Photographs of the about to be launched Karizma Fi are out and the new Karizma now comes with a full fairing, most likely in an attempt to take on the menace known as the Yamaha R15, which has in no doubt, eaten in to the sales of the Bajaj Pulsar Pulsar 220 and Hero Honda Karizma.
The two photographs attached below were captured by Mr. Gaurav Thakkar and show the new fully faired Karizma PGM-Fi in white color:
Of course this also means that my fears are coming true and the new Karizma would now be a more focused city tool than the highway cruiser it once was. The split grab rail would also make the job of mounting luggage and saddle bags tough on the new Karizma. Though if Hero Honda has tweaked the engine and hasn’t messed too much with the lovely gearing, ground clearance and riding dynamics, it would still be a potent touring machine and most likely my next motorcycle.
Of course if I ever end up buying the Karizma PGM-Fi, I would immediately take off its fairing (god I hate it!) and either put the older half fairing in place or get the round headlamp and also get the rear grab rail replaced with the older one.