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    Hi all,

    This is my first post in xBhp forums. I am confused to decide between the Karizma-R and Karizma-ZMR . I have few questions for the proud owners of Karizma-R and ZMR . Yours answers will surely help me deicde

    1) Is it worth buying the ZMR by paying 22k more when compared with Karizma-R as the only change in ZMR with respect to engine is FI ?

    2) ZMR is 10kgs more , so is it effecting the performance?

    3) If there are any ZMR owner who owned the Karizma-R before , do you think its worth paying 22k more for ZMR when compared to the R version of it just for the looks?

    In case you have any other points on this please share and help me decide..

  • #2
    Query approved.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nmuruli View Post
      Hi all,

      This is my first post in xBhp forums. I am confused to decide between the Karizma-R and Karizma-ZMR . I have few questions for the proud owners of Karizma-R and ZMR . Yours answers will surely help me deicde

      1) Is it worth buying the ZMR by paying 22k more when compared with Karizma-R as the only change in ZMR with respect to engine is FI ?

      2) ZMR is 10kgs more , so is it effecting the performance?

      3) If there are any ZMR owner who owned the Karizma-R before , do you think its worth paying 22k more for ZMR when compared to the R version of it just for the looks?

      In case you have any other points on this please share and help me decide..
      Welcome to XBHP

      ZMR has lot of features which you wont find in Karizma-R like

      1) Complete Digitalmeter
      2) Rear Disc Brake
      3) Mirrors mounted on Fairing
      4) New headlamp and tail lamp which is now LED
      5) Better Looks & Styling. New Stickers

      Even the mileage of ZMR is more than Karizma R. Currently I m getting 42-45 kmpl provided you are a sane rider. I would suggest if you are looking for Karizma then go for ZMR it is worth paying 22k more
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      • #4
        The FI and the Rear disk are the only major advantage in the ZMR.
        The fairing,speedo,LED lamps are jst personal likings.
        frankly i dont really believe tht ZMR is completely worth the extra moolah over ZMA.
        Last edited by RanjithMN; 09-12-2010, 08:20 PM.
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        • #5
          I just now bought the karizma R and i though about the ZMR but the main problem that i thought is that since the FI technology is new, and if your bike has problems suddenly, then not alot of roadside garages know how to deal with the FI.

          As RanjithMN said, i agree with him, the ONLY feature i like in the ZMR is the digital meter. Im not a fan of the full fairing since parts are already scarce and one drop will leave ur pocket empty. I think the R is much better but i guess its my personal opinion. And another thing, I dont think the rear disk makes much difference then the drum (in the rear).... but maybe more maintenance.. lol
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          • #6
            Thanks a lot for all your replies... By the way which color is good in Karizma -R . Is yellow easy to maintain. Also if I am not wrong white looks grt on ZMR.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nmuruli View Post
              Hi all,

              This is my first post in xBhp forums. I am confused to decide between the Karizma-R and Karizma-ZMR . I have few questions for the proud owners of Karizma-R and ZMR . Yours answers will surely help me deicde

              1) Is it worth buying the ZMR by paying 22k more when compared with Karizma-R as the only change in ZMR with respect to engine is FI ?

              2) ZMR is 10kgs more , so is it effecting the performance?

              3) If there are any ZMR owner who owned the Karizma-R before , do you think its worth paying 22k more for ZMR when compared to the R version of it just for the looks?

              In case you have any other points on this please share and help me decide..
              i own both ZMR and ZMA-R, and yes it is worth buying zmr by paying 22k more. being 10 kg heavier it adds up to its stability.

              well for your third query i would say if you have money then surely you can go for zmr, zma-r is also fine choice.

              zma-r has following issues which i havent faced with zmr -> cold starting, air lock, rough throttle in initial warming up especially in winters.

              if you see zmr in flesh then you will admit that it is a huge bike, zma-r is decently proportionate bike.

              engine sound is somewhat similar, same starter sound.

              still you can go for zma-r it is not that far behind.

              rest is your call.
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              • #8
                #PGM-FI engine with 6 high tech sensors.
                #12 port Fuel injector.
                #oil cooled engine.
                #Back angle sensor switches engine off automatically when your bike falls.
                #iGRS rear suspension & also front suspension is noticeably better in ZMR.
                #Fully digi console, which is arguably best among all Indian bikes & shows almost accurate figures of speed while riding.
                #Tubeless tires.
                #Discs on both tires.
                #new headlight for better visibility because of its wide angle spreading lighting.
                #Full fairing.
                #split handle bar.
                #rear view mirror on visor serve their purpose really very well.
                #LED tail.

