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Old 18th February 2020, 09:24   #16
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A fine example of how decisions can change ones fortunes. Hero has made a lot of blunders in the past, this was only one of the many
It was a Prudent and Wise Decision according to me. Post Honda break up, Hero had the following options

(1) Direct its total focus and resources (manower & money) on making sure that its Behemoth Business of producing commuter motorcycles continued

(2) Direct focus on the "Commuter Plus" offering like Xtreme, Karizma and run the risk of losing its ground in the 100-125 cc commuter space

(3) Give equal focus to both the "Commuter" and the "Commuter Plus" segments.. but run risk of losing ground in Both.


Hero seems to have opted for the First Option for the Time Bieing, and so far BUSINESS has been Ok.
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It was a Prudent and Wise Decision according to me.
To do business and succeed? Yes. To win hearts of the enthusiasts? No

IMO
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To do business and succeed? Yes. To win hearts of the enthusiasts? No

IMO
Sure

But businesses are out there to earn the moolah and not to win hearts.
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RIP Karizma.

While i never owned one, had the privilege to taking delivery of 2 karizmas' off the showroom in 2005 , as the owners were not confident of riding it off the showroom. :-)

While, i didnt have a two wheeler at that time, had done some real good rides in Karizma as my friends were generous enough to lend me the beast.

I still recall the ride on NICE Road, Bangalore, which was still under construction at that time, had a straight open stretch, where i tested its throttle to the best- the best ride i ever had in a two wheeler.
...And i had a friend who was so fond of it that she got on it as a pillion rider, just because I was on a Karizma :-).


Anyways, the legacy was long lost, when Hero did the worst in its new avatar.

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Apparently, Hero has exited the 150cc segment altogether, as per their website in addition to dumping the karizma out of its portfolio.
Well, they have launched a new Xtreme 160R

https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-ne...evealed-416227

Coming back to Karizma, a friend had lent it to me for some days when my Avenger was stolen in 2012 for daily commute.

And I liked the way it rode which was quite different from the Avenger and understandably so.

Overall a lost opportunity by Hero!
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