Hero Motocorp is giving its lineup a makeover and the decade old Karizma along with the Karizma ZMR will be getting the facelift. The facelifted Karizma and Karizma ZMR might not be to the liking of the masses but the same have a thing about them which grows on you. But if you look closely, you’d notice that the Karizma ZMR borrows a slew of design cues from the EBR 1190RS, the flagship offering of EBR which is its technology partner.
The design of the bikes has raised a lot of hue and cry with people calling it a rip-off from the Pulsar 220, R15, Ducati 999 and the likes but the real deal is the fact that the bikes are instead smaller versions of the EBR 1190RS. Its vertically stacked projector headlamp cluster looks pretty similar to the EBR flagship and the front of the bike looks somewhat like the miniature version of the same.
If you move towards the rear of the bike, you’ll notice that the bike’s rear cluster also looks similar to the 1190 RS. So it isn’t really wrong to borrow design cues from your other family members. Right? People complained that the front borrowed cues from the P220 and the rear design cues from the R15 but that seems to be a case of a pure coincidence. So now that we know from where the design comes, we might just start to like it.
The Karizma ZMR grows considerably in size and the same looks bigger, brawnier and better than before. If Hero could borrow the technology under the hood from EBR, we don’t see as to why it can’t borrow design seeing the fact that it has a considerable stake in EBR. Do let us know as to what you think about the latest Hero flagship. Oh, Wait! The HX250R will be the next flagship, giving Hero two flagships in a similar price range.