                moreover ZMR returns awesome mileage of 45km/l on an average & its definitely a head turner which makes you feel confident while riding in a city (which is priceless )
                so, according to me, all these goodies makes ZMR worth its money (i.e 19k-20k over ZMA)..& if someone is ok without these goodies then surely opt for ZMA.
                i guess i didn't miss anything
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                • #9
                  i am riding a ZMA from Dec 2006 model and its a great bike for all types of terrain ...the best thing about Karizma is its Suspension and engine refinement which is hard to find in other Indian bikes... ZMR is also a good product and you can safely go for it....

                  despite having more weight from R, The ZMR actually offers slightly better performance and better fuel efficiency then ZMA R due to its FI tuned Engine..

                  Go for ZMR
                  Don't Honk Unnecessarily

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 111diablo111 View Post
                    #PGM-FI engine with 6 high tech sensors.
                    #12 port Fuel injector.
                    #oil cooled engine.
                    #Back angle sensor switches engine off automatically when your bike falls.
                    #iGRS rear suspension & also front suspension is noticeably better in ZMR.
                    #Fully digi console, which is arguably best among all Indian bikes & shows almost accurate figures of speed while riding.
                    #Tubeless tires.
                    #Discs on both tires.
                    #new headlight for better visibility because of its wide angle spreading lighting.
                    #Full fairing.
                    #split handle bar.
                    #rear view mirror on visor serve their purpose really very well.
                    #LED tail.
                    see the list i dont think the ZMR is overpriced
                    Don't Honk Unnecessarily

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nmuruli View Post
                      Thanks a lot for all your replies... By the way which color is good in Karizma -R . Is yellow easy to maintain. Also if I am not wrong white looks grt on ZMR.
                      Yes White ZMR looks very beautiful.... that y people call it White Angel..its worth paying 22k extra...
                      My Ninja 650 Thread:
                      A Green Affair! Starring Kawasaki Ninja 650

                      My Travelogues:
                      LOST in Sikkim
                      Ride to Mt. Abu - An oasis in the desert

                      Ladakh & Lahaul Valley 2011 - A journey to heaven & back
                      Toranmal - Beautiful yet hidden
                      Khushboo Gujarat Ki
                      Sands of Time - Rajasthan

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                      • #12
                        The major difference btw ZMA and ZMR according to me is the style statement, if you are more style conscious go for the ZMR.

                        ZMA is a proven allrounder and it has all required goodies for a decent ride but the extras coming with the ZMR will enhance your ride quality and pleasure and ensure peace of mind even in the winter mornings (no cold start issues)
                        All the wise men of the world are called wise only after they spoke their mind, so dont keep the ideas to yourselves!

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                        • #13
                          buddy go for ZMA-R, ZMR is an excellent bike but goodies which it offers are not necessery for everyone. FI is useful for high altitudes.


                          HH service is getting poor day by day, owners of passion and splendour complain regarding service and i dont know how they will handle such tacho-savy bike.


                          and regarding complaints of cold starting, there is choke provided with it, use that and you will never face cold starts/

                          go for zma-r, its value for money and best color is yellow.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nmuruli View Post
                            Hi all,

                            This is my first post in xBhp forums. I am confused to decide between the Karizma-R and Karizma-ZMR . I have few questions for the proud owners of Karizma-R and ZMR . Yours answers will surely help me deicde

                            1) Is it worth buying the ZMR by paying 22k more when compared with Karizma-R as the only change in ZMR with respect to engine is FI ?

                            2) ZMR is 10kgs more , so is it effecting the performance?

                            3) If there are any ZMR owner who owned the Karizma-R before , do you think its worth paying 22k more for ZMR when compared to the R version of it just for the looks?

                            In case you have any other points on this please share and help me decide..
                            NMURULI,

                            Almost all your queries have been answered by some renowned proud members of ZMA-R & ZMR.

                            Some inputs.
                            1) In case of a fall the Fairing is not that bad as presumed. I feel on the Right side on FRIDAY and nothing is broken.
                            Changed my perspective totally but the crash was really bad.

                            2) Added mass gives a rock solid stability with excellent braking.

                            Now it is entirely your personal choice.
                            34567 kms and ZMR sold :(

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                            • #15
                              i don't know what is cold starting...... my 4 years old ZMA gets started in one go even when i left her unattained for weeks just take choke and hit the starter and vroom.....
                              Don't Honk Unnecessarily

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