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.