Hero’s Next Fully Faired 200cc Bike Spied

This will be the company’s fourth bike built on the 200cc platform

  • We had received news of the bike’s arrival last December.
  • Will receive the fuel-injected motor from the Xpulse 200.
  • Should arrive by the end of 2019.

Back in December, we had received news about Hero MotoCorp working on a fully faired motorcycle based on the naked Xtreme 200R. Talks of the next-gen Karizma have been going on for ages but nothing concrete has yet come to the fore. Until now, that is — as a video uploaded onto Instagram recently is showcasing the new motorcycle.

Hero wanted to make a versatile platform for the 200cc bikes with three products — Xtreme 200R, the Xpulse 200 and the XPulse 200T — already ready and a couple more yet to arrive. The last full faired motorcycle from Hero was the Karizma ZMR, which has not received a sizeable update since 2014 (remember that controversial EBR-inspired front end?). However, it is very unlikely that Hero will revive the famed name for the upcoming bike.

Although the details are still a bit sketchy, we figure that the foundations of this fully-faired motorcycle will be the same as the Xtreme 200R. The motorcycle is a capable handler and we expect the same characteristics to filter down to this spied bike as well. The motorcycle still gets a single-piece flat handlebar and no clip-ons, something which the ZMR did get. It does get the same fully-digital instrument cluster that is found on the Xpulse 200.

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