my first bike
Style In terms of styling ZMR is second to none, though R15 fairing looks much better but ZMR gives a big bike feel with excellent design of fairing.
Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Engine is calm and definitely more refined than previous ZMR, but there are vibrations are high speed but you have admit all bikes does. Gear shift is smooth as always though sometimes while changing the gear in hurry neutral appears from nowhere. Fuel economy of bike is excellent. I am getting 37.6 in city(Bangalore) and 42.8 on highways. I think for 223cc bike its a decent figure.
Ride Quality & Handling Ride Quality of bike is good but pillion seat is not very comfortable. cushioning of rider seat is good. Seating position is new ZMR is little aggresive compare to old ZMR but overall its very decent. Handling of all hero bikes are always above par. Braking of bike could be its USP. Doesnt matter on what speed you are running you will always be comfortable while sudden braking. To be frank ride quality of bike and handling is really excellent. (Strictly not recommended for short height person).
Final Words This is a great bike in this price tag. A good looking performance oriented tourer.
Areas of improvement Head Lamps are weak, fit and finish needs lots of improvement.