it one of the slowest evolving company, catering to only the masses. But then, Hero MotoCorp still remains the world’s largest motorcycle maker. The catering to masses bit may be true but time and again, the concepts Hero has showcased at various shows hints at what is in store. One such video has now surfaced. The video claims to have been taken at the Hero CIT in Jaipur. This all-new motorcycle could be the Hero Karizma 250.
Does the video tell you more about the Hero Karizma 250?
First up, the video doesn’t say the name and is a very blurry example. Like someone used a VGA camera. Nonetheless, we can see the silhouette of a motorcycle that looks eerily similar to the Hero HX250R. However, the sharper lines of the HX have been toned down here. A large visor as well as what seems like halogen headlamps are visible. The indicators are shared with the Xtreme series and the outgoing ZMR. Footpegs of this motorcycle are rearset while the handlebar is a flat piece.
One can also see the bland exhaust design and what looks like a single piece seat. An all-digital instrument cluster, similar to the Gixxer series, is also present. ABS on the front wheel can be seen as well.
Now, why do we think this may not be the faired Xtreme 200? Simply because the Xtreme’s engine is a 2-valve set up while if you look closely on the sides, there is a 4 valve written on the panel. This could possibly hint at a DOHC set up and a bigger engine too. As it is, the Xtreme 200 hits a top speed of 115kmph and Hero will want this new motorcycle to eclipse the claimed 128kmph speed of the ZMR. This will still be a single cylinder, fuel injected motor from the ZMR but reworked to make around 23PS of power. The gearbox will be a new 6-speed unit as well.
All in all, we are very excited at the prospect of a proper 250cc touring machine from Hero. The exit of the Karizma twins has definitely left a void. One that may be filled with this new Hero Karizma 250. Other Hero motorcycles to look forward in the coming season include the XPulse twins.