Hero Honda Karizma ZMR with pgm-fi(fuel injection) is coming soon in few months time as posted earlier.
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI(fuel injection) and DTS-i(latest version) ,Hero Honda Karizma R are Both Good Touring Bikes along with Legendary Royal Enfield Bullets.But the issue with karizma is spare parts cost which is too much for many!While Bajaj Bikes can be serviced and spares procured anywhere India,Nepal,Srilanka,Bangladesh and may be at Bhutan too easily.
While TVS is yet to release a touring machine.Their RTR180 is a thorough Racing Bike with the Engine being a Gem(although vibrations at some rpm ranges).I Hope TVS will launch a Touring Bike.
Touring in Motorcycles as group as well as Alone is something which is relaxing ,enthralling for many.Especially Royal Enfield Bullet Clubs are Common here in India.
Go Through this All India Tour Done by a Guy from Bangalore in HH(Hero Honda) Karizma :
Some Pics of Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i and Hero Honda Karizma R "as is".original sources are hyperlinked to the image(click to view bigger image).
About ZMR News:
In order to add more muscle in its premium segment portfolio, Hero Honda is gearing up to launch the Fuel Injection (FI) version of its ‘Karizma’ model. Apart from equipping the bike with its patented PGM-FI technology, instead of the carburetor, the bike will also get cosmetic styling changes in front fairing as well as the rear cowl.
Tentatively christened as Karizma ZMR, the 223cc bike is speculated to produce 21bhp power @ 7.5k rpm and 21.5 Nm torque @ 6.5k rpm, though nothing could be officially confirmed. It is widely believed that the cost of the upcoming Karizma will be around Rs. 10,000-15,000 more than its existing Karizma, with both versions to co-exist in the market.
Another two-wheeler giant who will launch its bike this year is Kawasaki. The company is drawing up plans to bring in its models in the through the Bajaj dealer network by 2009. The Pune-based company will first launch the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which is likely to be priced at around Rs. 1.75-2.0 lakh, ex-showroom India. The company said that the Kawasaki Ninja will be introduced as a completely-built unit. Kawasaki Ninja 250R bike is renowned for its splendid combination of power and fuel efficiency. Kawasaki Ninja 250R can be considered to be an entry level sports bike although it can pass off for a good street bike as well, as claimed by an auto enthusiast.
Unconfirmed media reports also suggest that Yamaha India is out all stops to carve its niche in the Indian bike industry, is gearing up to roll out a couple of bikes by September’09. Though nothing has been announced by the company yet, unconfirmed media reports suggest that while one of them would be a new model in the Fazer series which would be in the premium segment, the other one is expected to be a CBU model like the R1.